Software - Support > Other

Unable to login after changing display scale.

(1/1)

Przemys?aw Wojtkun:
I've a problem, I've moved from my previous Linux Mint install to Linux Lite 6.0 and I proceeded to configure everything how I like and I was forcibly stopped after changing display scale from 1.0 to custom 1.4. After doing that I was booted out to Lockscreen and when I try to log in it just boots me out to the Lockscreen again. I cannot change the setting even using xrandr command because I can't open terminal on the lockscreen, I don't know where the monitor settings are since I'm new to Linux Lite. I would really like to have display scaled to 1.4 if i can't it's a deal-breaker for me for this distribution.

stevef:
At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F2.  This should give you a non-gui login.  If you can log in here, it should allow you to enter any cli commands you may have available to undo the change.

Entering

--- Code: ---startx
--- End code ---
Will try to start the GUI.

Przemys?aw Wojtkun:

--- Quote from: stevef on June 08, 2022, 02:34:37 PM ---At the login screen press Ctrl+Alt+F2.  This should give you a non-gui login.  If you can log in here, it should allow you to enter any cli commands you may have available to undo the change.

Entering

--- Code: ---startx
--- End code ---
Will try to start the GUI.

--- End quote ---

I've tried restarting the GUI using startx, it just fails. At the end of Xorg.1.log there is

--- Code: ---Segmentation fault at address 0x0
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 11 (Segmentation fault). Server aborting

--- End code ---

I can't use xrandr command if xorg server is not running right? How can I change the scaling setting then?

stevef:
Sorry, I don't know much about xrandr really.  I was thinking the display settings are in a hidden xml file in the home directory.

At the terminal try this command.


--- Code: ---xfconf-query -c displays -l -v
--- End code ---

The X & Y scale factors should be 1.000000 -  If the values you see are 1.4 you may try carefully hand editing this file

~./config/xfce/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml

Otherwise, if you have an earlier backup of your home directory (using deja-dup maybe), boot from live media and try to revert that file.

Przemys?aw Wojtkun:

--- Quote from: stevef on June 08, 2022, 03:40:12 PM ---Sorry, I don't know much about xrandr really.  I was thinking the display settings are in a hidden xml file in the home directory.

At the terminal try this command.


--- Code: ---xfconf-query -c displays -l -v
--- End code ---

The X & Y scale factors should be 1.000000 -  If the values you see are 1.4 you may try carefully hand editing this file

~./config/xfce/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/displays.xml

Otherwise, if you have an earlier backup of your home directory (using deja-dup maybe), boot from live media and try to revert that file.

--- End quote ---

Thanks! That allowed me to at least get to desktop, what could have caused it to behave like that?

Navigation

[0] Message Index

Go to full version