steve74
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Strange output after startx

Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:37 pm

Hi

The login for my Pi is fine - recognises keyboard and mouse and power is fine. After I enter startx, a cursor appears and the Raspberry Pi desktop appears. But after a fraction of a second the desktop disappears and there's no HDMI signal. I then get a black screen, and then something like a screen saver (various different ones). It doesn't respond to keyboard or mouse at this stage.

Any suggestions?
Thanks

PS Power LED is red, using power supply which came with the Pi

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Re: Strange output after startx

Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:24 pm

Have you tried a different SD card?
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Re: Strange output after startx

Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:48 am

You could try uninstalling xscreensaver (the screen saver package used)

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sudo apt-get remove xscreensaver
Not sure if that will work, but worth a try :)

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