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Old 06-12-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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Unhappy xfce in slackware

installed slacky, and made xfce my default WM, it works fine till i want to switch t console thru the ctrl+alt+ key combi, when i do that the screen goes blank, cant even switch back to x windows, i then have to reboot, what could be the problem here

Old 06-12-2005, 07:00 PM   #2
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Well, I don't know what's the problem really, but it often has to do with framebuffer so I always disable it. Try setting vga=normal in /etc/lilo.conf and run /sbin/lilo
It's not the best way to solve the problem but it works.
Old 06-13-2005, 10:26 PM   #3
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This isn't a problem with XFCE at all. This is an X issue, and probably a buggy video card driver. The framebuffer may have something to do with it, but more than likely you can retain the framebuffer and use a better suited Xorg driver for your video card.

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Old 06-14-2005, 06:29 PM   #4
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not sure if this is your problem or not, but i was reading the xfce documentation on their website today and i seem to remember reading something about ctr-alt-del being a shortcut for locking the desktop. something like that. maybe you should remap the keys? not sure how to do this is xfce though...
Old 06-14-2005, 08:15 PM   #5
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i think that is the video driver.

run xorgcfg --configure (i dont remember)

and look the file what has been create

look the module of you card and edit the xorg.conf

my english is too bad, sorry

Old 06-15-2005, 11:02 AM   #6
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xorgsetup did the trick

xorgsetup did the trick,

dunno whats the diff between xorgcfg, xorgconfig and xorgsetup

AFAIK all do the same thing, but how come xorgcfg and xorgconfig failed to configure my X properly and xorgsetup did the trick



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