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ubuntu 9.10 problem
by paul14213 on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 21:22 UTC
paul14213
Member since:
2008-12-13

This could hurt ubuntu if they get the problem fixed.

Im not good at commandline.

someone said edit boot in kernel

vga = 720

Im totally lost when it come to that

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RE: ubuntu 9.10 problem
by lemur2 on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 23:20 in reply to "ubuntu 9.10 problem"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

This could hurt ubuntu if they get the problem fixed. Im not good at commandline. someone said edit boot in kernel vga = 720 Im totally lost when it come to that


There is a file /etc/default/grub . You need to be root to edit it, but it contains the default parameters to be passed to the kernel on boot.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1195275&highlight=customiz...

etc/default/grub
This file contains information formerly contained in the upper section of Grub Legacy's menu.lst and items contained on the end of the kernel line. The items in this file can be edited by a user with administrator (root) privileges.


The line that you apparently want to edit is this one:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash"

Change it to read as follows:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash vga=720"

To do this, from your initial "black screen", hit Alt-F1 to get to a vga command prompt. Log in. Then type:

sudo nano etc/default/grub

Change the line indicated above as shown. Hit Ctrl-X then Y to save the file.

Then type the following to update grub:

sudo update-grub

Once that is done, reboot (Ctrl-alt-del).

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