Upgrading Xorg 7.2 -> 7.4, black screens, evdev and all that
trent.shea at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 19:40:42 PDT 2009
On Sunday 12 April 2009 16:30:16 Jeremy Henty wrote:
> I've been using Xorg 7.2 on my LFS 6.3 system without problems, but
> when I upgrade to Xorg 7.4 I get a black screen and a lockup when I
> start X
I'm not sure how you're starting X, but if it happens to be 'X' on the command
line try 'X -retro'. During my first attempt at 7.4 I thought I had a bad
build, but I was really just left with a black screen and no input drivers.
From Xserver manual page:
-retro starts the stipple with the classic stipple and cursor visible.
The default is to start with a black root window, and to sup-
press display of the cursor until the first time an application
calls XDefineCursor(). For the Xorg server, this also changes
the default for the DontZap option to FALSE. For kdrive
servers, this implies -zap.
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