Black screen hang at boot - SUSE 11.3


I’ve down loaded the live CD for SUSE 11.3 and, using isohybrid and dd, I put the contents onto a USB stick and made it bootable. All good so far.

I then installed SUSE on one of the partitions on my hard disk (Windows is also on the disk). I set 4GB for SWAP, 16 GB for ROOT and the rest ~270 for /HOME.

I set the bootloader to be installed in the MBR.

The installation completed with no problems indicated.

I was asked to reboot and did so, removing the usb stick so that 11.3 would boot.
The reboot failed! I was presented with a black screen and nothing else happened.

I tried again, selecting openSUSE 11.3 from the boot menu. - Again a black screen shortly after pressing enter.

I can boot in Failsafe mode and then login with text prompt.
I can’t boot into runlevel 3 (same problem - black screen)

Does anyone know whether this is a problem with network configuration or graphics?

I have a notebook with ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5650 graphics card and
ATHEROS ar8132 ethernet controller…


Seems to be a common issue, now that I am typing in the right search terms……/364988-difference-effect-pci-noacpi-pci-routeirq.html