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Old 07-08-2005, 12:24 PM   #1
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I want my desktop back!

I am runnig SuSE 9.1 and everything was going great until I started messing around with the appearance of my desktop. Now when I start up, instead of sending me to the page where I sign in and enter my password and it sends me to KDE and my desktop, I get lines of text asking me to login and for my password. When I enter them, it tells me to have a lot of fun. Well, I am not because I really don't know what to do next stuck with the prompt: myusername@linux:~>. I feel like there is a really easy answer to this, but I am to new to know. Help.
Old 07-08-2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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type startx

Also, look in the file /etc/inittab and change the initdefault to 5 instead of 2 or 3.
Old 07-08-2005, 12:55 PM   #3
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Did I break my computer?

Komakino, Thanks for your reply. I tried typing startx and received a fatal server error: no screens found. several other errors including: parsing the config file and fatal IO error 104 on X server ":0.0".
Old 07-08-2005, 02:40 PM   #4
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From the login prompt whilst logged in as root, switch to runlevel 3 by typing "init 3", wait until it says runlevel 3 reached, then type "sax2". If my memory of SuSE is correct, this will run back through a graphical installer allowing you to re-configure your monitor + graphics card back to the way it was before. There's an article here from the SuSE support database
Old 07-08-2005, 02:49 PM   #5
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Yea I had the no screens error on a Debian install and it turned out to be the wrong monitor and graphics card. It was kind of a pain. Go thru the graphics installation again and see what happens. It fixed it for me.


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