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    rtruswell NNTP User

    Default Beginner question - get back to login screen during bootup?

    Hi,

    I've done a bad thing. I've just installed OpenSUSE 11.1 a couple of days ago, and I was playing about with options on the login screen without a clue what I was doing. One menu gave me the choice (I think) GNOME / IceVM / TVM. I chose TVM, just to see what it was. Result: it never finished loading - got to a plain blue screen and did nothing more. Now, every time I try to boot it does the same. Is there any way for me to force the system to take me back to the login screen during bootup (it's a single-user machine, so it doesn't do this automatically), so I can undo the bad thing I did and make the computer work again? Any other suggestions for undoing the bad thing would be equally much appreciated, of course.

    Thanks in advance,
    Rob

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    Default Re: Beginner question - get back to login screen during boot

    What happens if you right click the blue screen, do you get any kind of menu where you can select logout.

    Optional solution:

    Boot the machine and follow this:

    Pause the boot timer by moving the down arrow, then back up to the default boot. But now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see: vga=0x...


    Remove all text and now type just the number:
    3
    and hit enter




    at the login type your user name and then password
    now type:
    su
    then the root password

    Now type: yast
    It will start a basic Yast interface and you need to follow this:
    Disable Auto-Login - openSUSE Forums

    Obviously that is a full UI version of Yast, but you can use the basic interface to do the same. You use the keyboard to navigate. When done and back at the CLI type: reboot

    You should now get a login screen where you can choose your desktop (lower left of screen)
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    rtruswell NNTP User

    Default Re: Beginner question - get back to login screen during boot

    Fantastic - worked perfectly. Thanks so much for your help.

    All the best,
    Rob

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    Default Re: Beginner question - get back to login screen during boot

    Quote Originally Posted by rtruswell View Post
    Fantastic - worked perfectly. Thanks so much for your help.

    All the best,
    Rob

    Happy to help
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