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    Default Unable to get past the grey screen

    Hi everybody,
    first thing this morning (about 06:30 cet) I got my PC
    running and looked up some mails and heard some music.
    I'm running Linux 2.6.27.25-0.1 with openSUSE 11.1.0 (x86_64) and KDE 4.1.3 release 4.10.4
    I then run the PC down as usuale and did some work around
    the garden. About half an hour ago I started the PC again
    and after the green screens I got a grey screen with the
    openSUSE Chamelion and a grey Password/Login window and down in the bottom lefthand side a yellow window with following message:
    Aug 17 12:57:41 linux-yft1 kernel: CONFIG_NF_CT_ACCT is depreacted and will be removed soon. Please use
    Aug 17 12:57:41 linux-yft1 kernel:nf_conntrck.acct=1 kernel paramater, acct=1 nf_conntrck module option or
    Aug 17 12:57:41 linux-yft1 kernel: sysct1 net.netfilter.nf_conntrck_acct=1 to enable it.
    Console log for linux-yft1.
    I've treid putting my normal Root Passwort in the grey Passwort/Login window and I then get a message in the yellow lower lefthand window about pressing an unknown key:
    Aug 17 12:57:49 linux-yft1 kernel: atkbd.c:Unknown key pressed (translated set 2, code Oxd9 on isa0060/serio0
    and so on.
    What have I done to deserve this and who can I sort it out, because I have no idea how to get around this being an absolute beginner.
    Greetings Stui1556
    P.s. wrote this on my old Wind... PC

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    Default Re: Unable to get past the grey screen

    Does this behaviour reappear after a reboot?
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    Default Re: Unable to get past the grey screen

    Yep!
    AMD Phenom II X4 940 CPU Sockel on Mainboard Sockel AM2+ Asus M3N-H/HDMI and Kingston HyperX DIMM 2x2 GB DDR2-1056 working memory.
    Is that any help?
    Stui1556

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    Default Re: Unable to get past the grey screen

    Sorry forgot something about the CPU socket, it has 4 x 3000 MHz

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    goldie NNTP User

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    Stui1556 wrote:
    > Sorry forgot something about the CPU socket, it has 4 x 3000 MHz
    >
    >

    sorry to say, but that sounds REALLY messed up!

    in your first post you say you "run the PC down as usuale...About half
    an hour ago I started the PC again" and i wanna know exactly what that
    means? did you lock session, log out, turn off the computer or
    hibernate or suspend or what?

    did you click on a laptop pause/sleep/ etc button to accomplish that,
    or press three keyboard keys at one time, or hit the master power
    button on the computer itself? how, EXACTLY did you "run it down"..

    and, during those minutes you were using the computer (before you went
    to the garden) did your openSUSE Updater download any updates? did you
    use YaST or zypper to update any software packages?

    did you make *any* changes to any configure files, at all?

    when the _first_ green screen comes up are there several kernels
    listed, to choose from? is the one you usually use highlighted still?
    (that is, if the top choice is not highlighted, why don't you use the
    up/down arrow keys to pick the top one, and then press enter....and
    come back with some answers, please)

    oh, and do you have a openSUSE 11.1 DVD or Live Cd handy (the one you
    installed from, maybe)?

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    goldie
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    Teach man and you feed him for a lifetime.

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    Default Re: Unable to get past the grey screen

    Hi Goldie,
    sorry I couldn't get back sooner but I was in hospital for a couple of days, had a little operation on the spine, not a big job.
    So to your first question, after finishing all the jobs in the PC and closing the programms using "exit" or "end" I then used the Symbole in the "Work panel" "Close down" and subsequently the big Panel appeared on the screen and I used "Close down" again and let the PC close itself down.
    Second question, yes I was also in YaST2 because all the Music playback varieties "VLC" "Amarok" and "Banshee" refused to go to the CD that I had in the DVD-ROM deck, ever since I'd installed OpenSUSE I've had problems getting to the DVD-ROM what so ever. I first of all deinstalled the Music programms and then reinstalled them.
    Yep, the usual kernel was highlighted and I have aslo tried other kernels but always the same problem!
    Yep, the Installation CD is still there but as i said I've got the problem of notting being able to get at the DVD-ROM Deck and I don't know who to delete the complete installation so that I can Install it from scratch.
    Seems to be a big problem, for me!!!
    Stui1556

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    Can you log in at the terminal?

    I presume you mean this page which you've not seen before?


    If so this is the default xdm login manager now I can only presume that somewhere in you deletion it asked gdm(maybe kdm) depends on this now I would guess gdm and banshee.

    But you should be able to login with it, so I next presume you have a locale problem and/or keyboard. So if you can login at the terminal it would suggest a keyboard map. If you can login via the terminal check using cli yast the keyboard and language is correct.

    The concern is you may actually have even more problems depending on what you deleted. You may find the easiest is to use cli yast and reinstall the desktop environment.

    As for deleting all, no real need even more so if you have a dedicated hdd just repeat the steps for install. If not then you may need to go to expert and make sure the partitions are correct.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
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    But you should be able to login with it, so I next presume you have a locale problem and/or keyboard. So if you can login at the terminal it would suggest a keyboard map. If you can login via the terminal check using cli yast the keyboard and language is correct.
    That's the problem! when I try to sign in, in the "Login"
    and press "Enter" I get "Login incorrect" and "Passwort" appears and when I try to sign in, in "Password" I get
    "Login incorrect" and "Login" appears?????? And It doesn't matter which Passwort I use!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    [QUOTE]The concern is you may actually have even more problems depending on what you deleted. You may find the easiest is to use cli yast and reinstall the desktop environment.

    What and where is cli yast???????? And how do I get at it????

    As for deleting all, no real need even more so if you have a dedicated hdd just repeat the steps for install. If not then you may need to go to expert and make sure the partitions are correct.
    As I,ve written I can't get at the DVD-ROM and there doesn't seem to be any automatic start, because I've also put the orginal DVD In and nothing happens.
    As I installed OpenSUSe I let "Set Up" install the partions and as to an expert around here, forget it! they are all fans of Bill Gates.
    Now how can I delete all, when I can't really boot the Desktop and don't tell me to buy an new Harddrive, it's only six months old and has vitually nothing on it!
    Stui1556

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    OK well really unsure why you can't get autostart you did once. But check in the bios and make sure dvd/cd is the first start up device.

    As for the cli yast, you should be able to use ctr alt f1 from the login manager screen, this will give you a login prompt. If not then add a 3 on the end of the grub line like so.


    This will boot to the cli then hopefully login, then su then type yast.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: Unable to get past the grey screen

    I'll give it a try, thanks
    Stui1556

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