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Old 03-30-2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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X display terminating SUSE 9.2


I am running SUSE 9.2 and every time I start performing some type of task on the system (KDE), the x display terminates and there is no way to get kdm back up and running except for rebooting. I checked all logs for some type of error/warning, but nothing to lead me in a direction. I have tried running Yast, Sax2 and when the window appears, and I select an option it reads please wait while initializing and then the display terminates. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:13 PM   #2
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if kdm doesn't restart then switch to a terminal and type
init 3
(this puts the system into multiuser-console mode)
then
init 5
to restart everything....

also you can try something like

/etc/rc.d/init.d/kdm restart
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:20 PM   #3
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does X crash when you are not doing anything?

try getting into runlevel 3 (remember init 3)
then edit your .xinitrc file in your home directory (<-note the period before the x)
if it's empty then add the line

exec twm

if not, then comment out everything and add the above line

then start X again with the command startx

you will have nothing on your screen when you start X up, try pushing a few mouse buttons and look at the menus
(note menus will disappear when you release the mouse button)
bring up an xterm window
(you will get a wireframe box attached to your mouse, twm wants you to place the window for it, before it starts the program)
try doing stuff, running various X based programs (kde, gnome, GTK )

if it don't crash, then something is wrong with KDE, if it does crash then you will be exited from X w/ an error message printed to the screen

If you can't find the problem w/ KDE (as that is what I suspect) then try moving your kde pref directory

mv ~/.kde ~/old.kde (<-again note the period before the first 'kde')

and then restart X

(init 5 or startx or whatever)
 
Old 03-30-2005, 03:22 PM   #4
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but once kdm is back up started, and then I continue with some type of task the display will then terminate once again. I am looking for a fix that will prevent the display from keep terminating...
 
Old 03-31-2005, 10:48 AM   #5
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I finally got it up and working. What I did was remove the video card (ATI-264VT2) and reinstall Suse with the on board video card (Intel Corp, 82810E) and it worked fine. Thanks for your help...
 
Old 04-01-2005, 12:41 PM   #6
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I had a problem w/ 9.2 and the gui. so i installed all the gui's i could get from the disk them set up my video card as vesa, and everything worked like a dream, a good dream!
 
  


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