Originally Posted by Pixxt
I always before I build the fglrx packages, I run "xorgsetup" to have a nice sane default /etc/X11/xorg.conf . After i install the fglrx package then i ati-config --initial this seems to work for me. YMMV
First off, apologies for posting in a very old thread. However, I encountered a very similar problem on a fresh install of Slackware 14.0 x86. I had so much difficulty in finding a solution for my problem, that when I tried this method, it finally fixed it and I am now comfortably enjoying my new install of Slackware. My hope is to potentially save any future hardship on someone should they encounter the same issues I did.
My interests lies only in that I appreciate the community for its help, and for that I wish to give back my experience with an issue that took a substantial amount of time to solve. Why it took so long is because I've been using linux for about 6 days, so I am needless to say, very much a "newbie" to the Linux experience. However, I aim to show that even if you are a complete and total newbie to Linux/Slackware/Anything_Other_Than_Windows that if you put in the time and have just enough patience, the rewards are well worth it.
What my issue/s were...
After Completing an installation of Slackware 14.0 x86 when the prompt for 'startx' would be issued, I would load a screen showing the HDD/Utils/etc. loading, then the screen goes black. Once this occurs, no commands can be given. The keyboard is completely non-functional. Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing. Alt+T does nothing. No commands can be issued, a forced shutdown/reboot IS required.
How I solved this...
A Google.com search revealed an issue with drivers relating to ATi onboard graphics & dedicated cards. My issue was not with ATi drivers because I have Intel onboard graphics. However, I came across this thread and saw the post (at the top of page) saying to run xorgsetup. I ran this command and followed every available option with default. After it ran an autoconfigure for screen resolution the system did appear to freeze. DO NOT worry, it will come back in a moment. After this was complete I ran 'startx' and everything booted just fine.
Some details that might help someone in the future...
Laptop: Dell 13X series Inspirion
Slackware Ver.: 14.0
CPU: Intel Core i3
Every setup or option in the install I did as Default/Auto/(NA) etc.
I had internet issues at start of install, this fixed that issue. (Possibly related?)
All in all I hope this helps anyone out in the future, and again, sorry for posting in such an old thread. I just felt that I had info and knowledge that could help benefit the community. Afterall, it's the community that helped solve my issue, so it's only appropriate to pay it forward. :-)