Bug 106835 - Black screen when attempting startx
Summary: Black screen when attempting startx
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Other (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: mesa-dev
QA Contact: mesa-dev
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-06-06 08:40 UTC by Alex Kempshall
Modified: 2018-06-06 09:34 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Bisect Log for Bug 106835 (2.41 KB, text/plain)
2018-06-06 08:43 UTC, Alex Kempshall

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Description Alex Kempshall 2018-06-06 08:40:03 UTC
Since installing mesa-18.0.4.tar.xz provided by my distro I get a black screen when using startx.

The environment I see this on is 

Slackware64-Current running in virtualbox.

I have two work arounds

Don't maximise the virtualbox window

add nomodeset as a kernel parameter when booting.

I have downloaded the Mesa git repository and bisected the code and will attach the bisect log

Please advise me if you require any other information.
Comment 1 Alex Kempshall 2018-06-06 08:43:14 UTC
Created attachment 140048 [details]
Bisect Log for Bug 106835
Comment 2 Alex Kempshall 2018-06-06 09:01:52 UTC
First sentence in my initial bug report is wrong it should read

Since upgrading from mesa-18.0.4.tar.xz  to mesa-18.1.1.tar.xz provided by my distro I get a black screen when using startx.

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