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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: [SOLVED] Cannot run XFCE or X Reply with quote

Sorry if this sounds a little vague, but the nature of the problem has made debugging hard.

I basically can't run the commands startxfce4 or startx. Doing so prints a couple of lines that look like X starting, then blanks the screen. I cannot switch to console. I can still get to the console before running these commands.

I'm using a AMD Radeon HD 6670. I've tried running the commands both with fglrx loaded and unloaded.

Apologies if none of this info sounds useful, this is my first Gentoo install.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of an update.
I checked the Xorg log files. They're completely blank.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was a problem with my xorg.conf and my graphics driver. My xorg.conf used fglrx and fglrx was broken, so it wouldn't load if fglrx was on or off. I just fixed fglrx.

For those interested, I had to manually modify kcl_iommu.c in the kernel module source code and change the function throwing the "dev_archdata doesn't have member iommu" to simply return 0 always. My first attempt i had it return 1, hence my problem.
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