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    Default Can't login after driver update.

    Hi, today i updated my system and after that i couldn't login. I received a lot of updates and didn't see the new ATI driver. When it started installing i decided not to stop and after reboot there is no Login screen. I get just a winking "_". In verbose boot i can't see errors. Can you help me repair my system

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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    This problem appears when updates include a new kernel: the ATI driver was compiled for the previous kernel. So, you have to reinstall the ATI driver, to get the module working for the new kernel.
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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    So how to access my system to reinstall the driver. I can't get in. Once i get even command line it's easy but i don't know how.

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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    Quote Originally Posted by Siminin View Post
    So how to access my system to reinstall the driver. I can't get in. Once i get even command line it's easy but i don't know how.
    Log in with your user in command line and type:
    Code:
    su
    this will open a root session (password required). Start YaST with
    Code:
    yast
    and in the Software Management module search for the ATI driver.
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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    Well that's the problem- i can't get into runlevel 3 (neither init 5 ). Ctrl+alt+F2/F3 is not working. I can't write anything, all i get is that "_". I know keyboard is working because Ctrl+Alt+Del is restarting my PC.
    I've been in this kind of situation a few times before but i could get into init 3 and repair my system.

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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    Quote Originally Posted by Siminin View Post
    Well that's the problem- i can't get into runlevel 3 (neither init 5 ). Ctrl+alt+F2/F3 is not working. I can't write anything, all i get is that "_". I know keyboard is working because Ctrl+Alt+Del is restarting my PC.
    I've been in this kind of situation a few times before but i could get into init 3 and repair my system.
    You don't have to use the key-combination Ctrl+alt+F2/F3 if you add the option:
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    runlevel 3
    at the boot screen. Try this way.
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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:06:01 +0000, ram88 wrote:

    > You don't have to use the key-combination Ctrl+alt+F2/F3 if you add the
    > option:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > runlevel 3
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    > at the boot screen. Try this way.


    Actually, just tacking a "3" on the boot options line is sufficient.

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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    Quote Originally Posted by hendersj View Post
    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 13:06:01 +0000, ram88 wrote:

    > You don't have to use the key-combination Ctrl+alt+F2/F3 if you add the
    > option:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > runlevel 3
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    > at the boot screen. Try this way.


    Actually, just tacking a "3" on the boot options line is sufficient.

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    Of course it's enought, the point was to explain what actually this command does... so i wrote runlevel 3.
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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    On Wed, 16 Sep 2009 17:56:02 +0000, ram88 wrote:

    > Of course it's enought, the point was to explain what actually this
    > command does... so i wrote -runlevel- 3.


    I figured you knew (you've been around a bit) - but perhaps Siminin
    didn't, so I posted a clarification. I actually didn't know you could
    include the word "runlevel" in there, so I've learned something too. :-)

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    Default Re: Can't login after driver update.

    Thanks for the help guys

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