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Old 12-15-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
Andy Alkaline
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On Squeeze - black screen after gdm loads


After entering runlevel 2 and gdm loads, I only get a black screen. I hear a beep that indicates gdm has loaded, but everything stays black. Trying to switch to a console using ctrl-alt-f1 does absolutely nothing.

At one point, I disabled gdm from starting in runlevel 2, and rebooted.

I then typed into tty2 "sleep 60 ; reboot"
and in tty1 "gdm" and hoped for a reboot if the graphical login didn't appear. No reboot occurred, my black screen remained.

I've issued acpi=off at kernel command line (from grub) and disabled all acpi services. That seemed to work for a few hours but now I get the black screen again every time. There's no option in the BIOS to switch from acpi to apm, so I've done all I can do on the software side of things.


I'm trying squeeze on a IBM Thinkpad T23; I've posted hardware specs and sources at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi....php?p=4192873

Here's some additional info:

Code:
rcS.d:
K83nfs-common
K84portmap
K86pppd-dns
README
S01mountkernfs.sh
S02udev
S03mountdevsubfs.sh
S04bootlogd
S05keymap.sh
S06keyboard-setup
S07hdparm
S07hibernate
S07hostname.sh
S07hwclockfirst.sh
S08checkroot.sh
S09hwclock.sh
S09ifupdown-clean
S09module-init-tools
S09mtab.sh
S10checkfs.sh
S11ifupdown
S11mountall.sh
S12mountall-bootclean.sh
S13mountoverflowtmp
S14pcmciautils
S14procps
S14udev-mtab
S14urandom
S14x11-common
S15networking
S16mountnfs.sh
S17mountnfs-bootclean.sh
S18console-screen.sh
S19console-setup
S20alsa-utils
S20bootmisc.sh
S20fuse
S20lm-sensors
S21stop-bootlogd-single

rc1.d:
K01acpi-support
K01anacron
K01apmd
K01atd
K01bluetooth
K01cron
K01cups
K01dhcdbd
K01exim4
K01gdm
K01hal
K01kerneloops
K01network-manager
K01ntp
K01openbsd-inetd
K01saned
K02avahi-daemon
K04rsyslog
K06nfs-common
K06portmap
README
S01killprocs
S05bootlogs
S06single

rc2.d:
K01acpi-fakekey
K01acpi-support
K01acpid
K01cpufrequtils
K01cups
K01fancontrol
K01loadcpufreq
K01saned
K02avahi-daemon
K06nfs-common
K06portmap
README
S01binfmt-support
S01rsyslog
S01sudo
S02anacron
S02apmd
S02cron
S02dbus
S02kerneloops
S02ntp
S02openbsd-inetd
S03dhcdbd
S03hal
S03network-manager
S04gdm
S05bootlogs
S06rc.local
S06rmnologin
S06stop-bootlogd

X.Org X Server 1.7.7
Release Date: 2010-05-04
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 i686 Debian
Current Operating System: Linux debian 2.6.32-5-686 #1 SMP Fri Dec 10 16:12:40 UTC 2010 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.32-5-686 root=UUID=66a93c62-d53e-4c8d-a9b0-a1f373881ada ro single acpi=off
Build Date: 02 December 2010  01:08:37AM
xorg-server 2:1.7.7-10 (Julien Cristau <jcristau@debian.org>) 
Current version of pixman: 0.16.4
	Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
	to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
	(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Wed Dec 15 16:32:55 2010
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) No Layout section.  Using the first Screen section.
(==) No screen section available. Using defaults.
(**) |-->Screen "Default Screen Section" (0)
(**) |   |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
(==) No monitor specified for screen "Default Screen Section".
	Using a default monitor configuration.
(==) Automatically adding devices
(==) Automatically enabling devices
(WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic" does not exist.
	Entry deleted from font path.
(==) FontPath set to:
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi,
	/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,
	/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType,
	built-ins
(==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
(II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
	If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
(II) Loader magic: 0x81ec060
(II) Module ABI versions:
	X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
	X.Org Video Driver: 6.0
	X.Org XInput driver : 7.0
	X.Org Server Extension : 2.0
(++) using VT number 7

