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    Suse 10.0 not launching kdm GUI interface

    Hi all,

    I could use some help from the experts on getting my system back running. I went on vacation and when I came back my windows xp Suse 10.0 dual boot machine was having problem. I know what you're thinking - why am I running old stuff, well this computer is actually hooked up to a tool which has software that is from the 1990's and can only really run in XP and Suse 10.0 in addition this computer is not connected to any networks it's just sitting there for the sole purpose of running and operating this tool. The dual boot is needed for running a file conversion through the linux side, converted files are then ran through the software on the XP side. The XP side of the partition is fine

    I've read a few forums online regarding issues with this so I've attempted to run a few commands in the TTY but haven't really gotten anywhere.

    Here are hopefully some relevant details about the problem I'm experiencing and some info I've tried to look at to correct it. I'm not sure if this is a graphics card issue or just some boot file got corrupted or changed.

    FAILURE DESCRIPTION
    during boot up everything in the loading grub screen looks normal and says "done" until you reach the Cron daemon and then it throws a couple of messages that look like:

    Code:
    Starting Cron daemon/usr/sbin/Cron: can't open or create /var/run/cron.pid I/O error
    startproc: exit status of parent of /usr/sbin/cron:
    Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has been reached
    Failed services in runlevel 5: atd early kdb kdb resmgr acpid postfix cron
    after that point it attempts to start the HAL daemon:

    Code:
    Starting HAL daemon
    ##############################
    #acpi SYSTEM BUT ACPID NOT RUNNING     #
    #start acpid first, then restart powersaved! #
    ###############################
    This finished the grub boot attempt and leaves you in the tty - see below


    Related Info

    Some of the trouble shooting that I've done for this based on reading elsewhere about booting issues is below:
    The chip type:
    Code:
    sax2 -p 
    /usr/sbin/sax2: line 26: [: unknown: integer expressions expected
    /usr/sbin/sax2: line 26: [: unknown: integer expressions expected
    Chip: 0 is -> ATI Range 128 Ultra TF      01:00:0 0x1002 0x5446 AGP r128
    I've hears some people say that the boot runlevel must be set to runlevel 5 so I checked the /boot/grub/menu.1st file and I think it's setup for runlevel 5 but maybe I'm wrong here ... looking at some other threads it looks like you can change run level by running init 5 ... I didn't try that yet.

    This is from the /boot/grub/menu.1st file:
    Code:
    title SUSE LINUX 10.0
          root (hd0,5)
          kernel /boot/vmlinuz root=/dev/hda6 vga=normal_selinux=0 resume=/dev/hda5 splash=silent showopts 
          initrd /boot/initrd
    I also tried running the sax2 command to reset the xorg.conf file and then running startx - this is the result of that attempt:
    Code:
    sax2 -r o=versa
    /usr/sbin/sax2: line 26: [: unknown: integer expressions expected
    /usr/sbin/sax2: line 26: [: unknown: integer expressions expected
    SaX: initializing  please wait ...
    SaX: no X-server is running
    SaX:will start own server if needed
    SaX: startup
    This lead to the following screens - and resulted in getting into a very broken user environment which is unresponsive:


    selecting OK and not changing the configuration:



    Does anyone have any ideas, I'm sorry I'm not a expert with linux but was hoping for some guidance here, let me know if there's any other information I can get that would help with troubleshooting.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by mr4nders0n; 15-Sep-2016 at 19:33.

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