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odin42
I just blew away fedora and put on SuSE 9.1 Pro, it ROCKS! Well, sort of, I put on the ATI drivers for my 9700 pro, and when I rebooted, I just end up with a text login. When I try to manually run X, it tells me bad video mode.

How do I change my video settings back to basic so I can redo it with YAST. I have NO acess to X window, so I am stuck in text mode.

Thanks.
Jim
Try a fail safe boot.

There should be an option for it in Lilo or grub.

If not you can build one

For grub, try this:

CODE
title failsafe
kernel (hd1,4)/boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hdb5 failsafe acpi=ht devfs=nomount
initrd (hd1,4)/boot/initrd.img


for lilo try this

CODE
image=/boot/vmlinuz
    label="failsafe"
    root=/dev/hdb5
    initrd=/boot/initrd.img
    append="failsafe acpi=ht devfs=nomount"
    read-only


Or you can try and edit your XF86Config file in the /etc directory, but that will probably only help you if you actually know whats wrong.
odin42
I have thought about running failsafe mode, but the system boots just fine, so I don't know if that would work. I can use it, but only as far as a command prompt. I have seen this before, a LOONG time ago.
The problem is that the new ATI drivers dont work with the new kernel, and since it is trying to load the drivers, it wont allow X to start. I'll try editing the config to blow out that driver, but I've forgotten how. Cant i start X in a safe mode? Where it loads basic drivers? I'll have to see if I can get YaST to run from a prompt.
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