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installed slacky, and made xfce my default WM, it works fine till i want to switch t console thru the ctrl+alt+ key combi, when i do that the screen goes blank, cant even switch back to x windows, i then have to reboot, what could be the problem here
Well, I don't know what's the problem really, but it often has to do with framebuffer so I always disable it. Try setting vga=normal in /etc/lilo.conf and run /sbin/lilo
It's not the best way to solve the problem but it works.
This isn't a problem with XFCE at all. This is an X issue, and probably a buggy video card driver. The framebuffer may have something to do with it, but more than likely you can retain the framebuffer and use a better suited Xorg driver for your video card.
not sure if this is your problem or not, but i was reading the xfce documentation on their website today and i seem to remember reading something about ctr-alt-del being a shortcut for locking the desktop. something like that. maybe you should remap the keys? not sure how to do this is xfce though...