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Old 04-28-2007, 04:40 PM   #1
2uniek
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Unhappy Linux Suse now wont boot!


Hello!

I have a Linux SUSE 10.0 32bit disc which a friend gave me to try. I'm not to sure if its still 10.0 lol coz when I installed it went onto an internet update. Anyway it installed just fine and I got to the desktop for the 1st time which worked fine. The display screen looked a little off so I changed the screen resolution around abit and when I pressed ok it said I needed to reboot to see the changes. So I did and now I cant boot linux it says something about wiki.X.org, /var/log/xorg.0.log and /etec/x11/x0rg.confg.

Then it goes onto X window (black screen login) I'm guessing so it can be fixed and as i'm a linux newbie only being around the system around 15mins and messing it up lol I dont know how to work the commands or x window so its not much help.

NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GT

Any help would be great.

I'm not sure what information you need so if you need more please ask

Thank you

-Rab
 
Old 04-28-2007, 05:13 PM   #2
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What do you mean by "black login screen" ??
Do you mean a console prompt ?
If it is not a console prompt hit Control+F1.

Log in ... then run

Code:
tail  /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 04-28-2007, 05:37 PM   #3
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You're going to have a little bit of trouble with that nvidia card...
What I think happened is this: Suse comes with the nvidia driver installed (if I remember correctly). When you upgrade the kernel, you have to reinstall the driver. It is possible that the kernel got upgraded when you first logged in, and xorg.conf didn't get modified, neither was the nvidia driver reinstalled, so X won't start...

Anyway, do what dxqcanada said, and post the output of that command. Then, also type in
Code:
less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and look for a section that says something like :
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "GeForce 6600"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection
And copy it here.
(Press q to quit displaying that file, and if you need to, type "halt" to shutdown)
 
Old 04-28-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Do you mean a console prompt ?
Yea and it asked you to login then you can type commands.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Valkyrie_of_valhalla
You're going to have a little bit of trouble with that nvidia card...
What I think happened is this: Suse comes with the nvidia driver installed (if I remember correctly). When you upgrade the kernel, you have to reinstall the driver. It is possible that the kernel got upgraded when you first logged in, and xorg.conf didn't get modified, neither was the nvidia driver reinstalled, so X won't start...

Anyway, do what dxqcanada said, and post the output of that command. Then, also type in
Code:
less /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and look for a section that says something like :
Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier     "GeForce 6600"
    Driver         "nvidia"
EndSection
And copy it here.
(Press q to quit displaying that file, and if you need to, type "halt" to shutdown)
Im very sure it's the screen resolution as I did restart the system 2 times before that and no problems but once I changed the resolution settings and restarted to see the changes it would not boot. Also I can confirm that it did not update anytime after the installing.

Thanks for you fast reply tho and I shall try these out right now and get back with any info very soon.


Thanks

Last edited by 2uniek; 04-28-2007 at 06:34 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 07:15 PM   #5
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back

ok I got message saying no such file or no such directory and popd: dirctory stack empty. So i'm thinking maybe we are not on the same page?

Here is what I see when I try to start linux:

Code:
Failed to start the x server (your graphical interface). Its likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the x server output to view the x server output to disanose the problem.
When I press yes I see the msg that says something about wiki.X.org, /var/log/xorg.0.log and /etec/x11/x0rg.confg and stuff like [==] [**].

once I go on it brings me to a black screen and on top of the black screen it says.

Quote:
Welcome to Suse 10.0 (Ci586) - Kernel 2.6.13-15.15-default (ttyl)
and it gets you to login to it with your linux user name and pass. You type 'help' into it and it pulls up a list of commands (which I have no clue on how to use) so is pointless to me.

and thats it.....

Anyway any replys would be great.

Thanks.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 07:57 PM   #6
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Find a Suse 10.2 disk, that should solve a lot of your problems. Until you are comfortable with using it, turn off zen update.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 08:09 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry Webb
Find a Suse 10.2 disk, that should solve a lot of your problems. Until you are comfortable with using it, turn off zen update.
Hello

Sorry how would that solve my problem in fixing this issue? Would that not be an last resort when I need this OS now? I see what your saying but my objective is to get a way to fix this problem now.

Anyway thanks for reading and replying. I may use your tip in the future.

Last edited by 2uniek; 04-28-2007 at 08:10 PM.
 
Old 04-28-2007, 10:06 PM   #8
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Dont mean to bump but this is kinda needed quick if anyone can reply then thanks
 
Old 04-29-2007, 03:44 AM   #9
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try logging in as root and typing in
xorgconfig
Then just answer what it asks, according to your hardware preferences. It will setup xorg.conf for you.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 12:10 AM   #10
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Nevermind I just reinstalled it lol Thx for your replys.
 
  


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