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Old 01-06-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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Gentoo: X11 destroys standard terminals

Ok I installed gentoo (2.6.9-gentoo-r13 using genkernel) on my laptop and installed Xorg-X11, KDE, GDM and ATI-Drivers.
It all looks great except when I start X and try to ctrl+alt+f1 to get to a terminal the screen just goes all scattered and I cant do anything.
I used fglrxconfig to make my xorg.conf file.
It seems like the only way to get out of the problem is to hard-power-off.
No errors in Xorg.0.log
I have no idea what to do... please help.
Old 01-06-2005, 09:16 PM   #2
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I've never tried ctrl alt F* when I was in the GUI before. Couldn't you just go to start > run and run xterm if you want a terminal? ctrl alt F* which allow for multiple terminals if you don't have a GUI. hope this answers your question.
Old 01-06-2005, 09:21 PM   #3
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Well ther other main thing is i cant shut down X without crash eather.. it just cant go back to console text mode


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