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    Default Desktop not working after boot

    Hi guys, i'm new in this forum since my professor installed opensuse leap 42.2 in double boot with windows on my samsung np900x3e, and installed a software developed by him to allow me working on my thesis, and it was all working ok.

    this evening i had the stupid idea of installing synaptics driver from yast to modify some touchpad options. yast asked me to overwrite or unistall something and i said yes not really understanding what i was doing.

    the system didn't shut down so i shut it down manually since nothing seemed to happen (pushing the button I/O) and then, when i rebooted the pc it goes on a black screen with a white underscore on the top left angle of the screen. i've tried to use Ctrl+Alt+F7 to return to graphical desktop or init 5 but seems not working on graphical desktop. on prompt it works fine, but i don't know how to get back to previous install of drivers or whatever, like a "hey i know i made a disaster, can we go back in time and start again?"

    please help me, i'm in total desperation.

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    Default Re: Desktop not working after boot

    Need to knows:


    Which desktop?

    and we need the output of:
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Even if you know the following, I am including it for any other readers who are unfamiliar with the methods:

    1. Open a terminal and run that command from the command line;
    2. Use your mouse to select the output, including the command itself as you entered it;
    3. Use Ctrl-Shft-C to copy the output to the clipboard;
    4. Start your message on the forum, and at the top of the message-editing window, go to the right side of the middle row of formatting icons;
    5. Click on the # icon. Your cursor will now be between code tags; and
    6. Paste the output there with Ctrl-V.


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    Default Re: Desktop not working after boot

    Assuming a default install you should have snapper in use that lets you go back. Should be available in the advanced section in the boot menu

    details here
    https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Snapper


    Also you may be able to boot to a terminal by at the boot screen pressing e then finding the line starting linux or linuxefi going to the full end (it wraps) add a space and a 3 F10 to continue to a terminal log in

    You can run yast by typing yast as root

    You can run zypper also

    Were did you get the package you installed and how was it installed??

    Ne sure to apply a bandage to your foot

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    Default Re: Desktop not working after boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Need to knows:


    Which desktop?

    and we need the output of:
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Even if you know the following, I am including it for any other readers who are unfamiliar with the methods:

    1. Open a terminal and run that command from the command line;
    2. Use your mouse to select the output, including the command itself as you entered it;
    3. Use Ctrl-Shft-C to copy the output to the clipboard;
    4. Start your message on the forum, and at the top of the message-editing window, go to the right side of the middle row of formatting icons;
    5. Click on the # icon. Your cursor will now be between code tags; and
    6. Paste the output there with Ctrl-V.


    First, we will look at your repo list, then decide the next step.
    Hi guys!!
    I didnt know that, but i can't select the output, i'm in line command, i can't see the mouse.
    I'm pretty sure my desktop is KDE, i installed the first one in the list.
    To be more precise, it seems that opesuse attempts to go in desktop mode by Ctrl+Alt+F6 or F7 i don't remember, or by init5, and a totally black screen appears with the undescore in top left corner, and then it returns to prompt mode (this name is correct?).
    i can post the output of the code by an image since i can't select the output text: (language is italian, si is yes and no is no :))

    for snapper if somebody tell me how to use it in prompt mode thanks! i installed synaptics from yast since i thought it was safe, but i was wrong...
    maybe i can try to run yast from root and uninstall last packages that ruined everything

    thanks everybody

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    Default Re: Desktop not working after boot

    Gave you linkto page for snapper commands and procedures

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Gave you linkto page for snapper commands and procedures
    yeah saw it, now i'm gonna look at that since i've got time.
    i'll post update if i solve anything.

    thanks gogalthorp

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    Default Re: Desktop not working after boot

    Quote Originally Posted by Bughi View Post
    Hi guys!!
    I didnt know that, but i can't select the output, i'm in line command, i can't see the mouse.
    I'm pretty sure my desktop is KDE, i installed the first one in the list.
    To be more precise, it seems that opesuse attempts to go in desktop mode by Ctrl+Alt+F6 or F7 i don't remember, or by init5, and a totally black screen appears with the undescore in top left corner, and then it returns to prompt mode (this name is correct?).
    i can post the output of the code by an image since i can't select the output text: (language is italian, si is yes and no is no )

    for snapper if somebody tell me how to use it in prompt mode thanks! i installed synaptics from yast since i thought it was safe, but i was wrong...
    maybe i can try to run yast from root and uninstall last packages that ruined everything

    thanks everybody
    ... another way would be to output it to a file.

    Code:
    zypper lr -d > path/filename
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    Default Re: Desktop not working after boot

    It looks like you have a NVIDIA card you have the repository anyway. In any case the Repos look ok


    Did a snapper roll back work??

    Log into terminal as root and type init 5

    What happens??Show any errors

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    Default Re: Desktop not working after boot

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    It looks like you have a NVIDIA card you have the repository anyway. In any case the Repos look ok


    Did a snapper roll back work??

    Log into terminal as root and type init 5

    What happens??Show any errors
    thanks guys snapper rollback did work so i don't know what happened but i used snapper to boot from before i made the disaster, so everything is ok now!
    thank you guys!

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