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Old 08-29-2007, 10:46 AM   #1
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Exclamation Screen blank(black)! after reinstalling suse


I reinstall my suse10.1 but after the installation system reboot and start the OS i can hear the suse(starting sound) but the screen is totally black blank. I tried to enter by safe mode still ok, but all in terminal. I cannot configure using commands. Please help me how to solve this problem if I have to solve this in terminal.
 
Old 08-29-2007, 12:10 PM   #2
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Try to make # startx, if it fails make # grep EE /var/log/X/0/log and post the output here.
 
Old 08-29-2007, 12:18 PM   #3
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That would be /var/log/Xorg.0.log

From the looks of it, it's a matter of a misconfigured xorg.conf file. Did you replace any hardware part since you first installed Suse such as a monitor or a videocard? That would be the best explanation of this unexpected issue.

To work around it, log in as root at the command line and type

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Scan the file for the Device section and locate the "driver" entry and replace it with

"driver" "vesa"

Remember that you need to press i to start editing and esc to stop doing so. Saving is done through the command :wq and if you make an error and you need to close the file without saving :q!

Then type startx or reboot.
 
Old 08-29-2007, 11:09 PM   #4
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Problem solved!

I refer to other posts, and configure my video card by xorgconfig. Thanks anyway.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 04:09 AM   #5
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Oh no, the problem still exists! After i configure the xorgconfig when i reboot again , for sometimes it can detect the video card but not all the time. It usually can only detect the video card after the 1st time booting(failed to detect video card). How do i fix this permanently? I don want to reboot it everytime i use.... Please help me thanks.
 
Old 08-31-2007, 01:28 PM   #6
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Post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and details about the videocard.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 11:36 AM   #7
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here is the /etc/X11/xorg.conf info. Please help me find out what went wrong. Thanks


# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2007-08-31T01:44:02+0800.
#
# Version: 7.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (7.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#
Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "type1"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "freetype"
Load "v4l"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "12"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "A4 Tech PS/2+USB Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[3]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "Synaptics;Touchpad"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 304 190
HorizSync 29-90
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "ACERVIEW 98I"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "ACER"
VertRefresh 55-90
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x800" 128.04 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 842
Modeline "1280x768" 122.87 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1280x768" 121.47 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1280x768" 119.93 1280 1368 1504 1728 768 769 772 807
Modeline "1024x768" 97.84 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1024x768" 96.73 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 808
Modeline "1024x768" 95.50 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 807
Modeline "1280x600" 94.32 1280 1352 1488 1696 600 601 604 632
Modeline "1280x600" 93.11 1280 1352 1488 1696 600 601 604 631
Modeline "1280x600" 92.04 1280 1352 1488 1696 600 601 604 631
Modeline "1024x600" 75.64 1024 1080 1192 1360 600 601 604 632
Modeline "1024x600" 74.66 1024 1080 1192 1360 600 601 604 631
Modeline "1024x600" 73.80 1024 1080 1192 1360 600 601 604 631
Modeline "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 57.97 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 631
Modeline "800x600" 57.30 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 631
Modeline "768x576" 53.75 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "768x576" 53.14 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "768x576" 52.53 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 36.55 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 36.13 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 23.86 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "945 GM"
BusID "0:2:0"
Driver "i810"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "SaXDualHead"
Option "Clone"
Option "NoDDC"
Option "LFP" ""
Option "SaXDualMonitorVendor" "--> VESA"
Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP"
Option "SaXDualOrientation" "off"
Option "SaXDualResolution" "off"
Option "CloneRefresh" "50-60"
Option "SaXDualMode" "off"
Option "SaXDualHSync" "off"
Option "SaXDualMonitorModel" "1024X768@60HZ"
Option "SaXDualVSync" "50-60"
Option "usevnc" "no"
Screen 0
VendorName "Intel"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection

Last edited by LinuxNewbie999; 09-01-2007 at 11:38 AM.
 
Old 09-01-2007, 07:02 PM   #8
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I believe that this describes your monitor:

http://www.monitorworld.com/Monitors...erview98i.html

It looks as if your xorg.conf lists incorrect refresh rates; replace them with the ones listed in this link.

If it still doesn't work, replace Driver "i810" with "vesa". That is not the best choice but it should be failsafe.

I think it's the resolutions, though.
 
  


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