I'm running Debian Etch - its the first time I'm running Debian and I'm REALLY impressed with it overall. Except for one nagging issue
Sometimes when I boot my beloved Etch, the screen goes black just before the login screen and nothing happens...when I reboot everything is fine and I get the login screen as expected. What could be the cause of this? Let me mention that I have disabled a few bootup services to quicken the boot process....could that be the problem? But if thats the issue, things should not get normal on other occassions or when I reboot???
I was havin the same problem with Opensuse 10.2.....but when I reinstalled Opensuse 10.2, the same problem cropped up, ALTHOUGH it was a fresh install and I had not fiddled with any of the default Suse settins or services. So I had to dump Suse.
Thought it maybe coz Opensuse is not that stable so I moved to Etch. But I'm having the same problem and I'm getting this feeling that this does not have anything to do with my disabling of the bootup services.
I'm running Xfce on Etch. I have a simple (a bit old) PC with Intel Celeron 2.40GHz and Intel integrated graphics with 256MB RAM. Its Intel D845GVSR to be precise
I DO NOT WANT TO LEAVE MY LOVELY DEBIAN ETCH.
Should I reinstall, leave ALL settings intact and see if it goes well or not? I've no probs reinstalling.