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Thanks in advance for any help (and yes, I've spent hours doing Google and Suse searches for answers). I have a Suse 8.0 installation on a laptop that has an ATI Radeon 9000 card in it. In the interest of trying to get supporting drivers for the card, I installed XFree86 4.3. Two days later, before even attempting to configure the card, I performed an online OS update via YOU. The update appears to have gone fine, but now I can't start X Windows at all. I'm pretty sure I need to reinstall a different set of binaries for XFree86 ...

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    Default Suse 8.0 Update / XFree86 Conflict?


    Thanks in advance for any help (and yes, I've spent hours doing Google and
    Suse searches for answers).

    I have a Suse 8.0 installation on a laptop that has an ATI Radeon 9000 card
    in it. In the interest of trying to get supporting drivers for the card, I
    installed XFree86 4.3.

    Two days later, before even attempting to configure the card, I performed an
    online OS update via YOU. The update appears to have gone fine, but now I
    can't start X Windows at all. I'm pretty sure I need to reinstall a
    different set of binaries for XFree86 (I previously installed the glibc22
    version).

    I've come to this via the error messages I'm seeing which include:

    "module ABI minor version (6) is newer than the server's version (5)"...

    "Unload Module: bitmap"...

    "Module pcidata: vendor="The Free86 Project" compiled for 4.3.0, module
    version 1.0.0 ABI class: XFree86 Video Driver, version .6"

    "Fatal Server Error: Unable to load required base modules"

    My problem is I'm not a Linux expert by any stretch. Am I on the right
    track with my assumption that I need to reinstall the XFree86 binaries (a
    different version)? If so, how do I obtain them without a browser I can
    access? Is there a text-based browser that I can run?

    If I have to do all this via ftp, then I'm going to get myself in trouble I
    think.

    Thanks ...








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    Default Re: Suse 8.0 Update / XFree86 Conflict?

    Renegade wrote:
    > Thanks in advance for any help (and yes, I've spent hours doing Google and
    > Suse searches for answers).
    .... please stop multi-posting


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