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Old 01-05-2009, 04:49 PM   #1
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Thumbs down GUI (KDE 3.5) doesn't run anymore


Hi,


I have a inspiron 1520 laptop runnning OpenSuse 11. I wanted to disable the tap click on my touchpad (Mouse) and I found the following on the Suse website:

== A quick guide on how to disable the double click on a touch pad on a laptop: ==

First locate the file

/etc/X11/xorg.conf

Now add the following line to the: xorg.config file

Option "Max Tap Time" "0"

The double click should now be disabled on the touchpad.


I did that and when I rebooted my laptop the GUI (KDE 3.5) doesn't run anymore!!! I just have a KONSOLE. I didn't panic, so I went back to the xorg.conf file and deleted what I added then rebooted and still doesn't boot my GUI!
Can you guys help? Today it's been just a bad day between me and Linux!
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:07 PM   #2
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What happens when you type startx in your terminal?
You should see some error messages
If you don't understand them, post the (relevant) ones here and somebody will probably be able to help you.
If you are completely lost, just post your xorg.conf file here.
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:22 PM   #3
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thanks buddy! after running startx I saw the error message and corrected it!
Thanks again for your help!
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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now I have a question.... I liked this of running the X server by typing startx. what can I do for my system to boot to the terminal? I just want to run X server whenever I type startx. any ideas?
 
Old 01-05-2009, 05:33 PM   #5
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You'll need to edit /etc/inittab. You need to change the default run level to whatever you prefer. Simply change the number after id: It should look like the following...
Code:
#
# inittab       This file describes how the INIT process should set up
#               the system in a certain run-level.
#
# Author:       Miquel van Smoorenburg, <miquels@drinkel.nl.mugnet.org>
#               Modified for RHS Linux by Marc Ewing and Donnie Barnes
#

# Default runlevel. The runlevels used by RHS are:
#   0 - halt (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#   1 - Single user mode
#   2 - Multiuser, without NFS (The same as 3, if you do not have networking)
#   3 - Full multiuser mode
#   4 - unused
#   5 - X11
#   6 - reboot (Do NOT set initdefault to this)
#
id:3:initdefault:
 
Old 01-06-2009, 09:22 AM   #6
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thanks Chormezero!!!
 
  


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