Re: How to kill xserver?
- From: houghi <houghi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 08:43:35 +0200
Thomas Tootle wrote:
Login as root
init 5 && exit
This seems to kill the xserver but it didn't get my wheelback. Still
needs a reboot.
What you mean to say is "a reboot does solve it". The only reason you
need a reboot is if you want to run a different kernel.
What you can do is go to init 1, instead of init 3. If that works, you
can start looking what program actualy is the problem.
If not, you can look what init 5 starts and the restart/shutdown things.
I thought the xserver used my xorg.conf file and if I
killed it and restarted, it would read this and get my wheel mouse
scrolling. Wrong. Thanks for the suggestion. I'd read this and tried to
find this suggestion of yours (used to reconfigure video cards) but I
couldn't google/group it even using your name. I'm not an accomplished
searcher. But I lurk in this group and always read your input. Thanks
for the help for many issues!
How to confiure the GUI.
This answers how to configure the GUI when an installation or an upgrade
does not show the GUI correctly. It will asume an installed system that
(as far as you know) works perfectly.
You will need root priveliges (know the root password) and the technical
settings of your screen, so get that manual. If you don't have the
manual, look it up. You are able tro post, so you have Internet
First do [CTRL][ALT][F1] to go to textmode. Don't be afraid, it is
nothing scary. As user type `root` and type your password for root.
Next type `init 3`. This will bring you to 100% textmode.
Now run the command `sax2` and you should be able to configure your
If you do not find your screen and/or do not know your settings, start
with the lowest ones and build your way up.
When you have set up your screen and tested it, you just run the
following command `init 5 && exit`. That will start up the GUI and if
OK, log you out as root.
If you still can't run the GUI but can run sax2 and the test at the end
of sax2, it ain't a standard X issue.
It can also be possible that sax2 does not work. Then you do `man sax2`
and read it. Realy read it, because there will be a quiz later.
Some ways to run SaX2 if the above does not work:
`sax2 -b /usr/share/sax/profile/SomeProfil`
Mainly for dual screen situations where the dual screen is not
`sax2 -l` (Lowercase L not number one)
For the lower resolution to be default. This can be usefull with
newer screens that are not standard and did not bother to tell
your software about the size it can handle
`sax2 --vesa 0:1024x768@60`
Run screen 0 (the first screen, 1 is the second) in resolution
1024x768 at 60 Hz. Should be OK for most if not all LCD screens.
Run the above and configure your screen(s). If it still ain't working,
re-read the `sax2 man` page and try some of the other settings.
If it does work, do `init 5 && exit`.
Still problems? You can manualy configure it as well. Take a lot more
information, so get back and tell us what you have done, your videocard
and screen information, together with your SUSE version and wether or
not it used to run before and if you have done an update of your system
and if so, how.
Aditional information might be needed as well.
The blue light suddenly flashed on my horrified face. What a disaster!
Oh, the humanity! I never thought it would happen to me. How terrifying
it is to see for yourself "*The Blue Screen of Death*".
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