Originally Posted by jostber
Can you try adding "915.modeset=1" to your kernel line in lilo or grub conf?
okay just saved that to a text file in my /root going to just keep it at stable and upgrade all if that borks will try above. if that doesn't will adjust mirror to current and try again and if it borks try the above fix and report back
okay stable didn't bork it i can tell as not only can't i startx where I still have an xsession started (xcfe here) I can't launch a terminal a browser nada with a window of anykind)
now changing mirror to current and working to break it again
okay I am completely upgraded to current and don't think there is going to be an issue this time.
I think I made a 24 hour no sleep 3am missed slackpkg install-new which broke some dependencies
but going to reboot to make sure. and just in case already appended your suggest to kernel options in lilo and touched lilo so I can get back to here in case all else fails
issue resolved on my end that HAD to be the culprit. will promise to repeat 50 RTFM's before bedtime tonight