If X Still Doesnt Start

By default, a SUSE installation is set to boot into runlevel 5, which means that networking and graphics are both running when the system starts, and that a graphical display (login) manager is launched (usually kdm). It occasionally happens that immediately after the first time the system boots following installation, X either fails to start, or (worse) starts but fails to display on the monitor because it has been incorrectly configured during the installation. This can be distressing, not to say depressing, because it appears that you have gone through the whole installation and now nothing works. Don't despair; if this happens, log in as root on one of the text consoles (hold down Ctrl+Alt+one of the keys F1-F6). Then type the following:

init 3


and start again with X configuration.

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