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Old 09-02-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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kernal 2.6.8 problem


I just installed 2.6.8 kernal under suse 9.2 pro. Was working great until i restarted the pc. Its now going stight into the bash screen. When I try and start kde it come up stating
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
xsetroot: unable to open display ''
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
ksplash: cannot coneect to xserver
kdeinit: aborting. $display is not set
warning connect ()failed: :no such file or directory
ksmserver: cannot connect to xserver
startkde: shutting down
warning connect ()failed: :no such file or directory
Error: can't connect kdeinit
startkde: running shutdown script
startkde: done.

Whats going on and how do i Load the gui. I was thinking about unistalling the kernal but im not even sure on how to do that. Any help would be great.

Last edited by clmowers; 09-02-2005 at 09:59 AM.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 12:08 PM   #2
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Did you have Nvidia drivers installed? Those are kernel-specific, so if you did then you will have to change the driver "nvidia" setting in you xorg.conf or XFree86 config file back to driver "nv".

Other than that I'm not sure, could be a worse problem, but we need more info.
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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No, I have a ati card.I did try to update the driver for my card. Could that have failed?
It is a ATI X300. I use the firegl drivers. It look like it installed ok but not totally sure. Is there a way to uninstall that driver?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:30 PM   #4
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That might be the problem, but I don't know anything about ati cards, so I can't help out on that.

Does your back-up kernel work?
 
Old 09-02-2005, 01:44 PM   #5
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This isn't a kernel problem: it is an X-windows problem.

First question: is X-windows running? If you do ps -A | grep X, do you see anything listed?

Try typing dmesg to see if anything unusual was printed at startup-time that went flittering-by too fast to see.

Look for log-files in /var/log that should contain other boot-time messages.

Do an interactive startup, where the system will prompt you one line at a time for each entry in /etc/rc.d/rc5.d. Look for more messages that you may have not seen.

Are you starting in "runlevel 5" as usual? This is the standard graphical startup mode but there are others (see man init), including one that specifically does not start X-windows.

When dealing with problems like these, it's very important to stop and try to understand them, before you do anything further. If you "try to undo what you did," in the manner of a person fleeing a burning building, you'll only make things worse. The solution to the problem now might be simple, even trivial. The consequences of any ham-fisted effort to get out of it, may be serious.

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