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Old 03-11-2009, 06:14 AM   #1
Turgidson
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EEK! The UGLY BLACK SCREEN is back!


Well, we've been running SuSE 11.1 for about a few weeks now, and my son had complained previously about the computer spontaneously shutting down when he went to certain game websites. Many of you were helpful in identifying this as overwhelmed on-board graphics... so, we put in a graphics card... a Sapphire card with ATI/AMD linux support.

NOW, when we boot the machine normally, it does not go to the graphic interface, but rather goes to the UGLY BLACK SCREEN (UBS), with a prompt for login. Even when I log in, I don't seem to be able to get KDE to come back to life.

How do I get this machine back to going straight to graphic interface? This machine is supposed to be a Linux project for me to learn how to use the OS, as well as a primary computer for my 11 yo son. I haven't dealt with the UBS since the time of DOS, but it is familiar to me. Not so for my little guy.

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Old 03-11-2009, 06:39 AM   #2
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You can run SaX2 from the... UBS, to reconfigue your X-windows system.
Then open /etc/inittab and make sure that you have runlevel 5 as the default runlevel
Quote:
id:5:initdefault:

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Old 03-11-2009, 10:00 AM   #3
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If you want to get your KDE back try run the window manager config and choose KDE.
 
Old 03-11-2009, 01:50 PM   #4
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Thanks to both. Will try your suggestions tonight.

I do need to ask about installing the ATI/AMD drivers for the card. The file has an extension ".run". Do I install this as a package through YAST, or does that extension imply something I need to know about?

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:09 PM   #5
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I think that you should not use the .run file in Suse.
Better read this or this to install the driver.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 07:58 PM   #6
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Well, I followed the directions at SuSE.de, and got as far as building the package. When I tried to install, I got this:

linux-cm3n:/home/epwadmin/Drivers/ATI # rpm -Uhv fglrx64_7_4_0_SUSE111-8.582-1.x86_64.rpm
Preparing... ########################################### [100%]
1:fglrx64_7_4_0_SUSE111 ########################################### [100%]
/usr/src/kernel-modules/fglrx /
make: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.19-3.2-obj/x86_64/default'
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.6.27.19-3.2-obj/x86_64/default'

******************************
Build of kernel module failed!
******************************


**************************************************************
Building/installation of fglrx kernel module failed! Try again
by calling "/usr/bin/fglrx-kernel-build.sh" manually.
**************************************************************


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Please read "/usr/share/doc/packages/fglrx/README.SuSE" for
configuration details when using SaX2.
*************************************************************

Does anyone have a clue where I go from here?

Thanks

P

Last edited by Turgidson; 03-12-2009 at 08:19 PM.
 
Old 03-12-2009, 11:25 PM   #7
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Turgidson:

The fglrx run file is meant to run outside X window. Try receed back to runlevel 3, logout from windows manager, at the shell enter the package *.run the installer will take care. First it seeks the kernel that matches its needs, if not found, click yes for it to build the right one. Usually everything is automated.

Goodluck.
 
Old 03-13-2009, 02:24 AM   #8
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Have you tried to load radeon module with
Code:
modprobe radeon
then try startx or kdm after login prompt?
Did you also try what bathroy said in 1st post.???I dont use Suse but on debian
this command reconfigurse xorg
Code:
dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
I know that wont work on suse but I would think it would have something similar.I think what bathroy said Sax2 is the command to reconfigure xorg

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Old 03-13-2009, 04:24 AM   #9
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i do need to ask about installing the ATI/AMD drivers for the card. The file has an extension ".run". Do I install this as a package through YAST, or does that extension imply something I need to know about?
Ok, first of all the fglrx drivers are *nothing* but a pain in the backside to get working, so unless you specifically need graphics acceleration, don't bother with them.

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