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Hi Guys, I recently installed SuSE 10.1. The installation completed successfully. But, when I select SuSE from the Grub loader menu it does not take me to the login screen ...
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    SuSE install: Monitor trouble


    Hi Guys,

    I recently installed SuSE 10.1. The installation completed successfully. But, when I select SuSE from the Grub loader menu it does not take me to the login screen and my monitor active light starts blinking. If I try logging in in text mode (Ctrl + Alt + F1) it works fine. Am I missing something here? I have a Samsung Samtron 45Bn monitor. (During installation the hardware detection step selected Samsung 45B(T) as the default and even my XP installation uses the same driver and everything works perfectly fine.) Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    configure your display settings again. execute 'sax2' command.




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    well, I tried that. Ran the command and it says,

    Sax: initializing pls wait
    Sax: your current conf will not be read in
    Sax: access to your display is denied
    Sax: startup

    and the same prob continues..the screen goes blank...

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    access denied ? you must be logged in as root to execute 'sax2'.




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    yes i did login as root...that isn't the problem.

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    ok... post the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.




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    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2006-10-21T19:27:52+0530.
    #
    # Version: 7.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (7.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    Load "v4l"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "7"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "USB Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    DisplaySize 260 190
    HorizSync 30-61
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "SAMTRON 45B(T)"
    Option "DPMS"
    VendorName "SAMSUNG"
    VertRefresh 50-120
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "1024x768" 83.00 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 803
    Modeline "1024x768" 81.80 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 802
    Modeline "1024x768" 80.71 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 802
    Modeline "800x600" 65.35 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
    Modeline "800x600" 64.57 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 634
    Modeline "800x600" 63.89 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 634
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 16
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    BoardName "ProSavage DDR-K"
    BusID "1:0:0"
    Driver "savage"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    VendorName "S3"
    EndSection


    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection

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    Can you post back the results as they appear on screen when you run the following two commands (in the sequence below).
    Code:
    echo $UID
    sax2
    Last edited by bigtomrodney; 10-22-2006 at 04:12 PM.

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    all right...i logged in as root...uid as expected gave..

    $echo $UID
    0
    $sax2
    SaX: initializing please wait...
    SaX: your current configuration will not be read in

    SaX: access to your display is denied
    SaX: startup

    following which the screen goes blank..and the monitor light starts blinking until I return to the virtual terminal..

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    I think I missed something there. When you log into a VT using CTRL+ALT+F1, run the command
    Code:
    init 3
    If your X server is already running it will be difficult to get sax running as it uses an X server of it's own. When you get to init 3, run sax2 again. If it does fail or you get blinking lights on your monitor hit ctrl+alt+backspace to kill X and the
    Code:
    mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.broken
    and try sax2 again.

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