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I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 and when I attempted to apply command line mode with CRTL-ALT-F1 my monitor complains that no signal is being sent to it and I get no display. However, via guesswork and slow typing I can enforce a reboot from command line so I know that the OS is still running. I have checked my boards BIOS and there are no VGA settings to play with so I am stuck.

Previously I had installed 8.04 and reverting to the command line worked fine with that so I do not think that it is a hardware problem. Are there any settings I can play with to see if I can resolve this problem??? I have searched here for questions with similar problems but without success.

I am running on the Vortex86 embedded system

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Thanks for the edit - it was safe to assume the Vortex86DX part. – mathematician1975 Jul 4 '12 at 11:19
You're welcome, there would have been a lot of frustration on both sides if people assumed you had a PC with a standard Intel/Nvidia/AMD graphics card :) – izx Jul 4 '12 at 11:33
@izx Agreed. I guess also given you have replied to my other questions you know that I am a total novice and are familiar with my woes :) – mathematician1975 Jul 4 '12 at 11:35
I am compelled to recommend you try something better-supported (by Ubuntu and by its manufacturer) iff at all possible, like the Raspberry Pi, especially since you are in the UK :) – izx Jul 4 '12 at 11:38
Believe me if I could I would. This is work related though so my hands are tied at present. – mathematician1975 Jul 4 '12 at 11:44

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