[Ardour-Users] Can anyone help with a Linux problem ?

Mark Knecht markknecht at gmail.com
Thu May 28 11:03:23 PDT 2009

Oh, sorry to hear that John. Buying a new laptop is not a good
solution cost wise.

In the recent case here it turned out we lost all ability to do any
video using the Intel driver. That was an on-board chip on her
motherboard, so we could get a new card.

Wish it was as easy for you, but hang in there. I'm sure you'll find a solution.

good luck,

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:53 AM, John Emmas <johne53 at tiscali.co.uk> wrote:
> Thanks Mark,
> Sadly I don't have the luxury of being able to change my graphics card
> because this is an onboard chip, built into my laptop.... :-(
> However,
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mark Knecht"
>> Discard all the hidden .Xauthority files in your user account and try
>> again?
> In fact here was only one so I renamed it and rebooted.  No difference
> unfortunately.  I discovered that this procedure would get rid of the error
> dialog saying, "I've detected a panel already running" etc:-
> 1)  Use CTRL+ALT+F1 to escape back to a terminal
> 2)  Log in as myself
> 3)  sudo killall gnome-panel
> 4)  sudo killall gdm
> 5)  startx
> The above starts X without the error dialog- but I still only get the blank
> white screen.  Given that X starts successfully if I log in as root, I'm
> starting to wonder if this is a permissions problem.  Maybe there's a file
> somewhere whose permissions got changed when I upgraded.  And now it can be
> opened by root but not by me.  Does that seem plausible?
> John
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