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Old 08-03-2005, 03:14 AM   #1
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SuSE Linux 9.3 Pro hangs during startup post-installation.

I am a Linux newbie user and Just finished reinstalling SuSE Linux 9.3 on my system. But regardless of whether I choose KDE or GNOME or whatever components to install, the system hangs at startup and all I have is a blank screen and a curser. Here are my specs:

Antec TruePower ATX 430watts powersupply.
Intel Pentium 4 2.4Ghz FSB 533 processor
Abit AI7 mainboard
512MB DDR PC2100 ram
EVGA Nvidia Geforce 6800 AGP 128MB
Samsung 160GB ATA133 IDE Hard Drive
Sound Blaster Audigy ZS PCI card

Any help would greatly be appreciated as I want to get this problem nailed as soon as possible.

Old 08-04-2005, 12:20 PM   #2
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Try starting up in fail safe to see if that will boot and come to the terminal log in. If you get there log in as root and then
will start the xserver and bring up the gui. If that works and you get to a desktop, start YaST->System->System Services(Runlevel) and start disabling one at a time NON-Important services and rebooting to see if one of the services is causing your system not to boot. If you can't get to startx to work, just type
at the terminal to start the text version of yast. I had a similar problem with SuSE 9.2.


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