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    i82fast NNTP User

    Default lost of gui

    I lost my gui after doing a update to what would be my guess the kernel . Now everytime I start the computer it would come up with a prompt like command screen asking for my login and such. Ive already tried using sax2 under root but error with unable to load my nvidia driver. The only time the gui comes up is under failsafe mode but non of the icons or anything works other then when I push alt ctrl delete the shutdown/logout menu comes up and Im able to signout and shutdown other than that nothing works or nothing I tried works

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    Default Re: lost of gui

    Have you tried:

    Pause the boot by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see: vga=0x...


    Remove all text and now type just the number:
    3
    and hit enter


    at the login type your user name and then password
    now type:
    su
    then the root password


    now type this:
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    (N.B. the 0 is a zero not a letter)
    now reboot: type: reboot
    if you don't get a gui login
    login as user at cli and try this at the cli
    startx
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    > I lost my gui after doing a update to what would be my guess the kernel

    we, as a community need to SOLVE this problem for our users...how do
    we do that???

    there is just NO sense in allowing this to go on and on..

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    Default Re: lost of gui

    Quote Originally Posted by platinum View Post
    > I lost my gui after doing a update to what would be my guess the kernel

    we, as a community need to SOLVE this problem for our users...how do
    we do that???

    there is just NO sense in allowing this to go on and on..

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    Where did that come from? Are you suggesting we are not trying or are you being more Linux specific in that this is a fairly common problem that needs a fix?
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    sorry Carl, you misunderstood me...everyone here knows you do all you
    can to help folks FIX an update-broken machine..

    i want to fix the system that breaks it in the first place..

    the *system* (upgrade and need to compile a graphics driver) that
    allows a kernel update to break a persons Linux just needs to be
    re-thought..

    if YaST can't be 'taught' to do it all, then it at least needs to be
    'taught' to NOT update the kernel if it can't turn a working machine
    over to the user..

    it should 'look' and see if there is a proprietary driver that *has*
    to also be compiled and installed....and, *if* it can't do that then
    it should NOT do the kernel update..

    see?

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    Agree with you there. Guess it's one for the wish-list at bugzilla.

    Not something I have to think hard about myself, but it's water off a ducks back to me.

    Guess these windows guys just don't get it, I mean how often does Win get a kernel update
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Have you tried:

    Pause the boot by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see: vga=0x...


    Remove all text and now type just the number:
    3
    and hit enter


    at the login type your user name and then password
    now type:
    su
    then the root password


    now type this:
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    (N.B. the 0 is a zero not a letter)
    now reboot: type: reboot
    if you don't get a gui login
    login as user at cli and try this at the cli
    startx

    I did as you suggested with sax2 but that didn't work how would I go about to login at cli? sorry Im still new to linux and thanks for the help

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    Default Re: lost of gui

    When you boot, at the green menu - pause the timer by moving the down arrow. Now move the select back to the default 11.1 option and press backspace until the text lower down is deleted. Now just type the number 3
    and press enter

    You will see text scrolling by and eventually a text prompt to login:
    Just enter your username and hit enter
    then your password and hit enter

    Now type: su
    hit enter
    now your root password
    hit enter

    Now type this and hit enter:
    Code:
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    type: reboot
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    Doesn't work this error comes up
    wrong module syntax
    syntax:-m CardNr=Carmodule [,...]

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    Default Re: lost of gui

    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    That's a zero not a letter
    zero=vesa
    you know that?
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