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    Default Display driver problem? how to restore system?

    I have small problem (I hope small). I am new to openSUSE (and to Linux). I have try Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and ended with openSUSE that seems to be the one I like. But I have some problem now. The system seems to hang on boot and after searching the Internet I found thread about ATI display driver (and I have ATI) so I installed ATI drivers. The system got worse and playing videos start to be not as it should be (and often freezing). I decided to uninstall these drivers to get my system back as it was but ended with more problem. Now my system don't start. I can boot in some kind of command prompt but nothing else.
    Can I do something to restore the system or will I have to reinstall the system? I don't know if I want to reinstall it. I am using a very slow Internet-connection (air-card) and I have had so much headache on the other Linux (before I did end on openSuSE). I like openSuSE (even there is some minor things, like I cannot change my default browser to Opera, a Browser I have been using for almost 10 years but I still can use the Opera so it is a minor thing).

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    I'm sorry you are having so much trouble getting X-windows to work properly. I don't think that you should have to re-install.. hopefully with a little troubleshooting we here on the forums can get you going again. I'm guessing that "some sort of command prompt" is a login prompt? If you are getting that far, then we can get your further.

    What type of ATI video card do you have? If you can post the output of "lspci" here (run that as root) that would be helpful as well.
    Laptop: Dell Precision M6600 running SLED 11 SP3 64-bit
    Server1: Dell PowerEdge SC1430 running SLES 11 SP3 64-bit
    Server2: Dell PowerEdge 2940 running RHEL 6.4 64-bit

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    Hi,

    So you said that your system hangs without the proprietary driver, is that it ?

    Some little question for you :

    1. did you check the integrity of the ISO you downloaded before installation ?

    If so, read this article to troubleshoot : SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE

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    I have ATI Radeon HD 3200. I installed the driver with inputing the ATI Reputation (I dont know if this word is right spelled but I think you understand) in the "Sofware add/remove". After that the drivers was automatically selected for installing.
    I thing afterwards that the boot didt hang because of display drivers. I have micro bluetooth usb device and I think that maybe the problem. I was able to boot, but had to click on keyboard few times before the system got booted.

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    lspci.
    VGA compatiable controller: ATI Technologies Inc. Raedon HD 3200 Graphics.

    There is lot more lines but because I dont know how to get this out of the computer (print or copy to USB drive) It is difficult to type it all.

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    It's possible to tell where in the boot process the system is hanging if you hit the escape key during the boot process. This will allow you to see the boot messages scroll by, and you can tell what daemon (process) is hanging up the boot process or is timing out.

    So if you re-install the ATI drivers, using the repository, do you make it to a graphical login screen?
    Laptop: Dell Precision M6600 running SLED 11 SP3 64-bit
    Server1: Dell PowerEdge SC1430 running SLES 11 SP3 64-bit
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    Hi,

    And if you disconnect this micro bluetooth device, does it boot well ?

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    Thanks.
    I did follow the instructions on SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE (3rd thing to try (use installation config file) and I can now login to my desktop.
    It is still not perfect because the "Desktop Effects" don't work (I can't enable it" so if you know how to resolve that I would be happy (the Desktop Effects are one of many reasons why I like openSuSE). I will try to update softwares.. And if you know how to change my default browser (it is not must because I still can use my Opera but I would like to change it).
    Usually I help my self on any problems and search for solutions on every problems but yesterday I just didn't know what to do to get in to my system. Thank you for helping me out.

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    No problem, everyone here is glad to help.

    If desktop effects can't be enabled then either your video card / hardware doesn't support them (which I doubt) or the ati driver might not be installed correctly just yet. Try double-checking to make sure that the ATI driver is correctly installed, and is being used. (note that I don't have an ATI card, but you could check /var/log/Xorg.0 log and see what driver is currently being used for the display).

    You can change the default web browser (in gnome anyways) by going to System --> Personal --> Default applications and changing the Web browser from FireFox to Opera. I haven't made the full switch to KDE so I don't know how to change it there, but I'm sure it's somewhere in the KDE Control Center module.

    HTH...
    Laptop: Dell Precision M6600 running SLED 11 SP3 64-bit
    Server1: Dell PowerEdge SC1430 running SLES 11 SP3 64-bit
    Server2: Dell PowerEdge 2940 running RHEL 6.4 64-bit

