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    Default Help for a newbie

    Hello all,

    I have converted a PC into a complete Linux box using the KDE-Live CD and openSUSE 12.2. When I completed the installation yesterday, everything appeared to be normal except that the very last step, the auto re-boot, never occurred.

    Today, when I boot up the machine I get a green open SUSE screen and then I get this weird "checkerboard" screen, and the expected normal screen never loads.

    What have I done wrong?

    TIA

    Stan

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    Default Re: Help for a newbie

    Welcome. It is a bit difficult to say but, if it did not reboot after the initial installation, you have an incomplete installation. 12.2 is a bit long in the tooth. So, if you can get hold of 13.1 (it needs a DVD for the Live versions as well as the full version), you will be better off. However, unless someone else has experienced the same symptoms and can give you more helpful advice, the procedure is probably the same: reinstall. Because you already have done most of the installation, the only partition it should overwrite will be the / partition; so it will take slightly less to get to the same point.

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    It is probably a graphics problem try booting to recovery mode that is in the advanced area in grub

    What video?

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    a checker broad ??

    that is a bit odd

    but seeing as 12.2 went END OF LIFE last month
    it is not a good idea to use it
    See the wiki: "lifetime"
    http://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime

    12.3 has 208 days left on support
    and 13.1 is the current version

    i would just do a new install with 13.1 or if you NEED the older 12 version 12.3



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    And please next time use a title of your thread different from what you use now. The title "Help for a newbie" does not povide any information about what your problem is. Thus it may be very likely that many people do not even read the rest of your request.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Help for a newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVV View Post
    a checker broad ??

    that is a bit odd
    ... don't get your hopes up, John. It was a checker board, not a broad!
    "Take a Walk on a Sunny Day, Greet everyone along the way, and Make Somebody Smile, Today"
    Gerry Jack Macks"Walk On A Sunny Day" GerryJackMacks.net

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    ... seems that openSUSE 12.2 isn't living anymore.

    However,

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    What video?
    Let me try to translate that.

    What kind of graphics hardware (graphics card) are you using ?

    Intel onboard, Nvidia, ATI ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratzi View Post
    ... seems that openSUSE 12.2 isn't living anymore.

    However,



    Let me try to translate that.

    What kind of graphics hardware (graphics card) are you using ?

    Intel onboard, Nvidia, ATI ?
    It turns out that the install for 12.2 was incomplete. Now, I need to install 12.3. I'm sure you would ask why not 13.1, but the application I have to install is not yet approved for 13.1.

    The problem now is I do not see anywhere I can download 12.3 with KDE. Source anyone?

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Help for a newbie

    Quote Originally Posted by straysaver View Post
    The problem now is I do not see anywhere I can download 12.3 with KDE. Source anyone?
    Please choose your poison:
    http://software.opensuse.org/123/

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