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    szefoski NNTP User

    Default Can't start X

    Hi, im starting witch Linux, and on start i have problem. after fresch installation OpenSUSE 11 KDE dont wanna start.

    I have this isnformation:

    Code:
    Could not find default font 'fixed'
    How to fix this?

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    Default Re: Can't start X

    Same problem after update from 11.3 to 11.4 ; could even start kde providing and old xorg.conf but mouse and keyboard not working.

    Ati 9600XT card and radeon driver

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    Default Re: Can't start X

    Quote Originally Posted by andreaflo View Post
    Same problem after update from 11.3 to 11.4 ; could even start kde providing and old xorg.conf but mouse and keyboard not working.

    Ati 9600XT card and radeon driver
    What happens if you rename the old xorg.conf file (rename it to something else) and then restart with no xorg.conf file. Instead reboot with the boot code
    Code:
    nomodeset
    and if that works, then per this bug report: https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=678264 follow the fix there which I quote from that bug thread:
    Code:
    Workaround for R3xx/R4xx users (Radeon 9600/X300/Xxxx)
    ------------------------------------------------------
    
    - disabled KMS by adding 'nomodeset' to boot options. 
    
    - add the following section to your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf
    
      Section "Module"
        Disable "dri"
        Disable "dri2"
      EndSection
    if you do not understand that then please post here.

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    With init 3 nomodeset i get a Desktop freezed with mouse and keyboard not working
    Same with workaround ( my 50-device.conf before my changes was a driver section with radeon commented )

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    Default Re: Can't start X

    Quote Originally Posted by andreaflo View Post
    With init 3 nomodeset i get a Desktop freezed with mouse and keyboard not working
    Same with workaround ( my 50-device.conf before my changes was a driver section with radeon commented )
    You are supposed to do both together. I can not tell from your post if you did so.

    Does a FailSafe boot work ?

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    yes I did both...and no , failsafe didnt' work obviously with nomodeset and workaround...
    I think about saving my files and clean reinstalling 11.4 ... It' s a pity because every time i perform and upgrade of previous installation there is always a bug to resolve...

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