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 the 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?

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

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    In failsafe, login as root and remove the package. (Possibly rebuild the main kernel image with mkinitcpio?) Not familiar with opensuse.
    – user13742
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 21:55
  • @hesse That too is possible, but the OP says that his system only starts in failsafe mode.
    – Renan
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 21:58
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    Adjusted the comment to reflect what I really meant.
    – user13742
    Commented Mar 16, 2012 at 21:59

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