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  1. #1

    :(runlevel 5 error (please help!!):(

    Hi guys. I installed SuSE for the first time on one of my old computers, just to see what it was like. I loved it, but then it stuffed up.

    I decided to try out Gnome, so I logged into that. I had done it before, but I didn't stick around there for more than 5 mins. So, after I logged int this time, and then rebooted the computer, I got an error saying "runlevel 5 error", and on the side in red it said "alsasound". If I wanted to use the OS, I had to use the command line, and being a noob, I had no idea how to (but from what I could tell, the rest of the OS was fine besides the graphics). Please help!!

    Thanx in advance.

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    alsasound is the linux sound driver (advanced linux sound archetecture, alsa) but is there any way that you can get a more explicit version of the error you recieved?

    you can also try typing startx into the terminal to start your xserver (the core of graphical interfaces under *nix type systems)
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  3. #3
    Yeah, sure. It says:

    Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been                  reached
    Failed services in runlevel 5:                                alsasound kbd
    Skipped services in runlevel 5: isdn smnfs nfs sshd powersaved cups postfix nscd hwscan cron xdm
    Then, it has the command interface saying "linux login"

    BTW, if I type "startx" (after logging in) it says "No startx installed"

    Thanx again!

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    you might try starting out with xorgconfig, and answer all questions correctly.

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