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Old 02-09-2005, 07:30 AM   #1
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Black screen on boot

Hello all
I've been using a Suse 9.1/Win 2k box since 6 months, and loving it. (I only use windows for gaming, everything else is done in linux).

Well the thing is, that it seems that i broke either linux or KDE, because after the Suse loading screen all i get is a black screen.
I started again in command line mode(wich is not exactly my forte), and all my files seem to be OK. So, i came up with 2 possible solutions, none of them worked...

1) I tried to use apt-get to mess with the packages and see if i could fix something, or at least identify the problem. This is not possible since I have no clue how to connect to the internet from command line (my broadband connection(PPP) requires a login and password to connect).

2)Tried to use Suse's rescue disk, this didn't work either, because it asks me for a login and password and neither my user or my root password work with that...

any ideas, suggestions ?
Old 02-09-2005, 07:55 AM   #2
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Since you can boot in command line, do that and then try startx, to launch the gui.
this shouldn't work if the problem is KDE.
if this doesn't work do :startx &>stratx_log
and see what is printed in startx_log.
Also look the last lines of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, which is the log file of the Xorg.
The first thing you need to do is locate the error.


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