My friend is new to Linux, everything was fine until he made some changes to X, which result into this problem. Now whenever he types command startx to start X he get a blank screen. Finally, he contacted me me via yahoo and asked me to get rid rid of this problem.
Step # 1: Reset blank X screen
First, get out of Blank screen by pressing combination of keys Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. If this fails, reboot system.
Step # 2: Reconfigure X server display
At shell, prompt type the following command to reconfigure X display.
If you are using Red Hat /Fedora / CentOS Linux type command:
If you are using Debian Linux type command:
# dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
OR login as the root user and type command:
# XFree86 -configure
Step # 3: Test new setup
Type startx to test your new settings:
OR if you used XFree86 –configure command to reconfigure X, then test it with following command:
# XFree86 -xf86config /etc/X11/XF86Config.new
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