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hi peeps, hoping for some help. Just installed suse10.1 (fantastic distro by the way!) and was in the process of installing/configuring my ati x700pro graphics card. I followed all the ...
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    lost gui!!


    hi peeps, hoping for some help. Just installed suse10.1 (fantastic distro by the way!) and was in the process of installing/configuring my ati x700pro graphics card. I followed all the instructions from the ati website and all went well, or so i thought. Upon rebooting the system i was presented with a text based interface. From what i can figure out im automatically sent to "run level 5" and prompted for my log in details, which still leave me in a text interface, as opposed to the kde interface that I was expecting. Does any one know how to roll back the system to before the configuration was made, or more helpfully, what went wrong?! Any help will be greatly apprieciated as ive had to use win xp to make this post, the first time windows has been used in nearly a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave-c
    I followed all the instructions from the ati website and all went well, or so i thought.
    Those instructions from Suse work much better :
    http://en.opensuse.org/ATI_Driver_HOWTO
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    thanks for the reply, will give this method a go, as soon as i can get back into the kde desktop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave-c
    thanks for the reply, will give this method a go, as soon as i can get back into the kde desktop!
    You don't need a gui to execute those instructions... It is all in the console.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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    thanks for the info, unfortunatly the instructions at this site dont help, im still stuck in a text interface!

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    What says the X log file?

    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE
    and
    Code:
    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | tail
    Did you follow all of the instructions on the Suse's site? And did you uninstall the previous driver you installed using ATI instructions before following Suse's instructions?
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

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