(--) PCI:*(0:1:0:0) 5333:8c12:1014:017f S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV rev 17, Mem @ 0xf0000000/134217728, BIOS @ 0x????????/65536
(WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
(II) LoadModule: "extmod"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
(II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension SELinux
(II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
(II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(II) Loading extension XVideo
(II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
(II) Loading extension X-Resource
(II) LoadModule: "dbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
(II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(==) AIGLX enabled
(II) Loading extension GLX
(II) LoadModule: "record"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
(II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.13.0
	Module class: X.Org Server Extension
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension RECORD
(II) LoadModule: "dri"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
(II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
(II) LoadModule: "dri2"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
(II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.1.0
	ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 2.0
(II) Loading extension DRI2
(==) Matched savage as autoconfigured driver 0
(==) Matched vesa as autoconfigured driver 1
(==) Matched fbdev as autoconfigured driver 2
(==) Assigned the driver to the xf86ConfigLayout
(II) LoadModule: "savage"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/savage_drv.so
(II) Module savage: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.6.901, module version = 2.3.1
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "vesa"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
(II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 2.3.0
	Module class: X.Org Video Driver
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
(II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.6.901, module version = 0.4.2
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) SAVAGE: driver (version 2.3.1) for S3 Savage chipsets: Savage4,
	Savage3D, Savage3D-MV, Savage2000, Savage/MX-MV, Savage/MX,
	Savage/IX-MV, Savage/IX, ProSavage PM133, ProSavage KM133,
	Twister PN133, Twister KN133, SuperSavage/MX 128, SuperSavage/MX 64,
	SuperSavage/MX 64C, SuperSavage/IX 128, SuperSavage/IX 128,
	SuperSavage/IX 64, SuperSavage/IX 64, SuperSavage/IXC 64,
	SuperSavage/IXC 64, ProSavage DDR, ProSavage DDR-K
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
(II) Primary Device is: PCI 01@00:00:0
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for fbdev
(II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
(II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.so
(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 0.0.2
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
(II) Loading sub module "vgahw"
(II) LoadModule: "vgahw"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvgahw.so
(II) Module vgahw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 0.1.0
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
	"Default Screen Section" for depth/fbbpp 16/16
(==) SAVAGE(0): Depth 16, (--) framebuffer bpp 16
(==) SAVAGE(0): RGB weight 565
(==) SAVAGE(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(II) SAVAGE(0): vgaHWGetIOBase: hwp->IOBase is 0x03d0, hwp->PIOOffset is 0x0000
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using XAA acceleration architecture
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using HW cursor
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using video BIOS to set modes
(II) Loading sub module "vbe"
(II) LoadModule: "vbe"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libvbe.so
(II) Module vbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.1.0
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so
(II) Module int10: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): initializing int10
(II) SAVAGE(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 8192 kB
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM: S3 Incorporated. M7 BIOS
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: S3 Incorporated.
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: VBE 2.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Rev 1.1
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chip: id 8c12, "Savage/IX-MV"
(--) SAVAGE(0): Engine: "MobileSavage"
(--) SAVAGE(0): AGP card detected
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using AGP DMA
(II) SAVAGE(0): Savage3D/MX/IX does not support command DMA.
(==) SAVAGE(0): Will try only vertex DMA mode
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using AGP 1x mode
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using 16 MB AGP aperture
(==) SAVAGE(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
(--) SAVAGE(0): probed videoram:  8192k
(II) Loading sub module "ddc"
(II) LoadModule: "ddc"
(II) Module "ddc" already built-in
(--) SAVAGE(0): No DDC signal
(II) Loading sub module "i2c"
(II) LoadModule: "i2c"
(II) Module "i2c" already built-in
(II) SAVAGE(0): I2C bus "I2C bus" initialized.
(II) SAVAGE(0): I2C device "I2C bus:ddc2" registered at address 0xA0.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Detected current MCLK value of 83.045 MHz
(--) SAVAGE(0): 1024x768 TFT LCD panel detected and active
(--) SAVAGE(0): - Limiting video mode to 1024x768
(--) SAVAGE(0): Found 13 modes at this depth:
    [10e] 320 x 200, 70Hz
    [111] 640 x 480, 60Hz, 72Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz, 100Hz
    [114] 800 x 600, 60Hz, 72Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz, 100Hz
    [117] 1024 x 768, 60Hz, 70Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz, 43Hz, 100Hz
    [11a] 1280 x 1024, 60Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz, 43Hz
    [11d] 640 x 400, 70Hz
    [122] 1600 x 1200, 48Hz, 60Hz, 75Hz, 85Hz
    [133] 320 x 240, 72Hz
    [13c] 1400 x 1050, 60Hz, 75Hz
    [143] 400 x 300, 72Hz
    [153] 512 x 384, 70Hz
    [173] 720 x 480, 75Hz
    [178] 720 x 576, 75Hz
(II) SAVAGE(0): <default monitor>: Using hsync range of 31.50-47.82 kHz
(II) SAVAGE(0): <default monitor>: Using vrefresh range of 56.00-59.92 Hz
(II) SAVAGE(0): <default monitor>: Using maximum pixel clock of 63.50 MHz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Estimated virtual size for aspect ratio 1.3333 is 1024x768
(II) SAVAGE(0): Clock range:  10.00 to 250.00 MHz
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 640x350 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x350" (no mode of this name)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 320x175 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "320x175" (no mode of this name)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 11d at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x400" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 10e at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "320x200" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 720x400 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "720x400" (no mode of this name)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 360x200 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "360x200" (no mode of this name)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 111 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 133 at 72Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 111 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 133 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 111 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 133 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 111 at 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 133 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "320x240" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 143 at 72Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 143 at 72Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 143 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 143 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 143 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "400x300" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 153 at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (vrefresh out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 153 at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 153 at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 153 at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 153 at 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "512x384" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 576x432 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 111 at 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x960" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 111 at 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x480" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 640x512 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 640x512 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1280x1024" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 640x512 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "640x512" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 72Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1200" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x600" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 896x672 60Hz.
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Old 12-15-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
Andy Alkaline
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Minnesota, USA
Distribution: Slackware32-stable, Debian-wheezy-amd64, LFS 7.1
Posts: 343

