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Old 06-10-2004, 02:32 AM   #1
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SuSE 9.1 newbie questions


First off thanks for anyone that may be able to help me.
I installed SuSE 9.1 today on a Toshiba Tecra 8100 Laptop.
Everything was running fine except for the sound. Thats the least of my worries at this point.

I was logged on as my username jurassic. Started up Yast and did the online update. It installed a Kernel patch. Said to reboot after installing everything. I let is all install and then rebooted. Now it comes to the graphical login and I type in my username and password, the screen goes black and comes right back to the login prompt. I can log into failsafe console, but thats about it. I can log in as root, but I'm sure if I log off and try to log back on it will do the same thing with root. This happened the other night with a fresh install also. I never did figure it out and I just ended up reinstalling from scratch. I did find out that if I create a new user I can log in one time with the new user then the same thing happens with that username if I log off. It will just go from graphical login, log in and then it will return to the graphical login. Please help.....
 
Old 06-10-2004, 03:18 AM   #2
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Can you login by text (Textterminal (Ctrl+Alt+F2) or ssh from another PC)?

You can start yast (not yast2) as root on a text console, please check the user settings, is the "Allow remote login" (or similar) checked ?

And finally, is there enough space left an the device (type "df -h") ?
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:25 AM   #3
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Yes I can log in, and 2nd the response to the drive space

linux:~ # df -h
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hda2 11G 3.2G 7.4G 31% /
tmpfs 189M 4.0K 189M 1% /dev/shm
linux:~ #
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:36 AM   #4
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ahh yes i got the exact same problem but after manually installing audio drivers from sis. It sais please reboot. so i did and no i cant log in only failsafe. please help!
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:53 AM   #5
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When i open yast through terminal my keyboard will not work fully. I can go up down right and left but i cant exit add edit anything bwcause it will not register any letters I press only the arrows. why? help!
 
Old 06-10-2004, 11:13 AM   #6
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log in as root and re-run sax2 to reconfig the display
 
Old 06-10-2004, 11:56 AM   #7
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log in as root and re-run sax2 to reconfig the display
Just tried this, and it didn't work. Still having the same problem.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 12:15 PM   #8
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please do a "sax2 -p" and post the result.
 
Old 06-10-2004, 05:41 PM   #9
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please do a "sax2 -p" and post the result.

Chip: 0 is -> S3 86C270-294 Savage/MX-/IX 01:00:0 0x5333 0x8c10 AGP savage
 
Old 06-10-2004, 10:34 PM   #10
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I still cant log in. I made a new user but cant log in as root into x windows does the same thing as ^^^^ i had to run sax2 from failsafe to be able to see anything. now i can get to the login screen. Whats causing this to happen and what are we trying to acomplish that will fix it?


Chip: 0 is -> NVidia Geforce$ Ti 4200 01:00:0 0x10de 0x0253 agp nv

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Old 06-11-2004, 01:18 AM   #11
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I'm giving up honestly. I just started the re-install of SuSE a few mins ago. I hate feeling like an idiot with an o/s. All these years of being brainwashed by windows...hehe
 
Old 06-11-2004, 01:02 PM   #12
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What happens if you disable the sounddevice, maybe failsafe works due no use of sound ?
 
Old 06-11-2004, 02:23 PM   #13
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I actually purchased a copy of SuSE9.1 as I did with 9.0 & 8.2 I've had nothing but problems with 9.1. I also could not get sound to work. along with a whole load off other things. Is this a "rushed" release just to be the first 2.6 distro?

Try Mandrake 10 it's a top distro and the only one I've had no problems with EVERYTHING works a treat, nVidia and all! very much worth a try. I now no longer need Windows for anything!!!
 
  


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