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Old 09-25-2002, 11:40 PM   #1
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StartX only shows blank screen until reboot

I'm running redhat 7.3 on a Dell Inspiron 3700. Everything was working fine until I closed the lid. This caused the system to go into standby. Now when I run 'startx' I only get a blank screen. The only way out is with a hard reboot. "Ctrl, Alt, bspace" doesn't do anything.

Gnome was working fine before this. I assume X still thinks that the system is in standby. Or something has corrupted it.

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this link may help
Old 09-26-2002, 10:15 PM   #3
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Cinders thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately nothing on that page helped. X was working fine for a number of days. I've even reinstall the XFree86- Still the same thing.

The computer starts fine. Everything except for X works. BTW, there doesn't seam to be any error reported in the XFree86.0.log file.

Anyone have any other thoughts?



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