m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Sat Aug 21 19:22:34 UTC 2010
On 21/08/2010 18:13:09, Fred Boatwright wrote:
> The screen is completely black. No mouse pointer. When the xorg.conf
> file is tested using Xorg -conf xorg.conf.new -retro I get the gray grid
> and the X mouse pointer. Without the -retro I get a totally black
> screen, no mouse pointer.
Um.... yes. That's what the '-retro' flag does: reintroduce the grid
pattern etc. that lets you confirm X is responsive, rather than the new
and really not at all improved behaviour of just throwing up a black
screen which is remarkably similar to some common failure modes.
Try starting up a window manager or similar. It might be that nothing
at all is actually wrong...
Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard
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JID: matthew at infracaninophile.co.uk Kent, CT11 9PW
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