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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ startx result in a black screen

Posted by: Ogofo Aug 25 2014, 08:22 AM

I recently wanted to solve a problem with using a second monitor from my laptop that is running debian (jessie) but because I lack knowledge things didn't go as planned. Now I am getting booted into tty1, without any kind of graphical environment starting.

I got a Dell XPS17 laptop, using an Intel HD 2nd gen chipset and a Nvidia gt555m graphic card.

What I initially did was install some drivers (some nvidia drivers iirc) and then creating an xorg.conf.

When I now execute startx only a black screen appears, but no errors are printed in the /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

My goal is to make the default laptop display run again, using the Intel hd graphic card and an additional monitor using the Nvidia card (but I would be happy as well if only the laptop display would work again).

What do? I'm not that familiar with Linux/unix and I would appreciate any step-by-step solution available.

Posted by: Robert83 Aug 25 2014, 05:14 PM

Hi ,

something probably went seriously wrong with the Nvidia driver...

can you post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file ?


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