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Marcih
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:41 am    Post subject: [SOLVED?] Black screen after starting Xorg Reply with quote

Whenever I try to log in and start X, whether it be through a DM (SDDM and LightDM tested) or startx after logging in on a TTY, I get a black screen and I need to switch to another TTY and back to fix this. Curiously, now that I can see the X session, switching to another TTY again and back now results in the same black screen. I skimmed through the Xorg logs but didn't find anything of note; here they are in case I missed something:
Xorg.0.log from startx
stdout from startx
Xorg.0.log from SDDM
This is currently the most prominent on Enlightenment (happens every time) but also used to happen on XFCE. I am running gentoo-sources-4.4.228 with nvidia-drivers-450.57-r1 and xorg-server-1.20.8-r1

Has anybody else encountered this?

EDIT: I've tried SDDM again, that one behaves a bit differently: the SDDM background image flashed glitched on the screen before it turns black, switching TTY away and back results in black screen again, it fixes itself after the second time I do it. Also, when using startx, the problem happens only on the first launch of Xorg after boot; if I end the X session and start it up again with startx, it works as it should.

EDIT2: So my monitor died in the meantime (probably power supply, not even the small indicator LED lit up on it when I pressed the power button) and I got a new one. On this one, I'm getting to my X session 100% of the time without having to switch TTY's. I'm willing to blame the monitor on this one.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just curious: are you using the nvidia blob driver?
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