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Old 01-27-2005, 07:22 PM   #1
trinoo
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dark screen when pressing Ctrl + Alt + Backspace or Ctrl + Alt F1-F6 in Gnome or KDE


hi,

just to check why when i press Ctrl + Alt + Backspace or Ctrl + Alt F1-F6 simultaneously in Gnome or KDE, I'm unable to switch to other console, instead gone to dark (grey) screen and I was unable to switch it back.
It was not hang because I was able to see green light on the keyboard when I press Caps lock. I have to force a hard reboot by pressing reboot button

Thanks for the help
 
Old 01-28-2005, 12:47 AM   #2
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i had that problem long time ago. and gone when i do proper setting of my xorg.conf
 
Old 01-28-2005, 03:23 AM   #3
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hi nazmin,

where can i view and edit my curreny xorg.conf? and what is the standard or common setting of xorg.conf?

sorry, newbie here
 
Old 01-28-2005, 04:08 AM   #4
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Hey Trinoo!

I was having the same problem too... I tried tweaking my xorg.conf (which is in /etc/X11 btw), but that didnt work for me. Nazmin, care to share your xorg.conf with us?

I changed my lilo to boot with standard vga, and removed hotplug from the bootup process and that fixed this. This was very wierd and i would love it if someone could explain this.

Anyhow, FWIW this is what I did... YMMV!
  • Edit /etc/lilo.conf and remove all the lines that have "vga" in them... Then run 'lilo'. This tells lilo not to go to a fancy screen, i.e. the ones with more rows and cols during boot up.
  • Run 'pkgtool' and there run the hotplug set up again and disable it. This prevents slack from searching for new devices at boot.

I have no idea why it worked. I have an intel810 and a Samsung Samtron 56V monitor. I have my xorg configured without any mention of my graphics card which is the onboard intel misery that shares my comps ram.

Btw, this is a pretty annoying a problem because as soon as I logout I used to get a blank screen which means just 1 login session per boot up. Luckily gnome had that login a new window, but it was still a pain.
 
Old 01-28-2005, 04:26 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by madbrain


.......

Btw, this is a pretty annoying a problem because as soon as I logout I used to get a blank screen which means just 1 login session per boot up. Luckily gnome had that login a new window, but it was still a pain.
same problem with the logout
 
Old 01-28-2005, 08:13 AM   #6
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as a root type
xorgconfig

i think you need pay attention on your Monitor setting

e.g Identifier "My Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

HorizSync 30-72

# HorizSync 30-64 # multisync
# HorizSync 31.5, 35.2 # multiple fixed sync frequencies
# HorizSync 15-25, 30-50 # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY. REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

VertRefresh 50-120
 
  


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