View Full Version : White screen of death??? HELP!

July 29th, 2008, 10:41 PM
Alright, I just installed mandriva on my other computer and it works just fine, but now I some logout/hard reset weird thing and turned off the computer...

Now when I turn it back on there's only a white screen of death staring at me

What do I do, and what did I do wrong?

July 29th, 2008, 11:01 PM
Alright, seems like I've found the problem

There's some sort of bug if you flip on the "xgl" (I think that's the name?) instead of "Native support" (yet again, I'm guessing names because I'm unable to boot mandriva)

So, the xgl switch is a bad bad idea it seems.... now how do I turn it back to native support or whatever when I can't even boot mandriva?

EDIT: xgl -_-

July 30th, 2008, 06:25 AM
It's Xgl.

If you hit ctrl-alt-F1 you should get to a console login screen. Log in as root and run 'drak3d' - you can disable 3D effects there, then when you restart, the graphical desktop should be working again. Then you can re-enabled 3D effects with the working setting, if you like. :)

July 30th, 2008, 06:33 AM
Thanks! :D

you should put a warning sticker on that switch or something >_>

July 30th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Well, it shouldn't really *do* that. :) Sounds like a driver bug.

What graphics card is this?

July 31st, 2008, 11:18 AM
It's an NVidia card which mandriva calls "C51 [GeForce 6150 LE]"

August 4th, 2008, 07:14 PM
I have Nvidia GF6150 graphics as well. XGL doesn't work well with that. Like you already discovered, It should be used with "native".