I got Ubuntu Running at last

September 21, 2007

Tried the FixVideoResolutionHowto, run the Autodetect script again by below lines

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.custom
sudo sh -c 'md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf
/var/lib/x11/xorg.conf.md5sum'
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg


didn’t work even made things worse GNOME can’t even show.   I have a black screen.   Tried also restarting xserver by pressing CTRL-ALT-Backspace, didn’t work either.

Found that my display card is VIA/S3G with 64M and it’s not too old.

At the end I loaded the LiveCD again and found that it could detect the correct display resolution for the LCD HP L1706 I used.   May be the SONY Multiscan E200 is really too old.

I have now reinstalled Ubuntu on the same partition, for the 2nd time, and got Apache2, mysql-server and phpmyadmin etc installed using Synaptic Package Manager.   The server is running fine.   I took awhile to locate the document root as it isn’t under the apache2 folder.    It was a bit difficult to locate it under /var/www/

Now I have trouble downloading 184 updates, I see what I can do next.

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