On Fri, 2003-05-30 at 20:44, Michael George wrote:
> I tried just booting the installation DVD and I wasn't even able to see the
> boot screen at all. I think that kernel is as stock as can be...
Well either ways, the vga mode that your kernel uses is not supported by
your monitor. And unfortunately this cannot be changed while the
machine is running - you have to reboot and set the right parameters (at
least the last time I checked). Check your /boot/grub/ment.1st file.
You'll see some kernel parameters and one is something to the tune of
vga=761 or vga=0x317
Change that to vga=5 (most monitors support this) and if this doesn't
work, remove the vga= line completely - this will throw your monitor
into normal 80x25 character text mode. Not the nice imaged background
SuSE provides, but at least you'll be able to see the kernel messages.