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Old 02-12-2006, 03:10 AM   #1
dandolind
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Interesting SuSE 10 issue...help???


I have installed suse 10 a few different times on my toshiba laptop. 4 actually. Two of the installs worked well. I was having wireless issues. acpi=off gave me wireless and ethernet access. The other 2 installs will only mount a cd or my flash drive if they are plugged in for boot up. Then they mount fine and I can do whatever I want. If I unplug it and plug it back in it shows up in my computer but unmounted. When I click mount nothing happens. Same with the cd rom. Can anyone shed some light on this. I have seen it work flawlessly. Then I reinstalled and it quit. Reinstalled again and it worked fine again. Reinstalled againand it quit. help please. thank you.
 
Old 02-13-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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Out of curiosity, why the multiple re-installs over and over? Once you had a working one, why did you get rid of it?

I would say the best bet is once even a broken install is complete, post your issues as you have them so we can use logs and commands to track issues down. I would say logically, the explanation of differences upon install are due to settings variances in each case. Something must be being changed during the install. Not that that is a particularly helpful comment for explaining anything. There are a lot of options to set during install, but most things like hardware detection should be the same regardless of install.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 10:52 AM   #3
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So the problem i guess was an account issue. The reason for the multiple installs was becasue the first time the usb worked but not wireless. Wishfull thinking I guess. After that however I started logging in to the root account to change some settings. I never realized that was the problem. If I log in under the normal user account everything works. I assume lots of you guys already figured that out so sorry for asking such a noob question. The only thing I have to change is acpi=off in order to get both ethernet cards to work. Is there a way around this? Also does anyone know why the date always displays like 6 or 7 months off. The date and time change every time I reboot. It keeps the correct time in the yast panel but on the desktop it says its december 3. Other than these two minor issues I absolutely love it. I have been using all the bootable live discs that are out there. This is my first install of linux and I have to say I may convert. Thanks again to everyone who tries to help.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
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You can set the time properly, set it local instead of UTF then save to bios. If it is reverting after that, it is your motherboard battery, and you need a new one, they are only like a buck or 2.

Also in the clock control panel, check out that too.
 
  


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