text login, but only comes up with "have fun"

HI!
I was wondering if anyone could help me with a little problem.

I have recently installed SUSE 11.04 on my PC and have also installed it on my laptop.

but the problem is that on the PC, I cannot log in without using failsafe mode.
if i don’t use failsafe mode, it simply switches to text-only and asks for my login within the script.
but if i do so, it simply says “have fun” and then nothing else, which is just plain rude >=(

I did have a little difficulty with installation simply because my graphics card wasn’t supported and I had to do it in plain text mode.

but it seemed to work fine other than that.

so if anybody could lend a hand, I would be extremely grateful.
(I may even send you a virtual hug <(^^,)> )

Hi new poster, welcome to the forum.

I understand that you get a login prompt on a command line after it tells you to have fun. Login as user root and type your root password. Then run this command:

lspci -nnk

and report what you get, especially about the brand and model of your graphics card.

Welcome on the forums.

It is openSUSE 11.4, not 11.04 (though we understand what you mean).

The “have fun” should not be the only thing after you log in at the console. It should then give something like

henk@boven:~> 

allthough with different words (like your username instead of mine and your system’s name instead of mine). That is the shell prompt after which you can type commands. And typing commands in a shell is fun for many Unix/Linux users, hence the well wish. Do you get that prompt yes or no?

Do you mean that when you do use failsafe mode, you get the Graphical login? Mark, that both are called login, one is the Graphical (that should bring you in a Desktop Environment like KDE or Gnome) and the other is a text login or CLI login or shell login (many names for the same thing).

Now when you do not get the Graphical login screen without te failsave, there is something wrong (as you guessed). To make it easy for people here to help you further, please tell what graphical card you use.

I shall try the root login now,

and I’m sorry, I worded my explanation badly.
if I log in in plain text it says “have fun”

and yes, it does come up with my username like that.

if i go through failsafe i get no login screen because i set it up to automatically log me in.
sorry for the confusion.

But i can tell you I have an AMD radeon HD 6870

WOW!
vodoo, did you want ALL of that?
and is there any way to scroll up?
sorry, im a noob…

I think @voodoo thought you could not login in the GUI at all, that is why he asked you to do this from the console. But you can also use failsafe and from the desktop (which one do you have KDE or Gnome?) start a terminal (search for it from the main menu). In KDE it is Kmenu (the green round lizard lower left) > System > Terminal > Termminal (root). It asks for the root password. Now you have a terminal with scroll functionality. And you can also copy the text and paste it in a post.

Success.

I have KDE

and here is that system info. =D

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub to ESI Port [8086:3405] (rev 13)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:836b]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3408] (rev 13)
00:02.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 2 [8086:3409] (rev 13)
00:03.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 3 [8086:340a] (rev 13)
00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub PCI Express Root Port 7 [8086:340e] (rev 13)
00:14.0 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub System Management Registers [8086:342e] (rev 13)
Kernel driver in use: i7core_edac
00:14.1 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub GPIO and Scratch Pad Registers [8086:3422] (rev 13)
00:14.2 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Control Status and RAS Registers [8086:3423] (rev 13)
00:14.3 PIC [0800]: Intel Corporation 5520/5500/X58 I/O Hub Throttle Registers [8086:3438] (rev 13)
00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:3a37]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:3a38]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:3a39]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a3c]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:3a3e]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8436]
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:3a40]
00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:3a48]
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a34]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:3a35]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:3a36]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:3a3a]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801JIR (ICH10R) LPC Interface Controller [8086:3a16]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
00:1f.2 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 4 port SATA IDE Controller #1 [8086:3a20]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:3a30]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
00:1f.5 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller #2 [8086:3a26]
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:82d4]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
01:00.0 IDE interface [0101]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Device [1b4b:91a3] (rev 11)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:8438]
02:00.0 USB Controller [0c03]: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller [1033:0194] (rev 03)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard [1043:8413]
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Barts XT [ATI Radeon HD 6800 Series] [1002:6738]
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:21fa]
03:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc Barts HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6800 Series] [1002:aa88]
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:aa88]
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
05:00.0 SATA controller [0106]: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB362 AHCI Controller [197b:2362] (rev 10)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 Deluxe Motherboard [1043:8460]
Kernel driver in use: ahci
07:01.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet [10ec:8167] (rev 10)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:820d]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
07:02.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller [1106:3044] (rev c0)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M4A series motherboard [1043:81fe]
Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci

Sorry, but I have to log off.
thank you for all your help.
I’ll have to get back to it.

Have a good night!

Thanks for that info. I hope @voodoo (or others) can help you further.

But please, next time you are posting computer output here, do this between CODE tags. It is nottthat important for the output you gave above, but the foramttinng is not rtained when not posting between CODE tags. See for how to do this: Posting in Code Tags - A Guide