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Old 05-14-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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Question SUSE 10.1 wont go past login/password

hello; I am not sure where to post first post..
I have installed SUSE 10.1 and each time it boots up to the login script..i enter login name and password, accepted, then nothing more. !!! no matter what i enter, either nothing happens, or just a weird line Linux -uxdu or something repeats, or i get Command not recognized...
how do i get a complete install of SUSE 10.1 to run past this login/password script? can i avoid the login hassle??? many thanks in advance.
Old 05-14-2007, 09:41 PM   #2
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Is this the graphical login or the terminal (black screen)? If it's the terminal, after you enter the username and password, try executing startx.

Hope this helps,

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Old 05-15-2007, 10:42 AM   #3
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hello and thank YOU for the reply.
I should have added i am on a black screen with white text down the left....i did enter startx and now i am what appears to be worse off! Its says Video Not Supported. video mode not supported... sigh.. i am using a Gforce2 agp 32 meg video card..which Suse 10.1 properly detected...and ran fine ..each time i try to install Suse 10.1 it insists on detecting the card okay but wants to run in 24bit 16million colors at 1280x1024 resolution..which i do not want. sooo during setup i change it to 1024x768 and when it final boots after complete install it NOW says Video Mode NOt supported.
its a black screen with bright blue bordered sign in white letters. I have installed Ubuntu with NO such problems..but UBuntu will not recognize my external dialup modem.. sigh... what am i to do????


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