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darkernights
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white screen

Postby darkernights » Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:45 pm

I get to the log in screen, type in my username/pass then it logs it, and shows a blank white screen with just the mouse. stuff works i just can't see anything.

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Lolo Uila
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Postby Lolo Uila » Fri Aug 24, 2007 3:32 pm

That can happen if you are using Beryl or Compiz and it is not configured correctly. Happened to me once and I googled around and found a solution about editing a file to restore the default window manager, but now I can't find it again.

The other option is to uninstall beryl and/or compiz:

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sudo apt-get remove beryl compiz

then restart. That sould get you back to your desktop. You can always reinstall bery/compiz after you get your graphics card configured properly.

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Postby darkernights » Fri Aug 24, 2007 4:38 pm

still get the white screen. Like, the login i can see, it logs in, then white.

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Postby newW2 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:04 pm

Look at this post on white screen at log in:
http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3309


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