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Thread: Desktop, command window

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    Question Desktop, command window

    I installed SUSE Linux 11.1 yesterday, right after I turn on the computer it direct me to command window(as default) instead of desktop(as fail-safe), does anybody knows why?

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    Default Re: Desktop, command window

    Which graphic card you have.
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    Default Re: Desktop, command window

    ATI Radeon HD 3450

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    Default Re: Desktop, command window

    Start your pc, and stop the timer by arrow key(up or down) in the boot screen. Type 3 and hit enter.
    Now you will see a command based screen, type:
    startx
    And it will bring your desktop.
    After that follow the instructions here to update your ATI card driver.

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    Default Re: Desktop, command window

    Already did that: this is what I'm getting:

    'Failed to detect a connected monitor
    Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration'

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    Default Re: Desktop, command window

    I am not sure about the exact error you get.
    One thing, Did you get the login screen or any screen after boot to openSUSE.
    ATM you can try this:
    Boot your pc and type 3 as mentioned in the previous post. Login as root in the console and type:
    sax2
    And configure the resolution there.
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    Default Re: Desktop, command window

    Tried the sax2 command, it failed. X-server not found.

    When I turn on the computer, it will only start the GUI in failsafe mode. If I select option 1 it gives me the command line.

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