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    ebaraya NNTP User

    Default OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    I installed opensuse 11.2 on my laptop which I previously installed version 11.1 and it was working. I installed a fresh install after reboot the screen turns black and I cant do nothing, even when trying init 3 it goes to the black screen. This is a big disappointment for me. I tried the liveCD it also get into the black screen

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    Can you start in failsafe mode ok?

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    No prompt?
    Just an empty black screen?

    Try failsafe boot
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    anton_kolganov NNTP User

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    Hi all!
    I have the same problem,after install only black screen,no reaction for button pressing,only power button works-I can reboot to black screen

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    Quote Originally Posted by anton_kolganov View Post
    Hi all!
    I have the same problem,after install only black screen,no reaction for button pressing,only power button works-I can reboot to black screen
    Before the black screen appears, do you get the grub boot menu screen where you can select openSUSE-11.2 or 11.2 failsafe, or some other OS ?

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    Hi ...
    I Have the same problem on My Laptop ( HP tx2640er, SUSE 11.2 64bit).
    Before the black screen appears,I get the grub boot menu screen where I select openSUSE-11.2 or 11.2 failsafe... I think suse can't startX correctly...

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    Try the following

    Pause the boot by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see: vga=0x...


    Remove all text and now type just the number:
    3
    and hit enter


    at the login type your user name and then password
    now type:
    su
    then the root password


    now type this:
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    (N.B. the 0 is a zero not a letter)
    now reboot: type: reboot
    if you don't get a gui login
    login as user at cli and try this at the cli
    startx
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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    Same black screen happens to me...

    If I try to boot the 64bit KDE4 LiveCD the screen will shut down just after X starts...
    This did not happen with the 32bit LiveCD... So I upgraded my openSUSE 11.1 to 32bit 11.2 and it worked very well, until this morning when I got the same: the screen would shutdown.

    The screen doesn't get black !!! it shuts down, I cannot get to another terminal with CTRL+Alt+F1 etc...

    I have a DELL Inspiron 1501 with Ati XPress 200M...

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    Even with the black screen, can you press Alt-Ctrl-F1 to bring up a text console?

    Alternatively, at the grub (boot) menu, add '3' to the boot option, then hit [Enter]. This should get you to a text console.

    From there, log in as root, and try

    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa

    to create a basic xorg.conf file with the vesa graphics driver.

    Type

    init 5

    when done. See how that goes.

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    Default Re: OpenSuse 11.2 Black Screen

    WORKAROUND
    I guess we all have an older ATI chip, in my case a
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]

    The problem is the radeonhd driver. To workaround the problem, log in using the Failsafe option. This will give you a VESA X Server. Then use sax2 to create a xorg.conf file. In the generated xorg.conf, replace the Driver "radeon" with "ati".

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