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Old 01-16-2006, 09:08 PM   #1
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gnome doesn't autoload after installing drivers for Nvidia Geforce MX 440 (Suse 9.3)

I downloaded drivers that where said to be for Suse 8.1 and earlier. the RPM installation of the kernel and then GL went ok... but when i restarted the computer Gnome didnt show up... instead there is a simple login screen, and when i log in its wery ugly and the mouse pointer looks like an X, and there is no icons or anything.

I dont want to install Suse over again, is there anything i can do to make it work??
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from a command line run xf86config and choose your old driver for the video card.

make sure you copy (if necessary) the final config file it creates to /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.

good luck.
Old 01-17-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
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the ugly desktop doesnt show up anymore, instead it is some kind of console with a green graphic background, but i cant start "startx"

I get this (EE) lines when runing "startx":
(EE) VGA(0): Given depth (16) is not supported by this driver.
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

i have tried "VGA compatible" driver, with no luck

and when i try to start gnome (writeing gnome and then enter) i got:
xsetroot: unable to open display ''
(gnome-session:6107): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
Old 01-17-2006, 08:12 PM   #4
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Actiually i solved my problem...
to you all out there with the same problem... i did this:

1. logged in as root in the console
2. Typed YaST2 and in the Hardware i chosed "Graphic and monitor" (then alt+p to reprobe the graphic card)
3. also in YaST2 went Desktop->Display Manager and chosed gnm as display.


I hope it works out for you all.

** got a message that X Server wasnt configured properly for display **

4. logg in as root
5. type init 3 to go to level 3 mode (dont ask me why, you just need to do this)
6. type SaX2 and the xserver program will detect the probed graphic driver.



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