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    Default X-Server won't start

    Hello,
    Today I installed openSUSE 11.1 on my second computer (before he was running openSUSE 11.0), the installation was successful (I formated all my hard disk's) and the computer did a reboot. After this he comes up with the console telling me the following:
    "Fatal server error: AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0"
    Yes, and that's all I can login but if I'm trying to start the X-Server ("startx") I get this error again.
    The computer is an AMD64 3400+ and I use the onboard graphics card (a VIA one I think, the mainboard is from MSI).
    I don't have experiences with the console so I don't know what to do now.
    Maybe anybody can help? I would be very pleased about it

    MfG Reese

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    Default Re: X-Server won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by CodenameReese
    Hello,
    Today I installed openSUSE 11.1 on my second computer (before he was
    running openSUSE 11.0), the installation was successful (I formated all
    my hard disk's) and the computer did a reboot. After this he comes up
    with the console telling me the following:
    "Fatal server error: AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0"
    Yes, and that's all I can login but if I'm trying to start the X-Server
    ("startx") I get this error again.
    The computer is an AMD64 3400+ and I use the onboard graphics card (a
    VIA one I think, the mainboard is from MSI).
    I don't have experiences with the console so I don't know what to do
    now.
    Maybe anybody can help? I would be very pleased about it

    MfG Reese
    Hi
    At the console login, login as root user and run the following commands;
    Code:
    init 3
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    (configure your monitor especially size, dimensions and refresh rates,
    see your monitor manual)
    init 5 && exit
    Now all going well you will have a GUI To setup the via driver I
    recommend the openchrome one, but lets see if that works.

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel 2.6.27.7-9-default
    up 5:29, 1 user, load average: 1.42, 0.59, 0.33
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22


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    Default Re: X-Server won't start

    Thank you very much, this worked quite well.
    Now I just have to try installing my network (in openSUSE 11.0 it took me days lol).

    MfG Reese

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    Default Re: X-Server won't start

    Quote Originally Posted by CodenameReese
    Thank you very much, this worked quite well.
    Now I just have to try installing my network (in openSUSE 11.0 it took
    me days lol).

    MfG Reese
    Hi
    Did you install the via driver? If you have network problems, post over
    in the network part of the forum

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    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel 2.6.27.7-9-default
    up 22:29, 1 user, load average: 4.26, 4.08, 4.08
    GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 180.22


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    Default Re: X-Server won't start

    Well, I just entered the code you gave me, sax2 opened up and I pressed okay and that was it Now it works. I don't have a driver for this onboard graphics card^^
    Yes my network question I maybe ask later because the problem with my network card I have had before with openSUSE 11.0 but I forgot how to handle this one and now I'm trying to remind me

    MfG Reese

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