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i run a lil nix box to run a small irc network, using CollegeLinux, and its been up and stable and happy for about 4 months.
then i had to go and break the damn thing.
i finally got a new monitor for the box, and was trying to bring it from 800x600 res to 1024x768 in kde. i punched in the video card and monitor info, saved, and cntrl+alt+backspace to kill x. it blinked at me a few times and just sat there with my wallpaper being the only thing on the screen. the box looked hung, but the ircd was still up so i just left alone for an hour and ate.
i come back, and its still froze up like that, so i rebooted the machine. now when it gets to the point that it launches x, it blinks a few times at me and freezes.
so after searchign these forums, i started the system with linux single, and went into xf86config, trying first the video card/monitor information that i had in front of me, with no go. ive since tried a number of different setups down to bottom settings, and everytime it blinks at me a few times then just sits there.
any idea on how the hell im going to fix this, would be much appreciated
im not sure how, but it turns out it wasnt a refresh problem, but an error loading the frickin mouse. i have no clue on how this happened, since all i was doing was changing the resolution when x died on me.
after days of screwing around with it, and searching the forums trying any tip i could find, adding "AllowMouseOpenFail" in my ServerFlags section of xf86config-4 fixed it. and the mouse works fine. bizarre to say the least.