I am looking for some help on what I am beginning to think is a permissions issue. I have consistently gotten a black screen of death after booting my laptop normally.
The system fails to start the kdm and just sites at a black screen.
Now As to the why of what has lead me to believe that this is a permissions issue not just a hardware issue.
If I start the system in Init 3 and then enter su mode. After which I type in kdm and hit return everything starts up just fine. I even get one restart that works with no black screen of death.
If this where just a simple hardware issue then nothing would work to get the kdm up and going.
I am looking for advice outside of hardware and driver fixes as
I have that in control except for this black screen issue. Unless
some one here has found the answer to fixing Newly defined ATI legacy Cards
I am looking for thoughts on possible fixes that involve getting
the kdm to start without using init 3 and super user mode ever
I and several others had our xpress 200m starting normally after
we refreshed our xorg and kdm installs. This has since stopped
working for us.
If there is a log I can post with the error info after a failed boot I
haven’t yet come across it. Please let me know if there is any
info that I can post to get better feed back on this.
Opensuse 11.2|amd 2ghz cpu | ati xpress 200m | 1gb of Ram | open source Radeon loaded****
I had that issue in 11.1 on an intel based laptop, so I now make
sure to leave that option unselected at install time. It causes
all kind of permission issues with applications in my experience.
So I can see why it would be a good option for trouble shotting
Thanks for the idea J100 I have thought of posting this else where, I’m just a little unsure as to which thread is the most in line with the issue.
Thanks for the log idea I will be posting my log’s later today for review.
On an unrelated topic I just upgraded to kde 4.3.4 and experienced a complete failure of xorg after two shutdowns. I then learned that the xorg was trying to use fglrx again. It had been using radeon until the upgrade. But stranger still now my desktop effects are working like a dream no artifacts or glitches to speek of. This will drive me mad yet.