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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hi, I've installed 11.2 KDE on a very old samsung V20 specs here: http://www.laptopshop.co.uk/brouchers/samsungV20.pdf My problem is that when I boot I get a black screen with just the mouse pointer. I can boot in failsafe fine, but the graphics are horrible. My question is, is there a workaround or am I flogging a dead horse with this laptop? This is my first venture into Linux, and I was really keen on leaving windows far behind. I've tried quite a few sax2 commands to no avail. If anyone can help, I'd really appreciate it. I need an idiots guide though as until 2 days ago I'd never used linux before, though I'm willing and eager to learn. (Distributions)