View Full Version : [kubuntu] Changing resolution screwed up X

December 1st, 2008, 01:46 PM
I installed kubuntu 8.10 and by default it was on a very high resolution. So I changed it to 1024 X 786, which was normal for my 17" monitor.

When i pressed apply, the screen got screwed up like every thing was 5 times bigger and then it just hung there.

I restarted X by ctrl alt and backspace but that was not reponding.

I had to reset my system. when i restarted kubuntu it was the same problem, everything was 5 times bigger and the system froze..


December 1st, 2008, 01:49 PM
Boot into recovery mode from GRUB menu and at the prompt, reconfigure your X server again with

dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
shutdown -r now

December 1st, 2008, 01:56 PM
If you boot into recovery mode from GRUB menu there is an option: Try to recover XServer. I would try that first.

December 1st, 2008, 01:57 PM
Restart in recovery mode and when the selection box comes up select xfix. When complete click on resume normal boot.