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[Bug 616306] Re: dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg tip is unnecessary
More useful might be:-
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
sudo service gdm stop
sudo X -configure
sudo mv ./xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg tip is unnecessary
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Status in Ubuntu Manual: New
On page 135 of lucid-e2-r158.pdf downloaded from http://dl.dropbox.com/u/382986/ubuntu-manual/UbuntuManual.html - http://dl.dropbox.com/u/382986/ubuntu-manual/lucid-e2-r158.pdf .
There is a section on fixing the problem of booting to blank screen by issuing the "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg" command. It is often suggested to run this to 'fix' the xorg.conf, but in fact for some time now this command doesn't touch xorg.conf. So it's completely pointless running it.