Unix & Linux Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for users of Linux, FreeBSD and other Un*x-like operating systems. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I installed the latest version of OpenSUSE and tried to install the driver for my touchpad. It would not install, so I installed it in this way:

zypper install ./filename_.rpm

After that my OpenSUSE will not load. When I boot and choose OpenSUSE in the Grub menu, I only see the OpenSUSE logo (about 4sec) and then only a black screen..

Failsafe mode is working.

Is it possible that teh system isn't working due to the driver I installed? If yes, is there a way to "delete" the driver, which I installed or maybe remove it from startup?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Enter in Failsafe mode and remove the package, using rpm -e package_name.

share|improve this answer
In failsafe, login as root and remove the package. (Possibly rebuild the main kernel image with mkinitcpio?) Not familiar with opensuse. – user13742 Mar 16 '12 at 21:55
@hesse That too is possible, but the OP says that his system only starts in failsafe mode. – Renan Mar 16 '12 at 21:58
Adjusted the comment to reflect what I really meant. – user13742 Mar 16 '12 at 21:59

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.