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Old 03-14-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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Graphic setting/Xserver problems keep kde from loading


I recently installed SuSE 9.0. After getting it up and running, I changed some video settings (screen resolution, depth, etc.). I apparently wasn't careful enough in what I was doing, and now the graphical systems will not load.

After loading normally, SuSE will flicker several times, and dump me into BASH, with a prompt for my user ID and password. I entered them, then got the standard prompt. After typing 'kde', this shows up:

xsetroot: unable to open display ' '
xset: unable to open display ""
xset: unable to open display ""
ksplash: cannot connect to X server
kdeinit: Aborting. $DISPLAY is not set
Warning: connect() failed: no such file or directory
ksmserver: cannot connect to X server
startkde: Shutting down...
Warning: connect() failed: : No such file or directory
Error: can't contact KDEinit!
startkde: running shutdown scripts
startkde: done

I would appreciate any advice you could give.
Old 03-14-2004, 10:05 PM   #2
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try "xf86cfg -textmode"

It's a bit primitive looking, but easy enough to use. If you're comfortable with a text editor (I haven't used SuSE in a while, but I like pico, nano, ee, ae, because they're pretty easy to use, versus vi/emacs), you can also adjust your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. The main thing is to make sure that your system identifiers for your mouse, video card, monitor, and keyboard match the names in your input and screen sections.
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I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
Old 03-16-2004, 02:53 PM   #4
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It didn't work. I ran through the whole xf86config setup, saved it, and tried to run KDE-same message. Any other ideas?

Does SuSE automatically create a restore point when it is installed that I can return to through Yast? If so, where is it?

Is there any way I can have Yast, or anything else, redetect my hardware and reconfigure SuSE?

Old 03-16-2004, 06:22 PM   #5
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Nevermind, I was able to get it working. There are still a few wierd things, but I should be able to get them working properly.

Thanks for your help.


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