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Old 11-02-2005, 10:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy suse 10 gui

hi everyone. i need help badly. i am a noob in linux, but i know some things. my questions is this: how can i get suse to boot into graphics mode by default? here's some background that might help: i have been running suse 10 since it came out with no problems and loving it. i update whenever there are new updates and have been doing so both on my laptop and desktop. i signed out of my desktop one day and the next time i booted into it, suse loaded into command line mode and i am not sure why. so i logged in and typed "startx". i got the following error thrown back at me:

module loader present
markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default settings, (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational, (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: wed nov 2 20:13:02 2005
(==) using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) no devices detected

fatal server error:
no screens found

please consult the X.Org foundation support at for help
please also checkthe log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional info

XIO: fatal IO error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining

sorry for the lenghty message but i realize that the more info i give, the better help i can get. now i realize by the error message that it can't load x, but i don't know why or what i can do about it. i tried going into the config file it references but quickly realized that not only do i not know what to do once in it, but also that my vi skills suck! so i did what all helpless noobs do and reinstalled only to find the same exact thing happening after i finished the reinstall. i'm stumped. please help.

Last edited by basraboy; 11-02-2005 at 10:33 PM.
Old 11-03-2005, 01:10 AM   #2
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Try running, as root, this command:
This will re-write the configuration file.
Caution: Back up the file first!
Also: You will need your monitor's horizontal and vertical sync/refresh rates. These can be found in your monitor's documentation.
Old 11-05-2005, 03:07 PM   #3
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thanks, i'll give that a shot.


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