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 27
Code:
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1792x1344" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 896x672 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "896x672" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 928x696 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1856x1392" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 928x696 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "928x696" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 960x720 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 960x720 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (no mode of this name)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 832x624 74Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "832x624" (no mode of this name)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 416x312 74Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "416x312" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 576x432 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 576x432 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 576x432 74Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 576x432 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 576x432 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1152x864" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 576x432 100Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "576x432" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1360x768" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 680x384 59Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "680x384" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1360x768" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 680x384 59Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "680x384" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 700x525 59Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 700x525 70Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 700x525 74Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1400x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 700x525 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "700x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1440x900" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 720x450 59Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "720x450" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1600x1024" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 800x512 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "800x512" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1680x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 840x525 59Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1680x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 840x525 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1680x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 840x525 69Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1680x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 840x525 74Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1680x1050" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 840x525 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "840x525" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1920x1080" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 960x540 59Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "960x540" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1920x1200" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 960x600 59Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "960x600" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1920x1440" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): No suitable BIOS mode found for 960x720 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "960x720" (no mode of this name)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 75Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "2048x1536" (width too large for virtual size)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 85Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Not using default mode "1024x768" (hsync out of range)
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 114 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 111 at 60Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 143 at 72Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 143 at 72Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 133 at 72Hz.
(--) SAVAGE(0): Virtual size is 1024x768 (pitch 1024)
(**) SAVAGE(0): *Driver mode "1024x768": 56.0 MHz, 47.3 kHz, 59.9 Hz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Modeline "1024x768"x59.9   56.00  1024 1072 1104 1184  768 771 775 790 +hsync -vsync (47.3 kHz)
(**) SAVAGE(0): *Default mode "800x600": 40.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Modeline "800x600"x60.3   40.00  800 840 968 1056  600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(**) SAVAGE(0): *Default mode "800x600": 36.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.2 Hz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Modeline "800x600"x56.2   36.00  800 824 896 1024  600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz)
(**) SAVAGE(0): *Default mode "640x480": 25.2 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 59.9 Hz
(II) SAVAGE(0): Modeline "640x480"x59.9   25.18  640 656 752 800  480 490 492 525 -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
(**) SAVAGE(0): *Default mode "400x300": 20.0 MHz, 37.9 kHz, 60.3 Hz (D)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Modeline "400x300"x60.3   20.00  400 420 484 528  300 300 302 314 doublescan +hsync +vsync (37.9 kHz)
(**) SAVAGE(0): *Default mode "400x300": 18.0 MHz, 35.2 kHz, 56.3 Hz (D)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Modeline "400x300"x56.3   18.00  400 412 448 512  300 300 301 312 doublescan +hsync +vsync (35.2 kHz)
(**) SAVAGE(0): *Default mode "320x240": 12.6 MHz, 31.5 kHz, 60.1 Hz (D)
(II) SAVAGE(0): Modeline "320x240"x60.1   12.59  320 328 376 400  240 245 246 262 doublescan -hsync -vsync (31.5 kHz)
(==) SAVAGE(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
(II) Loading sub module "fb"
(II) LoadModule: "fb"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libfb.so
(II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.0.0
	ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
(II) Loading sub module "xaa"
