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    Default boot suse 11.4

    just installed Suse 11.4 everything seemed ok. when booting everything's ok but to the time after inserting the user credentials. then the screen goes black only the curser is visible.
    I have to switch to failsafe and everything is ok.
    what is wrong with the video card or monitor?
    I work on an old Compaq evo with an intel videao card and a fujuitsu/siemens monitor.
    Anybody can tell me where to look?
    Mike

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    Smile Re: boot suse 11.4

    just installed Suse 11.4 everything seemed ok. when booting everything's ok but to the time after inserting the user credentials. then the screen goes black only the curser is visible.
    I have to switch to failsafe and everything is ok.
    what is wrong with the video card or monitor?
    I work on an old Compaq evo with an intel videao card and a fujuitsu/siemens monitor.
    Anybody can tell me where to look?
    Mike
    So the difference between Failsafe and the standard openSUSE startup are the following kernel load options:

    Code:
    apm=off noresume edd=off powersaved=off nohz=off highres=off processor.max_cstate=1 nomodeset x11failsafe
    When you are at the Grub Menu, ready to select an Operating System to start, you can actually enter a kernel load option and then press the enter key. For instance, one of the popular kernel load options to add is nomodeset, which is part of the Failsafe startup of openSUSE shown above. You could just type nomodeset, then press the enter key on the standard startup of openSUSE and see if that lets you run. If it does, you could edit your grub menu.lst file and add that one option. If it does not help, you can go down the list shown above one at a time till you find what is allowing you to startup.

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    thanks a lot!
    worked fine.
    Michael

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    Default Re: boot suse 11.4

    You may want to mention the video card/chip you have. If NVIDIA or ATI you will often get better results on installing their respective propritary drivers.

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    Default Re: boot suse 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    You may want to mention the video card/chip you have. If NVIDIA or ATI you will often get better results on installing their respective propritary drivers.
    MikeLuther, further to gogalthorp's comment, if you advise as to the video card/chip you have, and the video driver you are using, it is possible an option superior to just using 'nomodeset' in the grub boot menu can be proposed.

    Can you post here the output of running the following command:
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A3
    ... that should tell us both your graphic hardware, and possibly the video driver that your PC has loaded (and possibly is using).

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