[K12OSN] Some clients get Gray X Screen

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Fri Jan 11 02:28:34 UTC 2008

On 10/01/2008, Amy Contreras <acontreras at walkerville.k12.mi.us> wrote:
> Ever since I've changed the XSERVER to VESA in the lts.conf file I've been
> able to get most of my Dell GX100 clients to work.  Although I still have a
> few that get the gray screen with an X cursor.  I can't quite figure it out

AFAIK If the xserver was failing you would not get  gray screen with
an X. This could be some other problem. See chapter on grayX at

Is this happening randomly? If yes then maybe you need to increase
number of sessions in the gdm.conf file. Or check if allocating lesser
memory in BIOS for video will work. And try i810 driver instead of
vesa for the GX100's...

Sudev Barar

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