I have ubuntu 8.04lts
and recently a weird problem has been cropping up. every night something happens and in the morning my coworkers cant see the shares. If i try to remote into the machine via ssh i don't get a prompt .
when i rebooted the machine i would get a "video cannot be displayed in this mode" screen and no other activity on the box.
I booted from grub into recovery and tried doing a package repair (keeping my smb.conf) and that didn't seem to do anything after a few other reboots I was able to get it to come up (im not sure what i did)
yesterday it did teh same thing
i booted to recovery then did a repair xserver and it came right up so i thought that resovled the issue but then today
anyone have any idea on what i can look for (im very new to linux in general)
worst case sennerio can i just reinstall ubuntu over again with out blowing out the data?