Re: After recent upgrade, starting gdm shows "black" screen
On Sun, 04 Apr 2010 10:47:57 -0500
Hugo Vanwoerkom <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Daniel Trebbien wrote:
> > I recently upgraded my Toshiba Satellite L45-S7409, running Debian
> > testing (Squeeze). This morning when I started my laptop, the
> > computer booted and I was able to use my GNOME desktop as usual.
> > This afternoon, however, when I started my laptop, the screen went
> > "black" a short moment after I saw: "Starting GNOME Display
> > Manager: gdm". More specifically, the laptop screen's backlight is
> > on and all I see is a single, white underscore at the top left of
> > the screen (almost as if `gdm` failed to "take over" the display).
> > The hard drive activity LED is flashing even with the "black"
> > screen (all black except for the single underscore character), but
> > the graphical login screen does not appear and typing on the
> > keyboard has no effect on the display.
I have been seeing problem with X not starting properly without using
startx. you may want to give that a try.
also you may want to check the /var/log directory for Xorg.log and