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Old 02-11-2005, 06:47 PM   #1
hairy5050
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after booting screen goes blank and will not boot in failsafe mode suse 9.1 personal


After a kernal update 2/10 I can not load suse9.1 personal. The screen goes dark after boot and freezes up in failsafe mode. Everthing was fine after update,but today 2/11 it will not boot! HELP!!
 
Old 02-12-2005, 05:08 AM   #2
johnerskine
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Screen hangs after boot

I've had exactly the same problem after an update on 11 February 2005. Any ideas?

Boot screen works but just hangs when it gets to login; and I can't find a way of running from CD either to run YaST sytem repair.
 
Old 02-19-2005, 10:36 PM   #3
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I am getting this too..
EDIT:
Here's what I did to fix it.

First, I added "init 3" to the Boot Options line when Grub comes up, this stopped X from starting automatically.

I then edited the XF86Config file and switched driver from "nvidia" to "nv". nv is a free alternative to the commercial nvidia driver, which appears to be the culprit here.


That should get you back up

Last edited by johnsolo; 02-19-2005 at 10:54 PM.
 
  


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