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Old 07-19-2007, 02:24 PM   #1
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Can't get out of kernel


I am running Linux SUSE 9.3.

I had it installed and running just fine, then i went and changed the resolution from 800x600 to 1024x768.

Now it wont going into KDE or anywhere else.

I did a search and found, edit the xorg.conf file, and take out the 1024x768 part. I saved and rebooted and it doesnt work.

Can someone please give me some clue on what to do.
Or should i just reinstall?

Thanks
 
Old 07-19-2007, 02:37 PM   #2
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Looks like Suse comes with a tool to help configure X from the commandline. From a root shell, type sax2. I don't use Suse, and just found that tip from google. So I'm not much help at using it...

But if you're thinking of reinstalling, I'd go for a newer version of linux (Opensuse is now at 10.2, I think).
 
Old 07-19-2007, 02:47 PM   #3
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It says:

Invalid runlevel for console mode
Please switch to runlevel 3 first.
 
Old 07-19-2007, 02:49 PM   #4
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What video driver is set in the xorg.conf? Perhaps 1024x768 is out of range for the driver, unless you lower the bpp. In the xorg.conf look at the lines that begin with Mode. It should be a list of resolutions, each enclosed in "". The first one listed is the default, and any that you don't want to enable you can delete.

I remember having a problem once using KDE's Control Center to change my resolution. I finally just edited the conf file as described above and found it to be much easier, both for making changes and troubleshooting.

EDIT: about the runlevel thing, if you are at a prompt that you can type commands, try telinit 3. Or from a boot prompt add the parameter init 3 after selecting your boot choice.

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Old 07-19-2007, 03:06 PM   #5
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800x600 is the highest it will work on.

I do have a 19" flatscreen though.

Ok this is what i did. After editing the xorg.conf file and taking out the 1024 and replacing it with 800x600, it didt work.

So, i found xorg.conf.install file and did a mv(rename) of xorg.conf to xorg1.conf, and renamed xorg.conf.install to xorg.conf, and rebooted and it worked.

Obviously i am from windows. New to Linux.

Thanks for the quick responses and help.

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Old 07-19-2007, 03:26 PM   #6
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ok, scratch that.

It crapped out on me again when i did telinit 3.
 
Old 07-19-2007, 04:20 PM   #7
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telinit3 probably puts you to text mode only. Linux has different runlevels. 3 is usually "text mode multi-user" and 5 is usually "graphical mode multi-user". So after you go to text only, run sax2 (you might have to be the root user). When you're done, just do a telinit5 to get back to graphical mode.
 
  


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