View Full Version : [ubuntu] Frequency out of range??

September 30th, 2008, 02:35 AM
Sorry if this is posted in the wrong area!

I installed drivers for my graphics card (nVIDIA GeForce6150LE) and when I start Ubuntu, It goes to the log in screen just fine, but when i log in, the monitor goes black and says "Frequency out of range."
I think I need to change the refresh rate or something, but I can't do it with because the desktop won't show up on the monitor?

Help!! Thanks!

September 30th, 2008, 02:48 AM

September 30th, 2008, 02:49 AM
When you get the out of range message, try pressing CTRL-ALT-F1.
A)If that doesn't work skip to B)
Then login and

sudo su
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11.conf.broken
dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
stop here

B)you'll have to boot to a liveCD, mount your hard drive, and

cp /<mountpoint>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.failsafe /<mountpoint>/etc/X11/xorg.conf

These are only stop gap measures to get you back in the GUI. You'll still need get your driver / video card setup to your liking after. If you'd like further assistance, state what you intend to accomplish and provide copies of xorg.conf, lshw -C video, and /var/log/Xorg.1.log or whatever else would be useful...

September 30th, 2008, 08:33 AM
If you are running hardy, in a termianl type:

sudo displayconfig-gtk

This should setup /etc/X11/xorg.conf with th proper modlines for your monitor.