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Old 09-15-2004, 05:35 PM   #1
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Lightbulb After reinstalling kde (accident) suse fails to boot


I was fooling around with suse package manager, downloading pretty much everysecond thing i saw (yes i know this is a bad habit but can u blaim me?).
KDE base and libs appeared in red so i switched them to what i thought was update but now know is reinstall. And I managed to screw up x. it reports it has 0 displays when trying to start.
Is there something i can do to fix this (i'm sure there is but is it hard?)
SUSE linux 9.1 Personal CD downloadable with a wole ton a stuff d/l ed
Please help windows xp really does suck!

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Old 09-15-2004, 05:39 PM   #2
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You may need to reconfigure X with SuSE's 'sax2' configuration tool.
 
Old 09-15-2004, 05:40 PM   #3
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tried sax2 told me something about init 3 tried it
told me didn't know the command!
i can only get a prompt. dunno if that helps.
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Old 09-15-2004, 06:08 PM   #4
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yeah - you'll need to be root to properly configure your X environment 'su' is the command to switch users, and all by itself will default to the root user (for which you'll need the root password).
Code:
user@mybox:/$ su -
root@mybox:~# init 3
root@mybox:~# sax2
 
Old 09-15-2004, 06:32 PM   #5
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i'll try it thanks!
 
Old 09-15-2004, 06:39 PM   #6
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it works thanks a million
if it weren't for this site i would be hopeless!
and end up reinstalling!
 
  


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