Software :: X Crashed After Installing Generic Monitor Driver?

Apr 14, 2011

I am running Kubuntu 10.10 Maverick/Trinity, it has the KDE 3.5.x desktop. Anyway I went to System to add a monitor and being that my NEC LCD monitor isn't listed I installed the generic 1280X1024 driver. I re-booted the computer and it gets to a command line. No errors are given. So, I log in and I still have no errors and it is still in command line waiting? for me to use another command that I have no idea of what it might want. When I had issues (years ago) with Mandriva I was able to type in init 3 and I could work out my bug. I tried that with Buntu and I got bashed, it didn't recognize the command. Other than this the system has been good.

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Feb 12, 2010

I am looking for a generic vesa driver xorg.conf file that will work with most any 1024x768 monitor.

This is for a network appliance and our field people have many different type of monitors.

This product will mostly be used "headless" but sometimes our field people will plug in a monitor.

The intel driver will not even start x without a monitor plugged in so I found it necessary to go to the vesa driver.


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Feb 4, 2011

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May 6, 2010

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Oct 8, 2010

I have 2 hard disks installed in my system, 160 GB and 500 GB. I have using windows 7 installed on the 160 GB disk for past 2 years now and never faced any problem with my HDDs. Now this 500 GB is some problematic one. Remember the 500 gb disks from seagate which was a huge failure, i have that model. I bought it with 3 more of my friends. All other's HDD's crashed again and again except mine. I did some scanning and all with all sort of HDD softwares but all is well, except one soft called HDD health that showed my 500 gb has 48% health. It remain like that for an year, so i stopped worrying about that. I have stuffed my disk with data and never faced any problem up untill now. Now yesterday i decided to install Ultimate edition 2.7 64-bit. I downloaded it and burned the dvd at 4x speed and how i wanted to install it is like the way that it should go into the 500 gb one without having to do anything with 160 gb one having windows 7. I have done this earlier and it caused absolutely no problem. I just change the boot sequence to whatever disk i wanted to log into windows or linux(remember i did that with the same disks). Now i emptied a partition in 500 gb one, deleted it with the help of partition manager inbuild in windows 7, unplugged the 160 gb and booted thru live cd of UEU 2.7 and started the installation. When i got on the partition selection screen, what it showed me was just a 500 gb of "unallocated space", which i s actually healthy 6 partitions containing data which i have been using for years. No traces of the 30 space i unallocated in windows for linux. Now first question, "Why the hell did it not recognized my HDD when its perfectly operational in windows and i have installed UEU 2.5 on it once". It should have shown me the partitions. Does that means that my HDD was having some problem already ?? Now i booted back in windows, reallocated my 30 gb space, emptied some space from a 160 gb HDD's partition and got back into linux, with both HDD's plugged in this time. Now i started the installation. Again it didnt recognized the 500 gb chunk but did recognized the partitions in 160 gb and also recognized windows 7 installation. I formatted the partition with ext 4, didnt provide any partition for swap as i have 4gb ram and changed the boot loader to GRUB. Installation was successful. I can see all the drives from 160 GB one but only one partition from 500 GB one, no traces of other partitions, not even in Gparted. And yeah, the disk was mounted. Now everything was looking fine, i switched back and forth from windows to linux a couple of times, switched off the computer for some time, switched back on and watched a movie and finally shut down properly last night.

Now this morning my brother switched on the PC and it just wonts start. It restarts again and again just after the BIOS screen. I checked everything but couldnt find the problem. So finally i de attached the hardware one by one and found its the 500 GB that was causing the problem. I plugged it out and booted in again. To my surprise, the windows 7 booted in from 160 GB HDD with no traces of linux what so ever. Its was in the same HDD, i installed the common boot loader and have seen it my self when i switch on the pc, showing all linux options first and then windows 7 as other OS. It has nothing to do with 500 GB one, no dynamic partition, no system files or any thing. I suppose that windows 7 cant take back te boot loader without the help of installation disk and i have not used any. There was not even any kind of system recovery installed. Then how the hell windows 7 came back and linux just disappeared. The partition manager shows that the newly created partition for linux as "healthy and primary" partition.

say it once that all this mess was only due to i screw up the installation and my 500 GB is not dead. I will die without my data.

