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I'm running suse 10.2. I was setting up multimonitors and it said to restart...so I did control + alt + backspace to do the quick restart thing. It got stuck in the middle so I did a hard restart. Now when I load suse it gives me a terminal screen and no gui. In the terminal, it asks for my name and password..after that its a regular terminal. How do I get my gui back? Thanks.
Sorry, but you really should 've made a back-up first (always always!). I could show you how to reach xorg.conf from a terminal but I suppose you're not familiar enough with Linux yet to write one from scratch or to identify what is wrong with your current one.
Your last hope is configuring a basic xorg.conf with some assistance from the OS; all you'd have to do is answer a number of questions and make selections from a few lists - but this does presuppose you're familiar enough with your hardware. For example, you'll need to know enough about
- the refresh rate(s) of the monitor
- screen resolution
- supported video card drivers
- type of mouse and keyboard
Just to mention a few.
Please note I cannot guarantee this will actually work for Suse (one distribution simply isn't the next one). If you're willing to take the plunge anyhow:
- boot up and select Suse from GRUB; do not press enter but e
- select the vmlinuz line and press e
- append the number 3 (preceded by a space) and press enter
- select the vmlinuz line and press b; you'll now boot into a terminal
- sign in as root
- first back-up your current xorg.conf (may be of little use as it is but it's good practice):
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.bak
- then start up the configuration process by typing:
/usr/bin/xorgcfg (I believe you could also use /usr/bin/xorgconfig)
- go through the list of questions
- at the end, confirm you want the new file to be written out
- verify whether you were succesful by typing init 5 or startx
If you make any mistakes you can simply start over.
Again, I cannot guarantee that this will work; but I'm afraid it's really your last option so you may as well give it a try. It won't break any hardware (unless you do some utterly foolish things such a setting your refresh rates way way higher than your screen supports): the worst that could happen is that you end up where you started from.
In that terminal, log in as root, then type "init 3".
Use the command "yast2" to start the configuration program that you know already from the installation. It won't look as fancy in the console, but it'll work nonetheless. In the hardware section, you can try and configure your screen and graphics card settings. After that, you'll hopefully be able to start the graphical environment again with "init 5" or simply by rebooting. (You can reboot when you're logged in as root by using the command "reboot".)
i reinstalled suse but I'm having trouble getting xgl working again. I forgot how I did it. I'm stuck on the part where your suppose to install the radeon drivers (I have a 9600xt radeon). I got the drivers installed, but it says no 3d support. Anyone know how to fix this? THanks.