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Help discovering what my problem lies
When I finished installing OpenSUSE I had no GUI. I tried startx but got the error:
morpheus:~ # startx xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.4592 This is a pre-release version of the X server from The X.Org Foundation. It is not supported in any way. Bugs may be filed in the bugzilla at http://bugs.freedesktop.org/. Select the "xorg" product for bugs you find in this release. Before reporting bugs in pre-release versions please check the latest version in the X.Org Foundation git repository. See http://wiki.x.org/wiki/GitPage for git access instructions. X Window System Version 22.214.171.1242 (7.2.0 RC 2) Release Date: 13 November 2006 X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 126.96.36.1992 Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX Current Operating System: Linux morpheus 188.8.131.52-0.5-default #1 SMP Fri Jun 22 12:17:53 UTC 2007 i686 Build Date: 05 April 2007 Before reporting problems, check 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.log", Time: Wed Aug 29 23:32:39 2007 (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf" (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module! Please ensure (EE) NVIDIA(0): that there is a supported NVIDIA GPU in this system, and (EE) NVIDIA(0): that the NVIDIA device files have been created properly. (EE) NVIDIA(0): Please consult the NVIDIA README for details. (EE) NVIDIA(0): *** Aborting *** (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration. Fatal server error: no screens found XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0" after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
However, something still isn't quite right. The screen is jumpy when I do things like scroll a web page. I have installed the latest drivers for my video card, a NVIDIA GeFORCE 7600 GT, just as I had on the previous installation.
Any ideas what the problem could be?
Okay, I just reinstalled again and when asked to configure my hardware on the final page of the instalation I clicked skip. OpenSUSE has now booted into the GUI but I was met with the message:
"Your monitor did not report its X and Y Size. This might cause display problems like unreadable fonts."
Fonts are still readable but not as smooth as they should be. Clicking yes to the message opens SaX2: X11 Configuration and if I edit any of the settings, for instance turning down the resolution, and test them the test will fail.
Anyone seen this at all?
Yesterday I decided to download Fedora to see if the same happened. After burning the disk I realised that since my original installation of OpenSUSE I had started to use a KVM switch so my monitor wasn't connected directly to my computer.
I removed the KVM switch and reinstalled OpenSUSE and everything is running fine now!