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Old 10-23-2004, 06:53 PM   #1
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Question Changed monitor settings, now no graphical login

Running Suse 9.1 Pro. Attached a new monitor on system, booted Linux and went to change the monitor info in Linux. Found the monitor model in Yast and it had the correct horizontal & vertical sync settings. Made the change and when the OS asked me to restart the graphical interface for the new settings to take effect I restarted the PC.
Now I am left with a text based login.
It reads:
Starting service kdm done
Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been reached
Skipped services in runlevel 5: smbfs
Welcome to SuSE LInux 9.1 (i586) - Kernal 2.6.5-7.108-default (tty1).

Linux Login:

I logged in as root and typed startx and got this message:

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Why would changing the monitor settings cause this when Suse 9.1 supports the monitor model?

AMD Athlon XP 2700+
Nvidia geForce 4 4200 64MB
512 MB PC2100 DDR

Old 10-23-2004, 09:16 PM   #2
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Well, I'm no expert on Suse, but it would be a good idea to check the log for X to see what's happening when you attempt to run startx. (less /var/log/XFree86.0.log, or something similar, or even grep WW /var/log/XFree86.0.log to show straight off what's bothering it). Then edit the config file (vi /etc/X/XF86Config-4) to fix the offending lines.

There may also be a backup XF86Config-4 file created by Yast - if so, you could just copy that back across to get things running, at least for the short term.

Good luck !

Last edited by mjrich; 10-23-2004 at 09:21 PM.


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