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Re: Debian on a Macbook (Leopard): Xorg installation leads to blank screen on reboot

On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 05:04:41AM -0400, shawn wilson wrote:
> You must be really comfortable in your relationship (or want a quick escape
> from it) :)

She is no geek, and is not passionate about computers, but fortunately
she prefers the keyboard over the mouse/touchpad, and if she is told
about some of the basic keyboard shortcuts, she manages very well.
Since a basic X + window manager setup allows that, she prefers it
over windows or OS X. That way, i am lucky :-)

> At any rate, a virtual might serve you better. Either way, to debug this you
> should start without x - run level 1 IIRC. Or switch to another vt. Then,
> you can see what's happening - ps, tail -f, etc.

As you can see from my other mail in this thread (with changed subject 
line), i have narrowed down the problem to the package 
xserver-xorg-video-intel. As i mentioned in my reply to Davide, when 
that package is installed, even if i select "recovery mode" at the 
grub prompt, i eventually reach a black screen. 

Also, when i get a blank screen, i have tried key combinations such as
ctrl-alt-fn-F1/2/3/4/5/6 - nothing, the screen remains blank. So i
have no way of using any VT. 

> Btw, did you include the xorg log?

I didn't. I am at my workplace, and the machine is at my home, so
cannot do it right away. But it gets generated only when X starts,
right? So suppose i install the package xserver-xorg-video-intel, then 
issue the 'startx' command, and attach the /var/log/Xorg.0.log file. 
But the blank screen problem will occur when i reboot. So would the
xorg log file help?


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