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    Exclamation SUSE Enterprise 11 won't boot to desktop enviroment

    So, I am pretty new to the Linux environment in general. I have a dual boot Win7 and openSUSE 13.1 on my laptop. At school, I do computational research and we use a Dell Server with SuSE Enterprise 11. I was trying to install LibreOffice and I had a lot of issues which I won't get into here. I went into YaST and tried to delete the files I installed and then I rebooted the machine. After hitting "shutdown":


    • The computer screen went blank and just the mouse was displaying, so I hit the power button and sent a kill signal. The computer then shut down like normal (displayed the usual text on the shutdown procedure).
    • Upon restart it loaded up normally as far as I can tell and it just went to command prompt. Also, a little script I wrote is no longer accepted? bash: export: '/../../../..(there's no reason to write the path)/gdv.profile': not a valid identifier. (This script allows new users to run the computational software installed on the server).

    Things I tried:

    • command: startx - this would load up a screen where just the mouse is on the screen and the rest is blank
    • I went into /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc and added the line:
      Code:
      exec gnome-session
      in the middle of the file. This made it even worse!

    Then, I backed up xorg.conf as xorg_backup.conf and deleted the original file and reset the machine. Didn't work. I restored the original file.

    Here is another thing. In my Xorg.0.log shows WW warnings for a bunch of "fonts" files. Maybe this has to do with those files I deleted after trying to uninstall my failed LibreOffice attempt. Maybe some of these font files are system required?

    The computer still works as I am running calculations on it. But my professor and I would really like to have the desktop enviroment back so we can run spreadsheets and have a web browser.

    By the way: trying to run firefox from the command gives a no display error.

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    Default Re: SUSE Enterprise 11 won't boot to desktop enviroment

    This is the openSUSE forum, not the SLES/SLED forum. That is at: https://forums.suse.com/

    Please ask there. The same username and password as here.
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    Default Re: SUSE Enterprise 11 won't boot to desktop enviroment

    The OP needs to verify the contradiction...

    The Subject line says "SUSE Enterprise 11" but is that the laptop or the Server?

    The post describes running openSUSE 13.1 on the laptop, is that really true or is it SLED?

    TSU

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    Default Re: SUSE Enterprise 11 won't boot to desktop enviroment

    On Fri 28 Mar 2014 05:36:01 PM CDT, elmcityslim wrote:


    So, I am pretty new to the Linux environment in general. I have a dual
    boot Win7 and openSUSE 13.1 on my laptop. At school, I do computational
    research and we use a Dell Server with SuSE Enterprise 11. I was trying
    to install LibreOffice and I had a lot of issues which I won't get into
    here. I went into YaST and tried to delete the files I installed and
    then I rebooted the machine. After hitting "shutdown":



    - The computer screen went blank and just the mouse was displaying, so
    I hit the power button and sent a kill signal. The computer then shut
    down like normal (displayed the usual text on the shutdown procedure).
    - Upon restart it loaded up normally as far as I can tell and it just
    went to command prompt. Also, a little script I wrote is no longer
    accepted? bash: export: '/../../../..(there's no reason to write the
    path)/gdv.profile': not a valid identifier. (This script allows new
    users to run the computational software installed on the server).

    Things I tried:


    - command: startx - this would load up a screen where just the mouse
    is on the screen and the rest is blank
    - I went into /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc and added the line:
    Code:
    --------------------
    exec gnome-session
    --------------------
    in the middle of the file. This made it even worse!

    Then, I backed up xorg.conf as xorg_backup.conf and deleted the original
    file and reset the machine. Didn't work. I restored the original file.

    Here is another thing. In my Xorg.0.log shows WW warnings for a bunch of
    "fonts" files. Maybe this has to do with those files I deleted after
    trying to uninstall my failed LibreOffice attempt. Maybe some of these
    font files are system required?

    The computer still works as I am running calculations on it. But my
    professor and I would really like to have the desktop enviroment back so
    we can run spreadsheets and have a web browser.

    By the way: trying to run firefox from the command gives a no display
    error.


    Hi
    I would guess you didn't add the SLE SDK.... as indicated by Henk,
    post in the SUSE forums and will see if can get sorted.

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    Last edited by malcolmlewis; 28-Mar-2014 at 11:53. Reason: Fix typo

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    Default Re: SUSE Enterprise 11 won't boot to desktop enviroment

    Quote Originally Posted by tsu2 View Post
    The OP needs to verify the contradiction...

    The Subject line says "SUSE Enterprise 11" but is that the laptop or the Server?

    The post describes running openSUSE 13.1 on the laptop, is that really true or is it SLED?

    TSU
    I agree. From the title it is a SLES question, but from the text it is unclear what the OP is doing in which system. When all this is happening on the SLES system, why is the openSUSE system then mentioned at all?

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    Default Re: SUSE Enterprise 11 won't boot to desktop enviroment

    Hi
    User has posted in the SUSE Forum, so closing thread... move on nothing to see
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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