Put the installation disk and when you get to the first menu(Boot from hard disk, Installation, etc) press F3 which will give you a choice of resolution, choose let’s say 800x600) and then do choose to start from your hard disk. I have this problem always when I first install a new version. Then I don’t have to tweak it.
or you can try in the terminal to type init 5 which will try to boot to the GUI.
I doubt the setup did change the default runlevel (which is 5) while you were sleeping. (But you can check that in /etc/inittab). If your system doesn’t boot into GUI, Xorg is propably incomplete or misconfigured, most likely the video driver is missing or wrong. Check /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see what happended.
I tried a second install, same result, I stepped away while the installer was downloading packets with 1h40 left, but I came back after an hour to check, and it was in that terminal I talked about, yellow with black font in the upper left corner of the screen, with mouse still active a moving across the entire screen. It’s not the no-gui state which I’m familiar with, it’s more a broken gui stuck in a terminal.
I checked the xorg log, looks like the driver is loading, there is a FATAL though, but I can’t understand it all, I’ll try to paste the log here, though I’m not sure how I can recover it.
By the way I have dual screens (dvi+vga) on a HD4670 if that helps.
I did an install with an HD card on a dual monitor system and the setup must have disabled KMS since it was using radeonhd at the end.
I did an install on an iMac with an HD card, and it ended up using radeon (not radeonhd) because KMS was enable.
I finally installed the latest ATI proprietary driver on both machines.
I have a HD 4670 ATI card, after the installation of opensuse 11.3 64 bit everything looks fine with the display. I tried to install the propritery ATI drivers and then got the black screen but hence reverted back to the opensource driver and everything is good so far.