(II) LoadModule: "xaa"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libxaa.so
(II) Module xaa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.7, module version = 1.2.1
	ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 6.0
(II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
(II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
(II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
(II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdev"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "fbdevhw"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.so
(II) Loading sub module "int10"
(II) LoadModule: "int10"
(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libint10.so
(II) SAVAGE(0): initializing int10
(II) SAVAGE(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA BIOS detected
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 8192 kB
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM: S3 Incorporated. M7 BIOS
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: S3 Incorporated.
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: VBE 2.0
(II) SAVAGE(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Rev 1.1
(II) SAVAGE(0): 4740 kB of Videoram needed for 3D; 8192 kB of Videoram available
(II) SAVAGE(0): Sufficient Videoram available for 3D
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] bpp: 16 depth: 16
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] Sarea 2200+284: 2484
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:01:00.0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 10, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 10
drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:01:00.0
(II) [drm] loaded kernel module for "savage" driver.
(II) [drm] DRM interface version 1.3
(II) [drm] DRM open master succeeded.
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] Using the DRM lock SAREA also for drawables.
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] framebuffer handle = 0xf0000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] added 1 reserved context for kernel
(II) SAVAGE(0): X context handle = 0x1
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] installed DRM signal handler
(II) SAVAGE(0): [agp] Mode 0x1f000201 [AGP 0x8086/0x7190; Card 0x5333/0x8c12]
(II) SAVAGE(0): [agp] 16384 kB allocated with handle 0x00000001
(II) SAVAGE(0): [agp] DMA buffers handle = 0xf8000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [agp] agpTextures handle = 0xf8200000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] aperture handle = 0xf0000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] Enabling ShadowStatus for DRI.
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] Status handle = 0x0c3ad000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] Status page mapped at 0xb7872000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [drm] Added 32 65536 byte DMA buffers
(II) SAVAGE(0): [dri] visual configs initialized
(**) SAVAGE(0): DRI is enabled
(--) SAVAGE(0): Chose mode 117 at 60Hz.
(II) SAVAGE(0): virtualX:1024,virtualY:768
(II) SAVAGE(0): bpp:16,tiledwidthBytes:2048,tiledBufferSize:1572864 
(II) SAVAGE(0): bpp:16,widthBytes:2048,BufferSize:1572864 
(II) SAVAGE(0): videoRambytes:0x00800000 
(II) SAVAGE(0): textureSize:0x0015f000 
(II) SAVAGE(0): textureSize:0x0015f000 
(II) SAVAGE(0): textureOffset:0x00680000 
(II) SAVAGE(0): depthOffset:0x00500000,depthPitch:2048
(II) SAVAGE(0): backOffset:0x00380000,backPitch:2048
(II) SAVAGE(0): Reserved back buffer at offset 0x380000
(II) SAVAGE(0): Reserved depth buffer at offset 0x500000
(II) SAVAGE(0): Reserved 1404 kb for textures at offset 0x680000
(II) SAVAGE(0): Using 1023 lines for offscreen memory.
(II) SAVAGE(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
	Screen to screen bit blits
	Solid filled rectangles
	8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
	Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
	Solid Lines
	Image Writes
	Setting up tile and stipple cache:
		28 128x128 slots
		7 256x256 slots
(==) SAVAGE(0): Backing store disabled
(==) SAVAGE(0): DPMS enabled
(II) SAVAGE(0): [DRI] installation complete
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]pSAVAGEDRIServer:
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	reserved_map_agpstart:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	reserved_map_idx:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	sarea_priv_offset:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	chipset:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	sgram:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	frontbufferSize:0x00180000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	frontOffset:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	frontPitch:0x00000800
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	backbufferSize:0x00180000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	backOffset:0x00380000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	backPitch:0x00000800
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	depthbufferSize:0x00180000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	depthOffset:0x00500000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	depthPitch:0x00000800
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	textureOffset:0x00680000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	textureSize:0x0015f000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	textureSize:0x0015f000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	logTextureGranularity:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agp:handle:0x00000001
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agp:offset:0x01000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agp:size:0x01000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agp:map:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	registers:handle:0xf1000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	registers:offset:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	registers:size:0x00080000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	registers:map:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	status:handle:0x0c3ad000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	status:offset:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	status:size:0x00001000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	status:map:0xb7872000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agpTextures:handle:0xf8200000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agpTextures:offset:0x00200000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agpTextures:size:0x00e00000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	apgTextures:map:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	logAgpTextureGranularity:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	cmdDma:handle:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	cmdDma:offset:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	cmdDma:size:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	cmdDma:map:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]pSAVAGEDRI:
