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Old 09-27-2005, 08:18 PM   #1
LedZepfan
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Suse 9.3 on Toshiba Satellite laptop installation problems


I have a Toshiba Satellite A75-S206 laptop and I was able to successfully install Suse 9.3. It boots fine, but when I get to the screen that says "Starting Desktop" it just freezes, then goes to a black screen with the mouse icon still moveable. So I don't ever even get to the root screen. If anybody has any ideas, please help out.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 10:49 PM   #2
cyberjun
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Hi,
Have you tried switching to a virtual console using ALT+CTRL+F1. If this is successful, log in as root and go to the /var/log directory. A file called xorg.0.log must be there. Go through it and try to see if some error message is showing up. Also try to post the file on this forum (ya I understand you cannot access X and hence mailing will be difficult), so that somebody else can have a look at it and suggest something.
If you cannot even switch to a virtual console, then I think you should search this forum and google for "X freezes but mouse moves". I think I have seen something like this on google.

Best of luck
--cyberjun
 
  


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