10.2 graphics problem

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Sep 16 01:09:48 UTC 2015

On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Polytropon wrote:

>>> You say that you can't "quit
>>> back to the console," which in my mind could mean two different
>>> things.
>> Ah! Nothing works, mouse, keyboard, nothing except the power button.
> This sounds familiar - X, HAL & DBUS fun. :-)
> http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/aei.html

That article is somewhat obsolete and can be replaced with "Use vt(4)."

Problems can also be caused by cargo-culting an xorg.conf file, rather 
than trying with an empty one.

> I have configured X to work without HAL and DBUS and PolicyKit
> and ConsoleKit and who knows what stuff... but if you're going
> to use Xfce, you better keep those dependencies or many things
> inside Xfce won't work as expected.

Not necessary.  I use dbus with xfce, but HAL is not needed and the rest 
need little or no configuration.

>> This is a SuperMicro with a low end Radeon graphics card.
>> If vt(7) doesn't work I'll try vt(8).

Err... there is only vt(4).

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