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Old 01-26-2004, 09:57 AM   #1
prufrock
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Boot issue


Ok, so I just switched my hard drive running Suse 9 to an upgraded machine, and now I am having a problem booting into KDE. Suse seems to load perfectly fine, but when the loading bar at the top of the screen loads to the end, it stops and requires me to F2 into the details and login from the shell.

I have tried to run SaX2 from the command line under root, but apparently I am not on the right run level (requires level 3 and I am on level 5). Does anyone know how to fix this issue?

JA
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:22 AM   #2
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To change run levels as root type 'init 3' to change to run level 3 and 'init 5' to change to level 5.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:39 AM   #3
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Thanks Nis...

I switched runlevels and tried running SaX2, but it still reported an error. I cannot read the entirety of the message because it cuts it off at the top, but it appears as though there is a loading error regarding XFree86.

The part I can read states:

"...this case please get the information which
XFree86 module provide support for the card
and set the module using the following command:

sax2 -m 0=<the name of the module>

....

- the card was detected but the server fails
to start in spite of the detection. In this case
something more serious had happened.
Please have a look at the log file:

/var/log/SaX.log (Which I did and it made no sense to me)


Any idea???


In addition, I have tried logging into YaST to change the graphics card and monitor settings, but it will not let me enter the "Change..." phase.

ja


Motherboard Specs:
• VIA® KM400 Chipset
- FSB @200/266/333MHz
- Integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome 2D/3D Graphics with motion compensation
- AGP 4x and 8X
- Advanced memory controller supports PC2100 DDR266 technology.
• VIA® VT8235 Chipset
- Integrated Direct Sound AC'97 audio.
- Dual Channel Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 master mode EIDE controller.
- Supports both ACPI and PC2001 compliant enhanced power management.
- 6 ports USB 2.0 controller.
- Integrated Ethernet MAC.

Last edited by prufrock; 01-26-2004 at 11:29 AM.
 
Old 01-26-2004, 10:00 PM   #4
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Originally posted by prufrock
In addition, I have tried logging into YaST to change the graphics card and monitor settings, but it will not let me enter the "Change..." phase.
Are you trying to use YaST as an ordinary user or are you running it as root? If you're not root you won't be able to save the changes as you won't have write permission on the files in question. Try changing to root (use su root from the command line) and then using YaST.
 
  


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