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    Default GDM fails to load

    As of today I am unable to load the GUI in opensuse 11.1. When booting I get the normal opensuse loading screen but about half way through the screen goes black.

    If I hit alt-f1 I can see the start up info.

    The problems looks like when it tries to load gdm.

    It shows a couple of Warnings saying "GdmDisplay: display lasted .8135.. seconds.

    The findal warning says "GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X display failures reached: check X server log for errors."

    I did do a couple of updates yesterday before shutting down but am not sure what they were.

    Any ideas on how to fix this.

    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Default Re: GDM fails to load

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeC21
    As of today I am unable to load the GUI in opensuse 11.1. When booting I
    get the normal opensuse loading screen but about half way through the
    screen goes black.

    If I hit alt-f1 I can see the start up info.

    The problems looks like when it tries to load gdm.

    It shows a couple of Warnings saying "GdmDisplay: display lasted
    8135.. seconds.

    The findal warning says "GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of X
    display failures reached: check X server log for errors."

    I did do a couple of updates yesterday before shutting down but am not
    sure what they were.

    Any ideas on how to fix this.

    Thanks,
    Joe
    Hi
    If your running the ati or nvidia driver you probably need to re-run
    the install routine after some X11 updates.

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    up 4:19, 2 users, load average: 0.09, 0.07, 0.10
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    Default Re: GDM fails to load

    Same here with KDM from KDE4.3rc2. So I don't know excactly whether its caused by KDE or my Xorg. I use the xorg-repo from buildservice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    If your running the ati or nvidia driver you probably need to re-run
    the install routine after some X11 updates.

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    up 4:19, 2 users, load average: 0.09, 0.07, 0.10
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 185.18.14
    Nope, just using the nv drivers. I was never able to get things working using the nvidia driver.

    Same here with KDM from KDE4.3rc2. So I don't know excactly whether its caused by KDE or my Xorg. I use the xorg-repo from buildservice.
    I am not sure what I am using. I don't recall ever adding a special repo for Xorg...

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    Default Re: GDM fails to load

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeC21
    malcolmlewis;2015620 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > If your running the ati or nvidia driver you probably need to re-run
    > the install routine after some X11 updates.
    >
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    > Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    > SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.23-0.1-default
    > up 4:19, 2 users, load average: 0.09, 0.07, 0.10
    > GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 185.18.14


    Nope, just using the nv drivers. I was never able to get things
    working using the nvidia driver.

    > Same here with KDM from KDE4.3rc2. So I don't know excactly whether
    > its caused by KDE or my Xorg. I use the xorg-repo from buildservice.


    I am not sure what I am using. I don't recall ever adding a special
    repo for Xorg...
    Hi
    Well If you use the console login then try;
    Code:
    su -
    init 3
    sax2 -r -m 0=nv
    init 5 && exit
    If you want instructions for the nvidia driver as search of the forum
    and doing it the 'hard way' (which is actually fairly easy) I've posted
    they way i do it many times lol

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    Default Re: GDM fails to load

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Well If you use the console login then try;
    Code:
    su -
    init 3
    sax2 -r -m 0=nv
    init 5 && exit
    If you want instructions for the nvidia driver as search of the forum
    and doing it the 'hard way' (which is actually fairly easy) I've posted
    they way i do it many times lol
    Ended up getting it working again by deleting Xorg and gdm and reinstalling both. Things seem to be working fine now.

    I may give the the nvidia drivers another try. I think there have been several updates to it since the last time I tried.

    Thanks for the help.
    -Joe

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    My problem is that I cannot resume from hibernation sometimes (and only sometimes. I have tried to run "gdm" and "gnome" from su, but those haven't worked. I will try "startx" next.).

    I used "cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE" and I get "
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    [ 16.737] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    [ 16.746] (EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist, 0)
    [ 16.868] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.887] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.887] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.888] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.888] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.980] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.981] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    ."

    I checked into those last ones, and I get from the uncat'd version: "
    [ 16.887] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Digital PCBeep (/dev/input/event13)
    [ 16.887] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.887] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel Mic at Ext Left Jack (/dev/input/event10)
    [ 16.887] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.888] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Left Jack (/dev/input/event11)
    [ 16.888] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.888] (II) config/udev: Adding input device HDA Intel HP Out at Ext Left Jack (/dev/input/event12)
    [ 16.888] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.980] (II) config/udev: Adding input device SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad (/dev/input/mouse0)
    [ 16.980] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.981] (II) config/udev: Adding input device PC Speaker (/dev/input/event7)
    [ 16.981] (EE) No input driver/identifier specified (ignoring)
    [ 16.984] (II) config/udev: Adding input device Dell WMI hotkeys (/dev/input/event8)
    ," and I'm wondering why my display cares about my peripheral devices. Anyone care to let me know? Do you think reinstalling as Puzzled Penguin has done will prevent this curiosity from happening?

    The pertinent specifications (I am new to Linux, but I consider myself somewhat computer-literate):
    Studio 15 Laptop {I keep seeing Studio 1551, if that matters}
    Intel Core i5-430M 2.26GHz (2.53GHz Turbo Mode, 3M cache)
    ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, 1GB
    15.6Inch Full High Definition (1080p) High Brightness LED Display with TrueLife and Camera
    It's a 64 bit laptop too.

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    Default Re: GDM fails to load

    On 2010-10-30 00:36, MysticMetal wrote:
    >
    > My problem is that I cannot resume from hibernation sometimes (and only
    > sometimes.


    What are the symptoms when it doesn't work?

    I suggest that you edit /etc/suspend.conf, the line:

    #splash = y

    change to:

    splash = n


    To see at what message it stops. You don't mention what openSUSE version you run. Then you can also
    suspend via command line in text mode, it is sometimes safer.

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    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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    Default Re: GDM fails to load

    The same error occured in a vm and it got resolved by installing the vmwaretools.

    Restarting the xdm service too did not work. For vmware env its best to start with tools installation
    to get the drivers right

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