In certain cases, after recovering/replicating Linux SUSE systems (and their variants) the X window manager will not start, and the command “startx” will produce an error.
In the event of this, please try the following steps:
- Delete xorg.conf located in “/etc/X11/xorg.conf”.
- Rerun the YaST configuration tool by typing in “yast”
- Run the Sax2 tool to reconfigure your display/graphics adapter, depending on your system this can be run as “sax2” or “sax2-vesa”
- Try the “startx” command again, you should now boot into the GUI.
Additional note: When cloning a RedHat Enterprise Linux 4.6 64-bit VM to vCloud, X-server would (sometimes) not start. It was discovered that the font server was not running.
The solution was to run:
- xfs &
- before startx