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Re: [vox-tech] Display Problems with Debian Unstable/Red Hat9
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Re: [vox-tech] Display Problems with Debian Unstable/Red Hat9

Try accessing your virtual console by going CTRL + ALT + F1...

Here is a an article I got lucky on google:

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charles McLaughlin" <cmclaughlin@ucdavis.edu>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 17, 2003 7:57 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] Display Problems with Debian Unstable/Red Hat9

> Hi,
> I just installed Debian Woody, then updated to Unstable.  After the
> update I started X and the monitor flashed several colors -- like a
> screen saver -- and finally displayed a full white screen.  It seems to me
> that the system is sitting at the GDM login sreen waiting for me to log
> in, but I can see anyting except white space.
> I had the same problem when I tried to run the Red Hat 9 installer (the
> RH8 installer works fine).  I'm guessing there is a new version of XFree86
> in Sid and RH9 that is causing problems with my video card.
> My system is a Dell Inspiron 2100 laptop with an ATI Rage 4MB video card.
> Anyone have some advice?  Is there an X config file that I can edit to fix
> this?
> btw  I can't even get a shell, becouse the system automatically boots to
> X.  How can I stop X from loading or kill X once it has loaded?
> Thanks!
> Charles
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