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And recent versions of X don't need an xorg.conf file anyway.
We wish. However, it's true that you have some chances with the open drivers, like the s3 one. Still, most people will need an xorg.conf for one reason or another. Even if your driver can run without one, X might still not be able to correctly detect EDID settings, resulting in an incorrect configuration for your monitor and hence, the inability to use it due to incorrect refresh frequencies.
Still, there's little we can suggest without seeing the log files of having more info of any kind. In fact the problem might not have anything to do with X at all.
Uncannily enough, I am using openSUSE 11.2 without xorg.conf file for a while now without any issues. However, for slackware I need xorg.conf file otherwise monitor resolution doesn't get properly adjusted.
Because it was not possible to get past the login screen. I started a falesafe session. I executed " liveinst " which started instillation graphical mode and I completed tessellation successfully. When it rebooted it stopped at the same login screen. Once again it will not let me login. I created one user during instillation. Both root and user1 have "password" as there password. Yet every time I log in it goes to the black screen with the little blue flashy thingy and then back to login screen. Its not like I'm getting the password wrong because then I put the incorrect password it does not change to the black screen it just stays on the login screen.
This must be a bug, however I get the same thing on this PC with F11 Live KDE CD.
The CD is not corrupt because it logs right in on my laptop.
I am so frustrated and noone seems to know about this issue!