Feature changed by: Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
Feature #305929, revision 26
Title: Startup in X even when the xorg.conf fails
openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
reject date: 2010-11-15 10:52:26
reject reason: Not done in time for openSUSE 11.2
- openSUSE-11.4: New
+ openSUSE-11.4: Rejected by Karl Cheng (qantas94heavy)
+ reject reason: Not done for 11.4.
+ openSUSE Distribution: New
+ Requester: Desirable
Requested by: Joop Boonen (worldcitizen)
Engineering Manager: Klaas Freitag (kfreitag)
Technical Contact: JP Rosevear (jproseve)
Partner organization: openSUSE.org
As there are more and more new users within openSuSE with less
knowledge. I was thinking it's an option to boot in Vesa when the
original xorg.conf fails. Than the user is still able to fix the
problem via a GUI i.e. YaST and SAX.
#1: Rajko Matovic (rajko_m) (2009-03-01 14:58:20)
Failsafe boot option should provide that, or you have some other idea,
like to attempt to start Xorg again with xorg.install file if first
start ends with error.
#2: Joop Boonen (worldcitizen) (2009-03-01 17:21:53) (reply to #1)
Fail boot does that indeed. I was thinking of an automatic fall back on
X when xorg.conf fails, with a kdm i.e. *dm screen that shows the the
xorg configuration failed, maybe including help how to to go about to
I think the Fail Boot option is ideal but you need to know about this
option to use it. I was thinking it might be extra helpful.
#3: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-03-30 20:36:09)
this needs to be done in both gdm and kdm as they start the X server.
So I would prefer a clone, but gdm already has something like that - at
least it catches failing X server starts. I'm not sure if there are kdm
developments for that in 4.3
#4: T. J. Brumfield (enderandrew) (2009-06-12 23:20:47)
I assume you mean something like this:
#5: nick skeen (ns89) (2010-07-30 21:28:51)
Unless your using an extremely old monitor, which could be damaged by
invalid settings, I don't see why this wouldn't be a good idea. And
since SAX has been removed, all the more reason to do this.
#7: Sławomir Lach (lachu) (2010-08-27 12:55:45)
Sax2 can be runned in safe mode. The matter is Sax2 isn't maintained.
#8: Sławomir Lach (lachu) (2010-08-27 12:56:35)
Ubuntu had similar feature, but dropped it many years ago, since X
server redesign. We also dropped Sax2 in this reason.
#9: Jörg Schmela (herz-von-hessen) (2011-02-25 18:40:09)
i dont matter what other Distris do, i like openSUSE an the wiches of
the Community should become more "Ears" - we are the Users. The First
Thing i do (bevore 11.3), when my X fails is, to start with sax2 -r -m
0=vesa or even sax2 -r -m 0=fbdev and so my X starts with minimal, but
grafical Screen. This feature is enough Terminal input for Beginners.
The better Way ist ti build in that this comes automatic when X fails.