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    Default HELP Lost all control. Machine is frozen with no video

    Any suggestions on how to regain some type of display. I was trying to get a printer online. The printer was recognized but would not print. I went away from the machine for a few hours and when I came back I had a blank screen. I turned the machine off but nothing comes back up. All key strokes fail to give me anything.

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    Default Re: HELP Lost all control. Machine is frozen with no video

    Tell us what version of openSUSE

    Have you tried Failsafe boot option?
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    Default Re: HELP Lost all control. Machine is frozen with no video

    Quote Originally Posted by jdcart15 View Post
    Any suggestions on how to regain some type of display. I was trying to get a printer online. The printer was recognized but would not print. I went away from the machine for a few hours and when I came back I had a blank screen. I turned the machine off but nothing comes back up. All key strokes fail to give me anything.
    Does the CMOS screen display when you turn the computer on? Can you hear the fan inside the box?

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    Default Re: HELP Lost all control. Machine is frozen with no video

    I get nothing on the screen at all when I turn it on. The machine has power. The fan runs. The only thing that I have ever seen on the screen is the message: "KB/Interface Error Press<ESC> to Resume" The ESC key did nothing I have Suse 11.? Installed it about 6 months ago. It is on an old ibm aptiva slow as molasses. Any ideas? Thanks

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    Default Re: HELP Lost all control. Machine is frozen with no video

    You don't even see a BIOS splash screen?

    Is the KB plugged in? Try another keyboard.

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    Default Re: HELP Lost all control. Machine is frozen with no video

    Success. I fiddled with the printer cable connection at the computer and it started booting. Thanks.

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    Default Re: HELP Lost all control. Machine is frozen with no video

    You may have a bad solder joint at some connector. Printer cables should have nothing to do with keyboards. Make sure all cables are seated firmly.

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