display problems on boot up

I have two issues which someone might be able to help with.

When suse is booting it displays all the texts relevant to the boot up whereas it used to just show a nice green screen with a white progress bar.
What needs changing to get my green screen back?

also Ive installed a second copy of opensuse 11.1 so I can try out the milestones but when I boot up my screen shrinks to use a slim band across the centre of the screen and it flickers. Basically it looks like its not detecting my display. It did this during startup which is wierd seeing as every other install of open suse over the years has never done this.

Anyway, does anyone know how to remedy this?

In /boot/grub/menu.lst in line kernel /vmlinuz-…


show green bootscreen

splashscreen with text

text console

whenever I open this file for some strange reason its empty :confused:


You reckon it’s empty?

kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
gnomesu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

You must be root. Be careful editing it and make backup.

when nusing terminal its there but if I navigate to it and open it its empty.

thanks for this

Ive still got the display problem with my other installation.

I already wrote something in another of your threads: this way you’re getting nowhere. First see, that you get a working install of a stable version. We can help you out with problems, but one at the time, preferrably well documented, i.e. openSUSE version, 32/64-bit, graphics card etc. (see my signature).
The way you’re operating now won’t bring you any further.

My advice: do a clean install of 11.1 from the most recent Live-CD (this includes a lot of 11.1-updates as well as KDE4 4.3), start using it, read read read, learn learn learn, so that you can at least solve some of the matters you will run into using Milestone releases.

So do you mean you managed to open the file from the terminal? With:
kdesu kwrite /boot/grub/menu.lst
gnomesu gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

If you Navigate to it in a browser it will not open, unless you are using a super user browser as is available in kde3, the version for kde4 dolphin is a little flaky.
So it’s better using the terminal.