Bug#546836: [xserver-xorg-video-mga] black screen when X starts
Brent S. Elmer Ph.D. wrote:
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-mga
> Version: 1:1.4.11.dfsg-1
> Severity: grave
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> I upgraded xserver-xorg... that hit squeeze recently. I also updated xserver-xorg-video-mga.
> When I restarted X, I don't get a gdm login screen it is just black. I can still hear the ready to
> login sound that plays. I can blindly type the login information and hear the gnome login sound. The
> screen remains black. It is like the monitor has been put to sleep. I can do alt-F1 to go to a tty session.
> When it opens the session, the monitor slowly wakes up and I can see the session. There are no errors in the
> Xorg.0.log. I have a Matrox G550 card. I even tried removing xorg.conf and letting X set everything. It didn't make
> any difference. I tried /etc/init.d/gdm resgtart and X restarts and I can hear the ready to login sound but the screen is
> still black. I am submitting this bug report from a different computer because the other one is not very useful at
> the moment. What can I do to fix it?
Please send your config and log.