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Old 11-13-2005, 05:47 AM   #1
danrweki
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installing linux on a computer and use hard disk on another computer


hallo people

i installed suse linux 10.0 on one of my computers, but when i took the hard disk to another computer of different manufacturer i dont get to see the desktop it stops on text mode with a dollar sign, how can i get to see X.
 
Old 11-13-2005, 05:56 AM   #2
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You probably need to reconfigure X for the new graphics card, I'm not a suse user so I dont know what Suse specific tool you would use to do this, however you should be able to do this with `xorgconfig`. I would also back up your existing xorg.conf for if you move the hdd back to the first computer
 
Old 11-14-2005, 02:33 AM   #3
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not 100% sure, but from the text mode you may be able
to start yast I think it is called and then change the graphic driver
 
Old 11-14-2005, 03:18 AM   #4
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'xorgconfig' will do the job (offcourse assuming x.org installed, for xfree86 use 'xf86config')
But when you put your harddrive back into that other computer, you'll have to set it back. So be sure you backup /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Maybe there's a way to let X know which config it should use. i.e. when you take your drive to PC1 it uses xorg1.conf and when you change to PC2 it uses xorg2.conf. I don't know how to do this (and if you want this), but it will save you a lot of work if you change a lot.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 03:24 AM   #5
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I suppose one could tweak startx (or any other script launching X)
by doing a cp xorg.conf.configY xorg.conf
where Y the config No is set by fingerprinting the computer
(for example from cat /proc/cpu or something of the like followed by a grep)
 
Old 11-14-2005, 10:45 AM   #6
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I've got the same problem, I don't think you can use "startx" within that dollar sign, I've raised the issuse in a single thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=383029

Last edited by ayal; 11-14-2005 at 01:39 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2005, 11:54 AM   #7
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$ means you are a normal user
# means you have more privileges
I suppose you know about that.
to become root (super user) either type su
or
sudo su

Can you then use startx?

Maybe you need to launch kdm instead of startx
sometimes
init 5
does the trick as well

Not used suse in a while, so do not know

tbw cannot access your link bec it is pointing to a page to edit
What was the tilte of the thread
(I tried by username, not much success in understanding the relevance of your
problem to the one of this thread. I am tired anyway)
 
Old 11-14-2005, 01:56 PM   #8
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hi, thanks for you suggestion

I just fixed the URL above

Although the dollar sign in this situation means the shell, I cannot use any commands, even if the most basic ones like su, sudo, ls, init etc, because the kernel has not yet loaded the root file system at all (see my thread for detail).

Actually, the problem is about how let kernel recognize the reiserfs file system while it is intalled in one machine and booting from another.

Last edited by ayal; 11-14-2005 at 02:08 PM.
 
Old 11-16-2005, 11:11 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by ayal
hi, thanks for you suggestion

I just fixed the URL above

Although the dollar sign in this situation means the shell, I cannot use any commands, even if the most basic ones like su, sudo, ls, init etc, because the kernel has not yet loaded the root file system at all (see my thread for detail).

Actually, the problem is about how let kernel recognize the reiserfs file system while it is intalled in one machine and booting from another.
I am wondering the exact same thing! where is it located I cant find the package? I want to run the
Code:
cd /boot
mkinitrd -c -k 2.6.11.9 -m reiserfs
command from the main terminal
 
  


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