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Old 01-27-2005, 03:19 PM   #1
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startx....black screen.


Okay, so here the deal.

Im running slackware 10.0....its freshly installed, and it starts up smoothly, except when im in the command line and type startx the screen goes black.

Ive done vi xorg.conf and everything seems to look okay to my eyes, it might be something more advanced...than simply the resolutions being in the proper range.

Any ideas or help you guys can offer
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:23 PM   #2
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not without some useful information.... what does /var/log/xorg.conf say abuot it's failure?

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Old 01-27-2005, 03:23 PM   #3
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It would help if you wanted to post your hardware details (graphics card and monitor especially) and your xorg.conf, and possibly the last few lines of your xorg log file (look in /var/log/*).

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Old 01-27-2005, 03:26 PM   #4
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That file is empty.

It doesnt seem to cause an error, just nothing happens when I type startx.

*edit*

Hardware info

NVidida Geforce 4 MX440 and an LG Flatron F700P
Intel P4 2.40GHz
1 gig of ram
40 gig HD


also kernel 2.4.26 if you needed to know.


I cant paste my xorg.conf but I can type out a few lines if you want.

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Old 01-27-2005, 03:31 PM   #5
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which file?

the log will not be empty... check for Xorg.0.log. there should also be a load of errors spat out to console
 
Old 01-27-2005, 03:37 PM   #6
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yeah, sorry...

xorg.0.log does exist.

the last line is as follows:

Fatal server error:
failed to initialize core devices

also I was just told to try and check out vf86config and it doesnt exist either...im not sure if thats a problem, or mabye slackware just doesnt need it.

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Old 01-27-2005, 04:09 PM   #7
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which core device?

it might be faster to rerun the conf program(as root):

xorgconfig

answer the questions and if your using nvidia's driver open it up with vi/mcedit and change the driver line again to nvidia.

Also, if your using nvidia's driver what version is it (specifically is it the newest one)?
 
Old 01-27-2005, 04:19 PM   #8
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the last line is no use... paste more.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 10:13 PM   #9
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Have you run xorgconfig ? That is the program that will configure your video card, mouse and other hardware in a text file called xorg.conf. Make sure you have your video card and mouse specs on hand and give it a try. If your not sure about a setting just use the default or take your best guess. Post your complete xorg.conf and xorg.0.log if you can. I dont think you need the vf86config file anyway.
 
  


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