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    Default New install boots to blank screen - byobu-launch missing

    Hi all,

    I've just done a clean install of 11.4 from a Net install CD. I left it unattended while it installed, and came back to find a blank screen with just an xterm.

    I've rebooted it, and tried both the normal and the failsafe modes, but I just get the same result.

    The terminal contains the following:
    Code:
    Directory: /home/carl
    Wed Jun 15 21:58:55 BST 2011
    which: no byobu-launch in (/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11/:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/usr/lib64/jvm/jre/bin)
    -bash: .: filename argument required
    .: usage . filename [arguments]
    I'm assuming that either byobu-launch has not been installed, or the path has not been set correctly?

    I've been using Linux for years, but I'm a total newbie at openSUSE, so please be gentle.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: New install boots to blank screen - byobu-launch missing

    On 06/15/2011 11:36 PM, Carl H wrote:

    > I've been using Linux for years, but I'm a total newbie at openSUSE, so
    > please be gentle.


    -=welcome=- new poster!!

    your experience may work against you...the new kernels are all 'strange'
    in the way they work without a xorg.conf, so don't go applying your
    years of experience to 'fix' this...instead work top to bottom on this
    until you find a smile:

    http://tinyurl.com/23mgej6

    and, among other things that will reference http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m

    lots of anecdotal goings on: http://tinyurl.com/6y7y654

    lots is going on, at a pretty fast clip...holler if you get lost,
    confused or overly frustrated..

    if your background is Debian you probably (also) ought to read some here:
    http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts
    http://old-en.opensuse.org/Concepts

    and if specifically 'buntu, here: http://tinyurl.com/ubuntu-to-openSUSE

    if RedHat its all exactly the same but VERY different in LOTS of little
    gotcha places ;-)

    again, welcome....you are almost there...

    --
    dd
    http://is.gd/bpoMD

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    Default Re: New install boots to blank screen - byobu-launch missing

    Some interesting stuff there, thanks for that. I will read and digest it. I've previously been a long term Ubuntu user, so some of that info will come in useful.

    However, I'm thinking that it's not a graphics card issue. Logging out of the terminal brings me back to a mainly green login screen with various logos and graphics on it. When I log in, I just get the blank screen with the xterm in the corner.

    During installation, I selected my account to login automatically. The problem I have appears when I log in. It looks like a script runs on login, and it is this script that is failing when it tries to execute byobu-launch.

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    Default Re: New install boots to blank screen - byobu-launch missing

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl_H View Post
    However, I'm thinking that it's not a graphics card issue. Logging out of the terminal brings me back to a mainly green login screen with various logos and graphics on it. When I log in, I just get the blank screen with the xterm in the corner.
    If the xinit or xsession script doesn't find a de or wm, it finally starts a xterm. This is the problem you're having here.

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    Default Re: New install boots to blank screen - byobu-launch missing

    On 06/16/2011 03:36 PM, Carl H wrote:
    > It looks like a script runs on login, and it is this script that is
    > failing when ittries to execute byobu-launch.


    hmmmm...sorry, i need to exit this thread--i have no idea what might be
    wrong, but i'd guess you have a faulty install..

    and whether it can be fixed or not, i don't know..

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    Default Re: New install boots to blank screen - byobu-launch missing

    I've just logged in as root, and the KDE desktop fired up okay. This is obviously not a solution (!) but hopefully gives some clue as to what I need to do?

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    Default Re: New install boots to blank screen - byobu-launch missing

    I've cracked it. I created a new user, and that logged in fine. So it must have been something in my /home directory (I retained it from my Ubuntu setup) that was causing the problem.

    Thanks for the help. I'm sure I'll be back for more!

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