[Gllug] x server fail at boot

Dylan dylan at dylan.me.uk
Fri Jun 13 11:31:24 UTC 2008

On Friday 13 June 2008, Diana Scott wrote:
> Hi
> My suse 10.3 's graphical interface x server fail to start at boot and i
> tried to log in as su but i couldn't go any further than linux -3z2c login
> . I have tried to boot using fail safe and the dvd but couldn't any further
> than error message and linux 3z2c login.

What is the error message?

try typing a 3 at the grub screen to boot to text console only and login as 
root to reconfigure the X server with sax2

> does that mean i have to reinstall the whole suse 10.3 including losing my
> data files ?

If you make a separate partition for your home directories then the data will 
not be touched by a re-install (or upgrade.)


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