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Old 05-25-2005, 01:00 AM   #1
Ian18
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Problems!!!


Hi,
I just installed suse linux 9.3. Everything was running fine. I rebooted and now the login screen is in some kind of black and white instead of being all colorfull like the first time I booted up. Then when I log in, the is no way shut down, restart or anything other than log out. Also when I try and watch a movie clip it locks up. WHAT IS GOING ON!!!

I am using a 2.4ghz celeron with 1gb of ram. I could tell more but I don't feel it is necessary.

I would appreciate any and all help.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 01:13 AM   #2
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Seems as if your runlevel has change from 5 to 3... You said you could login right? If so check your Inittab file

cat /etc/inittab

check for this line... see if it is at 3 or 5...
id:3:initdefault:

If your logged in your can use "startx" to get to your graphic environment... Also to shut down type "halt" or "reboot" You may have to be in your root account to "halt"...

Not sure why it changed but you must have done something...

KC
 
Old 05-25-2005, 02:35 PM   #3
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you are gonna have to give us more info

1. did you purchase suse 9.3? or are you using the live dvd? either way, have you tried their support?
2. when you say you log in to a black and white screen what does it say on the screen? if it says login with a blinking cursor, type your username and password then type startx to see if your gui loads. if that is the case, there wont be an option to reboot, only to log off. then when you get back tot he command line you can type reboot or hit ctrl-alt-del to restart the computer
3. what kind of movie clip are you trying to watch and in what program. what locks up, the system or just the app?
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:09 PM   #4
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It is the 5 cd version but I also have live on hand. The black and white login seems to be like you discribed (it is just login screen with an x cursor). I typed in kde on the console and now I am typing this on a disconnected thing with all windows having a green bar and the bottom bar says kicker. I will try startx after I send this in. The video was a normal mpg file run by kaffine, and the entire system locked up.

Also when I get to the login screen there is something written in the console, something about sector 0.

Oh, and when I press the power button on my pc it starts a shutdown sequence, so the is a way to shutdown, but not by menu.

Thanks for your help so far.

Last edited by Ian18; 05-25-2005 at 10:54 PM.
 
Old 05-25-2005, 10:51 PM   #5
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This is what it said when I did startx.

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.X.Org
for help.

Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key
giving up.
xinit: unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Couldnt get a file descriptor referring to the console
 
Old 05-26-2005, 12:06 AM   #6
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Sounds like the X server is running (you see the X shaped cursor) but your desktop environment has not loaded. You might want to boot to rescue mode (not familiar with SuSE so don't know exactly how to do it) and run YaST to make sure KDM starts at boot. I'm sure someone who knows about SuSE can help more.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 01:13 AM   #7
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So I switch xdm to kdm?
 
Old 05-26-2005, 03:37 AM   #8
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Ok, I got things back to normal for now. I hope it stays this way. This having problems with kaffine, also most video formats wont play. Any suggestion on a good video player, that does not lock things up?

Thanks for all your help
 
Old 05-26-2005, 05:40 AM   #9
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i having a problem
when i intall SUSE 9.3 then a " Proposal contain ...... must be ..... continuing.

how i fix it

thanks
 
Old 05-26-2005, 10:36 AM   #10
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Re: Problems!!!

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Ian18

I rebooted and now the login screen is in some kind of black and white instead of being all colorfull like the first time I booted up.
[quote]

Unless your hw isn't b0rked I would say this is a result of having upgraded the kernel or the X.

The solution is very simple. Get root and run Sax2, SUSE's handy GUI GFX-setup tool:
Code:
su root           
(your password)
sax2
Just follow the instructions and everything should be fine, you will get your kewl framebufferd consoles back and of course the graphical desktop.

Quote:

Then when I log in, the is no way shut down, restart or anything other than log out.
This is natural: You cannot issue a shutdown command if you aren't logged in, and you can't also shutdown or reboot w/o knowing which command to use:
Code:
su root
shutdown -h now     (shutdown / HALT the system)
shutdown -r now      (reboot)
Quote:

Also when I try and watch a movie clip it locks up. WHAT IS GOING ON!!!


I don't understand this. You are watching movies w/o a graphical environment? Or do you mean *before* the GUI b0rkage?

If the latter is the case it's probably a side-effect of having the wrong GFX drivers installed. Once you set it up properly with Sax2 this should also get fixed.


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I am using a 2.4ghz celeron with 1gb of ram. I could tell more but I don't feel it is necessary.
It's OK for now, telling which distro yuo are using is normally enough. But if the problem persists I would suggest posting the files /home/YOURHOME/.xsession-errors and also the output of the command startx or the file /var/log/X
 
  


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