I can't login. hm, I think it is a gnome problem

Hi there,

My machine worked fine yesterday, but today when I switch it on, it got some problem. when I get into the login page, I can only see the background and the login box in the middle of the page just turns whole white and keeps flashing. no response for any clicks. I was force to ctrl+alt+F1 to switch to init 1 to do my work. But I still want to use my graphical desktop either KDE or Gnome is ok. I am using gnome.

On 06/23/2011 11:36 AM, NewInSuSE wrote:
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> My machine worked fine yesterday

what happened yesterday while it was working fine?

did you install anything?

delete anything?

change any configure files?

take any actions as root?

have a hard freeze, crash. etc?

loose power?

what???

in other words: how can we know where to begin helping you without
knowing any more than you have told us so far?

i mean, we can’t even begin to guess if it is a software problem, a
problem you caused, a problem caused by an update, or maybe it is a
total breakdown of your machine…a hardware problem…

i mean, are we supposed to GUESS: oh, that is supercomputer running SUSE
9 on a rack in Arizona and the NewInSuse is SSHing into it and it sounds
like maybe the KDE4.7 is on the fritz ???

so?? you wanna begin again?

read here first: http://is.gd/2BfI3


DD
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23 June: Sunrise 4:36 AM, Sunset 10:03 PM

hi, I am using opensuse 11.4 on my own machine. “My machine worked fine yesterday” ← I was using vnc viewer on ANOTHER machine to remote desktop the machine (opensuse) “yesterday”. I didn’t close the vnc viewer and didn’t turn off the opensuse. And then “today” when I turned on the monitor of the machine (opensuse), it’s still fine. I moved the mouse, it’s still fine too. After several seconds, the desktop turned white and after this it comes to the situation I described above.

On 06/27/2011 08:36 AM, NewInSuSE wrote:
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> hi, I am using opensuse 11.4 on my own machine. “My machine worked fine
> yesterday”<-- I was using vnc viewer on ANOTHER machine to remote
> desktop the machine (opensuse) “yesterday”. I didn’t close the vnc
> viewer and didn’t turn off the opensuse. And then “today” when I turned
> on the monitor of the machine (opensuse), it’s still fine. I moved the
> mouse, it’s still fine too. After several seconds, the desktop turned
> white and after this it comes to the situation I described above.
>
>

so, is it a networking problem? (maybe vnc is loosing connectivity while
you are away? i do not know, sorry)

or a user problem? (maybe you should close vnc viewer, or shutdown the
openSUSE machine, or both–i do not know, sorry)

or, maybe it is a flaky vnc (maybe the documentation says leaving
everything up should be find–i do not know, sorry)

i do not know because i have not read the documentation for vnc…
and, maybe the machine you were using vnc from was not openSUSE…could
that make a difference–i do not know)…

the really unfortunate thing about this thread is you (in the subject
line) named it a gnome problem…and, all the networking and vnc gurus
are in a different forum, not looking for “gnome problem” threads to
look in on…

of course here is ok (i guess) if it is a vnc problem…vnc is an
application, i guess…but it is not in the subject either–NOR in your
initial posting…

is this openSUSE machine a server, and you remotely accessed it?


DD
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Oh I have just realized it may not be a network problem either. I have just reinstalled the os. And I get the same problem after I reboot it. this time, I didn’t use vnc so I think it’s not a vnc problem. Can it be the driver problem? I have this prediction because while I am using it, it flashes occasionally. I think i have not installed the display card driver. Can you teach me how to install drivers in opensuse, so that I can varify if my prediction is right or not. My display card is ATI Radeon HD 3450.

On 06/27/2011 11:36 AM, NewInSuSE wrote:
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> Can you teach me how to install drivers in opensuse, so that I
> can varify if my prediction is right or not. My display card is ATI
> Radeon HD 3450.

i can’t actually teach you, but i can point you to a place where you
learn how: http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m

and, if you get stuck holler…or, better yet see what can learn by more
reading in the forum, here: http://tinyurl.com/5rgawu9

but, when you do that be VERY careful becuase lots of stuff has changed
in the last couple of version…be SURE you first look at the Theory
Guide (my first cite above) and then if you wander around the forums
looking for knowledge/explaination be careful and make sure you follow
only fixes for 11.4…

(take it like a game to solve, and it will be more fun)


DD
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