Langdon Stevenson wrote: > I decided to check if X works on my new server and ran into the > following problem: > > Server starts at run level 3 and operates fine. > > When I: > > startx > > from the command line, X loads, then when it reaches the point where it > displays the splash screen for login, the splash screen flashes up for a > moment, with the cursor displaying as a hash of colour, then the screen > goes blank. Not sure what you mean by "splash screen for login" since you are already logged in right? Check out your /var/log/Xorg.0.log for errors. You could also edit your /etc/inittab file and bring up the system in run level 5 to see if there are any problems. > I can ssh into the machine from another workstation, so the machine > hasn't hung. "top" reveals that the X process is now thrashing the CPU > away at 100%. But no response from keyboard or monitor of the server > itself. > > Only way to bring it back is to do a shutdown via the ssh session. > > Can anyone suggest how I should go about debugging this issue? > > Regards, > Langdon > -- Flugg's Law: When you need to knock on wood is when you realize that the world is composed of vinyl, naugahyde and aluminum.