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Just installed Suse 9.2 64bit over FTP. Was going through the Yast setup during which I installed my Packard Bell monitor and 6600GT graphics card and deleted the old monitor and Vesa graphics. Having done that it now goes through the boot process and then the monitor switches to a different resolution and I just get a black screen with a mouse curser on it...
What have I done? I'm thinking I shouldn't have deleted the old monitor and graphics... So how do I rescue it from here? I really don't fancy reinstalling over ftp again!
The 6600GT (even though SuSE's website says it is) does not seem to be fully supported in SuSE 9.2 especially the AGP version of the card. hit "ctrl + alt + f1" to switch over to another terminal screen , login as root and type "init 3" to go to run level 3, if it hangs for a second hit "enter" and you should get a command prompt run sax (sax2) and change the graphic card device to a vesa BIOS device.
this will make it run with just basic/generic settings. exit sax and type "init 5" to go back to run level 5 with a GUI.
With the card running a as a vesa BIOS card you will not be able to use any openGL or 3D programs so you may want to try backing up you /etc/X11/XF86conf file and than playing with different settings to try to get SuSE 9.2 to recognise the card as an nVidia card. If you don't need 3D or openGL than you should be fine running it with the basic vesa driver. If you need 3D and openGL you may consider upgrading to SuSE 9.3 as the 6600GT is full supported.
hope this helps you out, if you have any other issues let us know and we'll try to get you up and running.
try rebooting again, but this time instead of going into rescue mode boot the regular SuSE option but before it boots type "init 3" into the line for command options at the bottom of the boot menu. That will boot it up to runlevel 3 and give you a command line with everything up and running except the X windows server.
Then you will be able to run Sax and set your video card
if you run sax and it does not display properly you will need to edit the XF86conf file maually with vi
then in vi find the line that says something like:
I have the same problem above but I'm running suse 10.1. For some reason etc/X11/XF86Config doesn't exist. I tried running xorgconfig but it's asking about the monitor refresh rate, etc., it doesn't ask about the graphic card. Can you please help me?