I am getting a black screen at startup with a message:
Darwin/BSD (G-5s-computer.local) (console)
everything was fine, but I kept getting font conflicts between a font in my system folder and fonts I was loading in suitcase, so I deleated all the fonts in the system (which I thought may not be a good idea, but did it anyway) then I re-started and this is what I got the balck screen with (what looks like) unix code.
Help would be great! Thanks!
You have gotten a shell login. You can try to login with your username and password and then type logout and see if it brings you to the Mac OS X GUI login window.
This usually only happens when you had made some changes to the system folder Fonts folder. In fact, I would go so far as to say that removing system fonts from the /System/Library/Fonts folder will stop most applications from working properly.
You need to get the fonts that you have removed from your system folder back into the system folder on OS X.
If you are running 10.3, then you can disable the fonts in the system folder through font manager located in /Applications
I followed RtC's advice (before I got Davids) and re-instaled OSX (without reformating) and things seem to be back to normal
I am updating to SuitcaseX1 hopefully it will be beter able to diagnose and manage conflicts.