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[SuSE 10.2] [problem] no GUI in runlevel 5 The problem occured after I did the following things: got online updates for my software, including Linux kernel, via the online update ...
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    [SOLVED] SuSE 10.2 no GUI in runlevel 5


    [SuSE 10.2] [problem] no GUI in runlevel 5

    The problem occured after I did the following things:
    • got online updates for my software, including Linux kernel, via the online update function of YaST, then rebooted
    • downloaded + installed nVidia graphics driver from nVidia FTP via YaST in order to get 3D-acceleration, then rebooted

    SuSE boots to runlevel 5 but in text mode, trying to start the GUI via [Strg][Alt][F7] fails.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Execute startx command and post exact error here, if any.
    Post the output of this too :
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    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    problem solved

    Problem solved.

    startx generated an error message saying a power cable was not attached to the graphics card. Since I opened the case of my computer to find the cable was attached, I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf, adding the "NoPowerConnectorCheck" option, so that the check for the power cable is circumvented and startx won't abort because it fails. When I executed startx after this, it did not abort and the GUI did appear; SuSE does no longer boot into text mode, 3D acceleration works.

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    Well Done ! Glad that you have sorted out problem.

    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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