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Old 01-28-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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SUSE 10.0: No GUI when I start up

I have openSUSE 10.0 installed and haven't had any problems with it. But this time when I turned on my computer, the regular GUI didn't start up--no kde for me. I just get the old DOS-lookin' screen that's all text-based. How can I go about getting my nice, pretty kde back?

Old 01-28-2006, 10:36 PM   #2
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Once you put in your username and password type:


I don't know if it's the same for Suse but the run time options are usually in /etc/inittab

you change the following line:
id:3:initdefault to id:5:initdefault

To make it boot up to the GUI login screen.

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Old 01-28-2006, 11:03 PM   #3
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Thanks, that helped. Now I can open up the GUI.

Unfortunately, after a few minutes, my screen starts to mess up--lines go all over the screen and it starts to fade out. I can turn my computer off, and then if I wait awhile I can start it back up and the monitor appears fine (for another 15 minutes).

Does this sound like a hardware problem? Or is a driver messed up somewhere?
Old 01-29-2006, 11:14 AM   #4
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It may be a good idea also to check all powersave settings, so also GUI control centre stuff. I know from 9.3 + KDE that some odd things can happen. To give an example: once after doing dmesg I found dark mutterings about acpi being misconfigured, but I had not changed anything myself, ever.


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