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Link to this post 02 Jul 11

it's kind of like a extra layer of security that I don't want and didn't ask for, because on boot up I can type my password in with a blank screen. Then my screen comes back as soon as I'm logged in. lol

Link to this post 02 Jul 11

RickSMO wrote:

it's kind of like a extra layer of security that I don't want and didn't ask for, because on boot up I can type my password in with a blank screen. Then my screen comes back as soon as I'm logged in. lol

Hehehehe I doubt it's a security layer ;)

I'm assuming "log in screen" means the KDM screen.

I know KDE added some scripts for initial config of the displays in KDE 4.6.x

What you are describing seems to be a problem with the resolution or something like that. The default res, for some reason, is not working and that's why you get a blank screen whenever on KDM. However, when you login into kde the scripts I mentioned set the correct resolution and that's why you get the screen back on.

Could you please try adding the proper resolution to the xorg.conf file?

In the "Screen" section add something like:


SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1680x1050"
EndSubSection

You can test if the problem is what I'm describing. When you get to the KDM screen don't log in. Switch to a TTY with Ctrl+Alt+Fx and login in there. Then:


DISPLAY=:0 xrandr -q

(I'm assuming :0 is the default display)

And check what it outputs. Compare that to what you see if you run that when you are in KDE

Regards

Link to this post 02 Jul 11

well i'm sure its the resolution or something similar, the issue I had when i initially installed the driver was that my screen was black and stayed black, for some reason it set my monitor to a refresh rate of 43 hertz and it can't run at that slow of speed. So I set it to auto and it kicks in when i log in. i'll try what you mentioned and let you know what happens.

Link to this post 02 Jul 11

not able to get permission, i went to terminal and logged into root with su, then dragged and dropped the file into it and it still claims i don't have permission. What am I doing wrong lol

Link to this post 03 Jul 11

RickSMO wrote:

not able to get permission, i went to terminal and logged into root with su, then dragged and dropped the file into it and it still claims i don't have permission. What am I doing wrong lol

I'm not sure I'm following you here. Dragging and dropping in a terminal?

You mean that you do not have write permissions? If that's the thing, check you do have write permission because even if you own the file the flags might be not to able to write on the folder/file.

Regards

Link to this post 04 Jul 11

Not an answer for the graphics question, but, I have Krusader installed and have Krusader root mode on my panel. When I want to drag and drop files as root, that's what I use. It also makes a lot of small editing easier. Very useful app.

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