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Old 10-08-2007, 04:19 PM   #1
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Unhappy Failed to start xserver in suse 10.1 PLZ HELP URGENTLY


i just installed suse 10.1 on my Pc (with Core 2 duo processor and nvidia geforce 7100 graphics card) as i am a nuB to linux so i decided to go for a dual boot with XP and SUSE 10.1.
The installation was smooth and i just used the recommended partition of SUSE of the hard drive, the os got installed from only 3 cds(rest of the 2 remained unused??)
then after reboot a boot screen came up with the choice of selecting any os ie. XP or SUSE 10.1 or SUSE 10.1 failsafe
i chose SUSE 10.1
then after loading for sometime a command line interface showed up asking for user name and password(NO GUI!)
then a strange message appear saying
"Failed to start Xserver (your graphical interface).
Its likely that it's not set up correctly, would you like to view the xserver output of the diagnosis of the problem!!"

Although my XP is running smooth but SUSE is not running on GUI.

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Old 10-08-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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try startx.
If that doesn't work, check the config files.
you'd find it interesting to lookup some bash commands. They are useful
 
Old 10-08-2007, 05:00 PM   #3
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what is your video card?
 
Old 10-08-2007, 05:06 PM   #4
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Question My graphics card is

nvidia geforce 7100
 
Old 10-08-2007, 08:30 PM   #5
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post the video drivers section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 10-09-2007, 12:56 AM   #6
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what is that ??
"/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
how do i get that??
 
Old 10-09-2007, 01:19 AM   #7
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gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
type that in the terminal and post it
it is the configuration file for x
 
Old 10-09-2007, 05:34 AM   #8
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Exclamation Thank you

thank you all!
but as i am totally new to this linux scene i never got where to enter the command and all i am left with is a crashed motherboard!!
so once its fixed i'll try to install ubuntu on my PC i wonder if the xserver problen still exists there also!!
 
  


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