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Old 08-25-2004, 03:56 PM   #1
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Unhappy Can't load GUI?


Hey, all. I was running CollegeLinux on an old PII 450 that I was given, and everything was working fine. Since I was just playing around, I decided to try some other distros. I tried to install JAMD (RH9 based) from an old disc i had laying around, and it installed fine with the GUI installer. However, when I rebooted and tried to start Linux with X, it could not boot the GUI. It showed me the login screen (at which point it usually loads the graphical login), the screen went blank, then it went back to the text login, tried to load the graphical log in, couldn't, repeat repeat repeat.

Today I tried to install Suse 9.1. The install isn't finished but I noticed it could not boot the graphical installer for that, either. It got to the message about starting YAST for the install, and then a similar thing happened. I left the room for a minute, and when I returned I had the non-graphical install going.

My problem is, when troubleshooting, that I don't know what make the graphics card is, aside from the fact that it is an old ATI card. The card worked perfectly in College Linux (Slack 9 based) but I'm concerned that it won't work with Suse at all.

Anyone experienced anything similar? If so, how did you fix it? If I can't, I guess I'll go back to CollegeLinux, but I want to give Suse a try.

Thanks,
Dave
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:46 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2004, 05:14 PM   #3
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Thanks, Tinkster. Turns out it worked okay in Suse even if the installer didn't want to give me a GUI. That is a useful tip regardless though.
 
  


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