Xorg on ThinkPad T430/10.0-RELEASE

Charlie cwr at SDF.ORG
Sat Jan 25 02:52:38 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

I just did a fresh install of 10.0-RELEASE on my ThinkPad T430 (Intel 

I do not have a display/login manager (such as XDM or GDM, etc.) running 
on my system, so I do a simple "startx" to launch X and begin my XFCE4 

However, when I attempt to exit X and return to the console, the screen 
goes dark and the usual combination of ctrl + alt + F* does nothing, nor 
does ctrl-alt-backspace.

I can still SSH into the laptop, so the system has not crashed, it just 
seems like its a problem with X and/or the system console.

This also happens when I attempt to test an Xorg config file via the 
method presented in the handbook:

Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro

Any suggestions or ideas is greatly appreciated!



cwr at sdf.org
SDF Public Access UNIX System - http://sdf.org

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