i use a studio 15 from dell. recently i updated the driver for suse 11.1 from the site using the easy click to install method. after the installation the screen went blank and black. now after restarting there is new option in the grub loading screen called suse debug.
after the updation, i cant see or do anything. they show all the loading process as complete, but then just a black screen appears. even after pressing ctrl alt backspace twice no response. is there anyway to roll back the system to before the updation. ?
I know how to do it, but to write a step by step guide that a new user would understand ? … probably not … I’ve now almost finished my 11th year with Linux as my home desktop, and I simply take too many things for granted in Linux, and too many things are second nature/intuitively obvious to me (and would not be for a new user). I would not know where (at what level) to start, nor would I know what to include and what not to include for a new user, and I would likely miss too many steps.
as noted , a detailed step by step procedure, for a new user, is something I do not think I’m qualified to do. … I’m too out of touch as to what is intutively obvious (to a new user) and what is not. I take many things for granted with Linux (having used it so many years) that new users probably do not see as intitutive.
But reference this note:
… IF you are going to re-install from start, then you have NOTHING to lose if you mess up.
Hence, you could look at this post where I gave general guidance on rolling back one’s kernel: wont boot into GUI - openSUSE Forums
Note that is NOT a step by step procedure designed for a new user.
But then since you are considering a re-install, you don’t have much to lose (I assume all your important data is backed up in any case).