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    white screen of death!

    hi

    Was playing about with Opensuse as I only installed it last week and started to play around with the fancy graphics so went to the graphics option and selected enable graphics.


    Since I have enabled the desktop effect I am resulted with the WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH.

    I'm cannot see see any fonts, icons, bars, buttons... (By the way, this white cube of death still rotates properly.)

    I can get onto the cli if I choose opensuse failsafe option but dont know if there is a command I can type to reset the settings.

    Any ideas?

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    in the cli type in "/sbin/yast2" i cant rember if you can configure desktop effects from there. been a whilse scince i used suse

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    you need to contact Geof he is a linux guru.

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    Might be worth checking out /etc/X11/xorg.conf and setting the driver to vesa (obviously being careful to copy what is there now to put it back if it doesn't work).

    I don't know much about Suse, but yast2 would have been the first place I looked too.

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    personally when having problems with suse i always booted up into the command line and simply typed yast.
    It gave me enough settings to fix most problems i came across.

    If its just the desktop effect thingy then there is a setting in yast to fix it.
    If you go to sax2 when in yast it resets the X11 system so fixing most problems

    hope this helps
    Last edited by llawwehttam; 16th September 2009 at 07:25 AM.

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