Stuck in terminal - turned on text desktop by accident
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sorry, i'll go abck in and find out.
i tried chaging the run level in Yast and then exited and typed init 5 and got to level 5 in the termninal but no graphical desktop.
i then tried changin the hardware settigns/graphic config in Yast and this make no differece even on reboot (just seemed to go back to text mode)
then tried what it said in the Graphic setting, instructing me to type SaX2, this then told me i needed to be on run level 3 to use it. so u went back to run level 3 and tried and got this erroe message 'ups lost card during probing...aborting'
if you've used YaST to make some changes to your x configuration, chances are it will have saved the original file as a backup. i don't use SuSE anymore, but from memory, the XFree86 config file is in /etc/X11. Actually, I'm not sure whether SuSE 9.1 uses XFree86 or Xorg, no matter - if it's XFree86, the config file will be XF86Config; Xorg should be Xorg.conf.
Anyway, if a backup copy has been made, it'll usually have a tilde appended - eg, XF86Config~. Have a look and see..
If a backup has been made, just rename the current file to something else (best not to delete it for now...), then rename the backup to XF86Config. You'll need to be root to do all this, and the commands are, eg:
#cp XF86Config XF86Config-old (copy you current config to a new file)
#cp XF86Config~ XF86Config (rename the YaST backup..)
ok, here is the latest.
i tried downloading the drivers via Yast and You but i dont really know what to do once the are installed.
i went to /etc/x11 and found XF86CONFIG-linux , XF86CONFIG.Yast2save and XF86CONFIG.install
anyhting else i can give u?
well, it looks like XF86CONFIG.Yast2save is the Yast backup... but where's the XF86Config file?!! Hmm, I'll hazard a guess that the XF86CONFIG-linux might be the current version. I think I'd still be inclined to copy the Yast2Save file to XF86Config, and also to the other files, too (but make sure you make copies of them just in case)..
k, i tried making the 2 other files the -linux files as u sugested. noluck in the startx department tho.
could it be a KDE problemor am i just being noobie and naive there?
would the full startx error message help?