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Old 01-03-2004, 03:11 PM   #1
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help!...suse 9 gome won't shut off...or start


Well, I must have done something.

I installed GNOME, and then I deleted KDE. Worked around in desktop preferences, etc, then logged out. But the machine didn't log out, instead I got a plain text page with starting service kdm on the top....it wanted me to login in, which I did, then it has

callierlaura@linux:~>

I hit enter, but nothing happens. I'm stuck and it won't do anything...is it waiting for a command? if so, what?

Laura
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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try startx
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:17 PM   #3
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now it's dead...just a black screen, but it's still "on", just a living black screen
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:19 PM   #4
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sounds like you need to run xdm and set it to gnome.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:21 PM   #5
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I fiddled with the lap top monitor settings...maybe it's just that the darn screen is black...great, how do I check that out?

Laura
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:22 PM   #6
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how do I run xdm?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:23 PM   #7
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do you mean you fiddled with them from the desktop or physically adjusted them?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:25 PM   #8
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control+alt+backspace to kill the current x session. you should be brought to a prompt something like you saw before, then su to root and type xdm.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:27 PM   #9
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I have a laptop. I went into desktop preferences, into the monitor section and change the display to 1600 x 1200, which is the resolution for my laptop. It said that the changes would take place when I restarted my computer.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:28 PM   #10
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may I'll try hooking the laptop up to an external monitor and see if that works.
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:33 PM   #11
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I have a laptop. I went into desktop preferences, into the monitor section and change the display to 1600 x 1200, which is the resolution for my laptop. It said that the changes would take place when I restarted my computer.
have youp rebooted?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:33 PM   #12
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how weird...ok, I did control, alt, backspace...it brought me back to the plain text screen, I put in startx, and I'm right back there on the KDE desktop....the one I thought I deleted!

I think I'm learning alot from this session! Any suggestions about getting myself back to where I was?
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:45 PM   #13
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it also says warning, 12 object references still alive
 
Old 01-03-2004, 03:48 PM   #14
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sorry, my replies are getting all mixed up...

ran startx, and got into KDE. I added KDE back. Then tried to shut down. Then got the text screen again that says there are 12 object references still alive and the system is waiting to shut down server x, then I get the prompt callierlaura@linux:~>
 
Old 01-03-2004, 05:17 PM   #15
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Hi,

Just wanted to let you know I've given up on this problem...learned alot of lessons...was rushing through installation and setting up configurations tto fast. I just decided to do a forced shut down and I'm re-installing the whole thing.


I'll just slow down abit and give myself time to learn the system.
Thanks for your patience and advice.

Laura
 
  


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