Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Linux, Unix › Command 'Startx' results in black screen
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Command 'Startx' results in black screen - Page 3

post #21 of 35
from a quick google search, it seems "safe graphical mode", forces the use of vesa...so like i thought, it is the crappy open source ati driver...

is this a persistant live usb (like if you make changes, will they be save for the next boot?), you can easily make one:

directions, it says it is for the R2, but it should work for the release as well, if not, i'm sure there are other guides.

once you get it setup like this, you can install the proprietary ati drivers and see if that will fix the problem or continue to use safe graphics if you feel that is acceptable.
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #22 of 35
Thread Starter 
All I did to make it was download Backtrack4 R2 ISO then use Unetbootin to burn it to the flash drive. So I'm guessing it's not persistant? lol

taking a look at that link right now...
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #23 of 35
Thread Starter 
But if I do make it persistent and install drivers for this card, wouldn't that cause problems when I try to use it on other systems with different video cards?
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #24 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyDiamond View Post
But if I do make it persistent and install drivers for this card, wouldn't that cause problems when I try to use it on other systems with different video cards?
kinda, you might have to configure x for each machine before you run it.
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #25 of 35
Thread Starter 
Well I have like 8 computers and I plan to be using this on atleast 4 of them... maybe it would be easier to just use the safe graphical mode on the ones that require it? The only real downfall to safe graphical mode is that things will not look quite as great right? It will still function the same and from what I see it mostly looks the same?
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #26 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyDiamond View Post
Well I have like 8 computers and I plan to be using this on atleast 4 of them... maybe it would be easier to just use the safe graphical mode on the ones that require it? The only real downfall to safe graphical mode is that things will not look quite as great right? It will still function the same and from what I see it mostly looks the same?
yeah it will be fine, you wont have the more advanced features like compositing, and you might have a limit range of resolutions and color depth, but it should work just fine other wise (it shouldn't effect many of the programs that might be installed.)
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
post #27 of 35
Thread Starter 
Ok then one more question... because of my method of installing this, the usb doesn't save things after reboot (not persistent?) and that means if I install updates or new programs then when I reboot the system I will need to do that over again because it just gets deleted? Just want to understand this further.
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #28 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by CrazyDiamond View Post
Well I have like 8 computers and I plan to be using this on atleast 4 of them... maybe it would be easier to just use the safe graphical mode on the ones that require it? The only real downfall to safe graphical mode is that things will not look quite as great right? It will still function the same and from what I see it mostly looks the same?
that is not easy to do.. you need to build a monolithic kernel and look at what live cds do for auto detection = PITA. You might be better off with blackbuntu as suggested.

As far as persistence, I'm not sure how backtrack works, you'd have to walk into the usb file system and see whats on there (not booting off of it). Chances are there's a large file in there somewhere which contains the image of the / file system, you'd need to mount that with loopback and add files to it. backtrack should have a guide somewhere.

you probably do not need graphics mode at all. learn how to do whatever you are doing with just the console. I guarantee it is possible and not even that hard - absolutely much easier than figuring out how to dynamically configure kernel/xorg for an arbitrary number of arbitrary systems.
stable again
(25 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
E5-2687W E5-2687W ASUS Z9PED8-WS EVGA GTX 570 (Linux host) 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 970 FTW (win7 guest) 64GB G.SKILL 2133 2x Crucial M4 256GB raid1 4x 3TB raid 10 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Apogee HD  2x RX 480 2x MCP 655 RP-452x2 rev2 (new) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
16x Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 (new) EK FC 580 Gentoo (host) Gentoo (x23 guests) 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
windows 7 (guest w/ vfio-pci) Viewsonic 23" 1080P Viewsonic 19" Antec HCP Platinum 1000 (new) 
CaseOtherOther
Case Labs TH10 (still the best ever) 2x Lamptron FC-5 IOGEAR 2 way DVI KVM Switch 
  hide details  
Reply
stable again
(25 items)
 
