Installed & re-installed SUSE 11 4 times & thought I finally got it right. Everything went fine on the 4th installation, updated all relevant patches/packages & I started to customise desktop etc. It detected my video card (ATI) & resolution correctly. Also, SUSE ran faster than XP on the same machine
Trouble came when I rebooted the machine. It went to grub as it should & the green SUSE wallpaper came on with the start-up progress bar. When the progress bar went about half way, the whole screen went blank. The pc is still going & I can hear the welcome tune on my speakers but no display. Safe mode won’t help either.
Does anyone know where I should look ? I have read past messages re ATI driver issue (ver 9) but I would have thought this version 11 would have sorted it out.
This may or may not work:
At the boot screen type the numeral 1 and press enter. That should get you into runlevel 1 console where you log in as root. Try these things in order, then next one after the previous one fails:
sax2 -m 0=vesa
One of those will get you into the GUI as root you can rejig the video card in Yast
I managed to solve the problem by re-installing. Thought that will be a good idea as I made the mistake of installing too many packages I don’t need (got carried away). This time, I skipped online update during install. Ho & behold, everything went on so smoothly & quickly. After fresh install, I rebooted several times to make sure display is ok. Once I am satisfied, I performed necessary online updates.