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Old 04-01-2005, 12:31 AM   #1
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Black Screen with startx


I'm using a Cel366 on an EpOx board (not sure of model) with an original 64mb ATI Radeon.

I'm able to run xorgsetup and xorgconfig with no problems, and I've tried a number of configurations as far as V & Hsync, colour depth and res., but every time I run startx, I hear the screen flicker a few times and then it goes black with no way to exit but reboot.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 04-01-2005, 01:43 AM   #2
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What does your /var/log/Xorg.0.log say? That's where X logs its errors.

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I've tried a number of configurations as far as V & Hsync, colour depth and res.
Be careful, you can damage your monitor with the wrong settings.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 08:58 AM   #3
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grep EE Xorg.0.log only brings up (II)Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
grep WW Xorg.0.log brings up several warning about FontPath finally stating something to the effect that it can't be found and also lists "RADEON(0) connector info table does not exist" or something along those lines.

I've always kept my V & H sync within my monitor's range.
 
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I'm having the same problem - whenever I try to boot into X I end up with a black screen. Ctrl-Alt-BSP yields nothing useful, nor is there anything useful in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

I've tried so many variations in my xorg.conf file that my head hurts. If anyone can help me out - it would be greatly appreciated
 
Old 06-03-2005, 10:28 AM   #5
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I've tried a number of configurations as far as V & Hsync, colour depth and res.
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Be careful, you can damage your monitor with the wrong settings.


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Yeah, what he means by that is that your monitor will go *pooooooof*.

And post /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.

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Old 06-03-2005, 01:41 PM   #6
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Unfortunatly, I can't exactly post those files since the machine they are on can't boot into X - though I will type out the final line in the log for you. Also, note that there are no errors (EE) in the log.
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AUDIT Fri Jun 3 11:33:08 2005: 4612 X: client 5 rejected from local host
Any ideas?

Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 06-04-2005, 01:39 AM   #7
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In my case, it turned out my installation messed up at some point. I did a clean install and everything works.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 03:14 AM   #8
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In that case, something I've found works is get a LiveCD like Knoppix, boot from that and then mount your local drive and copy the file it generates over. May not be optimum but it'll get you started and you can tweak it from there
 
Old 06-04-2005, 08:47 AM   #9
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Installers always mess up at some point, you just need to know where.
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In my case, it turned out my installation messed up at some point. I did a clean install and everything works.
I started a new thread named GENERAL: Screw-ups....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=330249

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