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Hello everyone, Normally X works fine on my machine, but after I rebooted this time, it decided to give me a blank screen. I can still switch terminals with Ctrl-Alt-F#, ...
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    Black screen after starting X


    Hello everyone,

    Normally X works fine on my machine, but after I rebooted this time, it decided to give me a blank screen. I can still switch terminals with Ctrl-Alt-F#, and this is the output of startx:

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    X: warning; process set to priority -11 instead of requested priority -10
    XFree86 Version 4.3.0.1 (Debian 4.3.0.dfsg.1-14sarge1 20050901212727 
    jp@localhost.localdomain)
    Release Date: 15 August 2003
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.6
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.8-16.0508-2 i686 [ELF] 
    Build Date: 02 September 2005
    
    This version of XFree86 has been extensively modified by the Debian
    Project, and is not supported by the XFree86 Project, Inc., in any
    way.  Bugs should be reported to the Debian Bug Tracking System; see
    <URL&#58; http&#58;//www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting >.
    
    We strongly encourage the use of the "reportbug" package and command
    to ensure that bug reports contain as much useful information as
    possible.
    
    Before filing a bug report, you may want to consult the Debian X FAQ&#58;
    XHTML version&#58; file&#58;///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.xhtml
    plain text version&#58; file&#58;///usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz
    
    Module Loader present
    OS Kernel&#58; Linux version 2.6.13.2 &#40;root@Rob&#41; &#40;gcc version 4.0.2 &#40;Debian 4.0.2-2&#41;&#41; #10 SMP Sun Oct 30 
    
    16&#58;23&#58;21 CST 2005 T
    Markers&#58; &#40;--&#41; probed, &#40;**&#41; from config file, &#40;==&#41; default setting,
    &#40;++&#41; from command line, &#40;!!&#41; notice, &#40;II&#41; informational,
    &#40;WW&#41; warning, &#40;EE&#41; error, &#40;NI&#41; not implemented, &#40;??&#41; unknown.
    &#40;==&#41; Log file&#58; "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time&#58; Thu Nov 10 18&#58;13&#58;04 2005
    &#40;==&#41; Using config file&#58; "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
    Skipping "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a&#58;spencode.o"&#58;  No symbols found
    XIO&#58;  fatal IO error 104 &#40;Connection reset by peer&#41; on X server "&#58;0.0"
          after 0 requests &#40;0 known processed&#41; with 0 events remaining.
    I'm not sure what it's trying to tell me. Could anyone please help me out?

    Thanks!

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    Tough one! No errors, (EE) but it doesn't like something in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/fonts/libspeedo.a:spencode.o

    Maybe check it out and compare to someone elses. I'll see if I can dig up mine on my Etch box for a comparrison.

    Wish I could help more...

    EDIT:b Ewww! Mine is an extremely long and complicated file! Too much to post here.
    Have you done anything at all recently you can think of which might have caused this to happen?
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    It's cool; I just reinstalled xserver-xfree86 and it worked again. Thanks for the help!

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    Ugh...the problem's back after rebooting again, and now it seems that xserver-xfree86 is unavailable to me...can anyone help me figure out what's wrong? Thanks in advance!

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    The only thing I can think of might be to change over to xorg and see if that straightens things out. Sorry I couldn't help more...
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