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I just tried booting SUSE 11.0, but the system stops at the point it shows "initializing random number generator". I have left the system running at that point for almost ...
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    [SOLVED] initializing random number generator


    I just tried booting SUSE 11.0, but the system stops at the point it shows "initializing random number generator". I have left the system running at that point for almost 2 hrs, with no way to get past that. System isn't locked up. It has never done this before. How do I fix this?
    I have also tried failsafe booting, but it stops at the same spot also.

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    Is this a new install or has it worked in the past?

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    It has worked in the past. Installed when 11.0 first came out. I haven't booted the system for a couple of weeks due to a bad cpu fan, but I just installed a new fan and tried booting SUSE and then got the problem.
    11.0 ran great before.
    I'm running PCLinuxOS right now with no problems on same computer.

    Thanks.

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    Got a few more tests to try, but it appears the problem is solved.
    I changed the booting font size and now I am working on SUSE
    Next I'l try a normal boot with vga=317 (default) and see if it boots.

    SUSE boots into X ok. Now I have to fix the booting font, but that's a different problem.

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