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Old 07-24-2004, 02:34 AM   #1
JediMasterTux
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stuffed up X (or maybe stuffed up terminal)


I have been usng linux for about a month now, changing distros every 2 days but I settled for Slackware. I have this annoying problem but. once I am in X if I try to change virtual terminals (Crt + Alt + F1)
the screen goes black
Thx in advance
 
Old 07-24-2004, 09:53 AM   #2
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When this or a similar thing has happened to me, it was due to using the wrong driver for my video card or the wrong parameters for my display. Unfortunately you have provided little or no info regarding your setup or what you have tried. You may want to google or search this forum as well (if you haven't) because this comes up often with a variety of causes and solutions.

What happen's when you use ctrl-alt-f2,f3,f4,f5,f6? Can you gfet back to x with ctrl-alt-f7?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 06:27 PM   #3
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Originally posted by Franklin
When this or a similar thing has happened to me, it was due to using the wrong driver for my video card or the wrong parameters for my display. Unfortunately you have provided little or no info regarding your setup or what you have tried. You may want to google or search this forum as well (if you haven't) because this comes up often with a variety of causes and solutions.

What happen's when you use ctrl-alt-f2,f3,f4,f5,f6? Can you gfet back to x with ctrl-alt-f7?
My video card is a intel 82845 G and a BenQ FP 791 according to Device Manager in window$.

Also when I press crt + alt + F1 or f2,f3,f4,f5,f6 the screan goes absolutely black. I cant go back to x either
I have to reboot the computer.
Also wher can I get the linux driver for intel graphics card?
 
Old 07-24-2004, 07:08 PM   #4
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Try using the i810 driver. This solved the same problem for me on my PC at work with the same video chipset.

HTH
 
  


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