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Jan 4, 2011

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Nov 11, 2010

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May 16, 2010

I just installed fedora 12. during the installation, i used a different monitor (as when i used the one that i want to use with the system, not all of the page displayed - so i could not click on the buttons) . now it only works with the display that i temporarily connected.

i want to use the system with a sony tv via hdmi. the system dual boots, and the tv works with windows 7 (at 1280*720, 60Hz, "generic PnP monitor").

when i try to boot fedora with the TV as the display, the TV is showing stuff right up until the login screen appears (X starts, I guess). then the TV loses the input.

I can SSH into the system with the TV connected, or use it normally with a temporary monitor. I have no experience of successfully configuring HAL or X. how should I go about it?

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for some reason my system crashed while installing a package. Now I get this error every time I install/remove a package. I have tried re-installing, removing, forcing options, 'dpkg --configure -a', dpkg-reconfigure. Nothing has worked.


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Sep 29, 2010

This is my first tryst with linux, so this might seem to be a very trivial problem: While installing updates for ubuntu 9.04, there was an unexpected crash saying that 'E:dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run sudo dpkg--configure-a' to correct the problem. When I tried to follow the instruction, it said that sudo could not be found. Is this a directory problem? If yes, how do I rectify it?

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Debian Hardware :: 8.0 Crashed After Installing ATI Open Source Drivers

Sep 11, 2015

The ATI/AMD graphics hardware is:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Oland [Radeon HD 8570 / R7 240 OEM]

I installed "AMD/ATI Open Source Drivers" according to: "[URL] ....":

Reboot after "apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree", the system automaticly reboot after grub, then went black screen forever (no tty1,tty2.., seems cannot booting). I reinstalled serveral times but same problem (having tried both cd/live dvd, debian8.1/8.2).

It seems that "firmware-linux-nonfree" is the cause, since debian crashed once firmware-linux-nonfree installed.

The problem went away by installing ATIProprietary driver("[URL] ....").

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Jul 2, 2010

I switched to the generic-pae kernal image, which works great, but update now wants to update both generic and generic-pae.

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If I try to deselect generic in synaptic it just wants to mark it again.

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Hardware :: ATI Driver Install / Monitor Out-of-range

Jun 15, 2009

I have tried installing the ATi drivers via the 1-click install process, however when I get to init 3 and try to run sax2 (sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx) my monitor just goes out of range. I have tried this in both OpenSuSE 11.1 and 11.0 - both the same. I have tried running sax2 with the -l switch for low resolution - no change. I have also tried the switch "--vesa 0:800x600@60" and "--vesa 0:1024x768@60" which are known resolutions/requencies that this monitor supports (the latter is the native resolution) - no change.

I have tried another monitor but it's exactly the same. My video card is an ATi Radeon HD2600AGP and is correctly identified by OpenSuSE, and displays video fine using the default driver.

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Mar 13, 2011

Running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx here. Got a LCD AOC monitor. Model e943Fws. Starts OK until logging screen. As soon as i try to log into my account a "input not support" floats around the screen. Are there drivers i should install? Anybody knows this LED monitor..?

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Fedora :: NVIDIA Bin Driver - Gnome3 - Dual Monitor ?

May 25, 2011

I have recently installed FC15 on my system. Dual monitor support seems to be broken with my setup. I am using the latest NVIDIA binary blob driver (270.41.19). I compiled my own kernel for it, version 2.6.39.

When gnome3 starts it almost manages to boot up, but then it crashes and gives me the option of logging out. I have my system booting into target '' since I was doing some other stuff and I use `startx' to start gnome3. I tried running having X use xinerama and not use xinerama, both cause gnome3 to crash, albeit in different ways. Other than that I am running a stock install as far as I know.

If there are some logs I should be looking at for gnome3.

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May 29, 2011

I am having a problem with the nouveau driver in Fedora 15 Code: lspci | grep VGA 40:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV41GL [Quadro FX 1400] (rev a2) The problem is that when I boot a Fedora 15 live Cd, either gnome or xfce, the monitors initially seem to work in that they display at the proper resolution, both as the CD boots and as X initially starts. I can see the background and the mouse cursor - it is "busy" ...

As the desktop finishes loading, however, my primary monitor becomes disabled. With gnome the screen goes black, with xfce it goes white. I can still see the mouse on my secondary monitor, but I can not seem to open any applications (such as a terminal) or change to a console (ctrl-alt-F1 or ctrl-alt-F2). I can boot into safe mode. Adding the boot option video=xxx sets the resolution on the console as it boots, but does not help running X.

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Jan 24, 2010

I am planning on buying a DELL Monitor for my desktop. Now, I would like to have one which has an in-built camera. Also, my operating system is going to be Linux. Will I have any driver related issues for monitor as well as for the in-built camera.

