Newbie's guide to installing SuSE 6.4
Here one needs to know the complete name/specs. of the graphics card that
is being used. Select the appropriate card and then click on Modes. It is
possible that not all modes work for a given card. Choose the basic
640*400 mode and click on done. If everything is fine then you will get a
Automatic Timeout message saying that you have successfully configured
your X window system. Click on Quit and then type 'reboot' to reboot the
machine. To use X windows later on just type startx.
NOTE: It may be possible that the X server does not start since at a time
only one graphical session is allowed. In that case restart your machine
and at the LILO prompt type linux init 2. This will make you login into
your shell account from where you can then run XF86Setup.
If you are dual-booting then you will be annoyed by the fact that SuSE by
default will put Linux as the default boot entry. It's quite easy to fix
though. Login to a shell prompt or open a command line window. You will
have to be root for this. Then type lilo -D windows. It should show you
the boot entries and display a '*' next to the default boot entry which
should be windows. Next time you reboot, you will have to type linux to
boot Linux. Just pressing enter will boot windows.