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	chipset:0x00000002
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	width:0x00000400
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	height:0x00000300
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	mem:0x00800000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	cpp:2
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	zpp:2
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agpMode:1
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	bufferSize:65536
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	frontbufferSize:0x00180000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	frontOffset:0x00000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	backbufferSize:0x00180000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	backOffset:0x00380000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	depthbufferSize:0x00180000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	depthOffset:0x00500000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	textureOffset:0x00680000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	textureSize:0x00140000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	logTextureGranularity:0x00000011
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agpTextureHandle:0xf8200000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	agpTextureSize:0x00e00000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	logAgpTextureGranularity:0x00000014
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	apertureHandle:0xf0000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	apertureSize:0x05000000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	aperturePitch:0x00002000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	statusHandle:0x0c3ad000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	statusSize:0x00001000
(II) SAVAGE(0): [junkers]	sarea_priv_offset:0x00000898
(II) SAVAGE(0): Direct rendering enabled
(==) RandR enabled
(II) Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
(II) Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
(II) Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
(II) Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
(II) Initializing built-in extension XTEST
(II) Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
(II) Initializing built-in extension SYNC
(II) Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
(II) Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
(II) Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
(II) Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
(II) Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
(II) Initializing built-in extension RENDER
(II) Initializing built-in extension RANDR
(II) Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
(II) Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
SELinux: Disabled on system, not enabling in X server
(II) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI2 capable
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 11, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:01:00.0
drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
drmOpenDevice: open result is 11, (OK)
drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns 11
drmOpenByBusid: drmGetBusid reports pci:0000:01:00.0
(II) AIGLX: enabled GLX_SGI_make_current_read
(II) AIGLX: Loaded and initialized /usr/lib/dri/savage_dri.so
(II) GLX: Initialized DRI GL provider for screen 0
(II) config/udev: Adding input device AT Translated Set 2 keyboard (/dev/input/event0)
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Applying InputClass "evdev keyboard catchall"
(II) LoadModule: "evdev"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/evdev_drv.so
(II) Module evdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
	compiled for 1.7.6.901, module version = 2.3.2
	Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
	ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 7.0
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: always reports core events
(**) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Device: "/dev/input/event0"
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Found keys
(II) AT Translated Set 2 keyboard: Configuring as keyboard
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "AT Translated Set 2 keyboard" (type: KEYBOARD)
(**) Option "xkb_rules" "evdev"
(**) Option "xkb_model" "pc104"
(**) Option "xkb_layout" "us"
(II) config/udev: Adding input device TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint (/dev/input/event2)
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Applying InputClass "evdev pointer catchall"
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: always reports core events
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Device: "/dev/input/event2"
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Found 3 mouse buttons
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Found relative axes
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Found x and y relative axes
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Configuring as mouse
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: YAxisMapping: buttons 4 and 5
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: EmulateWheelButton: 4, EmulateWheelInertia: 10, EmulateWheelTimeout: 200
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" (type: MOUSE)
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: initialized for relative axes.
(II) config/udev: Adding input device TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint (/dev/input/mouse0)
(II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
(II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker (/dev/input/event1)
(II) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
 
