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Brian8568 07-20-2006 10:59 PM

Black screen and X cursor
I did a fresh install of FC 5 today. Everything was working great, so I did a yum update and downloaded 200+ new packages. I rebooted.

Now grub comes up, starts FC 5. udev starts, then the screen goes black, the mouse cursor becomes an X which still moves, and nothing happens. /var/logs has nothing obviously wrong.

So I ctrl-alt-bkspace. I get a login: prompt. I type root, and something flashes across the screen , then it blanks and returns with a login:

I tried to reinstall FC 5, but that changed nothing. I'm loathe to wipe it off again, but I need to get this thing done.


reddazz 07-20-2006 11:32 PM

When you get the login screen, do CTRL-ALT-F1 to get to a terminal, login as root and kill the xserver by doing "init 3". After that run "startx" and see if a gui starts. Post back any errors messages.

konsolebox 07-21-2006 12:24 AM

hello. maybe you can check your log file /var/log/Xorg.0.log and check the final messages. much better if you can post it. ask reddaz.

i bet you have a video driver of X that's not compatible with your hardware. maybe somehow connected to the direct rendering manager. i've had this problem before.

Brian8568 07-27-2006 08:49 PM

Thanks for getting back so quick. I ended up having to reinstall from scratch due to some hardware issues, so it was probably all related.

Thanks anyway

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