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Old 10-15-2005, 06:24 PM   #1
2good4u2c_52
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o/s error


ok i am getting dirty in suse
install a few terminal proggy's today ...intresting
went to shut down system for an update reboot.... now i can't get back in...
i get the same log in screen as b4.... do the deal.... the screen goes black, flikers the mouse and returns to the log in screen.
did a consol log in same thing.... did a fail safe boot ask for log in an i type in ... press enter.... then it won't let me enter password........ in fact i can't get any of the keys to work..... then i get a time out
how do i get back in ... with out reinstalling and losing everthing i had done today
 
Old 10-15-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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Well, it sounds like something has altered the xorg.conf file i.e. the file that controls how stuff is displayed, with what "kit".

If it won't start the graphic window, does it default back to a command line window (which is usually what happens when the x server doesn't start) ???

Cos if it does, then you can check the /var/log/Xorg.0.log too see if it's returned any errors - often tells you why it won't start and stuff like that. Then someone might be able to direct you as to what you need to do/modify/repair etc etc.

Any errors usually start with (EE), don't worry about (WW) - warnings or (II) information. It's the the (EE) errors you'd need to track down first.

regards

John

p.s. but if you just want to get back up and running, and haven't created loads of personal data - you could always just try the "newbie cure all", and re-install over the top - usually works.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 08:53 PM   #3
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Bigjohn, he's getting the same behaviour from console
and SafeMode console. I don't think it's his X config.

2good4u2c_52: if you told us WHAT you installed we
may be able to help to assess the situation better. To
me it looks as if you killed getty or login, or some system
libs that take part in the authentication process.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 10-16-2005, 06:35 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
Bigjohn, he's getting the same behaviour from console
and SafeMode console. I don't think it's his X config.
-----%<-----
Tink
Yup, OK. I was just thinking of the obvious ones. What seem, quite often are the problem.

I'll leave it too you, as the stuff you suggested are a major "whoosh" (over my head).

regards

John
 
Old 10-18-2005, 04:17 PM   #5
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susu 9.3

ok sorry i am new at all this and what i need to type in
first i have the suse 9.3 pro installed .
second.... it was in the first screen
this one ask for you to type in a password... the master root one before the whole operating system actually loads... yes that is annoying... wishing i could change that
but anyway ... i am supposed to type in a password there the the screen flickers black .... the mouse cursor pops in for a second and then i am back to putting a password in again
no o/s

so i tried to go into console login ..... same thing.... i get the part to enter login..... then it asks for a password...... although i go to type in the main root password and i get no letters.... like the keyboard locks up...
then after a min.... login timed out ... back to square one
 
  


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