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Old 11-10-2004, 02:19 PM   #16
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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'
 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:24 PM   #17
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Maybe you need to install special drivers for your card? You could install the drivers for nvidia with YOU (yast online update) if you have a working internet connection.

sax2 is nothing else than the graphics module in yast !
 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:27 PM   #18
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ok, i'll try You. its a PCI nvidia 5200FX card i have but i was working ok with the original drivers.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:27 PM   #19
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hello,

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)

then

#cp XF86Config~ XF86Config (rename the YaST backup..)

then try startx again..
 
Old 11-10-2004, 02:56 PM   #20
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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
that help?
anyhting else i can give u?
 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:12 PM   #21
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ok,

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)..

ie,

#cp XF86CONFIG.Yast2save XF86Config

... then try a startx

if that doesn't work...

#cp XF86CONFIG-linux XF86CONFIG-linux-old
#cp XF86CONFIG.Yast2Save XF86CONFIG-linux

.. etc

But I'm a bit puzzled as to the whereabouts of your original XF86Config.. it might be XF86Config-4... sorry, I'm really going from memory here, and Mandrake 10, which I now use, uses Xorg....

Let us know how you get on.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:16 PM   #22
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will do, i'm using duel boot so takes a min to try it out and get back
thanks
 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:38 PM   #23
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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?
 
Old 11-10-2004, 03:48 PM   #24
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hi,

the startx error message probably would help. could you also post a listing of the contents of your /etc/X11 directory..

it doesn't sound like a KDE problem....

cheers.
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:11 PM   #25
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ok, sorry for wait. took a min

startx

there is no link /var/X11R6/bin/x to correct x server binary.
Please configure the correct x server with SaX/SaX2, which will create the missing link. I'm aborting now.

SaX doesnt work

SaX2

SaX2: invalid runlevel for consol mode
SaX2: please switch to init 3

SaX2 Aborting

(in level 3 it pauses and make the screen goe weird with a movable moue on it and then says'ups lost card during probling...abourt')
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:16 PM   #26
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contents of /etc/X11

.kstyierc.lock
.qt_plugins_3.3rc.lock
.qtrc.lock
XF86Config-linux
XF86Config-linux-old
XF86Config.Yast2save
XF86Config.install
Xmodmap
Xmodmap.remote
Xresources
fs
fvwm2
kstylerc
lbxproxy
proxymngr
qt_gtk_fnt2fntrc
qt_plugins_3.3rc
qtrc
rstart
twm
xdm
xim
xlinit
xkb
xserver
xsm
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:43 PM   #27
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would reinstalling suse work?
is it possible?
help
 
Old 11-10-2004, 04:53 PM   #28
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ok,

looks like you're missing a symbolic link in your /etc/X11 directory to your x server binary, XFree86, which should reside in /usr/X11R6/bin.

First, check that the file is in there. Then, you need to remake that symbolic link -

Do the following as root -

#ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 /etc/X11/X

then try startx again..

(Sorry for delay - watching film on telly and nipping to computer during advert breaks!)
 
Old 11-10-2004, 05:31 PM   #29
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Quote:
would reinstalling suse work?
Yes, you could do that, but I'd try and leave that as a last resort
 
Old 11-11-2004, 03:01 AM   #30
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First of all you should try to reinstall XFree86 only (to install the whole system should not be necessary).

Next: if I read your post with the error-message correctly, the link should reside in /var/X11R6/bin and not /etc/X11.

The command would then be:

#ln -s /usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 /var/X11R6/bin
 
  


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