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Old 03-07-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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X does not start anymore


I've got WinXP/SuSE 9.2 dual boot. Something happened and I cannot boot into graphic mode anymore. I had the folowing message:

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Starting service kdm/opt/kde3/bin/kdm: error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Any idea how to fix it?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 10:43 AM   #2
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Do you have a little more information about the 'something' that happend just before X didn't start anymore?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 10:55 AM   #3
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The thing is that happened a lot. I have upgraded motherboard, CPU and memory plus added 2nd HD and ieee1394 card. But everything worked after that. Then, I guess, I formatted one of WIndows partitions from ntfs to fat32. However, I am not sure if it happened before or after x stopped working. Also the picture on my monitor shrank horizontally, but it is shrunk on Windows too, so I think that something is broken in the monitor.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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Can you get into text-mode (type '3' at grub screen)? You could try to install the xorg packages again. Did your graphics card change after the motherboard upgrade? Then you may need to reconfigure X with sax2.

Is the error all you get? Sometimes, the filesystem is mounted read-only due to errors in the partition table (after reformating the Windows drive, maybe), which then doesn't allow KDE to start.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 01:16 PM   #5
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what happens when you run sax2?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 05:14 PM   #6
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Originally posted by jdblick
what happens when you run sax2?
I've got the following
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/usr/X11R6/lib/sax/sysp.pl: error while loading shared libraries: libX11.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
init: no graphic card(s) found at /usr/X11R6/lib/sax/init.pl line 172
I also have remembered that I turned off DMA on both HDs and then turned it on. However, I ran repair from SuSE DVD and it seems that file system is ok.

I also tried to reinstall sax and xorg. Most of the packages installed fine except a couple (some devel and some other).
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:05 PM   #7
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So windows starts normally besides the size change?

Is there a bunch of stuff you would lose if you reinstalled (starting over)?

Last edited by jdblick; 03-07-2005 at 06:07 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:21 PM   #8
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I spent some time customizing it. But I am inclining to do it. I want to backup my /home stuff. One of the problems is that I have some files in directory named ~ and I cannot enter it using cd ~

Another thing. Should I delete everything or just run instllation over existing files? I've got 4 Linux partitions:
1. main one with most of dirs
2. mounted as /usr
3. mounted as /home
4. swap.

If I want retain them this way, how should I install SuSE. Does it have option to put directories to certain partitions?
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:39 AM   #9
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I had problem with kernel and Nvidia(was suse 9.2 kernel problem) and it may be your's X configuration problem.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 11:43 AM   #10
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One idea: does your new board has onboard graphics? Maybe you need to de-activate this in the BIOS.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 04:09 PM   #11
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well, I have reinstalled SuSE. I think that problem was in /usr partition, which was somehow corrupted.
 
  


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