Recently I installed Suse 11.1 KDE 4.1 on my machine. When I boot suse it displays in 1024x768 res using VESA drivers. I recently downloaded some updates and upon restart i wasn’t able to get to desktop. I’ve tried various commands to configure my res:
sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
Doesn’t work(resolution issue, and X-server can’t load(w/e that is…))
Autoconfig works, but when I type startx to get to desktop, it fails
Doesn’t work(resolution issue, and X-server can’t load)
sax2 -r -m 0=vesa --fullscreen
Same as above
After all this failed, I rebooted and started in failsafe mode. To my amazement my resolution is flawless and almost all my hardware is detected and is functioning porperly (except my sound I think). Everything seems to be in order, I have my desired resolution and almost everything is functioning.
Which brings me to my question. What is failsafe mode, and could/should I just boot from there all the time? It seems to be the best functioning of the two SUSE options I have from my GRUB boot menu. What should I do?
Tagging on to someone’s 1 week old thread is not likely to get you the support you want. I recommend you start a new thread. Also advise what you tried, and what graphic hardware your PC has (ie ati ? nvidia ? intel ? and what graphic card model ? ). For example my sandbox PC has a nvidia FX5200 graphics. Ensure you specify what openSUSE version you have as well.