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Old 08-30-2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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SuSE X86 problems


I installed SuSE 9.1 on my machine and it was working fine. I didn't touch anything on the configuration, is totally original.

But yesterday, when I tried to run SuSE it doesn't start the X's. The prompt ask me to login and password. When I'm logged in, I tried tiping: startx, but it shows me this error MSG:

Data incomplete in file /etc/X11/XF86Config
Undefined modes section "Modes [1]" referenced by Monitor "Screen [1]".

(EE) Problem parsing the config file.
(EE) Error parsing the config file.

Fatal server error:
no screens founds.

Why if I didn't touch anything?... how can I fix this?

Thanks in advance.

PD: I have installed the XFree86 Version:
PD2: If you need the complete log, (var/log/XFree86.0.log) how can I access this from the prompt?
PD3: I have ATI RADEON 7500, Pentium 4 2.6GHz.

Last edited by drcyber; 08-30-2004 at 04:48 PM.
Old 08-30-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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login as root from the command line and re-run sax2.
Old 08-30-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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Well, just perfect. But... I have to change my runlevel to 3 before do that. Just typing: init 3 on the command line.

Best regards and thankz!
Old 08-30-2004, 06:54 PM   #4
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Even if X bombs out you still have other terminals to type the command from. Just do ctrl-alt-F2

X's config file is /etc/X11/XF86Config You may be able to just fix the modes there rather than running Yast or sax2.


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