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Re: X starting but nothing shows on the screen

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On 2010-05-11 09:25 +0200, Anthony Campbell wrote:

> On 10 May 2010, Sven Joachim wrote:
>> On 2010-05-10 09:47 +0200, Anthony Campbell wrote:
>> > Which kernel? With 2.6.32-5-685, X always locks up here? The mouse
>> > freezes and all the keys are inactive so I have to do a hard reset. This
>> > happens with both the nv and vesa drivers.
>> You should try nouveau or fbdev with that kernel.  The 2.6.32-5-$ARCH
>> kernel autoloads nouveau.ko which provides kernel modesetting, and both
>> nv and vesa are not compatible with that.
> I have nouveau and it works with 2.6.32-4-686. It doesn't work with
> 2.6.32-5-686; no screens are found.

You said that the freeze happens with nv and vesa, no mention of nouveau…
Anyway, please file a bug report.  If the nouveau X driver works with
2.6.32-4-686 but not 2.6.32-5-686, linux-2.6 is the right package.

> This is on my desktop. On my laptop, with radeon, nouveau works.

It surely does not because it's only for Nvidia hardware.  Whatever
works with your Radeon card must be something else.


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