Old 12-16-2010, 04:33 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Andy Alkaline View Post
After entering runlevel 2 and gdm loads, I only get a black screen. I hear a beep that indicates gdm has loaded, but everything stays black. Trying to switch to a console using ctrl-alt-f1 does absolutely nothing.
The "black screen" (empty X session) is normal Xorg behavior (do blame xorg for this).
It replaced the usual (and more useful) black/white screen + X cursor.
I don't think your problem is X though.


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Originally Posted by Andy Alkaline View Post
At one point, I disabled gdm from starting in runlevel 2, and rebooted.

I then typed into tty2 "sleep 60 ; reboot"
and in tty1 "gdm" and hoped for a reboot if the graphical login didn't appear. No reboot occurred, my black screen remained.
Could you try starting X without GDM* (remove it).

*> Use either startx or start an X session + xterm from your root (xinit /usr/bin/xterm)

Last edited by jens; 12-16-2010 at 04:38 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2010, 10:43 PM   #4
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I didn't mean to blame X or gdm, just thought providing my Xorg log would be a logical thing to post.

I tried xinit /usr/bin/xterm but had the same problem, got a black/blank/frozen screen.

To correct an unrelated problem, alan_ri suggested I do a clean install of squeeze ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...00#post4191700 ), which I did.

The first time I booted after install, I chose recovery mode from the grub menu, at the sulogin problem, I logged in as root and disabled some unneeded services. I then executed "telinit 2" and got a frozen screen. I did a hard shut down and let the machine reboot normally into runlevel 2 and the gdm login screen came up fine. I spent a couple hours installing some packages and setting up the firmware needed to get my sound to work ( http://wiki.debian.org/snd-cs46xx ). I rebooted the system and again received the gdm login with no problem.

I then tried to shut down the machine with the hibernate option from the gnome logout menu. It seemed to start the process. After a few moments, nothing was written to the console and the machine had not powered down. I pressed the power button for a second, then got some console messages, and after a few seconds the laptop powered down. I restarted the laptop, and it resumed, but again seeming to stall, I pressed the power button, received some console messages, then the resume finished, giving me the desktop right as I had left it, logged in and with a gnome-terminal open.

Then I went to restart or shutdown (sorry, can't remember), and the process started but then received a dialog box saying that system configuration prevents me from performing this action while another user is logged in.

I figured maybe because I was logged in as root in a gnome-terminal window (was logged into the desktop session as a normal user). So instead of entering the root password to continue shutdown, I hit cancel to see if closing the gnome-terminal window would prevent the security message. After a few seconds, received a blank/black/frozen screen.

I had to do a hard shut-down, and after rebooting, had the same problem as before. Frozen screen in runlevel 2 a second after I get the console message that gdm is loading. Tried restarting two or three more times, but no go.

I had spent too much time on this old laptop, so after this, a few days ago, decided to go with a different distribution, one that I'm more familiar with. It seems to be working more smoothly now, and with acpi enabled I'm getting the desktop every time.

Thank you for your help, I'm sorry I couldn't be of more help to resolve this possible bug.

Last edited by Andy Alkaline; 12-20-2010 at 10:46 PM. Reason: adding info
 
  


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