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Re: [opensuse] booting to command line instead of desktop
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2008 14:20:38 -0600
  • Message-id: <4925C696.6090800@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
dwain wrote:
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 12:03 AM, Rajko M. <rmatov101@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Don't forget that you can have GUI using Failsafe boot option.
It is the same GUI that was used for installation so it will work.

thanks for the info. would it hurt to do the 1-click install of the
legacy over the driver i have installed?

also, i have reinstalled 11.0 after trying to fix x and i got a boot
load error asking for a system disk. now x won't start and i keep
getting pushed to the command line. when i did startx from init 3 it
said that x wasn't supported and there was no xconf. this is from the
11.0 dvd. i also tried a fresh install from the live cd and the
kernel doesn't load and i hang at the grub line.

i'm pretty frustrated about all this. i don't know if i fried my
hardware (graphics card) when i installed the new driver and then
saved it to sax-2, but at this writing i can't use 11.0 at all except
from the command line and then with an install from the dvd.

i'll try installing 11.0 later today and see what happens and also try
the failsafe mode.


No, should be fine... It will just replace the driver (kernel module) that is
giving you problems. Both current and legacy modules will be named nvidia.ko,
so it should just overwrite the kernel module. At this point, couldn't hurt!

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