SLED 10 : sax2 will not run and the graphical user interface does not start

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10


The Graphical User Interface (GUI) will not start. When attempting to reconfigure the GUI using sax2, it fails. In the /var/log/sax.log :
ERROR : Could not get screen for display 0:0


If sax2 is unable to determine the amount of memory the video card is using, adjust the BIOS settings to bring it in-line with the card's video specifications.

For example, on some embedded NVidia video cards, the chip set utilizes 8 Mb of video memory. However, with embedded systems, that memory is not separate for the video card, and the BIOS must be instructed to deliver the entire 8 Mb to the video card. In this example, BIOS was currently set to 1 Mb.

Once the BIOS settings are corrected, reboot the computer and attempt to run SaX again to reconfigure the GUI.


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  • Document ID:3651028
  • Creation Date: 20-Jul-2006
  • Modified Date:15-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop

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