I’ve installed OpenSuse 11.1 from the Live 64Bit CD and ever since installing after grub I get the OpenSuse boot screen that doesn’t do anything unless I press ESC then hold down CTRL until it’s booted in. The cursor at the bottom doesn’t blink unless I hold down CTRL.
Never had this problem before any ideas anyone?
Got some info about your machine?
If it does boot, no harddisk errors?
> I’ve installed OpenSuse 11.1 from the Live 64Bit CD and ever since
> installing after grub I get the OpenSuse boot screen that doesn’t do
> anything unless I press ESC then hold down CTRL until it’s booted in.
i wonder where you learned to press Esc and hold down Ctrl??
> The cursor at the bottom doesn’t blink unless I hold down CTRL.
what cursor at the bottom of what?
It’s a HP Pavilion dv9000 Laptop and it boots perfectly whilst holding down CTRL.
I knew escape would show the boot messages and after seeing nothing was happening I just pressed a load of keys to see if they made any difference and by a stroke of luck CTRL starting booting it.
STRANGE or what haha. Another weird thing is when I press numlock to use the keypad all the other keys are messed up until i take numlock off. I don’t know if this is related or something I just put it down to the bios or something.
You normally see a blinking cursor at the bottom after pressing escape where the next line will show up it doesn’t blink unless i press CTRL.
This doesn’t always happen tho sometimes it does boot perfectly without having to do F2 CTRL I just dont get it.
I’ve been using Linux for 10 years and NEVER seen these 2 problems any ideas?
> any ideas?
first, was that machine delivered with Linux installed?
was it sold with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (aka: SLED)? if so you
are asking in the wrong place…this is openSUSE and you need to hit
forums.novell.com and HP and learn what kind of software support came
with your machine (some months, maybe a year of tech and software
support PAID for already)…
that does not mean you are not welcome here, just that most folks here
do have great deal of experience with SLED…(see, openSUSE is the
proving grounds for what eventually lands in SLED and SLEServer)
however if you installed openSUSE then i have this (already typed
before i thought to ask about SLED):
yes, i have some ideas…if you have not yet done so, talk to your
friend (google) about it
as there is lots to read about that laptop…
a search on
“HP Pavilion dv9000” Linux Laptop
brought 19k+ hits, i didn’t (of course) spend a lot of time looking
but i did find one where HP is urging to update the bios of some, at:
and another <http://www4.ncsu.edu/~ambrown4/linuxondv9000.html> where
a guy claims his is peachy keen on “Ubuntu 7.10 “Gutsy”. Everything
works except for suspend/sleep and hibernate.”
truth is, to me a lot of your probs have the sound of HARDWARE, and i
think i’d work to prove the hardware good before the warranty is
over…(like maybe try a Live CD or three)…
otherwise, i wouldn’t know where to begin…good luck.