1. SuSE 8.1, sax2, yast, KDE, problems (I broke KDE)
I'm having trouble getting KDE to start, and I'm hoping someone here could
I just installed SuSE 8.1 on my computer with a Dell 1500p LCD screen, and
an Nvidia Geforce2 mx 400. KDE loaded fine, but the screen was way off
center and not sized right, so I was trying to fix it in sax2. In the
process of moving the screen center and resizing it, my screen washed out in
all white and I had to restart. (On a side note, some settings in sax2 make
my monitor do some pretty crazy, weird looking stuff, is it possible to
damage my monitor if I'm not careful?)
Now everytime I boot up suse initializes up to the point where it normally
brings up a login box(in X i think). Instead of doing that the screen
flashes black four times(like it is trying to initialize X window system,
but it is failing?), then gives me a login prompt on the same screen as all
the SuSE inititalization messages. I log in and it says have fun and I'm
simply at a console.
If I try startx from this console it says something like "could not find
screen". I ran sax2 from this console and it comes up in X and the screen
is still off center and not sized right, but when I test settings, the
screen position is fine. As soon as I press ok and exit the test, the
settings go bad again, and it says the settings will be changed after I
reboot. But upon rebooting I see no difference, and I'm still at this
I downloaded the nvidia driver from their website before I screwed up my
computer, and installed the rpm, but I don't know if it installed right.
I'm guessing this could be part of the problem.
So I thought letting yast reinstall the driver might help, since I don't
really understand rpms anyway. When I try to update the driver from yast in
text mode, it gets to "setting ftp/http..." or whatever it says when it is
trying to connect. But it just sits there forever, and I have to reboot
again. It was doing this before I screwed up KDE and that is why I
downloaded the rpm straight from the website instead.
Oh and I tried pinging a couple sites and that works fine so I'm pretty sure
it's not my network card that is stopping yast from getting the driver.
I have no idea what to do. I just want my KDE!
Sorry for such a long post, I just wanted to make sure I put in enough info
for someone to possibly know what is going on here.
Thanks in advance,
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