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Old 01-05-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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Hello! I am running Slackware Linux 11.0 with kernel 2.6.18, kde 2.5.4, video card: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03).
I have a problem with switching users. If I am in runlevel 4 and I go to the start menu and choose the "switch user option", a blank screen appears and all I can do is ctr+alt+del to reboot. If I am in runlevel 3 and I type
ctrl+alt+f2
then I login, and when I decide to go back to the X session, typing
crtl+alt+f7
I again get a blank screen where only ctrl+alt+del works.

My keyboard is BENQ, the keyboard layout is "gb". I have tried it with "us" layout, but switching users does not work either.
Strangest of all as it may seem, I have installed Slack 11.0 on another machine with NVidia video card and there users switching works perfectly. I have no idea where the problem is...Probably something has to be tweaked in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf to enable users switching with my video card? I have no idea.

Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you in advance,
Martin
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:07 AM   #2
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"start menu"?

kde? gnome? something else?
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:12 AM   #3
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"start menu"?

kde? gnome? something else?
I have described in detail the hardware and software I deem relevant. I use kde 2.5.4, as I have specified.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:16 AM   #4
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really? ... hmmm, well, it is Friday, and I tired ...

I don't use kde, but it must have some kind of log. As for every problem, check the log.

M.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 09:31 AM   #5
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I do not know how to check the log of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, since after I get the blank screen all I can do is reboot. Then the old log file is overwritten and I do not know what has happened.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 10:40 AM   #6
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I don't have any inkling what your real problem is about, but as far as your logs go, having a live CD would be handy here. Reboot and boot off of a Live CD/DVD (any distro will do). Mount up your partition that holds the logs and see if they say anything interesting.
 
Old 01-06-2007, 09:24 AM   #7
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I don't have any inkling what your real problem is about, but as far as your logs go, having a live CD would be handy here. Reboot and boot off of a Live CD/DVD (any distro will do). Mount up your partition that holds the logs and see if they say anything interesting.
I did what you suggested. I deleted the contents of the files /var/log/messages, /var/log/syslog,/var/log/Xorg.0.log. Then I typed ctrl+alt+f2, got to tty2, then I typed ctrl+alt+f7 to get back to my x session and I got the blank screen. After booting with the installation boot disk I mounted my /vat partition and I saw that he above mentioned log files were empty, so not mistakes had been detected.
Any more suggestions?
 
Old 01-13-2007, 02:30 PM   #8
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Doesn't anyone have any idea?
 
  


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