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    Default Grub Nomodeset

    This is prob really easy to do but I have never messed with grub before so could someone explain to me real quick how to add "nomodeset" to my grub menu Thanks.

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    This is prob really easy to do but I have never messed with grub before so could someone explain to me real quick how to add "nomodeset" to my grub menu Thanks.
    The answer depends on when you want to use this command. Any time you boot up openSUSE, you use your keyboard and mouse to select from a list of Operating Systems to use. Before you press the enter key for your openSUSE selection, you can enter the name nomodeset and press enter. This then becomes a kernel load option for just one session only. If you can get openSUSE running and you use KDE, you can edit your grub menu.lst file to place this command there all of the time using the menu Run Command:

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
    You would edit your openSUSE startup line, which would look something like this:

    Code:
    ###Don't change this comment - YaST2 identifier: Original name: linux###
    title Desktop -- openSUSE 11.4 - 2.6.37.3-1.2
        root (hd0,0)
        kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.37.3-1.2-desktop root=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-INTEL_SSDSA2M080G2GC_CVPO037603KN080JGN-part1 resume=/dev/disk/by-id/ata-Hitachi_HDS721010CLA332_JP9921HD2SSJLH-part5 splash=silent nomodeset quiet showopts vga=0x346
        initrd /boot/initrd-2.6.37.3-1.2-desktop
    Keep in mind this is from MY menu.lst file, yours will be different and you are only adding in the nomodeset command and leaving everything else the same. I am showing the command in bold, but it is not in bold in the actual menu.lst file.

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    Default Re: Grub Nomodeset

    Thank you I was getting tired of puttin in nomodeset each time i booted you saved me from the annoyance!

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    Thank you I was getting tired of puttin in nomodeset each time i booted you saved me from the annoyance!
    You are very welcome Jerry421. Happy to be of service. Do not hesitate to ask for any other assistance here.

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    Default Re: Grub Nomodeset

    Yes I am trying my best to learn so that one day I can be the one helping out the new guys.

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    Default Re: Grub Nomodeset

    And additional to the solution given you above, when you have such questions, you could try to find out if YaST can help you. In the above case YaST > System > Bootloader would bring you to a window with all your GRUB entries. Selecting one for changing wil present the entry to you in a nice split up manner where the parameters are in the last line. You will now understand that adding there and confirming your changes will do the trick also.

    Not a bad idea to spend some leftover time is to go through YaST's possibilities. Do not change things, but get an idea about the possibilities.
    Henk van Velden

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