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The tool in Suse for setting up the video card (and other stuff) is yast or yast2. When you get into text mode, log in as yourself, then do "su" and give the root password. Try typing "yast2" wihout the quotes, and see if you can set up the video card.
For more specific information we need to know the type of video card (NVidia 4200, ATI Radeon, etc.).
It also might be useful if you read through the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf. The easy way is to do "cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf" in a shell.
Here's an idea - do what Nylex suggested and post the error messages that it is giving you. The X server doesn't really give that many different common error messages. Depending on the error, there may be an easy solution, such as changing the driver, etc.
I'm not trying to sound harsh, but it makes it a lot easier on you and us if we can see your error messages.
I tried Yast and it detect my card. But while running X it displayed the cursor as 'X' and a bright netted screen seems to be working but there is no icon no desktop no bar etc. (i tried it with different color depth i.e 800x600 (VESA) 16 bit and 1024 x 800 24 bit. But same screen appears
Now the exact error displayed is
(WW)I810(0):Failed to setup write cmbining range (0xd0000000,0x8000000)
and two errors related to some missing font files.
Now you do have X running. That is possibly the TWM window manager you are seeing. Does it have a single window in it? That would be an x terminal. Type something like "xmms" in it and hit Enter. Tell us what happens.
You are closer to making this work. Reboot, and at the command line after you log in (where you usually type "startx") try using "startkde" and see what happens.
startx fially run and the all the icons and taskbar are displayed. But there is still a problem is there, it set my monitor frequency to 86Hz which is maximum limit. And the active screen is appearing little shorter then the monitor area. It have a black border around the screen.
I know that my monitor will work fine at 75hz. But in display property it has only one option available indicating 86 hz. How can i reduce this? so the correct image is shown.
To reduce the monitor frequency it would be easiest to log in as root, and edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. while logged in as root be careful not to do anything else.
When you are root, open an editor and open /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Immediately save it as /etc/X11/xorg.confWORKING. This is very important. you want a copy of the orking file incase something goes wrong and you have to put it back.
Close xorg.confWORKING, and re-open xorg.conf in the editor. Look for the part of the text that starts with the line "Section "Monitor"", and find these lines:
Just executed the yast utility and it detect and configure my video card and monitor. First try was a fail because i selected to run on 1024x1200 resolution (it displayed as default) .The screen go blank. But next time i selected 800x600 resolution and it worked.
One more questions what is diff. between x startx and startkde. on my system only startx is working.