Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: display problems on boot up

  1. #1

    Default display problems on boot up

    I have two issues which someone might be able to help with.

    When suse is booting it displays all the texts relevant to the boot up whereas it used to just show a nice green screen with a white progress bar.
    What needs changing to get my green screen back?

    also Ive installed a second copy of opensuse 11.1 so I can try out the milestones but when I boot up my screen shrinks to use a slim band across the centre of the screen and it flickers. Basically it looks like its not detecting my display. It did this during startup which is wierd seeing as every other install of open suse over the years has never done this.

    Anyway, does anyone know how to remedy this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    Posts
    3,050
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: display problems on boot up

    In /boot/grub/menu.lst in line kernel /vmlinuz-......

    options:

    splash=silent
    show green bootscreen

    splash=verbose
    splashscreen with text

    splash=none
    text console

  3. #3

    Default Re: display problems on boot up

    whenever I open this file for some strange reason its empty :/

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,857
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: display problems on boot up

    /boot/grub/menu.lst

    You reckon it's empty?

    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    or
    gnomesu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    Tumbleweed_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Moscow, Russia
    Posts
    3,050
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default Re: display problems on boot up

    You must be root. Be careful editing it and make backup.

  6. #6

    Default Re: display problems on boot up

    when nusing terminal its there but if I navigate to it and open it its empty.

    thanks for this

    Ive still got the display problem with my other installation.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Groningen, Netherlands
    Posts
    20,925
    Blog Entries
    14

    Default Re: display problems on boot up

    I already wrote something in another of your threads: this way you're getting nowhere. First see, that you get a working install of a stable version. We can help you out with problems, but one at the time, preferrably well documented, i.e. openSUSE version, 32/64-bit, graphics card etc. (see my signature).
    The way you're operating now won't bring you any further.

    My advice: do a clean install of 11.1 from the most recent Live-CD (this includes a lot of 11.1-updates as well as KDE4 4.3), start using it, read read read, learn learn learn, so that you can at least solve some of the matters you will run into using Milestone releases.
    ° Appreciate my reply? Click the star and let me know why.

    ° Perfection is not gonna happen. No way.

    http://en.opensuse.org/User:Knurpht
    http://nl.opensuse.org/Gebruiker:Knurpht

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    The English Lake District. UK - GMT/BST
    Posts
    36,857
    Blog Entries
    20

    Default Re: display problems on boot up

    Quote Originally Posted by diggedy View Post
    when nusing terminal its there but if I navigate to it and open it its empty.

    thanks for this

    Ive still got the display problem with my other installation.
    So do you mean you managed to open the file from the terminal? With:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    or
    gnomesu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst
    ??

    If you Navigate to it in a browser it will not open, unless you are using a super user browser as is available in kde3, the version for kde4 dolphin is a little flaky.
    So it's better using the terminal.
    Tumbleweed_KDE
    My Articles Was I any help? If yes: Click the star below

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •