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I have installed Suse 10.1 on a system of a friend, which always worked fine. Now I build a new Computer for her and installed Suse 10.1 again. When I choose Suse in the Grub, the splash screen comes yet then the monitor complains about no signal input. I can however load in the failsafe mode, or recovery mode form the boot disk. What must I enter in these to receive a video output in the regular version again?
Thank you for your time,
baking a 77
Last edited by baking-a-77; 01-12-2007 at 12:08 PM.
Are you sure it's GRUB and not LILO? I thought Suse 10.1 used GRUB by default but the effect you described sounds like LILO. When you select the image name and it appears on the "boot options" field try to type beside it vga=normal. So the line would look like this:
boot: Linux vga=normal
Sounds like you're trying to use a video mode that either the monitor or video card doesn't support. Both the video card and the monitor have to support the mode you're trying to use. Check your xorg.conf file and make sure the default resolution is not too high, make sure the sync and refresh rates are right for the monitor and make sure the driver for the video card is correct.
First of all, thank you for your answer. And it is definitely GRUB and not LILO, but that doesn't seem to matter anyhow at the moment:
Waiting for an answer I could not remain idle, and clean installed Suse again. When monitor and video card should be recognized, at the setting of the monitor, I had the same "no input signal" message, I tested similar models and also my old CTR, always with the same outcome. I decided to tell him I would configure graphics settings latter. Then I changed to runlevel 3 and installed the nvidia drivers with the tiny-nvidia-installer. That seemed to work well and although SaX2 recognized the monitor as a different one, everything ran smoothly.
Since I installed the drivers however, I have no internet access anymore. I have DSL connect via a old "T-sinus 130 DSL" router. All I did before the driver installation was configure my ethernet port, and it worked immediately.
Thank you for your time,