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    I am little scare to install the ATI drivrs (not enable it in the repositories). I want to have the drivers that was installed from the DVD installion. It did work fine and did have the Desktop Effects. I just start got the problems when I installed the ATI drivers.
    Here is the Xorg.0 log (I have to post it in 2 posts)
    [ 59.655]
    X.Org X Server 1.9.3
    Release Date: 2010-12-13
    [ 59.655] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
    [ 59.655] Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
    [ 59.655] Current Operating System: Linux linux-y9he 2.6.37.1-1.2-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2011-02-21 10:34:10 +0100 x86_64
    [ 59.655] Kernel command line: root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320620AS_9QFAKP90-part7 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-ST3320620AS_9QFAKP90-part6 splash=silent quiet vga=0x345
    [ 59.655] Build Date: 22 February 2011 10:08:09PM
    [ 59.655]
    [ 59.655] Current version of pixman: 0.20.0
    [ 59.655] Before reporting problems, check X.Org Wiki - Home
    to make sure that you have the latest version.
    [ 59.655] Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    [ 59.655] (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Apr 5 21:18:06 2011
    [ 59.655] (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
    [ 59.655] (==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
    [ 59.656] (==) ServerLayout "Layout"
    [ 59.656] (**) |-->Screen "vboxvideo" (0)
    [ 59.656] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    [ 59.656] (**) | |-->Device "vboxvideo"
    [ 59.656] (==) No monitor specified for screen "vboxvideo".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
    [ 59.656] (**) |-->Screen "vmware" (1)
    [ 59.656] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    [ 59.656] (**) | |-->Device "vmware"
    [ 59.656] (==) No monitor specified for screen "vmware".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
    [ 59.656] (**) |-->Screen "cirrus" (2)
    [ 59.656] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    [ 59.657] (**) | |-->Device "cirrus"
    [ 59.657] (==) No monitor specified for screen "cirrus".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
    [ 59.657] (**) |-->Screen "fbdev" (3)
    [ 59.657] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    [ 59.657] (**) | |-->Device "fbdev"
    [ 59.657] (==) No monitor specified for screen "fbdev".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
    [ 59.657] (**) |-->Screen "vesa" (4)
    [ 59.657] (**) | |-->Monitor "<default monitor>"
    [ 59.657] (**) | |-->Device "vesa"
    [ 59.657] (==) No monitor specified for screen "vesa".
    Using a default monitor configuration.
    [ 59.657] (==) Automatically adding devices
    [ 59.657] (==) Automatically enabling devices
    [ 59.657] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/" does not exist.
    [ 59.657] Entry deleted from font path.
    [ 59.657] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/OTF/" does not exist.
    [ 59.657] Entry deleted from font path.
    [ 59.657] (WW) The directory "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi" does not exist.
    [ 59.657] Entry deleted from font path.
    [ 59.657] (==) FontPath set to:
    /usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled,
    /usr/share/fonts/Type1/,
    /usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled,
    /usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled,
    /usr/share/fonts/URW/,
    /usr/share/fonts/cyrillic:unscaled,
    /usr/share/fonts/truetype/
    [ 59.657] (==) ModulePath set to "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates,/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
    [ 59.657] (II) The server relies on udev to provide the list of input devices.
    If no devices become available, reconfigure udev or disable AutoAddDevices.
    [ 59.657] (II) Loader magic: 0x7dc040
    [ 59.657] (II) Module ABI versions:
    [ 59.657] X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.4
    [ 59.657] X.Org Video Driver: 8.0
    [ 59.657] X.Org XInput driver : 11.0
    [ 59.657] X.Org Server Extension : 4.0
    [ 59.658] (--) PCI:*(0:1:5:0) 1002:9610:1458:d000 rev 0, Mem @ 0xd0000000/268435456, 0xfdfe0000/65536, 0xfde00000/1048576, I/O @ 0x0000ee00/256
    [ 59.658] (II) Open ACPI successful (/var/run/acpid.socket)
    [ 59.659] (II) LoadModule: "extmod"
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libextmod.so
    [ 59.680] (II) Module extmod: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.680] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [ 59.680] Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    [ 59.680] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading extension MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading extension XFree86-VidModeExtension
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DGA
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading extension DPMS
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading extension XVideo
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading extension XVideo-MotionCompensation
    [ 59.680] (II) Loading extension X-Resource
    [ 59.680] (II) LoadModule: "dbe"
    [ 59.681] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdbe.so
    [ 59.681] (II) Module dbe: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.681] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [ 59.681] Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    [ 59.681] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
    [ 59.681] (II) Loading extension DOUBLE-BUFFER
    [ 59.681] (II) LoadModule: "glx"
    [ 59.681] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates/extensions/libglx.so
    [ 59.681] (II) Module glx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
    [ 59.681] compiled for 7.5.0, module version = 1.0.0
    [ 59.682] (II) Loading extension GLX
    [ 59.682] (II) LoadModule: "record"
    [ 59.683] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/librecord.so
    [ 59.683] (II) Module record: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.683] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.13.0
    [ 59.683] Module class: X.Org Server Extension
    [ 59.683] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
    [ 59.683] (II) Loading extension RECORD
    [ 59.683] (II) LoadModule: "dri"
    [ 59.683] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri.so
    [ 59.684] (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.684] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [ 59.684] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
    [ 59.684] (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI
    [ 59.684] (II) LoadModule: "dri2"
    [ 59.684] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libdri2.so
    [ 59.685] (II) Module dri2: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.685] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.2.0
    [ 59.685] ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 4.0
    [ 59.685] (II) Loading extension DRI2
    [ 59.685] (II) LoadModule: "vboxvideo"
    [ 59.688] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module vboxvideo
    [ 59.688] (II) UnloadModule: "vboxvideo"
    [ 59.688] (EE) Failed to load module "vboxvideo" (module does not exist, 0)
    [ 59.688] (II) LoadModule: "vmware"
    [ 59.690] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vmware_drv.so
    [ 59.690] (II) Module vmware: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.690] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 11.0.3
    [ 59.690] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [ 59.690] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 8.0
    [ 59.690] (II) LoadModule: "vmwgfx"
    [ 59.694] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module vmwgfx
    [ 59.694] (II) UnloadModule: "vmwgfx"
    [ 59.694] (EE) Failed to load module "vmwgfx" (module does not exist, 0)
    [ 59.694] (EE) vmware: Please ignore the above warnings about not being able to to load module/driver vmwgfx
    [ 59.694] (II) vmware: Using vmwlegacy driver everything is fine.
    [ 59.694] (II) LoadModule: "vmwlegacy"
    [ 59.695] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vmwlegacy_drv.so
    [ 59.696] (II) Module vmwlegacy: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.696] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 11.0.3
    [ 59.696] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [ 59.696] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 8.0
    [ 59.696] (II) LoadModule: "cirrus"
    [ 59.697] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/cirrus_drv.so
    [ 59.697] (II) Module cirrus: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.697] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.3.2
    [ 59.697] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [ 59.697] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 8.0
    [ 59.697] (II) LoadModule: "fbdev"
    [ 59.698] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/fbdev_drv.so
    [ 59.698] (II) Module fbdev: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.698] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 0.4.2
    [ 59.698] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 8.0
    [ 59.698] (II) LoadModule: "vesa"
    [ 59.699] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
    [ 59.699] (II) Module vesa: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.699] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 2.3.0
    [ 59.700] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    [ 59.700] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 8.0
    [ 59.700] (II) vmwlegacy: driver for VMware SVGA: vmware0405, vmware0710
    [ 59.700] (II) CIRRUS: driver for Cirrus chipsets: CLGD5430, CLGD5434-4, CLGD5434-8,
    CLGD5436, CLGD5446, CLGD5480, CL-GD5462, CL-GD5464, CL-GD5464BD,
    CL-GD5465, CL-GD7548
    [ 59.701] (II) FBDEV: driver for framebuffer: fbdev
    [ 59.701] (II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
    [ 59.701] (++) using VT number 7

