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Old 01-26-2011, 11:02 AM   #1
TINI71
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flashing cursor in middle of the screen


Hi all,

I just got offshore and was trying to extract csv files with new software and the toughbook went crazy. When i try to boot it up it ends up with the black screen and flashing white x in the middle of the screen.Luckily the company have a back up to do the job but would like to try to resolve it on the rig rather than send it back to Germany.I am in West africa.

thanx Martin
 
Old 01-26-2011, 11:57 AM   #2
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Do you know what Distro it's running? It sounds like it's getting as far as starting the X server and giving up with the default (basic) screen - small checker board and white moveable 'X' cursor? ...or not?
Can you boot it to a console prompt instead? You could then confirm by trying to start the x server with
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