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Re: X11 makes black screen

On Wed, Aug 14, 2013 at 11:45:19PM +0200, Riccardo Mottola wrote:
> Independently if I have my own xinitrc, startx may:
> 1) end up with a black screen, nothing seen, no cursor, no anything
> 2) startup, consoles, clock load, then nothing "works" except moving the  
> cursor. I cannot select any terminal, make a menu appear (twm) iconize  
> windows, nothing
> 3) work fine (happened once for now)

This sounds like a driver problem to me - I have seen similar symptoms
when the blitter queue on a card "got stuck" somewhere, i.e. the driver
was unable to send new commands to the blitter hardware.


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