Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
I have been maintaining my server for about 8 months now via Tight VNC. From my desktop I will open a terminal and type "vncviewer IPAddressofServer:1" and a window pops ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    221

    No gui - sles10sp2


    I have been maintaining my server for about 8 months now via Tight VNC. From my desktop I will open a terminal and type "vncviewer IPAddressofServer:1" and a window pops up for remote access to my server.

    Yesterday when I tried to VNC into my server, all I saw was a grey screen at the login and a black x for my mouse cursor. So I had to hook up a monitor and keyboard/mouse to my server ( my space is limited that is why I use VNC from my desktop) and discovered that my GUI interface no longer exists. All I have is a command prompt. My server is still functional as my NFS share is still accessible and Apache/MySQL/PHP are running for my web applications.

    I tried CTRL+ALT+F4 and then ran SaX2 as root. After rebooting, I am back at a command prompt and no GUI to login.

    If I type "startx" I get "No startx installed"'

    If I type "init 5" as root nothing happens.

    When booting I see a message that reads "Master Resource Control: runlevel5 has been reached" then I see "Skipped services in runlevel 5: nfs, smbfs, suseRegister xend xendomains"

    Doe anyone know what happened to my GUI login screen? How do I get my GUI back? I would really hate to have to re-install my server OS.

    Thanks.

    -Mike
    Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11
    Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 - SP3
    OpenSuse 11.2, KDE 4.3.1

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Third ring of Pergatory
    Posts
    199
    Did you check your log files?
    The greyscale and X mouse are the default vga settings for the xorg subsystem, what you get if you call X without a window manager. It sounds like your xorg conf file has gotten hosed.
    Either that or the video processing subsystem on the host took the big dirt nap.
    If you have snap-shots of the system, a way to check wether it's hardware or the conf file is to replace the conf file with one from an old snapshot. If your video is functioning within tolerances the snapshot conf should restore your video (desktop). You will have to restart the xserver to get it to read the new conf file.
    So I would suggest checking the logs especially dmesg and xorg, replace the xorg.conf file, say a little prayer, restart the xserver and get back to surfing porn...

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    221
    Thanks for your reply. I will try checking the log files.

    I also wanted to add that I am running SLES10-SP2 on a DELL Desktop (Dimension E310). This is just a test server so I didn't think having server software running on desktop hardware would be an issue. I installed the software with a standard 20" HP LCD monitor hooked up to the test server. I unhooked the standard monitor once the server software was installed and have not had a monitor connected since the installation. I would VNC into the test server for maintenance from my personal machine which is connected to a 22" wide screen Samsung (1650 X 1080). This is a far greater resolution than what the test server graphics card can support. I have since gotten rid of the standard monitor to conserve space. Now I have hooked up the 22" monitor to the test server to trouble shoot but the lower resolution will not keep when I try to configure SAX2 manually. I am able to start SAX2 to configure but after rebooting I am back to the login prompt. Can the monitor be part of my problem? I thought I could just set the graphics card to a lower resolution.
    Suse Linux Enterprise Server 11
    Suse Linux Enterprise Server 10 - SP3
    OpenSuse 11.2, KDE 4.3.1

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •