Originally Posted by jec25
As I've mentioned from previous post, I'm expecting to see the GUI to come up after booting-up but instead it's just going to the bash shell. I don't know if this is an error. The last line on the screen showed
The video card I believe is a NVIDIA_GLX.
Do you know the model number of the Nvidia card? For instance I have an Nvidia GT220 in one of my boxes. The reason I ask is that on that machine the default opensource driver does not work with my hardware, so one of the first things I have to do when I install/reinstall a distro is to install the Nvidia proprietary driver. To go further, Suse was the only distro I tried with an Nvidia GTS8800 that wouldn't start some sort of x session.
I doubt very seriously that the bit about smbfs is any type of error. More than likely it is just ouput from the startup scripts that you would normally not see if X started properly.
Things I would do:
Login and type
If it gives you a runlevel great, you can make sure you are in the runlevel you expected to be in. I'm not familiar with Suse (since X didn't automagically work in suse when I was first trying linux) to know if that command exists in Suse. If it just spits out an error no biggie.
Assuming everything but X is working, I would use the command line package management utilities to install the proprietary Nvidia driver if is available from Suse's repos.
In my case, I always just download the driver straight from Nvidia http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...36.24-pkg1.run
is the direct download link for the latest driver since my distro doesn't really have package repositories. If they are available from Suse's repositories (you'll be able to google that quite easily) it is much handier to use them.