[SATLUG] Problems starting X

Kevin Flanagan koflanagan at satx.rr.com
Tue Mar 13 21:11:50 CDT 2012

Have you installed the nvidia drivers yet?  Fairly simple to do and might
solve your problem.


Take a look at the below link and let us know how it goes.




Bottom of the page for Suse users.


Also note that SuSE users should read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer HOWTO before
downloading the driver.



-----Original Message-----
From: satlug-bounces at satlug.org [mailto:satlug-bounces at satlug.org] On Behalf
Of Lance Schneider
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2012 9:11 PM
To: The San Antonio Linux User's Group Mailing List
Subject: Re: [SATLUG] Problems starting X


I have a system with a similar video card, same vendor. I had major
difficulties with X that I could never overcome using that card in a Redhat
Enterprise Linux 5.x install. If you find a work-around please, let me know.


On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 8:53 PM, Alan Lesmerises <
<mailto:alesmerises at satx.rr.com> alesmerises at satx.rr.com>wrote:


> I recently put together a new system and installed openSUSE 12.1 

> (64-bit), and it seems to be having trouble when it tries to start X.  

> I can see the initial boot menu options (Default, Failsafe, Boot from 

> Floppy), but when I select the default option, the screen goes black, 

> I can see the little round cursor do it's thing for a few seconds, 

> then I might see something like a character-mode cursor in the lower 

> left corner of the screen.  By that point, the system is locked-up -- 

> I can't switch to a CLI log-in screen, or anything else for that 

> matter.  I checked the X logs, but I didn't see anything that might 

> suggest what's going on, and I don't know where else to look.


> However, if I pick the Failsafe option (or include "x11failsafe" as 

> one of the boot-up parameters), I can get it to start-up and it seems to
work ok.


> I've checked the X wiki and the openSUSE forums, but nothing seems to 

> be on-point.


> I really consider using the "x11failsafe" parameter just a band-aid 

> and that the real problem is still there, so I'd like to figure out 

> how to fix it.  Can anyone give me some recommendations?


> The system specs for the system are as follows:

>    ASRock 990FX Extreme/4 motherboard

>    AMD FX 8120 CPU

>    8 GB Corsair DDR3 RAM

>    EVGA e-GeForce 7100GS (nVidia-based) video card


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