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Old 07-18-2005, 08:52 PM   #1
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BLACK SCREEN after logout


I have built a LFS system on my P4 2.4 Ghz system, and have built X and gnome. The problem that I am facing is, after logout the login screen goes black. Another thing , when I switch to the console via Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then again switch back to X by Ctrl+Alt+F7 it shows me black screen, although I get correct responses for my keyboard input to X ( ex: pause / unpause in XMMS ). Could anyone help please...
Old 07-20-2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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I suggest that you review man xdm. The X-system is rather hard to set up, but there's a whole lot of documentation of which this, and the man-pages therein referenced, is the main one.

As an immediate analysis of the problem, I would say that X does not know to relaunch the login-program. Or that it is trying but failing to do so. The logfiles will assist you greatly here.
Old 01-16-2006, 10:24 AM   #3
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got it !

I was using vesa as a driver . I changed it to i810 and everthing became perfect


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