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Old 10-29-2005, 11:49 AM   #1
khaleel5000
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Urgent Help In Recovery


Hey ppl I am a newbie using SuSE linux 9.2 on an
intel P4 2.66 ghz
256 mb ram
the problem is that i updated my system via internet
on FRIDAY 28-10 but now when i reboot my system
when the time of showing the screen for username
and password comes the monitor screen blinks twice
it shows blue , then black , then blue then black
all this in within 2 seconds and then nothing
i dont see anything the monitor remains on not in
standby mode my monitor is
VIEW SONIC E-651 also my graphic card is
Nvidia Riva TNT2 and i was using it earlier as 2d
card because of absence of drivers but
yersterday i updated its drivers , here are some names
I copied these names and these are the names of RPM that i downloaded on friday before that problem
arose


tcpdmp
nvidia
driver
imlib
imlib-config
imlib-devel
3d gfs
acpid
acpi
events
kdemultimedia3
xntp


CAN I FIX THIS PROBLEM OR REVERT THE CHANGES SO I CAN RUN MY SYSTEM WITH PREVIOUS CONFIGS
I AM THE ADMINISTRATOR so please tell me in detail what to do please i feel addicted to my linux and
simply cant use my pc in windows now i have had switched to suse from windows
 
Old 10-29-2005, 01:24 PM   #2
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"when the time of showing the screen for username
and password comes the monitor screen blinks twice
it shows blue , then black , then blue then black
all this in within 2 seconds and then nothing"

At that point switch to alternate console 3 by using the three finger command:
<Ctrl><Alt><F3>
You will get a login prompt. Login as root. Then run the command:
sax2
sax2 will lead you through configuring your monitor.

When you finish with sax2 then reboot with the command:
shutdown -r now

----------------------------
Steve Stites
 
Old 10-30-2005, 12:47 AM   #3
khaleel5000
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well nothing happens when i press ctrl + alt+f3 same screen thing and then all as i have wrote
 
Old 10-30-2005, 01:27 AM   #4
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You need to uninstall the nvidia drivers. The TNT2 is a very very old card, the new drivers don't support cards that far back. You might have some luck with nvidia drivers before 7174 but you'd still be pushing it. Just use the nv driver in xorg.conf (that would be what you had before) and live with no 3D acceleration. If you want to play games or something, then you'll need to upgrade your video card.
 
  


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