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Old 12-08-2005, 03:19 AM   #1
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Question Black screen with an X instead of KDE

After installing SUSE10.0 on my laptop without any error messages I cannot start the kde!

There is the X in the center of the screen but the the system is frozen. Some weird artifacts are drawing dottet lines on the top 5% of the screen.

The setup determined my grafics card (ATI Radeon Xpress 200M) and my Display correctly.

I cannot help myself. What's wrong? Got anyone an idea?
And does openSUSE10.0 use xorg or xfree per default? might that be related to my problem? Argh!

Thanks in advance!

Dankmann78 !

Last edited by dm___; 12-08-2005 at 03:36 AM.
Old 12-08-2005, 09:50 AM   #2
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hello Dankmann78
try to start your laptop in runlevel 3 (no GUI)
or failsafe mode if it is easier for you
and login as root
run yast2
choose 'System' and '/etc/sysconfig Editor'
there 'Desktop' and 'Display Manager'
put kdm in DISPLAYMANAGER variable
put auto in KDM_SHUTDOWN variable
then 'Desktop' and 'Window manager'
put kde in DEFAULT_WM variable
Finish and close yast2
Restart the laptop.
This should be better.
I hope it will solve your difficulty.

Last edited by berbae; 12-08-2005 at 11:37 AM.


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