Need help restoring X window system
smorrey at gmail.com
Wed Sep 14 15:05:13 MDT 2005
Brad Dorner wrote:
>The last time that happened to me I just renamed the .kde or .gnome, I
>don't remember which I was running at the time, and then restarted the
>computer. That did it. I don't know if yours is the same problem though.
That may work, but I'm going off the assumption at this time that for
some reason, some critical x component such as .Xauthority is showing as
in use by root, or possibly he does not have the permissions to access
One way to check would be to launch XDM/GDM/KDM as root, and see if you
can login as normal and log out.
However I am recommending he send a full copy of his Xorg.0.log file and
his xorg.conf to me to off list smorrey at gmail.com to take a look at.
Something is very fishy here, and I would LOVE to be the one who figures
it out ;)
Eitherway, yast2 has an ncurses interface last time I checked, and he
could also try uninstalling and reinstalling xorg from there and seeing
if that fixes the whole issue. As a last resort, he could also try
sticking his SuSE install disk in and rebooting, then doing a "Repair
existing SuSE install".
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