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Old 06-04-2018, 03:23 PM   #76
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Ok I'll try IceWM first.

Could you give me a little more details or a link on the virgin user account part?

I try to keep this system as minimal as possible I don't want to accidentally create fatty parts that I can't remove.
 
Old 06-04-2018, 03:25 PM   #77
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mrmazda,

Could it be that one or more of the arguments in the Xorg.conf file be wrong?

Did anything stand out when you read through it?

All was well before OP created the xorg.file so now I'm trying to figure out what the xorg.file is colliding with?
OR> what xorg is trying to override.
 
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Old 06-04-2018, 04:06 PM   #78
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I was wondering the same thing as Ztcoracat,
if the blanking started after xorg, then what was preventing it beforehand yknow?

Anyway, neither problems occur under IceWM, which strengthens my agreement with Ztcoracat, there must be existing files inside of XFCE that can control this behavior.

Also, DEAR LORD THAT'S ONE UGLY WM
 
Old 06-04-2018, 07:21 PM   #79
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Could you give me a little more details or a link on the virgin user account part?
All basic stuff:
Code:
# ll /home/tester
ls: cannot access '/home/tester': No such file or directory
# adduser --gid 100 --uid 1999 tester
Adding user `tester' ...
Adding new user `tester' (1999) with group `users' ...
Creating home directory `/home/tester' ...
Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing the user information for tester
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
        Full Name []: Tester
        Room Number []:
        Work Phone []:
        Home Phone []:
        Other []:
Is the information correct? [Y/n] y
# ll /home/tester
total 10
drwxr-xr-x  2 tester users 1024 Jun  4 19:49 .
drwxr-xr-x 18 root   root  3072 Jun  4 19:49 ..
-rw-r--r--  1 tester users  220 Jun  4 19:49 .bash_logout
-rw-r--r--  1 tester users 3526 Jun  4 19:49 .bashrc
-rw-r--r--  1 tester users  675 Jun  4 19:49 .profile
#
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I try to keep this system as minimal as possible I don't want to accidentally create fatty parts that I can't remove.
Code:
# userdel tester
# rm -fR /home/tester
# ll /home/tester
ls: cannot access '/home/tester': No such file or directory
#
https://www.networkworld.com/article...x-systems.html
https://opensource.com/article/18/4/...rs-group-linux
https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/d...counts.en.html
 
Old 06-04-2018, 07:45 PM   #80
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mrmazda,

Could it be that one or more of the arguments in the Xorg.conf file be wrong?
Wrong, unlikely. Superfluous, yes.

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Did anything stand out when you read through it?
The xorg.conf that 'Xorg --configure' generated? There's virtually nothing in there customized to his hardware. It's nearly all a copy of a template, other than whatever OP changed (Option "UseHotplugEvents" "false"?, which is not used). The first five sections in it have nothing to do with video. There's nothing in it connected to any (EE) lines in his log.

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All was well before OP created the xorg.file so now I'm trying to figure out what the xorg.file is colliding with?
Given the response from trying IceWM, almost certainly all that happened is XFCE errantly saved something from that environment, which now needs to be purged from his user settings, probably somewhere in $HOME/.config/.

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OR> what xorg is trying to override.
I don't use XFCE, so won't hazard any kind of guess what's going on between is saved settings and the environment Xorg presents to XFCE.
 
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:30 PM   #81
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Do you still find it necessary for me to test this method?

Also are you 100% certain that that second bit will annihilate the tester user? It would appear to me that all you did there was delete it's home directory. Wouldn't it still have entries and cache and other fat parts created elsewhere? Like in the login application files, user permission files, etc

Sorry if I'm being a pain.
 
Old 06-04-2018, 09:15 PM   #82
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Thanks for the clarification:-mrmazda

Quote:
Given the response from trying IceWM, almost certainly all that happened is XFCE errantly saved something from that environment, which now needs to be purged from his user settings, probably somewhere in $HOME/.config/.
I was afraid you might say something to to tune of something being left behind that needed to be purged.
I'm not that good with Debian as I have been running Slackware for the last 6 years.

A quick search showed me how to use the purge cmd-
Code:
sudo apt-get purge and/or sudo apt get remove --purge
Running $HOME/.config/ on my system gave me a list of several applications listed along with gtk, gconf and XFCE4:-

According to google........
The default desktop/panel menu description file is now $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/xfce4/desktop/menu.xml and the file manager settings are stored in $XDG_CONFIG_DIRS/xfce4/xffm/ now.
 
Old 06-04-2018, 09:46 PM   #83
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https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5863693

Do you still find it necessary for me to test this method?
Do you wish a chance to repair your regular user? If you do it, you might get that chance, by comparing the two users' config files, and/or temporarily removing one or a group at a time, a sort of bisecting, to try to isolate the source of the problem.

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Also are you 100% certain that that second bit will annihilate the tester user? It would appear to me that all you did there was delete it's home directory. Wouldn't it still have entries and cache and other fat parts created elsewhere? Like in the login application files, user permission files, etc
There could be nearly a sector's worth of data in /etc/ while the extra user exists, but userdel purges those. Temp files should nearly all be in the homedir tree. If a few remain in /tmp/ you can delete them manually if you don't have /tmp/ automatically clearing at each boot.
 
Old 06-08-2018, 11:51 AM   #84
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I think this thread should be closed. The monitor blanking hasn't happened for days.

Yes I still have to change the resolution, but there's actually like 50 threads on that issue existing all over the internet. I'll just migrate over to one of those when I have the time again.
 
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I think this thread should be closed. The monitor blanking hasn't happened for days.

Yes I still have to change the resolution, but there's actually like 50 threads on that issue existing all over the internet. I'll just migrate over to one of those when I have the time again.
AFAIK, only a Moderator can close a thread.

If you want you can mark the thread Solved:-
 
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