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    Default "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    When I try to boot to the CD the desktop will not load no matter what graphics/installation mode I try.

    I can bring up the installer if I use level 3 which completes the first phase of the install but on the first reboot I get no desktop, either in normal or failsafe.

    I also tried level 3 after the first reboot and I get the same thing, no desktop and no CLI.

    I used to have this problem with the 11.1 DVD but I could boot into failsafe on the first reboot, then set up my monitor with the GUI in Yast or I could uncheck the automatic installation and set up my monitor that way.

    Is there any way I can manually setup my monitor with my current situation?

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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    That did get me to the desktop on the Live CD but after the first reboot I had the same problems.

    Even level 3 brings up the same blank screen.
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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    Is that with the vesa switch, you need to use that after install too if required, the first time only got you in to the live desktop and will not be carried through the install.
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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    I'm not sure I understand. At what point do I use this vesa switch. After install even level 3 doesn't give me the CLI.

    Is there another way to bring up the terminal?
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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    If you can't or don't get level3, then something is wrong. Boot the live cd as you did before to get the live desktop and do this in a terminal:

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    fdisk -l
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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    also find the root partition of the install and post the contents of

    /boot/grub/menu.lst
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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    My original openSUSE installation is on sda5 (/) and sda6 (/home).

    The KDE Four Live CD installation is on sda7 (/) and sda8 (/home)

    Code:
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x000416b5
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1   *           2       38913   312560640    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda5               2        2611    20964793+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda6            2612        9138    52428096   83  Linux
    /dev/sda7            9139       11748    20964793+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda8           11749       18276    52436128+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda9           18277       20886    20964793+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda10          20887       27413    52428096   83  Linux
    /dev/sda11          27414       30023    20964793+  83  Linux
    /dev/sda12          30024       38638    69199956   83  Linux
    /dev/sda13          38639       38913     2208906   82  Linux swap / Solaris
    
    Disk /dev/sdb: 8061 MB, 8061451776 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 980 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00096a21
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sdb1   *           1         980     7871818+   b  W95 FAT32
    
    Disk /dev/sde: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x0c7ce015
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sde2   *           1       19791   158971176    7  HPFS/NTFS
    Code:
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title openSUSE 11.1
        root (hd0,6)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.29-0.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT725032VLA360_VFD201R80KUNZL-part7 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT725032VLA360_VFD201R80KUNZL-part13 splash=silent showopts vga=0x314
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.29-0.1-default
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name:  openSUSE 11.1 - 2.6.27.29-0.1 (/dev/sda5)###
    title  openSUSE 11.1 - 2.6.27.29-0.1 (/dev/sda5)
        root (hd0,4)
        configfile /boot/grub/menu.lst
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: windows###
    title Windows
        map (hd1) (hd0)
        map (hd0) (hd1)
        rootnoverify (hd1,1)
        makeactive
        chainloader +1
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: floppy###
    title Floppy
        rootnoverify (fd0)
        chainloader +1
    
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: failsafe###
    title Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.1
        root (hd0,6)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.29-0.1-default root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDT725032VLA360_VFD201R80KUNZL-part7 showopts ide=nodma apm=off noresume nosmp maxcpus=0 edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 x11failsafe vga=0x314
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.27.29-0.1-default
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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    OK. That seems OK.
    Are there any messages in the verbose text as you boot level 3? Particularly error messages?
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    Default Re: "KDE Four Live" CD 4.3.1

    The only error or failure I see is undefined video mode 0x314.
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