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  1. #11
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    Super BUMP! man someone help us! i dont want to loose my files!

  2. #12
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    hi i had the same problem .
    i fixed it by logging out & rebooting the computer into it's BIOS SETUP screen. and changing the setting for AGP Aperture size: Set this to half of your system memory.then save settings option.
    on reboot, the LOGON Screen was now displayed Correctly.
    regards Ray

  3. #13
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    Try hitting control-alt-F1 and running

    sudo apt-get install xdm

    I had a problem with logging in and using xdm fixed it for me.

    ( you probably need a hard-line connection for this)

  4. #14
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    Hardy Heron (Ubuntu Development)

    Re: login screen is messed up.

    try this?

    have a look here or something like this (im using xubuntu)
    menu/apps/system/setting/login window
    goto the "local" tab and from "style" select plain
    close, then logout then login
    Arch 2.6.28 on X86_64
    Hardy 2.6.24 on X86_64
    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
    Maxtor 6L160M0 (SATA) 160G ,NVIDIA G6200

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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    This is likely due to your xorg.conf saying that the screen should "virtually" be larger than it already is.

    Fast fix: pop up /etc/X11/xorg.conf in an editor with superuser permissions, search for "Virtual", and comment/delete the whole line. It should mention a resolution. Perhaps it's VirtualSize, not sure; "Virtual" should find it.

    Thorough fix: make a backup of said xorg.conf, create a new one with the below command, and then go through your backup and transfer extra options and tweaks you might've entered earlier, from the old to the new one. LEAVE OUT RESOLUTION OPTIONS; they are largely not needed anymore.
    Code:
    $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
    There'll be some quick questions about your keyboard layout and such, then the xorg.conf will be restored to defaults.
    ...

  6. #16
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    Same problem here. I can log on but only see left upper end of screen, no way to scroll. Once logged in all works. I fiddled around with login settings and resolution (set differntly, then back) but this does not help.
    Also during boot my screen shows an 'out of range' instead of console like text
    Seems like a bug

  7. #17
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    i cant log in thats the prob. i pressed alt-ctrl-f1 but it takes me to a screen with a blinking "-"

  8. #18
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    anything! plz!

  9. #19
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    illbashu, are you sure you are pressing the combination keys correctly?

    pressing CTRL+ALT in combination with any one of F1...F6 should bring you up to a text mode login. Pressing CTRL+ALT+F7 brings you back to the graphics mode.

    If you manage to login, then to fix the resolution you should edit xorg.conf file and look for Virtual (capital V) setting and make it the same as the highest. See a previous post in this thread on this solution for more details.

  10. #20
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    Re: login screen is messed up.

    ok i loged in but i am stuck at 800x600 res how do i fix this?

    my video card is GeForce FX 5200

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