Thanks in advance for any help (and yes, I've spent hours doing Google and
Suse searches for answers).
I have a Suse 8.0 installation on a laptop that has an ATI Radeon 9000 card
in it. In the interest of trying to get supporting drivers for the card, I
installed XFree86 4.3.
Two days later, before even attempting to configure the card, I performed an
online OS update via YOU. The update appears to have gone fine, but now I
can't start X Windows at all. I'm pretty sure I need to reinstall a
different set of binaries for XFree86 (I previously installed the glibc22
I've come to this via the error messages I'm seeing which include:
"module ABI minor version (6) is newer than the server's version (5)"...
"Unload Module: bitmap"...
"Module pcidata: vendor="The Free86 Project" compiled for 4.3.0, module
version 1.0.0 ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version .6"
"Fatal Server Error: Unable to load required base modules"
My problem is I'm not a Linux expert by any stretch. Am I on the right
track with my assumption that I need to reinstall the XFree86 binaries (a
different version)? If so, how do I obtain them without a browser I can
access? Is there a text-based browser that I can run?
If I have to do all this via ftp, then I'm going to get myself in trouble I