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Debian Multimedia :: NVidia Driver Not Working With External Monitor?

Mar 15, 2010

I have a Dell XPS M1330, which has a GeForce 8400M GS GPU. The binary (sigh) nVidia driver installed is version 190.53 (installed by sgfxi). This is working well: glxgears gives me about 2600 FPS and compiz is happy.An old Philips 170B is attached by VGA cable. I was looking to set up a method of switching resolution upon connecting to the monitor when working at the desk, since I don't like the 1280x800 resolution of the laptop.

nfortunately, I can't get any output on the external monitor. It does work under Ubuntu, which installed the 180 series binary driver. (Going to an earlier driver is an option, but I want to understand the problem.) Bottom line, I want to work under Debian.As far as I know, nVidia's proprietary driver doesn't support xrandr. At any rate, with he external 170B monitor attached and turned on, I get the following:$ xrandr -qScreen 0: minimum 320 x 175, current 1280 x 800, maximum 1280 x 800default connected 1280x800+0+0 0mm x 0mm

1280x800 50.0*
1024x768 51.0 52.0 
960x540 53.0 


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Sep 7, 2010

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Jun 25, 2010

This happened after ubuntu pushed an nvidia graphics update about a week ago, on upgrade I booted up into this:Obviously I had to take this picture with a camera, since a screenshot only showed one screen. It's perfectly usable like this, except that it's too small to read.I of course have tried 'sudo nvidia-xconfig', and a minimal xorg.conf:


Section "Device"
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Along with purging and reinstalling all of the nvidia packages numerous times. I'm currently running on the VESA driver, which sucks. My chipset is a 9200M, but like I said, it worked perfectly before the last upgrade. In all my years of using linux and kubuntu, I've seen and fixed numerous nvidia driver errors, but I've never seen one this strange, usually it will run or not run.

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Jun 12, 2010

How can the benq monitor g2420hd be detected/used by opensuse 11.2x 64 bit ? graphics card is ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics with hdmi output connector

Steps to Reproduce:
- Attach moniter to laptop via hdmi cable.
- Turn monitor power on.
- power on laptop

Actual Results:no output on external monitor. Expected Resultsutput on external monitor.

xrandr shows
# xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1024 x 768, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)


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Feb 21, 2010

fglrx driver for ATI card pushes monitor out of range

I am running Ubuntu 9.10, my video card is ATI Radeon HD 3600

Heres my issue:

When I originally attempted to enable desktop effects, I was told that I was unable to do so. Not being one to rush to ask a question, I tried to figure out the issue, and it seemed to be that I needed to install the fglrx driver available for ATI cards- a simple enough fix. I installed the driver, and rebooted my machine, and everything seemed to be fine- the initial splash page came up- but immediately afterwards (presumably when I reached the login screen) My monitor went out of range.

Not being strong in coding, I was unable to figure out a way to remove the driver without a GUI (though I think I very well could have), so I had to uninstall and reinstall (no sweat, I hadn't really started anything yet). However, its obvious that the fglrx driver is what blew it out of range.

My question is, is there anything I can do to get this driver to work on my machine? I found similar questions but they all seemed either to be slightly different from my issue or recommended changing the .xorg file, which does not exist in 9.10.

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Jan 5, 2010

I am facing weired problem while installing Ubuntu 8.04 on my desktop
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Intel Motherboard DG41 RQ

it goes on loading ubuntu and then after when i am suppose to get my home screen with bird background to view, monitor stops getting signal.

i tried both 32 bit and 64 bit

but no luck where as 9.10 works like a charm and i have no issue in working with it.

but because of some external H/W drievrs i need to stick to old karnel version which supports 2.6.30 or lower

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Aug 6, 2011

I had installed Ubuntu 10.10 and there was a dim spot on the left side of the monitor. I could move the window to the right, but anything on the left was dim, and if I set the window to full screen, the whole screen went dim. I was able to find a fix online, I followed the instructions, and Voila! It was fixed, so I knew it was not a hardware issue. I installed 11.04, and have the same dim screen issue, but I can't find the instructions that fixed it last time. I tried to download and install the latest driver from NVIDIA, and I get this error:

ERROR: You appear to be running an X server; please exit X before installing. For further details, please see the section INSTALLING THE NVIDIA DRIVER in the README available on the Linux driver download page at If anyone has any fix for the dim screen

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