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Old 11-26-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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No Screens Found - opensuse 11

i am somewhat new to linux and i am trying out opensuse 11. When i boot up to linux i get a command line prompt for username and password. i enter it and then it takes me to prompt. I try typing in startx and it tells me error 3 no screens found. here is my PC specs:

intel quad core 3 ghz
asus 3870x2 video card
2 x 500gb hds
2 x 75gb raptor hds
4gb pc3 memory

please help
Old 11-26-2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Post your /etc/xorg.conf. If you don't use command line much, do the following to copy the file onto a USB drive or such:

(insert drive...)
Type what is in the quotes
(enter root password, or your password, not sure if OpenSuse works like Ubuntu or Slackware...
fdisk -l
It will show something like the following: (my USB drive is in bold, the 128mb)

Disk /dev/hda: 80.0 GB, 80026361856 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 9729 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x8f800000

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/hda1 * 1 9483 76172166 83 Linux
/dev/hda2 9484 9729 1975995 82 Linux swap

Disk /dev/sda: 128 MB, 128843776 bytes
4 heads, 62 sectors/track, 1014 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 248 * 512 = 126976 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x6f20736b
Notice the /dev/sda, that is the "location" of your drive. You need to change that /dev/whatever address to what it says about your drive I use "x" as a variable for the letter you will have. To access it, do:
mkdir /mnt/USB
mount /dev/sdx /mnt/USB
cd /mnt/USB
You should be in your drive now. Now, do the following:
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf xorg.conf
To safely remove your drive, type:
umount /dev/sdx
Then just post the file on here, or you can use

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Old 11-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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You may also want to give the command xorgconfig a try, which allows your system to try and probe for general monitor settings, and set up the Xorg.conf file itself.
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Let us know what works, if you solve the problem before you have to post your xorg.conf.


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