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xiphenull
post Mar 12 2004, 09:21 AM
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ok. its been a while since i used linux. and i just put SuSE 9 back on my computer last week.

yesterday i goofed it up. i accently saved the wrong graphics/display settings and now it will only work in text mode, i cant get xserver? startx to run.

is there a command to restore default settings or setup a new user with default settings so i can get back in?
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post Mar 12 2004, 12:53 PM
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Hi

/etc/X11/XF86Config , I'm no 100% sure about this, so first I recomend that you back the file up for example in /home/X11/XF86Config, and after that delete it, and reboot linux, and I think it should tell you that it needs to configure x11 , and you can go trough the setup once again, BUT
WHAT YOU SHOULD TRY FIRST, /etc/X11/XF86Config you should edit this file, end enter manualy you're monitor and display driver , you're display driver should work with vesa without any trouble [it works for me with nVIDIA and ATI].


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post Mar 12 2004, 01:14 PM
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you make it sound like its going to be easier for me to just reinstall. lol
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post Mar 12 2004, 03:38 PM
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Hi,

it's not THAT hard smile.gif try this before reinstalling...

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post Mar 12 2004, 05:20 PM
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i'll try.


btw. i heard SuSE 9.1 is suposed to come out soon. when i update, am i going to be able to have a small upgrade or will i be reinstalling the whole 9.1 ?
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post Mar 12 2004, 09:29 PM
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I personally don't like to do upgrades ... but you can try the upgrade first ... if it works (about half the time) then you are good .. if it doesn't, you can backup your important files and do a full reinstall, them move the other files in.


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