I just installed openSUSE 12.3 on VMWare Fusion 6. The installation seemed to run without any issues at all. However, when I start the machine all I see is the default black and green background. If I click on the background with the mouse, the mouse pointer disappears and I can't interact with the system. There is no menu bar, and it doesn't seem to accept any keyboard input. Any ideas? It works fine with a Ubuntu install.


  • Same problem, hitting escape reveals a log that is stuck at purge old kernels...
    – jjxtra
    Nov 1, 2013 at 17:04

2 Answers 2


I used virtual box instead and it is working fine now.

  • Good to know. I ended up sticking with VMWare Fusion... managed to get it working. Thanks for the update, though.
    – Geoff
    Nov 2, 2013 at 18:19

I found that I was able to drop to a command shell, and apparently that cleared up whatever was causing it to hang (possibly the purge mentioned by PsychoDad). I restarted and everything came up properly.

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