View Full Version : [gnome] [SOLVED] I can't see my whole Login Screen!!

April 26th, 2008, 12:45 AM
Hello, fellow Ubuntians :biggrin:
-First this is me first post :tongue:
-Second, am having trouble with Hardy. :frown:
my ONLY problem so far is my Login Screen.
It is only showing the logo and the username and password.
The attachment below gives you an idea on how it looks like.
Where is the rest?? :confused:


April 26th, 2008, 01:17 AM
i have that problem too

April 26th, 2008, 12:47 PM
You may have configured a virtual screen which is larger than your physical screen. It sometimes happens if you use nvidia tools to automatically configure your xorg.conf

If this is the case, then in /etc/X11/xorg.conf there will be a line in Section "Screen" that looks something like this:

Virtual 1920 1200

You can edit xorg.conf and commenting this line out. (good practice to save a copy of xorg.conf first). Then restart X (alt-ctrl-backspace)

April 26th, 2008, 05:37 PM
it says i don't have the permissions to save the file...
what should i do now?

April 26th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Open the folder as root, then open the file. Or from command line,

sudo kate

My log-on screen is at the wrong resolution, of 640 x 800. I don't know what the exact resolution for a laptop should be, but I'm guessing around 1024768. Also, how do I go about changing it for Kubuntu?

April 26th, 2008, 07:37 PM
how do you open a file from root?

April 28th, 2008, 11:26 PM
thanks for helping me fix it...
i used sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf to do it

May 7th, 2008, 01:28 AM
Sorry guys, i have been offline for a while.
Anyway i decided to do a CLEAN install instead of an UPGRADE.
I will have a more stable OS :biggrin:
Incase i get the same problem , am goin to refer to ur replies 8)
Thanks again. ):P

May 7th, 2008, 01:32 AM
how do you mark ur thread as solved tho? :-k