I have had X11 working on my Ubuntu Server for quite a while previously, however I had to update the motherboard & cpu and that are slightly newer and now I have an issue...
On the old system I ran "xinit" and on exit it dropped back to the command line perfectly!
Now that the system has been updated, "xinit" runs fine, but when I exit the display goes blank and the console does not show... About all I can do is to SSH in and reboot the server.
Only thing I see of note through SSH is "ps -A" before has "tty1 ... getty" and after exiting X has "tty1 ... login" and "tty1 ... bash". If I "sudo pkill login" I get back to "tty1 ... getty" but the screen is still blank.
As an experiment I tried to relaunch "xinit" from the blank screen [typing blind] and via SSH I saw "tty1 ... xinit", etc, so it seems that the console was active, but the display was somehow still incorrectly set. Unfortunately, even though I'd re-started xinit, the screen remained blank - display mode seems to have somehow stuck in limbo
Would be great to hear from anyone with ideas [other than not running xinit] - Guessing something around the graphics mode that remains after X closes or the console resolution
PS: New = Gigabyte - GA-H77M-D3H &Intel - BX80637I73770