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#1 2013-01-29 11:58:11

Dissident85
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2010-01-15
Posts: 18

Blank screen.

Hi all, i am trying to get gnome on my macbook air but when ever i invoke the command startx my screen just turns off.

as you can see below there isn't any errors. any idea what it could be? thanks in advance.

[   668.172]
X.Org X Server 1.13.2
Release Date: 2013-01-24
[   668.172] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[   668.172] Build Operating System: Linux 3.7.4-1-ARCH x86_64
[   668.172] Current Operating System: Linux HakBook 3.7.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jan 21 23:05:29 CET 2013 x86_64
[   668.172] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=1adfac5d-df7e-4998-a994-e965627fae58 ro quiet
[   668.172] Build Date: 25 January 2013  09:33:50AM
[   668.173]
[   668.173] Current version of pixman: 0.28.2
[   668.173]    Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
        to make sure that you have the latest version.
[   668.173] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
        (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
        (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[   668.173] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Jan 29 12:55:28 2013
[   668.174] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
[   668.174] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
[   668.176] (==) ServerLayout "Layout0"
[   668.176] (**) |-->Screen "Screen0" (0)
[   668.176] (**) |   |-->Monitor "Monitor0"
[   668.176] (**) |   |-->Device "Device0"
[   668.176] (**) |-->Input Device "Keyboard0"
[   668.176] (**) |-->Input Device "Mouse0"
[   668.176] (==) Automatically adding devices
[   668.176] (==) Automatically enabling devices
[   668.176] (==) Automatically adding GPU devices
[   668.181] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
[   668.181]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   668.184] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/".
[   668.184]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   668.184]    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/").
[   668.184] (WW) `fonts.dir' not found (or not valid) in "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/".
[   668.184]    Entry deleted from font path.
[   668.184]    (Run 'mkfontdir' on "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/").
[   668.184] (==) FontPath set to:
        /usr/share/fonts/misc/,
        /usr/share/fonts/TTF/,
        /usr/share/fonts/Type1/
[   668.184] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
[   668.184] (WW) Hotplugging is on, devices using drivers 'kbd', 'mouse' or 'vmmouse' will be disabled.
[   668.184] (WW) Disabling Keyboard0
[   668.184] (WW) Disabling Mouse0
[   668.184] (II) Loader magic: 0x7fcc40
[   668.184] (II) Module ABI versions:
[   668.184]    X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
[   668.184]    X.Org Video Driver: 13.1
[   668.184]    X.Org XInput driver : 18.0
[   668.184]    X.Org Server Extension : 7.0
[   668.187] (--) PCI:*(0:2:0:0) 10de:08a2:106b:00d4 rev 162, Mem @ 0x92000000/16777216, 0x80000000/268435456, 0x90000000/33554432, I/O @ 0x00001000/128, BIOS @ 0x????????/131072
[   668.187] (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension Generic Event Extension
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension SHAPE
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SHM
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension XInputExtension
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension XTEST
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension BIG-REQUESTS
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension SYNC
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension XKEYBOARD
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension XC-MISC
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension SECURITY
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension XINERAMA
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension XFIXES
[   668.188] Initializing built-in extension RENDER
[   668.190] Initializing built-in extension RANDR
[   668.191] Initializing built-in extension COMPOSITE
[   668.192] Initializing built-in extension DAMAGE
[   668.193] Initializing built-in extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
[   668.195] Initializing built-in extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
[   668.196] Initializing built-in extension RECORD
[   668.197] Initializing built-in extension DPMS
[   668.198] Initializing built-in extension X-Resource
[   668.199] Initializing built-in extension XVideo
[   668.201] Initializing built-in extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
[   668.202] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
[   668.203] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DGA
[   668.204] Initializing built-in extension XFree86-DRI
[   668.205] Initializing built-in extension DRI2
[   668.205] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
[   668.206] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
[   668.344] (II) Module glx: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   668.344]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   668.344]    Module class: X.Org Server Extension
[   668.344] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module  313.18  Wed Jan  9 15:34:35 PST 2013
[   668.346] Loading extension GLX
[   668.346] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[   668.347] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
[   668.357] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[   668.357]    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   668.357]    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[   668.360] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver  313.18  Wed Jan  9 15:15:26 PST 2013
[   668.360] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[   668.360] (++) using VT number 1

