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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 AM   #1
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x problems with rainbow colors

My adventure of installing slack onto a new HP Pavilion g6 continues.

I'm booted with the huge kernel because that's the only one I can get to work so far. lspci identifies a ATI Device 9990 as the VGA controller.

When I launch x/xfce I get a screen full of rainbow colors. I can see the desktop is there, but it is unusable/unreadable. Ironically, when I kill it with ctrl-alt-backspace the rainbow colors go away and I briefly see the normal xfce desktop before I get back to my prompt.

When I try xorgsetup I get a segmentation fault when it tries to probe the video hardware.

Any ideas?

Old 12-23-2012, 02:36 PM   #2
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ok, I installed the proprietary drivers and all is okay.


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