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Old 11-23-2013, 05:36 AM   #1
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Black blank screen on logout / switching to text terminals


Whenever I try to switch to one of the text terminals (by hitting Ctrl-Alt-Fx) or try to log out (either by Ctrl-Alt-Backspace or the graphical logout menu or xfce4-session-logout), all I get is a black screen, with no cursor, nor any text whatsoever.
I've looked through logs but haven't noticed anything relevant.
I've waited for a couple of minutes for it, but nothing happened.
Also, it doesn't seem to do anything at all in these cases, so it's probably not hanging, but just being stubborn with the graphics.

I should mention that I'm running Slackware 14-current and I have a dual monitor setup.

Old 11-23-2013, 09:10 AM   #2
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #3
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It's different, as you only seemed to get a delay; in my case, nothing happens at all.
Also, I haven't noticed any warnings when I installed the ATI drivers (both x86 and x64).


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