I have searched all over (on and off of SE) and found many similar problems to mine but nothing seems to actually help. Perhaps because I am running a different desktop environment.
I have a desktop machine running Ubuntu 18.04 with the Budgie environment installed (I added it later to reduce the memory footprint from Gnome) and an encrypted disk. It has been working fine for months, until yesterday.
Now, when I startup the computer, the encryption prompt is as normal. However, when it gets to the graphical login screen, the screen goes black and the monitor says "Out of Range" without other information.
I tried ctrl + alt + F1 to get to the console and then tried to run
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
It told me xserver-xorg was not installed. I suspect that is because of the budgie environment (but I'm still new to Ubuntu, so...you know).
I tried pressing "e" in grub and edit the "quiet splash" to each of the following:
- no splash
These changes seemed to simply stop the boot process.
sudo apt upgrade
And that installed something (libsgutils2-2) which seems unrelated to graphics issues.
At this point, I am stuck and do not know the path forward. I do not have another monitor to test and I don't want to reinstall my drive.
Graphic grub works. When I press the power button on my computer while in the "Out of Range" state, I see a very simple graphic screen which I always see when shutting down cleanly.
Is there a way to say "Boot to 1024x767" or similar? Is there something else I should be doing?