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    Default gdm gives blank screen; needs manual restart

    Hi --

    Yesterday, I installed 11.2 on my acer TravelMate 2310. Was working fine.

    Today, during boot-up, the screen went black and stayed black. I restarted from the rescue disk and examined the logs. No obvious problem, so I tried booting again. Same thing. Pressed Ctrl-Alt-1 and logged on as root. Found Xorg and gdm both running. Shutdown gdm and restarted it. And here I am!

    Where can I go to find the cause of the gdm problem, and how can I fix it?

    Best wishes / TP

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    Default Re: gdm gives blank screen; needs manual restart

    That sounds like a video problem. Did you manually install a driver? Was there a Kernel update?

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    Default Re: gdm gives blank screen; needs manual restart

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    That sounds like a video problem. Did you manually install a driver? Was there a Kernel update?
    No to all three.

    I just rebooted, and now gdm comes up fine.

    Still, I'd like to know the cause of the problem, so that it can be fixed.

    There is a /var/log/gdm/ directory with several log files, but I don't know what to look for.

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