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Old 02-03-2006, 03:13 AM   #1
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No X - after upgrade and new Xorg installed


Hi

I am using Suse 10.0 and I just upgraded via synaptic using apt4suse. It installed the the new Xorg. On reboot however my upgrade has killed X and I am left to login at the prompt. I checked the var/log for this error and it states repeatedly that no screens exist.

I use an NVIDIA based card the 5600 card, and up until this update I had the nvidia drivers installed and working.

I went into the prompt and wget the nvidia drivers then tried to install this. However as there is no precompiled kernel interface and so this fails.

My actual Xorg.conf looks normal too.

Any idea's how to get Xorg working again?

I just remebered apt-get had been failing recently to the kde source failing so I re-ran "install-apt4suse --update-srclist" and then did the upgrade via synaptic.

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Old 02-03-2006, 04:58 AM   #2
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Hi,
paste your xorg.conf, and anything from xorg log file that look suspicious
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:01 AM   #3
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thats might be tough I am not sure whether I have a text only browser installed.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:08 AM   #4
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I am not familiar with apt, but if YaST is still working, you can run it from command line and re-install the original xorg packages.
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:08 AM   #5
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Well, you can always install lynx :] Can't you copy those files to some computer that has working gui and post them?
 
Old 02-03-2006, 06:15 PM   #6
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I assume you forgot to backup your xorg.conf before you tried the new xorg and the nvidia drivers? .... Chalk that up to experience,.... always keep a backup of your xorg.conf.

You could now try to boot to run level-3, (ie text mode) and loggin as user "flebber" (ie your normal login user account). Then type "su" to get root permissions, and go backup your xorg.conf file (so that you can restore it later if need be). After backing up your xorg.conf, type "sax2" and configure your Xwindows. Pick a conservative setting and test it. Then exit sax2, type "exit" to go back to user "flebber", and type "whoami" to confirm you are user "flebber". Then type "startx" to see if your xwindows works.

If so, after you loggout you will be back in run level 3. Type "su" to get root permissions, followed by "shutdown -r now" (to reboot) or "shutdown -h now" (to shutdown).

Hopefully after this, you won't have to reboot to run level 3.

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Old 02-05-2006, 06:17 PM   #7
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I have fixed it I used yast on the command line to remove a bad kernel installed thru apt 2.6.15-jad2, reinstalled Xorg and nvidia. I recreated the error again after initially fixing it and it seems to be the bad kernel, I got as Xorg works fine with the suse default kernel that installs.
 
Old 02-05-2006, 06:24 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flebber
I have fixed it I used yast on the command line to remove a bad kernel installed thru apt 2.6.15-jad2, reinstalled Xorg and nvidia. I recreated the error again after initially fixing it and it seems to be the bad kernel, I got as Xorg works fine with the suse default kernel that installs.
Glad to read your Xwindows works now. Thanks for sharing your solution.
 
  


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