hmm, Sasha pointed me in this direction in response to some problems I was having ... I've gone through the entire thread, as well as the older one about the same topic, and Im pretty sure Im no closer to the solution than I was before reading this ... Only because Im not on the same level of expertise as the people discussing stuff in this thread ...
anyways, long story short, could some one please point out if the following symptoms are related to the topic being discussed in this thread, and if yes, how bout some pointers on where I begin, to get started sorting this mess out -
System is a pretty old one, Intel 845G chipset motherboard with whatever on-board graphics (dont remember right now), Pentium D 2.4GHz, 768MB DDR RAM with 8MB shared for the on board graphics.
Slack 12.2 - fresh install, no changes to anything, COMPLETE installation - startx leads to the nice flashy GUI, but ctrl+alt+fx will NOT bring me back to any of the consoles, nor will ctrl+alt+bkspc terminate X!
I was pretty sure that it was a graphics driver related issue, tried to google to figure out a solution, noticed 13 had just been released, so got that and reinstalled over 12.2. NOT upgraded, full format and reinstall!
Slack 13 - fresh install, no changes to anything, COMPLETE installation - startx leads to the even nicer and flashier GUI, and ctrl+alt+fx/bkspc all work exactly as expected. Problem is that the system 'hangs' after about 30 minutes or so! Mouse still works, num-lock still works, so its not completely frozen, but absolutely nothing else works, only way to move on is to hit reset and reboot!
I never used 12.2 long enough to know if the same hanging problems existed there too!
Im not scared of the CLI, quite like using it, BUT my level of experience with Linux is not too great, so if this IS a related problem, and if I can help you guys out, while getting my own system to work, you will need to do a little bit of hand-holding when it comes to information that I need to get out of my system and provide to you.
Oh also, I tried putting in an ancient nVidia Riva TNT2 AGP, just to see if the problem would go away, meaning it was Intel causing it ... The system went NUTS during bootup with pages and pages of errors before it 'froze'! Just remember that a lot of it had to do with udev! The system booted up again once I pulled the nVidia card out, I am pretty sure that inserting a new AGP is NOT an 'illegal' thing to do, meaning I dont think a simple swap ought have caused THAT many errors, but I could be absolutely wrong, of course!
My thread is located at http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...13-gui-752119/
... but be warned, there are a few posts that are totally off-topic in that thread (courtesy, me!) So, serious folks who cannot waste time, probably a good idea to ignore that thread