Re: Etch: blank (black) screen, Xorg is running, modes are Ok
Florian Kulzer wrote:
On Tue, Jul 18, 2006 at 12:32:10 -0300, Joao Carlos de Lima Roscoe wrote:
I've got a new plain install of etch which is running ok, with Xorg/kdm/kde.
The modes are ok: I have only four resolutions (1280x1024, 1024x768,
800x600 and 640x480) and I can see all of them right after a boot, by
cycling the modes with ctrl-alt-plus and ctrl-alt-minus.
However, if Xorg is restarted for any reason (ctrl-alt-backspace,
logoff, telinit 1 followed by ctrl-D, /etc/init.d/kdm stop followed by
/etc/init.d/kdm start, etc.) it *does* run (no errors in the console),
shows in "#ps -eal <return>" output and I can even (blindly) login
successfully, but the screen remains black.
Also (this is interesting), the same happens if I switch to a console
and then back to X (ctrl-alt-F1 folowed by ctrl-alt-F7).
In every case, the system still reacts to ctrl-alt-plus, ctrl-alt-minus
and ctrl-alt-backspace (I can hear my TRC display switching scan modes),
but there is no image at all - well, there is a very subtle, almost
completely dark, glow in the screen, seeming to be the correct desktop
scan size, but nothing identifiable.
As far as I could test, the only way to restore proper operation is
We need to know which graphics card you are using and which driver.
Sorry. I should have included that info from the beginning...
Post the output of the following two commands:
lspci | egrep -i 'vga|display|graphic'
nip2024:~> lspci | egrep -i 'vga|display|graphic'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)
awk '/Section "Device"/,/EndSection/' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
nip2024:~> awk '/Section "Device"/,/EndSection/' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
The xorg.conf file was generated/placed by the install procedure.
Have just tried to swith to the i810 driver. The behaviour is the same.
Should I post the (big) Xorg.0.log file?
Thaks for your help,