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Old 08-09-2005, 09:59 PM   #1
Volt
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Reboot,shutdown,logout issues in 10.1


I just did a fresh install of Slackware 10.1 on my pc, the setup went smooth & I installed very quickly.

I went to login as root & to "adduser" since using root is bad etc. When I finished I typed in "startx" and fluxbox starts. But when I try to logout, shutdown or reboot it goes to a black screen & stays there which causes me to restart manually. Someone in #slackware told me to try changing framebuffer to "normal" in /etc/lilo.conf, run lilo and then reboot. This fixed my issues but created another one. Now when I login with my root or user account once & logout and try to login to the either I get a black screen again.

Any help is appreciated - Kevin

Last edited by Volt; 08-12-2005 at 01:57 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 12:33 AM   #2
Jerre Cope
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I think you will encounter the behavior you're looking for by turning on the gdm. You're probably operating at init level 3 now. If X comes up ok, find the line in /etc/inittab that looks like:

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id:3:initdefault:
  • change the 3 to a 4
  • reboot

You can use the gdm to pick the default session to use now. You can use the Gnome login screen manager to turnon the various actions you want, such as Shutdown
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help but it didn't exatly solve the problem, I still get the black screen after i've logged in one account, logout and try to get into my other. Is their anyway I can fix it without having to resort to using GDM? I really like the simple "startx" method.
 
Old 08-12-2005, 11:34 PM   #4
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I think, then, your real problem is with xorg.conf. Look at the output of lspci to get a better idea of the chipset and video card ID. Next, use xorgconfig to build a new xorg config with the various options of your display hardware. For example, if you use the i810 chipset, there are alot of options to try. Your problem sounds like you may have exhausted your video memory. If you think this may be the problem, change the colors from 24 million to 16 thousand.

Be sure to save your current xorg.conf as a baseline, you may want to add back in options like the scrolling mouse wheel after you get a stable xorg.conf built with xorgconfig.
 
  


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