Command line login

I was expecting a gnome window login prompt after installation was done. Instead I am getting a command line login prompt.

Am I right expecting a X-Windows login prompt?

I login successfully, but I am dropped into a shell (bash) instead of a gnome desktop.

The hardware I am installing on:
Intel Core 2 Duo
2 GB Ram
137 GB HD
Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
Monitor - Dell E156FP (max res 1024x768 60 Hz)

Is my display adapter not supported?

after logging in try typing:

startx

I guess I should have included what startx does in my initial post.

startx spits out about half a screen worth of text then pauses for about 5 seconds then writes “giving up”.

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

Get the screen full of code.

starts >/tmp/startx.out 2>&1

and post it.

Good luck.

dboyce wrote:
> I guess I should have included what startx does in my initial post.
>
> startx spits out about half a screen worth of text then pauses for
> about 5 seconds then writes “giving up”.
>
>
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[Quote]
xauth: creating new authority file /home/dboyce/.serverauth.9881
xauth: creating new authority file /home/dboyce/.Xauthority
xauth: creating new authority file /home/dboyce/.Xauthority

X.Org X Server 1.5.2
Release Date: 10 October 2008
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
Current Operating System: Linux dboyceSuSe64 2.6.27.7-9-default #1 SMP 2008-12-04 18:10:04 +0100 x86_64
Build Date: 03 Decenber 2009 02:40:38PM

    Before reporting problem, check [X.Org Wiki - Home](http://wiki.x.org)
    to make sure that you have the latest version.

Module Loader present
Markers: (–) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: “/var/log/Xorg.0.conf”, Time: Thu Jan 14 23:40:50 2010
(==) Using config file: “/etc/X11/xorg.conf”
(EE) RADEONHD(0): RandR: No valid modes. Disabling RandR support.
(EE) RADEONHD(0): Failed to detect a connected monitor
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

Fatal server error:
no screens found
giving up.
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
[EndQuote]

Have a look at this.
openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - openSUSE Forums

Trying the vesa option would almost certainly work and at least initially get you to a desktop.

SUCCESS!
Reading thru the Practical Theory I understand the reason for suggesting “vesa”.
I ran the utility sax2 and created my x11 config with a vesa driver.
Now I am posting my reply from the new SUSE box.

Thanks

No worries;)

Try sax2 -r -m0=radeon
it will give more functionality than vesa
radonhd is for newer equipment and won’t work on older equipment
but the radeon should work on yours

Monitor - Dell E156FP (max res 1024x768 60 Hz)

Is my display adapter not supported?