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Thread: X11 fails on HP Pavilion dv7

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    Exclamation X11 fails on HP Pavilion dv7

    I did a clean install, replacing 11.3 with 11.4 (BTW, why couldn't 11.4 recognize a ext4 partition??).
    When I boot, the cursor is a garbage block in the center of the screen. When I move, the cursor disappears. The display never progresses past the splash and no progress bar appears.
    When I boot in safemode, it works, but the display is slow and jerky.
    This is such a show stopper for me that I had to revert to 11.3 which does not like my touchpad.

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    Default Re: X11 fails on HP Pavilion dv7

    There is no reason a ext4 partition should not work unless it is corrupted.

    Since safemode works this sounds like a video card/chip problem what is your video?

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    Default Re: X11 fails on HP Pavilion dv7

    Thanks for your reply.

    (info gathered from 11.3)
    ATI VGA compatible controller
    Bus ID: 1
    Bus: PCI
    Class(spec): VGA-compatible controller
    Class: Display controller
    Device Identifier (spec): 70729
    Device Identifier: 92353
    Driver: Radeon
    Drivers
    Active: Yes
    modprobe: Yes
    Modules
    modprobe radeon
    Hwcfg Bus: pci
    Kernel Driver: drm
    Model: ATI VGA compatible controller
    (is that enough info?)

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    Default Re: X11 fails on HP Pavilion dv7

    You might need to install the propritary ATI drivers.

    openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users

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