URGENT HELP NEEDED!!! AFTER UPGRADING TO SUSE12.1 CANNOT OPEN WITH THE NORMAL MODE

Hi all,

I upgraded from 11.3 11.4 then to 12.1 via zypper as described on many web sites. It seems everything went well. However, it starts the console and asks for login and password in the terminal. I cannot see the desktop and graphics mode. I tried to use F5 to select vsystem or zypper in sysvinit, neither of them works… Could you please let me know about your suggestion regarding this?

Many thanks…

On 09/18/2012 12:56 PM, okyanus wrote:
> I upgraded from 11.3 11.4 then to 12.1 via zypper as described on many
> web sites.

the best (only?) web site addresses to trust your system to are these three:
http://tinyurl.com/35p966c
http://tinyurl.com/6kvoflv
http://tinyurl.com/7l4m2td

if you didn’t follow any of those it is real difficult for anyone here
to guess what you did and have a clue about what you have now…

i suppose [read the caveat in my sig] you have a good backup of all your
data and could therefore boot from the 12.1 disk, self-test the disk
this way: http://tinyurl.com/3qde66h, and then do an install without
formatting /home, BUT be advised that assumes

-(repeat) you have a good backup of all your data

  • your /home is on a separate partition
  • you are familiar with partitioning/formating and know the inherent dangers

or, you could hang out a while and see if someone else has a better idea!


dd http://tinyurl.com/DD-Caveat

Thanks for your reply. I did exactly what described in the first link. only instead of zypper update I typed zypper dup. Is there any other option rather than booting from the 12.1 disk?

You may need to install video drivers for new version. Which graphic card you have and which drivers did you use before (coming with openSUSE or from some external source)?

Hi,
I have ATI Mobility Rodeon HD 3650 (0x9591) 8.632.1.2000. How can I install video drivers for new ner version using the terminal?

You may look at this post for recommendations: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/install-boot-login/478555-opensuse-isnt-my-laptop-2.html#post2488210


[noparse]
$ su -l
# zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/please_try_again/openSUSE_12.1/  PTA
# zypper --gpg-auto-import-keys refresh -r PTA
# zypper -n in atiupgrade
# atiupgrade
[/noparse]

ATI driver with atiupgrade (new version)

thanks a lot guys, you saved my life…now i can work on python and my studies… I really appreciate your helps…

On 09/18/2012 01:56 PM, okyanus wrote:
> Thanks for your reply. I did exactly what described in the first link.
> only instead of zypper update I typed zypper dup.

no. “zypper up” is a command listed only in the “Prepare your
installation” (for the upgrade) section and right below the statement
"Be aware that in principle, this upgrade process is considered “best
effort” only. This means that due to some third-party packages and the
myriad of possible configurations, it is possible for some combinations
to cause failure upon upgrade.

It is very important that all important data is backed up prior to
beginning the upgrade process."

zupper dup is FAR down the page…

> Is there any other option rather than booting from the 12.1 disk?

you are lucky that please_try_again was willing to try to guess what
your problem was (and knew how to fix it!)…


dd