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    Default Problem with OpenSuSE

    I had installed OpenSuSE 11.0 a few months ago and have been very happy with it so far.

    However, I had recently bought a new graphics card, and installed it. Everything works great in windows, but I had been using integrated graphics before and had disabled it.

    Now, whenever I boot into (or rather try to) OpenSuSE, it tell me that there is a problem with something involving X or something.

    What's going on? Do I have to be in integrated graphics in order to get it to work or what? Help me out please!

    -Peace-

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    Default Re: Problem with OpenSuSE

    I have more info now as to the error message I get whenever I try to boot into OpenSuSE.

    Code:
    Failed to start the X server (your graphical interface). It is likely that it is not set up correctly. Would you like to view the X server output to diagnose the problem?
    I assume that this is a severe bug in OpenSuSE 11.0?

    -Peace-

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    Default Re: Problem with OpenSuSE

    what is your new graphics card?
    Do you get a text-based prompt?

    If you get a cursor type:
    su (hit return)
    your root password (will not show up)
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    reboot

    This will use the generic video driver and should at least get you a graphical interface. We can then proceed from there.
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    Yeah, bit of a problem there.

    I remembered that the liveCD had a repair feature, so I tried that.

    Everything seemed good, but when I rebooted afterwards... my option to boot into XP had disappeared.

    I think I accidentally deleted it. And I still got the error message when I tried to boot into OpenSuse.

    I am an idiot...

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    Default Re: Problem with OpenSuSE

    at the flashing cursor - which could be login (if you have auto login disabled)
    so you will need to login
    but do so as root
    make sure you are runlevel 3

    Ideally, you would pause the green grub boot screen using the down arrow, then move back to suse boot and type the number : 3
    then hit enter

    in root login runlevel3
    type: sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    reboot


    You can get your old bootloader with windows back by getting to /boot/grub
    in there will be a menu.lst.old
    that will probably be the one you need
    open it and copy the text for the windows boot and paste to your existing /menu.lst
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    Where do I go to get /boot/grub? in Opensuse, GRUB or in Windows?

    And cybertaz, my new video card is an Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS.

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    /boot/grub is in the root of your suse install

    If you don't think you can edit it from the command line you can always use a knoppix cd/dvd to boot with
    it should mount the /root of suse
    use knoppix super user file manager to edit the file.

    But have you tried:

    Ideally, you would pause the green grub boot screen using the down arrow, then move back to suse boot and type the number : 3
    then hit enter

    in root login runlevel3
    type: sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    reboot

    This will get you back in to suse with a working X for sure
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    Ok, I managed to get into Opensuse, thank god.

    I got into boot/grub and I found the menu.lst.old. But I can't open it normally. It says that I don't have the proper program for it. Should i open it in Openoffice or something else?

    -Peace-

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    right click open with kate or kwrite
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    I don't have those applications.

    I'm using GNOME, not KDE. Is there an equivalent?

    -Peace-

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