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Old 06-27-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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Novice - SUSE 10 installed with X Win prob

Hi, all. I'm totally new to Linux and selected SUSE 10 as my initial test platform.

I'll probably post this querstion on the SUSE 10.1 forum tomorrow if I don't hear anything here. DLed the 10.1 ISO and installed. On boot, have a failure:

No video BIOS for depth, screen found - no usable configuation. I suppose this means that I should change the screen configuration but don't have a clue how.

I'm a prior UNIX developer, but will be brushing up on Linux command set. Also don't have a clue on how to proceed from post-installation (assuming I get the screen operational) to begin using Linux in graphics mode.

See you on the discussions. GiTMO
Old 06-27-2006, 07:12 PM   #2
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Okay - You are entirely correct in your diagnosis. I believe what you can do is to issue the command sax2 (or simply sax) as the root user when the X server fails to start. You can then use that to choose all that you need and save the configuration. If this doesn't work, try xorgconfig (also as root after the X server fails to start).

And once you pass this stepping stone, you will be up and running in a GUI eniviroment. Hope these help!
Old 06-28-2006, 11:31 AM   #3
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Thanks. I'll try that and come back if I have further probs.
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blatantly NOT an intro... please think twice about the forums you post in. moved to Linux - Newbie.
Old 06-28-2006, 04:29 PM   #5
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Great advice. I found references and was able to get into the configurations. Probably would have taken me 4-5 days to do so otherwise. I was also able to run SaX2 and YaST.

I didn't know how to change the parameters without screwing the boot up. I'm planning on copying the xorg.conf to an old version and then insure I update the xorg.conf it wants to write over.

I have an HP M70 monitor with an I810 driver, so I believe it automatically chose the correct configuration, since that's what was referenced in the auto config. I'm not sure what the Depth error is complaining about. It's an Intel 82845G graphics controller, set on Windows as 1024/768 32 bit 75 Hz refresh. I saw a reference to v4l (video4Linux) driver.

When I select my own configuration, the .conf doesn't look much like the automatic, but it does show 800/600 @ 60 Hz DPMS VESA, no DDC, vertical refresh 50-60, Horiz synch 31-38, DRI 0660 video. It also shows depths of 8, 15, 16, 24 (defaults).

I make a little progress and go a Curl error 6 when I tried to see if I could connect to the net. But That's Another Problem!


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