LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Suse/Novell
User Name
Password
Suse/Novell This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 08-18-2005, 01:59 AM   #1
kahlil88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Mendocino, CA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 170

Rep: Reputation: 30
Angry SuSE 9.3 not booting with GUI


When I boot into Linux, instead of going into the familiar GUI, it asks me to login and stays in a terminal mode. I ran YaST System Check from the install disc, but it still won't work.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 02:39 AM   #2
linmix
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: Spain
Distribution: FC5
Posts: 1,993
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 46
found this on another forum (http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=73609)

The simplest way to go into graphical mode is from text mode, just type startx

The more permanent way is to check your /etc/inittab. Use your favourite editor and look for this line:-
id:5:initdefault:

I believe yours should show id:3:initdefault:. Change it back to id:5:initdefault:
 
Old 08-18-2005, 04:53 AM   #3
kahlil88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Mendocino, CA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 170

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I typed startx and the X Window system can't start because I altered the xorg.conf file. Luckily I backed it up, but now I need to know how to delete the current file and rename the backup one.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 11:39 AM   #4
mac57
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2004
Location: Texas
Distribution: openSUSE 10.3, Yoper Linux 3.0 , Arch Linux 2007.08
Posts: 253

Rep: Reputation: 30
To restore your backed up xorg.conf from the console mode you are booting to now, do the following:

- su to root (type "su" and enter the root password when prompted)

- cp path-to-backed-up-file/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Thats it! Now reboot and you should be fine.
 
Old 08-18-2005, 08:31 PM   #5
kahlil88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Mendocino, CA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 170

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I restored the backed-up xorg.conf file, but now it can't start kstartupconfig and kdeinit and goes back to the terminal
 
Old 08-18-2005, 09:42 PM   #6
nolimitz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: openSUSE 12.2
Posts: 73

Rep: Reputation: 15
kahlil, just run sax2 again, and everything should be fine...after that, go to /etc/inittab, find a line that looks like
id:3:initdefault and replace the 3 with 5...so went your problems .
 
Old 08-19-2005, 12:52 AM   #7
kahlil88
Member
 
Registered: May 2005
Location: Mendocino, CA
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 170

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks!
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
suse 9.2 booting gui problem? tsunami_imcool Suse/Novell 2 03-11-2005 02:16 AM
Booting to GUI ToothlessRebel Linux - Newbie 1 07-18-2004 04:55 PM
Stop booting into GUI in SuSE 9.0 bsmith Linux - Newbie 4 03-26-2004 09:19 AM
Booting Into GUI Macx Linux From Scratch 2 08-25-2003 03:30 PM
stuck when booting in the GUI niton Linux - Newbie 3 07-30-2002 01:10 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration