[K12OSN] XWindows hell

Doug Simpson veewee77 at alltel.net
Fri Jun 30 14:47:56 UTC 2006

Likely, the resolution X is trying to use is higher than the monitor can 

Others can tell you how to fix that. I have fixed my own sometimes, but 
don't know it well enough to lead you about it.


Todd O'Bryan wrote:

>I'm trying to use Ubuntu in my lab next year, and I got it working on
>the student machines, but my teacher machine, which is a different model
>is being stubborn.
>It's an IBM ThinkCentre M51 (model 8143, in fact), which apparently has
>an Intel 915 video chip. I've found enough stuff googling to know that
>there's something annoying with this machine, but I haven't found any
>instructions about how to fix the problem. The problem, incidentally, is
>that XWindows fails spectacularly and I'm left with a blank screen and a
>blinking monitor power light.
>If someone knows how to solve the problem, I'd be very grateful, but I'd
>settle for a pointer or even suggestions of likely more helpful Google
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