View Full Version : [ubuntu] Hangs with the error message "change the resolution"

May 15th, 2012, 03:01 AM
I have an old Acer running Win XP. The resolution on the XP is 1024 X 1060 or something like that. I used the wubi installer to install on a 10 gig partition the latest Ubuntu 12.04?

The dual boot works but when I boot to Ubuntu, I get an error message that says I need to change the resolution on the monitor. Then, I'm stuck. No command prompt just an icon that floats around on my screen saying I need to change the resolution. Any ideas on this?

Thank you

May 15th, 2012, 03:27 AM
press ctll+alt+f1 and follow this guide
then try again .

May 15th, 2012, 04:37 AM
Thanks for the info. I did get to the command prompt but when I run xrandr I get an error message: Can't open display

Now what might I do.

I REALLY appreciate your help. I'm not giving up until I get this running.

Thanks Again

May 16th, 2012, 06:56 AM
What kind of VGA drivers you got in your PC ?
Try to boot to Recovery mode and then select FailsafeX mode . then from there re-install VGA drivers and try again .

All the best .

May 17th, 2012, 12:29 AM
I did that and got to a menu that said:

Run in low graphics
Reconfigure graphics
troubleshoot error
exit to console login

down below, it says Cancel or Ok

the keyboard, in this menu will not work. Everything is frozen.?????

Thanks again.