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Old 02-07-2009
Convet Linux OS from text mode to graphic mode

Hi All,

I used to have my suse linux(VM) server in graphic mode but not anymore since morning. I cant rolback since i loose somuch work. Any idea how to it back to normal. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2009
Any more details? Did you run an update or change anything for the XServer? Any changes to the VM or the virtualization software?
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Old 02-07-2009
im just trying to install apache. thats alll i was doing. no changes to vmware where as other vm servers working fine. Thanks
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Old 02-07-2009
How did you install Apache? Through SuSEs software management (YaST/zypper/...) or otherwise? From the official source? 'Cause there's a chance that the installation might have pulled down updates which changed the XServer configuration or software that X relies on.
As a side note: why does a server need a graphical environment anyways?
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Old 02-07-2009
Could it just be on a text terminal? try ctrl-alt-f7 to switch to the graphic terminal.
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Old 02-07-2009
I was trying to install through Suse software management. I also tried ctrl-alt-f7 but it didnt work. Thanks
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Old 02-08-2009
ctrl-alt-f1 to get back to a terminal(f2-f5 are other terms), then /etc/init.d/xdm start as root in case it's just not in the boot runlevel for some reason. Failing that, startx as root may get back to a more minimal x environment. Failing that, pastebin the contents of /var/log/xorg.0.log for analysis please.

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