mats ulvedal adjusted his/her AFDB on Saturday 08 Aug 2009 12:16 to write:
> thanks for fast reply.
> The screen turns black for some seconds, and it does not help if I move
> the mouse ot hit the keyboard.
> I think it was a complete upgrade, I did it from yast and upgrade after
> a new install of Suse 11.1 and 11.0. I tried both of them. I really
> don’t know which part(package) get upgraded.
> I use KDE 4.1 without effects on. And I do not use compiz, just
> standard KDE 4.1 from install
When you installed did you install any drivers for your graphics?
Did you use the “Oneclick” install or did you use the ATI repository in
If this is a graphics problem then what might have happened is the newer
kernel was updated which might be causing problems as you drivers may not be
When the machine goes black is it as KDE/Gnome is loading or before you get
to the GUI?
Also when it appears to crash can does anything happen if you hold down
Ctrl+Alt and press the backspace twice?
Does anything happen when you press:
do you get to a terminal?
If you get nothing at all are your keyboard LEDs flashing or stuck on (
scroll lock, caps lock, num lock ) if they are then this indicates a kernel
If none of the above gets you to a terminal on the next boot at the Grub
screen with the choice of O/S`s when you choose the SuSE entry ( if dual
booting ) type just the number 3 you should see it echoed on the screen in
the kernel parameter line, this will start the machine in runlevel 3 with no
GUI, you should get a login prompt.
Login as root and enter the root password.
sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
see if that will get you to the graphics configuration, if it does then
“save” the config ( do not do anything like change screen size or anything )
it will ask if you want to test so click OK then it will s ave save.
You will then get dropped back to the console, type:
and see if you graphics comes up then.
Lets us know what happens and we will then try and get you running with the
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