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Re: X11 makes black screen

On Sep 1, 2013, at 5:26 PM, Riccardo Mottola 
<> wrote:

> Hi,
> Riccardo Mottola wrote:
>> Actually, I was able to reproduce 1) and 3) in a reliable manner. Let's 
>> ignore 2) for now, which happened just once or twice.
>> If I boot the laptop and directly start X it works. I get as a user to a 
>> working X environment, including windowmaker, etc. I can exit X, re-start 
>> X11 again, it works
>> When I boot, I do not have network configured. I insert into the laptop 
>> either a LAN or a WLAN card and run manually dhclient on it.
>> Once I do that, I get into the "X starts and gets black screen" forever.
>> Interestingly, logging in remotely and killing all X related process (which 
>> do die) doesn't bring back a console, a black screen remains.
>> This looks quite weird.
> nobody has a suggestion for this? it is really strange... and also quite 
> iconvenient.
> Riccardo
> <riccardo_mottola.vcf>

Does dhcp change your hostname or mess with /etc/hosts much? 

What if you startx before running dhclient?

It sounds like the display 0 gets corrupted or confused somehow. 

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