Screen goes white after Spritz update [Solved]

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Screen goes white after Spritz update [Solved]

Postby DShad » Fri Aug 15, 2008 18:25

I have to admit: I'm a newbie...

Ok I installed Sabayon 3.5 and everything was working smoothly (Compiz included, using my ATI Radeon HD 2600).

I installed over 180 updates and BOOM, after rebooting, the only thing I get is a white screen with my mouse pointer... If I go on top right corner, I see the 2 white screens on a grey background.

What can I do?
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Re: Screen goes white after Spritz update

Postby joost » Fri Aug 15, 2008 18:30

can you get into tty1?

press alt+ctrl+f1
then become root and edit your Xorg config file

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nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf


Check if the driver used is set to fglrx
press ctrl+x (and say yes to safe the file if you changed it)

then try this:

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eselect opengl set ati


then to restart it all type this command:

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/etc/init.d/xdm restart


If this fails you might wanna try to use the "ati" driver in Xorg.conf
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Re: Screen goes white after Spritz update

Postby DShad » Fri Aug 15, 2008 18:34

Turns out it is when I select kernel 2.6.26 from GRUB menu that the problem occurs.

At first I see the desktop but (I think) it's when Compiz is loaded that the screen goes white.

If I reboot and select Kernel 2.6.25 everything is ok...

Any idea?
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Re: Screen goes white after Spritz update

Postby joost » Fri Aug 15, 2008 18:37

Yes, the .26 kernel still is in the works. I know it is available in our repos but some modules still need to be build against it. (and some other smaller works)

Since drivers are slotted, you might only need to install the .26 drivers.

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equo update
equo install x11-drivers/ati-drivers-8.512-r10#2.6.26-sabayon


edit: lemme know if it works for you.
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Re: Screen goes white after Spritz update

Postby DShad » Fri Aug 15, 2008 18:52

GREAT! It solved my white screen problem!

Is it normal that I don't see the update notifier since my "big" 180+ updates from Spritz?

Thanks!
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Re: Screen goes white after Spritz update

Postby wolfden » Fri Aug 15, 2008 19:15

DShad wrote:GREAT! It solved my white screen problem!

Is it normal that I don't see the update notifier since my "big" 180+ updates from Spritz?

Thanks!

viewtopic.php?f=76&t=14007
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Re: Screen goes white after Spritz update [Solved]

Postby DShad » Fri Aug 22, 2008 19:45

What about if I have nvidia drivers?

What would be the driver for latest kernel and HOW can I find what is the package name (I wouldn't have to ask all the time!)

Thanks
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Re: Screen goes white after Spritz update [Solved]

Postby wolfden » Sat Aug 23, 2008 0:07

equo search nvidia


got to learn your package manager

equo --help

see our wiki also
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