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Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

Niranjan Das
Occasional Advisor

Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

Hi,
I have installed SLES-11 SP1 enterprise edition on DL385 HP Proliant server. It has 6G installed memory. Server is running fine. Sad part is i dont get the Xwindow system when connect to console. If i press CTRL+ALT+F1 or F2 i do get the cli console. But Xwindow system has not displayed anything. Please help, how i can make xwindow system work. I am novice Linux user so little bit more explanation would be helpful. I tried changing the settings in BIOS but that did not help.
Thanks,
Niranjan
6 REPLIES
kemo
Trusted Contributor

Re: Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

This might happen if the X display configuration has set the HorizSync and VertRefresh values incorrectly.
please check these values according to your monitor type and settings.
kemo
Trusted Contributor

Re: Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

check xorg.conf for these values, also check the resolution mode

Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"

thanks
kamal
Niranjan Das
Occasional Advisor

Re: Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

Thanks Kemo for the reply.

Where do i check for the HorizSync and VertRefresh values ? I mean in which file or dir ?

Thanks
Niranjan Das
Occasional Advisor

Re: Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

Can you please let me know where is the location of xorg.conf file also check the resolution mode. What is correct resolution mode ?

thanks,
Niranjan
Alan_152
Honored Contributor

Re: Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

rename the xorg.conf file to xorg.conf.bak and reboot. That usually reconfigures the system,
Lucifer Megacruel
Valued Contributor

Re: Xwindow on console does not display after installing SLES-11 OS

HI Niranjan,

That file is usually there is /etc/X11
or in /usr/share/local/etc/X11 .

There are lot of other ways other depending upon the distribution to configure the X. I forgot the name of those scripts.

You can do an Xorg -configure to generate a new config file for you.

See : http://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.1/doc/xorg.conf.5.html

Useful HOW-TO's :
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XFree86-HOWTO/index.html

http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XWindow-User-HOWTO/index.html

Truly Evil
Lucifer Megacruel


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