Thanks for the replies. I have a geforce2 mx gfx card. I tried 'startx' and I get this message:
"There is no link /var/X11R6/bin/x to the correct x server binary. Please configure the correct x server with SaX/SaX2, which will create the missing link. I'm aborting now."
I did also download knoppix 3.6. It great. That's why I wanted to try out SuSE live.