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  1. #1

    Issue with X Windows

    When I start X Windows, it unfortunately shows a scrambled screen for an instant then after that just shows a blank black screen. I have KDE installed, and am wondering, what can I do to fix this?

  2. #2
    did it work before or is this a new install and its happening?

    if so it's probably an xorg.conf problem, using xorgconfig will let you readjust the settings.

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    Ill try that, ya first time install, tried reinstalling but that didnt seem to fix anything.

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    im having the same problem, except that mine stays scrambled, im new to linux so i have no clue what to do. I have no idea wut u mean by KDE but if i press the buttons CTRL-ALT-BKSPACE the scrambled screen changes colors. Have u figured it out???

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    Well, I found that my issue is probably that it doesnt initially support dual monitors. But ya xorgconfig is nice for configuring the monitor/card.

  7. #6
    it does support dual monitors

    this might help you, it has an X section

  8. #7
    Sorry, let me clarify what I said, I meant that it doesnt support dual monitors automatically when you first install.

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    thats because you might as well ignore the default xorg config because you're supposed to use xorgconfig to make your own.

    can't go relying on the default x config man. you could however run X --detect (is that it? or is it xorgconfig --detect) and it will produce an autodetected xorg.conf in your local directory which you can then alter to suit.

    when i did this it did find my dual head setup and configured it perfectly.

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