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Old 10-02-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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monitor blank after closing x

hi all -

i use KDE with Slackware. when using a Konsole in X, pressing Ctrl-Alt-Backspace gives me a black screen with no command line interface. similarly, selecting 'log out' from the K Menu gives me a black screen. anyone know whats up? i'm simply trying to exit X to a command line interface.


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Old 10-02-2007, 09:22 AM   #2
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Try hitting Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or F2-F6). This will give you a virtual console to log in with. F7 is the one used by X.


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