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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hello, I'm having some major issues with my laptop. When I start my computer, the login screen does not come up, but instead the command line appears. The command line shows an error repeatedly: Code: FATAL: Module ip_tables not found. iptables v1.4.2-rc1: can't initialize iptables table 'filter': iptables who? (do you need to insmod?) When I try to start the computer in safemode, I am able to login, however no internet connections appear in knetworkmanager, and I can't create a new connection. Prior to last shutting down my computer, I started to update using yast (graphical). I cancelled it part way through. I'm thinking what may have happened is the kernel may have updated, so no many applications are incompatible. However, I am not super familiar with linux, so I have no idea how to troubleshoot this issue, or how to fix it. Can someone please help me? I desperately need my computer fixed asap! Currently, the bootup screen shows Kernel (I think it used to be Kernel Also, although this may be irrelevant, every now grub comes up with a 'winter' look with penguins rolling around, while other times it shows the regular green grub screen comes up. I thought that was a bit odd... (Distributions)