Re: OpenSuSE 11.1 install problem !
- From: David Bolt <blacklist-me@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 17:54:33 +0100
On Sunday 27 Sep 2009 17:08, Baron played with alphabet spaghetti and
left this residue on the plate:
David Bolt wrote:
On Saturday 26 Sep 2009 21:25, Baron played with alphabet spaghetti
and left this residue on the plate:
I tried that and I get "Failed to start X server"
What's the error?
That was the error message after typing "startx".
Try logging in as a normal user and entering:
Did the install work using a GUI?
Yes it works exactly as it should. Graphical login screen, KDE and/or
Good. The snippet below should get you a working X display.
If so, what happens when you copy
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.install over the top of /etc/X11/xorg.conf and then
try startx ? Does it start? Does it error? What's the error(s) you're
Thats my next step.
What really rattled me was that there were no (alt+ctrl+Fx) screens !
Just the black screen with white writing and a login prompt at the
bottom. Doing the (alt+ctrl+Fx) the screen never changed.
Check again. Console 1 will show the text from the various start-up
scripts shown as the system boots. Consoles 2 to 6 will show something
Welcome to openSUSE 11.1 - Kernel 188.8.131.52-0.1-default (tty?)
The host-name, moray, will be different for your system, as may be the
kernel version. The tty? will be different depending on which
particular console you're looking at. If you're looking at console 2,
it should be tty2. Console 3 will be tty3, etc.
All I could do was login. I didn't try as user.
I typed root and put the password in. The prompt changed.
Typing "startx" got the response "Failed to start X server"
There should have been much more text than that before that error
message is returned. There always has been when I've managed to break
Typing "SaX2" got :- No X server running. Sax will start its own
server. Then "Unable to start X server" returning to the prompt.
Sounds like sax2 is picking the wrong driver.
At this point the keyboard no longer works and you can only press the
on/off switch which gets a message saying that the "machine is going
down for a reboot".
At least it's shutting down right. I hate the delay when the system has
to do a full system check on my drives. It's really painful when the
drive is large and/or has loads of files.
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