    [ 59.708] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for cirrus
    [ 59.709] (II) Loading sub module "fbdevhw"
    [ 59.709] (II) LoadModule: "fbdevhw"
    [ 59.711] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libfbdevhw.so
    [ 59.711] (II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.711] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 0.0.2
    [ 59.711] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 8.0
    [ 59.711] (**) FBDEV(0): claimed PCI slot 1@0:5:0
    [ 59.711] (II) FBDEV(0): using default device
    [ 59.711] (WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
    [ 59.711] (II) FBDEV(0): Creating default Display subsection in Screen section
    "fbdev" for depth/fbbpp 24/32
    [ 59.711] (==) FBDEV(0): Depth 24, (==) framebuffer bpp 32
    [ 59.711] (==) FBDEV(0): RGB weight 888
    [ 59.711] (==) FBDEV(0): Default visual is TrueColor
    [ 59.711] (==) FBDEV(0): Using gamma correction (1.0, 1.0, 1.0)
    [ 59.711] (II) FBDEV(0): hardware: radeondrmfb (video memory: 7088kB)
    [ 59.711] (II) FBDEV(0): checking modes against framebuffer device...
    [ 59.711] (II) FBDEV(0): checking modes against monitor...
    [ 59.711] (--) FBDEV(0): Virtual size is 1680x1050 (pitch 1680)
    [ 59.711] (**) FBDEV(0): Built-in mode "current"
    [ 59.711] (==) FBDEV(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
    [ 59.711] (II) Loading sub module "fb"
    [ 59.711] (II) LoadModule: "fb"
    [ 59.712] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libfb.so
    [ 59.712] (II) Module fb: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.712] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.0.0
    [ 59.712] ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    [ 59.712] (**) FBDEV(0): using shadow framebuffer
    [ 59.712] (II) Loading sub module "shadow"
    [ 59.712] (II) LoadModule: "shadow"
    [ 59.714] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libshadow.so
    [ 59.714] (II) Module shadow: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
    [ 59.714] compiled for 1.9.3, module version = 1.1.0
    [ 59.714] ABI class: X.Org ANSI C Emulation, version 0.4
    [ 59.714] (II) UnloadModule: "vmwlegacy"
    [ 59.714] (II) Unloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vmwlegacy_drv.so
    [ 59.714] (II) UnloadModule: "cirrus"
    [ 59.714] (II) Unloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/cirrus_drv.so
    [ 59.714] (II) UnloadModule: "vesa"
    [ 59.714] (II) Unloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/vesa_drv.so
    [ 59.714] (==) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
    [ 59.732] (==) FBDEV(0): Backing store disabled

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