Originally Posted by onebuck
Since you can work from the 'cli' then have a look at '/var/log/Xorg.0.log' to find the error.
I don't understand any of the stuff in there.
Once I started raw X without XFCE, I had to shutdown because Ctrl-Alt-Backspace didn't work, and I think I saw X complain about not being able to find "us" something related to the keyboard (kaemab, maybe?), before it shut off.