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Just installed Slack 10.1. Slack N00b and Linux novice! When I Logout of Window Manager (KDE, GNOME...) screen goes blank. Same thing happens when going to Virtual terminals. Have to ...
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    New Install: Slack 10.1 - Video problem


    Just installed Slack 10.1. Slack N00b and Linux novice!

    When I Logout of Window Manager (KDE, GNOME...) screen goes blank. Same thing happens when going to Virtual terminals. Have to reboot to get back in.

    Until I Startx, all text output is OK.

    Any help please.....
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    What card and what driver are you using ?
    I\'m so tired .....
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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    What card and what driver are you using ?
    Intel 845GV Integrated video

    I do not know how to get the driver info in Slackware so perhaps you can tell me how. In fact I have not figured out how to get any hardware specifics yet. I have googled and found nothing so far.

    Thank you...
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    I do not know what driver you are using (probably the VESA one) but the i810 provided with the default Xorg install should work fine. Just edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use this driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    I do not know what driver you are using (probably the VESA one) but the i810 provided with the default Xorg install should work fine. Just edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use this driver.
    Thanks for the info. The xorg.cong file is not there so figuring out why will me some more good experience!!! Thanks again for the help.
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    Code:
    X --configure
    or
    Code:
    xorgconfig
    Will create one for you. The second option will ask for details about mouse, screen, videocard etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    Code:
    X --configure
    or
    Code:
    xorgconfig
    Will create one for you. The second option will ask for details about mouse, screen, videocard etc..
    Thanks puntmuts. I just now got to this problem again and made changes to xorg.conf. Monitor sync rates and the correct chip set resolved the problem.

    Help much appreciated.
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