Hello. I am using an HP Pavilion DV7 laptop:

2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor P8400
NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT

Originally I had opensuse 11.4 running on there with no problem, but then it crashed. After teh HP splash screen it went to a blank screen.

So I installed Opensuse 12.1 32 bit I used all the defaults during the installation.

When I power on the computer, I get the HP splash screen, then teh opensuse boot options. I select the top option; it then goes to the opensuse desktop with 4 icons (KDE the last on the right). I click on KDE and then it goes to the black screen. After a while I hear the default opensuse start up sound. And the computer is completely nonresponsive. But after a while...my slideshow screensaver of pics in my previous user settings start up.

I made a video of the above here:

MVI 4577 - YouTube

Any ideas on how to troubleshoot?