[   668.361] (II) Loading sub module "wfb"
[   668.361] (II) LoadModule: "wfb"
[   668.362] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/libwfb.so
[   668.365] (II) Module wfb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[   668.365]    compiled for 1.13.2, module version = 1.0.0
[   668.365]    ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
[   668.365] (II) Loading sub module "ramdac"
[   668.365] (II) LoadModule: "ramdac"
[   668.365] (II) Module "ramdac" already built-in
[   668.367] (**) NVIDIA(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
[   668.367] (==) NVIDIA(0): RGB weight 888
[   668.367] (==) NVIDIA(0): Default visual is TrueColor
[   668.367] (==) NVIDIA(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
[   668.368] (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 2D acceleration

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#2 2013-01-29 12:06:19

kanikuleet
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Registered: 2012-12-22
Posts: 36

Re: Blank screen.

no errors, so it runs. install a window manager or desktop environment which fits your needs

or install xterm, add it to the xinit script to get a terminal instead of a blank screen
then restart the x server

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#3 2013-01-29 12:07:32

kaszak696
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Registered: 2009-05-26
Posts: 543

Re: Blank screen.

Show us your .xinitrc.


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#4 2013-01-29 12:17:02

Dissident85
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2010-01-15
Posts: 18

Re: Blank screen.

kanikuleet wrote:

no errors, so it runs. install a window manager or desktop environment which fits your needs

or install xterm, add it to the xinit script to get a terminal instead of a blank screen
then restart the x server

I have one installed. gnome.

Also it is not just a blank screen it am getting it appears that the monitor is turning off.

kaszak696 wrote:

Show us your .xinitrc.

# cat ~/.xinitrc
exec gnome-session

Last edited by Dissident85 (2013-01-29 12:17:55)

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#5 2013-01-29 12:22:19

kaszak696
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Posts: 543

Re: Blank screen.

Did you set executable permission on xinitrc? If yes, try to copy the default one from /etc/skel/.xinitrc, that if statement at the beginning looks important.


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#6 2013-01-29 12:26:22

Dissident85
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2010-01-15
Posts: 18

Re: Blank screen.

kaszak696 wrote:

Did you set executable permission on xinitrc? If yes, try to copy the default one from /etc/skel/.xinitrc, that if statement at the beginning looks important.

same thing, screen just turns off.. i should also add that i get the same thing with gdm.

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#7 2013-01-29 13:00:10

Dissident85
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From: Sydney, Australia
Registered: 2010-01-15
Posts: 18

Re: Blank screen.

So i think it has something to do with the nvidia drivers, i switched back to the nouveau and i now can log into gnome.

from the nvidia wiki page

Warning: The proprietary NVIDIA drivers *may* NOT work with EFI systems. You may need to run BIOS to use them.

is this the problem they are refering to? and is there a work around? i dont want to use BIOS and have to use rEFIt.

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#8 2013-02-05 15:36:50

matthiaslinux
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Registered: 2008-12-01
Posts: 12

Re: Blank screen.

I just compared your Xorg.log output above with mine (running nvidia on an iMac). Mine is *much* longer. Your last line "[   668.368] (**) NVIDIA(0): Enabling 2D acceleration" is only about 38% into the whole Xorg.log for me. In other words: Yours seems to hang right there, during enabling of 2D acceleration.

nvidia seems to be a bit unreliable here and there. See this thread: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=152645

Happy hunting.

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#9 2013-04-04 23:50:52

hungerfish
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Registered: 2009-09-13
Posts: 240

Re: Blank screen.

Got the exact same issue. Also on a macbook, 7.1 sporting a geforce 320m. driver version 313.30. It starts up and hangs after printing "Enabling 2D acceleration".
Nouveau works fine though. I've had the nvidia driver working on this macbook before though. Have you made any progress Dissident85?


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