  
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
E5-2687W E5-2687W ASUS Z9PED8-WS EVGA GTX 570 (Linux host) 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveHard Drive
EVGA GTX 970 FTW (win7 guest) 64GB G.SKILL 2133 2x Crucial M4 256GB raid1 4x 3TB raid 10 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
2x Apogee HD  2x RX 480 2x MCP 655 RP-452x2 rev2 (new) 
CoolingCoolingOSOS
16x Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 (new) EK FC 580 Gentoo (host) Gentoo (x23 guests) 
OSMonitorMonitorPower
windows 7 (guest w/ vfio-pci) Viewsonic 23" 1080P Viewsonic 19" Antec HCP Platinum 1000 (new) 
CaseOtherOther
Case Labs TH10 (still the best ever) 2x Lamptron FC-5 IOGEAR 2 way DVI KVM Switch 
  hide details  
Reply
post #29 of 35
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon View Post
that is not easy to do.. you need to build a monolithic kernel and look at what live cds do for auto detection = PITA. You might be better off with blackbuntu as suggested.

As far as persistence, I'm not sure how backtrack works, you'd have to walk into the usb file system and see whats on there (not booting off of it). Chances are there's a large file in there somewhere which contains the image of the / file system, you'd need to mount that with loopback and add files to it. backtrack should have a guide somewhere.

you probably do not need graphics mode at all. learn how to do whatever you are doing with just the console. I guarantee it is possible and not even that hard - absolutely much easier than figuring out how to dynamically configure kernel/xorg for an arbitrary number of arbitrary systems.
Not sure what you mean about a monolothic kernel XD all I know is that I have been able to use this on multiple pcs so far and it seems to be fine, just the graphical issue with this one =/

As for persistance... I found a nice article on it and still reading it. Apparently there is a mode for it but only works with console mode or something (still reading) other wise I would need to make some changes.

I know I do not need graphics mode at all. It's just a little convenient sometimes. Infact... this is the first time i'v ever really used a GUI with linux. Other then this I only have used Ubuntu 10.10 and it was the server edition with no GUI and just command lines.

Thanks for replying =)
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
Hellbringer
(15 items)
 
Guardian
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-6700K Skylake ASUS MAXIMUS VIII HERO SAPPHIRE 100311-2SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB GDDR5 G.SKILL Trident Z 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz 14-... 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD WD Black 2TB 7200RPM SATAIII HDD ASUS Zen OpticalDrive USB G.Skill Turbulence II RAM Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Microsoft Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit Samsung BX2350 23" 1080p 2ms LED backlit S.T.R.I.K.E. 7 EVGA SuperNova G2 1000W Modular Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudio
Thermaltake Core P5 Open-Air Chassis Saitek Cyborg R.A.T. 7 The Infection Logitech Z5500 5.1 Surround 
  hide details  
Reply
post #30 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by lloyd mcclendon View Post
that is not easy to do.. you need to build a monolithic kernel and look at what live cds do for auto detection = PITA. You might be better off with blackbuntu as suggested.

As far as persistence, I'm not sure how backtrack works, you'd have to walk into the usb file system and see whats on there (not booting off of it). Chances are there's a large file in there somewhere which contains the image of the / file system, you'd need to mount that with loopback and add files to it. backtrack should have a guide somewhere.

you probably do not need graphics mode at all. learn how to do whatever you are doing with just the console. I guarantee it is possible and not even that hard - absolutely much easier than figuring out how to dynamically configure kernel/xorg for an arbitrary number of arbitrary systems.
the linux kernel is monolithic, i think you mean a Huge kernel, with everything enabled, which is typically your "generic" kernels you find in most distro's. since backtrack is based on ubuntu, it probably uses the ubuntu generic which will be a pretty hefty size one, about 5 megabytes.
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
Bazinga Punk
(12 items)
 
ooh shiny!
(6 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon 3440 AsRock P55 extreme Evga 8800 GT 512 MB Gskill Ripjaws 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Blue Antec Khuler 620 Ubuntu 11.10 Asus vw264H 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
GIGABYTE KM7600 CORSAIR TX 650 Cooler Master 590 GIGABYTE GM-M6800 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I5 6500 Gigabyte z170xp-SLI Nvidia 970gtx Corsair 16gb ddr4 2666mhz  
Hard DriveOS
250gb Samsung Evo 850 Windows 10 & Ubuntu 15.10 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Linux, Unix
Overclock.net › Forums › Software, Programming and Coding › Operating Systems › Linux, Unix › Command 'Startx' results in black screen