Xorg Problems

Matthew Seaman 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...



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