May I ask for your help in the following issues. In your replies please be specific since I am not an expert, just a fan of openSUSE.
The problems in a nutshell:
P1) The installation seems to launch the graphical system only in recovery mode.
P2) Resume from a Suspend to RAM does not work.
I was told they may be linked, hence this “double-post”.
The details: My goal is to set up a laptop dual-booting Windows 8.1 64bit and openSUSE 13.1 64bit with KDE. The laptop is an Acer Aspire E1-572G bought new in January 2014.
Ad P1): Booting into regular mode ends up with a login prompt to virtual console tty1. I can switch by <Alt-F10> to some sort of message log. When I switch by <Alt-F7>, the last line says,
OK ] Started LSB: X Display Manager.Dispatcher Service…[some mambo-jumbo]…
and the laptop is locked, i.e., does not react to any key, not even <Cntrl-Alt-Del>. Pressing the power button takes out of there. My graphics card is an AMD Radeon HD 8670M, 1GB VRAM according to a label on the machine. Yast - Hardware - Hardware Information dump file indicates “Radeon HD 8670A”. Guessing from similar posts (not specifically helpful in my case), I posted a couple of log files written when trying to boot into regular mode: Xorg.0.log-regular, boot.log-regular, messages-regular.lst.
Ad P2): When I suspend to RAM and want to resume, pressing e.g. the space bar seems to set the hard drive in motion, but the screen remains off. Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable enough to provide more information at this point.
I would appreciate your help to get these issues sorted out. Thank you!