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Old 11-27-2005, 09:21 PM   #1
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Blank screen after booting from hard-disk on suse 10

I installed SUSE-10.0 using 5 CD-iso's. At the end of install a click on finish took me into the KDE desktop. I restarted my computer and at the end of booting from hard disk all I see is a blank screen, just blank screen, nothing happens. I can boot into fail-safe mode, but with out a desktop my install is of not much use.

Here is my hardware info:

Monitor : Dell 2005 FPW (1680 x 1050)
Graphics card: ATI RS300 5834
Pentium III - 2.4
512MB memory
Motherboard: ASUS P4R 800 VM

Thanks for your help in advance.
Old 11-29-2005, 06:08 AM   #2
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Try running "sax2" from the command line.
Old 11-29-2005, 09:58 AM   #3
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blank screen

Are you sure you choose an install option?
You should choose "desktop PC" if you want a graphic system.
Old 11-29-2005, 11:31 PM   #4
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problem fixed..

Thanks for your pointer. I was able to startx in failsafe mode and was able to fix and install several things. Got my ethernet iface up & running too. Fixed my booting/current problem too. This is what I had to do for my hardware configuration:

1. I have a wide aspect panel monitor that offers resolution of 1680x1050 and was not supported by my graphics card (ATI RADEON 9100 IGP, built into ASUS P4R 800 VM motherboard). I think the linux drivers need to be updated inorder to get a resolution above the standard.
2. Went to the ATI site and under linux downloads found a installer for x86. Downloaded the installer which will auto update the xorg.conf and requires to run a config at the end.
3.I restarted my machine and to my suprise, the suse booted out from hard-disk this time with no probs.

.. Hope this helps someone who has the same prob.

Old 01-25-2006, 07:58 AM   #5
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i have the same problem.i ll try.thanks!


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