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    Default After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start the X server ...."

    I used init 0 to make server shutdown,and replaced the power cord
    when I boot the server,it can't enter the GUI
    then I used init 5 and get the following message

    Could not start the X
    server (your graphical environment)
    due to some internal error.
    Please contact your system administrator
    or check your syslog to diagnose.
    In the meantime this display will be
    disabled. Please restart GDM when
    the problem is corrected.

    How can I solve this problem?

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    Default Re: After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start the X server ...."

    This sounds like a problem with your Video driver. Have had a kernel update or other changes?

    Try reinstalling the video driver.

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    Default Re: After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start the X server ...."

    I don't remember I have done any changes with system
    I think maybe i used init 0 to shudown cause this problem

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    Default Re: After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start the X server ...."

    init 0 should not cause a problem.

    What is your video card and what driver?

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    Default Re: After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start the X server ...."

    Just an idea out of my own bad experience: What are the permissions of your file /usr/bin/Xorg ?

    On a console do:

    Code:
    ls -l /usr/bin/Xorg
    and report the results. Thanks.
    Technology is 'stuff that doesn't work yet.' -- Bran Ferren

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    Default Re: After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start the X server ...."

    Can you please copy the content of /var/log/Xorg.0.log ?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start the X server ...."

    Quote Originally Posted by Noodle86 View Post
    I don't remember I have done any changes with system
    I think maybe i used init 0 to shudown cause this problem
    Not intentionally, but your server may have had pending kernel updates including video driver that were applied when the server rebooted.

    The ATI drivers give my system a headache. For some reason ATI's "flgrx" never works on my system, and I have to change /etc/X11/xorg.conf to use the "radeon" driver.

    Code:
    Section "Device"
       BoardName    "RV350 AP"
                 Driver       "radeon"
    #          Driver       "fglrx"
                 Identifier   "Device[0]"
                 Option       "GARTSize" "32"
                 Screen       0
                 VendorName   "ATI"
            EndSection
    Box 1: OpenSuse 11.1/Win7 | Linux 2.6.27 Gnome | AMD 64 X2 6000+ | nVidia 8600GT | 2GB RAM
    Box 2: OpenSuse 11.2 | Linux 2.6.31 Gnome | AMD 64 3000+ | ATI X800 Pro | 1GB RAM
    Box 3: Win7 Premium Home | Intel P4 3.0Gz | ATI AIW 2006 | 2GB RAM

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    Carlos E. R. NNTP User

    Default Re: After reboot suse10.2 got a error message "Could not start theX server ...."

    On 2010-07-13 02:46 GMT Noodle86 wrote:

    > I don't remember I have done any changes with system
    > I think maybe i used init 0 to shudown cause this problem


    No.

    Most probably it is something you had changed or updated, perhaps days
    ago, and it was applied when you rebooted.

    Actually, the error message tells what you have to do:

    > Please contact your system administrator
    > or check your syslog to diagnose.


    So, did you check the syslog?


    On the other hand, are you aware that "suse10.2" is obsolete and out of
    maintenance support? Current version is openSUSE 11.3.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" GM (Minas Tirith))


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