wireless nightmare

i have read the introductory post and would like to give you the info you need, but i am locked out of my laptop … totally …
here is what happened:
my laptop (gateway t1616, opensuse 11.0, kernel x86_64) comes with a realtek rtl8187b integrated wireless card …
before i got this one recognized by ndiswrapper, i used a usb linksys wusb100 stick, also through ndiswrapper, but here the problem was that the connexion froze after a certain time, and the only way to reconnect was to reboot (see other posts having the same issue) …
back to realtek – so … i go to realtek, download the winxp_64 driver for rtl8187b (net8187b.inf), ndiswrapper recognizes it fine (the devise is present), i go to yast networks and: kaboom – it freezes and the only way i could do anything was to pull the plug (normal attempts to shutdown were countered with the error message that yast cancelled the turn-off) … now when i boot, it goes just past the login screen, and remains at a blank/black screen, doing absolutely nothing … well, i kind of got my hopes up too early, i suppose, thinking that my integrated wlan may actually work … but not so … so can anyone help me …

If you press ctrl+alt+F1 you should get to a console login? If not try
adding the boot option 3 (thats just the numeral 3) so it starts without
the GUI. Login as your normal user, then;

su -
init 3
sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
init 5 && exit

That should get you a GUI running… the ctrl+alt+F7 gets you back to
the GUI (X session).

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel
up 5:30, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.38, 0.32
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

:sarcastic: well … i tried Malcolm’s suggestions, but no success … still am locked out … looks like i am going to have start from scratch … blah … theo

:frowning: alas, that is sometimes quicker. So when you say locked out, you
mean no GUI?

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel
up 3:40, 2 users, load average: 0.10, 0.17, 0.25
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 173.14.12

nope … it boots fine til the login screen … and then: zippo … not a single desktop starts up … just smooth blackness across the monitor … oh well, thanks so much for your reply … after i am done re-installing, i shall post my