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Old 01-20-2006, 11:34 AM   #1
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Smile I have huges problems installing SUSE 10 in my Toshiba A75-213


Hellow world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Please, I need help Im as new in this forum as Im in Linux. I'have try to migrate from Windows many times and yet I can't do it!!!

I bought a Toshiba A75-213 laptop, it came with WinXP so I made a 10G partition to install SUSE 10.0.
After run the first installation cd, I'm asked to reboot my computer. When SUSE is booting the sceen goes black and I'm forced to shutdown the pc.

If anybody knows what is hapening and can help me I'll be very greatfull.
 
Old 01-20-2006, 01:04 PM   #2
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Boot into the Fail Safe and do the following:

Login as root
vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
hit the "i" key
Scroll down until you find the section:
Driver "trident"
Change the "trident" to "vesa" so it will look like:
Driver "vesa"
Now click the "esc" key
Hold down the "shift" key and click "ZZ" (Z twice).
Now reboot and you should be good.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 10:47 AM   #3
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I have tried and failed

I have done all you said but it didn't worked.
Althoug if I enter in failsafe I have console acces, I canot find this line: Driver "trident". Or anything like it... I couldn't find the word driver.

My problem could be related with the monitor recognition instead of the driver?

I used pico instead of vi because it is more intuitive.

Sorry for the late response but if anybody helpme I'll be greatfull.
 
Old 02-23-2006, 10:57 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dacs83
I have done all you said but it didn't worked.
Althoug if I enter in failsafe I have console acces, I canot find this line: Driver "trident". Or anything like it... I couldn't find the word driver.

My problem could be related with the monitor recognition instead of the driver?

I used pico instead of vi because it is more intuitive.

Sorry for the late response but if anybody helpme I'll be greatfull.
Sounds like you don't have a Video driver installed then for X.

Can you post your xorg.conf
 
Old 02-23-2006, 04:35 PM   #5
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Maybe http://www.dnkcreations.com/dnk2/linuxsuse.asp can give you base line from which to get install going.
 
Old 02-24-2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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Thanks for your repies, I manage to get the xorg.conf ... here it is:

# /.../
# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2006-01-24T16:46:40-0300.
#
# Version: 7.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2002
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (7.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#
Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "extmod"
Load "glx"
Load "v4l"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "kbd"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "9"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "A4 Tech RF USB Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "synaptics"
Identifier "Mouse[3]"
Option "AccelFactor" "0.1"
Option "BottomEdge" "650"
Option "CircScrollDelta" "0.1"
Option "CircScrollTrigger" "2"
Option "CircularScrolling" "1"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "EdgeMotionMaxSpeed" "15"
Option "EdgeMotionMinSpeed" "15"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "EmulateMidButtonTime" "75"
Option "FingerHigh" "15"
Option "FingerLow" "14"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "20"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "LeftEdge" "120"
Option "MaxSpeed" "1"
Option "MaxTapMove" "110"
Option "MaxTapTime" "180"
Option "MinSpeed" "0.2"
Option "Name" "ALPS;Touchpad"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "RightEdge" "830"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
Option "TopEdge" "120"
Option "UpDownScrolling" "1"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "VertScrollDelta" "20"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 330 210
HorizSync 28-66
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "15 MULTIMEDIA DISPLAY"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "TOSHIBA"
VertRefresh 50-110
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x800" 111.77 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 837
Modeline "1280x800" 95.95 1280 1352 1488 1696 800 801 804 832
Modeline "1280x800" 80.58 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 827
Modeline "1280x768" 107.23 1280 1360 1496 1712 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1280x768" 92.15 1280 1352 1488 1696 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1280x768" 77.37 1280 1344 1480 1680 768 769 772 794
Modeline "1024x768" 86.18 1024 1088 1200 1376 768 769 772 803
Modeline "1024x768" 73.89 1024 1080 1192 1360 768 769 772 799
Modeline "1024x768" 61.89 1024 1080 1184 1344 768 769 772 794
Modeline "800x600" 66.71 800 848 936 1072 600 601 604 635
Modeline "800x600" 58.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 632
Modeline "800x600" 51.73 800 840 928 1056 600 601 604 628
Modeline "800x600" 44.13 800 840 920 1040 600 601 604 624
Modeline "800x600" 36.88 800 832 912 1024 600 601 604 621
Modeline "768x576" 67.79 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 613
Modeline "768x576" 61.21 768 816 896 1024 576 577 580 610
Modeline "768x576" 53.75 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 606
Modeline "768x576" 47.41 768 808 888 1008 576 577 580 603
Modeline "768x576" 40.41 768 800 880 992 576 577 580 599
Modeline "768x576" 33.74 768 792 872 976 576 577 580 596
Modeline "640x480" 46.80 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 511
Modeline "640x480" 42.22 640 680 744 848 480 481 484 508
Modeline "640x480" 36.97 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 505
Modeline "640x480" 32.64 640 672 736 832 480 481 484 503
Modeline "640x480" 27.74 640 664 728 816 480 481 484 500
Modeline "640x480" 23.06 640 656 720 800 480 481 484 497
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800" "1280x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
BoardName "RS300 5835"
BusID "1:5:0"
Driver "radeon"
Identifier "Device[0]"
VendorName "ATI"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
EndSection
 
Old 02-24-2006, 05:21 PM   #7
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Kudos! When you are all done with setup maybe you can put a blurb for linux-on-laptop(Suse 10 on Toshiba-A75) so others can know how you did it. Enjoy
 
  


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