mindwave Posted October 7, 2011 Report Share Posted October 7, 2011 Ok, I believe that this is a fairly simple fix, but to be honesty my system has been running so steady for so long I have forgotten a LOT of what I used to know, so I'm hoping you can help a (getting)older guy with what I believe is a simple fix. Running 2011 x64 on a 6 core AMD w/ 8GB ram NVIDIA and a 17" flat screen I wasn't thrilled with my desktop resolution, and when I looked I saw that the monitor was listed as default but I was quite sure mine was listed. So I went to the control panel/hardware/video and changed the monitor to the makers name and model. Now it offered me a really goofy resolution, something like 1700x1450, WAY to small for me, and I like small screens. So I chose "other" and set it for 1280x1024 and hit apply I THOUGHT that MDV used to test a video change, then if you didn't hit OK in 30 seconds (or so) it reverted back to what it was. Well, this didn't. So I got a black screen and nothing else. Hard reboot, default choice on the menu is "linux" and it goes straight into a black screen. Now if I manually choose (bare with me this is my memory here) linux noFB (I think)? It boots to a bare, but usable desktop 2 questions. 1) I dont remember what "linux NOFB" stands for anymore, so I dont know what I'm losing, besides screen real estate 2) Isn't there a "simple" way to lix this>? I sure would appreciate any and all suggestions thanks J [moved from Installing Mandriva by spinynorman] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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