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#1 2012-12-04 23:21:25

Roken
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From: UK
Registered: 2012-01-16
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What was that - black desktop

I was happily sat here using my comp as normal, firefox maximised at the front, and TB open behind it. I was off to do somthing else, so minimised FF. TB is still there, but everything else is black. Minimised TB, and all I have is a black screen.

No DE, no icons, no nothing. Just an unexpected void.

Switched to a terminal and stopped lxdm (which should have just put me back to a terminal - sudo systemctl stop lxdm) - but all I was left with was the same black screen (no Ctrl-alt-Fx, nada).

System isn't crashed (ctrl-alt-del restarted me cleanly), so what's going on?

lxdm, xfce, latest catalyst,  xorg 1.13 - everything up to date from testing, and no problems hitherto. My most recent upgrades:

[2012-12-03 19:31] synchronizing package lists
[2012-12-03 19:31] starting full system upgrade
[2012-12-04 19:25] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2012-12-04 19:25] synchronizing package lists
[2012-12-04 19:25] starting full system upgrade
[2012-12-04 19:29] warning: /etc/group installed as /etc/group.pacnew
[2012-12-04 19:29] warning: /etc/passwd installed as /etc/passwd.pacnew
[2012-12-04 19:29] warning: /etc/gshadow installed as /etc/gshadow.pacnew
[2012-12-04 19:29] warning: /etc/shadow installed as /etc/shadow.pacnew
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded filesystem (2012.11-1 -> 2012.12-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded dbus (1.6.8-3 -> 1.6.8-5)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded lua (5.1.5-2 -> 5.2.1-2)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded geany-plugins (1.22-3 -> 1.22-4)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded graphviz (2.28.0-10 -> 2.28.0-11)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded vim-runtime (7.3.712-1 -> 7.3.744-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded gvim (7.3.712-1 -> 7.3.744-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded isl (0.10-1 -> 0.11-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded libssh (0.5.2-1 -> 0.5.3-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] >>> Updating module dependencies. Please wait ...
[2012-12-04 19:29] >>> Generating initial ramdisk, using mkinitcpio.  Please wait...
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Building image from preset: 'default'
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Starting build: 3.6.9-1-ARCH
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [autodetect]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [usbinput]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux.img
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Image generation successful
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Building image from preset: 'fallback'
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> -k /boot/vmlinuz-linux -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img -S autodetect
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Starting build: 3.6.9-1-ARCH
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [base]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [udev]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [modconf]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [block]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [filesystems]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [usbinput]
[2012-12-04 19:29]   -> Running build hook: [fsck]
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Generating module dependencies
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Creating gzip initcpio image: /boot/initramfs-linux-fallback.img
[2012-12-04 19:29] ==> Image generation successful
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded linux (3.6.8-1 -> 3.6.9-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded linux-headers (3.6.8-1 -> 3.6.9-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded rrdtool (1.4.7-2 -> 1.4.7-3)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded talloc (2.0.7-1 -> 2.0.8-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] upgraded tdb (1.2.10-2 -> 1.2.11-1)
[2012-12-04 19:29] installed lua51 (5.1.5-3)
[2012-12-04 19:30] upgraded vlc (2.0.4-4 -> 2.0.4-5)
[2012-12-04 19:30] upgraded wireshark-cli (1.8.3-2 -> 1.8.4-1)
[2012-12-04 19:30] upgraded wireshark-gtk (1.8.3-2 -> 1.8.4-1)
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:30] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] Running 'pacman -U delorean-dark-theme-3.6-2.56-2-any.pkg.tar.xz'
[2012-12-04 19:31] upgraded delorean-dark-theme-3.6 (2.50-2 -> 2.56-2)
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:31] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] Running 'pacman -U lib32-kmod-11-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.xz'
[2012-12-04 19:32] upgraded lib32-kmod (10-1 -> 11-1)
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so.1.7.99 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_trash.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 19:32] ldconfig: File /usr/lib/libefreet_mime.so.1 is empty, not checked.
[2012-12-04 21:39] Running 'pacman -Syu'
[2012-12-04 21:39] synchronizing package lists
[2012-12-04 21:39] starting full system upgrade

Any clues?

EDIT: I should add that, although the stock kernel got upgraded, I've been using a custom kernel freshly built for the past week, so I don't think it's that.

Last edited by Roken (2012-12-04 23:22:35)


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#2 2012-12-04 23:23:02

vostok4
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Registered: 2010-12-16
Posts: 61

Re: What was that - black desktop

I think I have had issues when upgrading linux without rebuilding the graphics module (might be that)? Try reinstalling catalayst+restart lxdm.

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#3 2012-12-04 23:29:02

Roken
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From: UK
Registered: 2012-01-16
Posts: 652

Re: What was that - black desktop

I usually rebuild catalyst whenever I start using a freshly built kernel (I've been building my own for 4+ years - just not in the past week), but I may try. I've got a grim idea that catalyst worked without a rebuild on the last kernel build.


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