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Old 01-15-09, 03:20 AM   #1
mihalis
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Angry How do I get my desktop back?...

First, let me state that I am new to Linux. I am running openSUSE 11.0 and had no issues setting this OS up on my sister's computer (which did NOT have an NVIDIA graphics card). When I installed it on mine, however, Compiz effects didn't work. Thus, I installed the drivers as instructed on NVIDIA's website. All appeared to be fine until I rebooted. Now I get an error message at startup stating that X-Server failed to start and I don't even have a desktop. I've considered just purchasing a competitor's video card and replacing this one... Are there any other ways to get my desktop back and how do I prevent this from happening again?

FYI, I am furious at NVIDIA right now, and is highly unlikely I will ever purchase one of their products again if I can't get this issue resolved.
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