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Old 09-16-2006, 05:37 PM   #1
tavm
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blck screen when booting Suse10.1 on laptop


Hi
Just installed Suse10.1 from a downloaded installation DVD next to WXP on my medion laptop.
Installation looked fine, no problems but when I choose Suse from Grub the screen goes black after the fire wall is started.
Loading continues and finally there is a tune (Suse loaded completely?) but still a black screen.

Messages before the screen went black were:
local APIC disabled by bios, enable with "lapic".
isapnp: no pnp device found
atkbd.c: Spurious ACK on isa0060/serio0.Some program like Xfee86 might be trying to access hardware directly.
driver 'sd'needs updating. please use bus-type methods.

I have no idea if this is relevant for the problem or not.

Running SAX2 in safe mode and saving the test screen parameters did not help. Then I tried change config in SAX2 and found that Suse identified the video card as ATI.RS100 4336, were the card is a RADEON IGP 320M 64,00 MB
I have no idea how to proceed from here. Please help.

I run Suse with kernel 2.6.16.21

Hardware:
Medion laptop
Mobile AMD Athlon XP 2600+
Memory 512 MB
RADEON IGP 320M 64,00 MB
HD 80 GB split in 2 parts: 40 GB WXP and 40 GB (incl. 1GB swap) Suse 10.1
bootloader is GRUB
 
Old 09-17-2006, 11:21 PM   #2
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There seems to be some problem with SuSE 10.1 and its video components, judging from all of the posts about this kind of thing.
A lot of people have complained about problems with both ATI and Nvidia drivers. All that I can tell you is that when I first installed OpenSuSE v10.1 the screen was unbearably slow. I set the default run level to 3 so that I could log in to the computer in text console mode and play with the X software. I installed an old version of ATI drivers and the problem went away. Then I got the new drivers and my screen went black when I started X. So I went back to the old driver.

You might look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. See if there is a section for the video card. The generic driver name for this is radeon. The ATI driver name is fglrx. Here is that section from my xorg.conf. You can see that I am running the fglrx driver, but remember it is the old driver. It is the 08-21-07 driver to be exact. You probably don't need all of those options. This was created by sax2.
Code:
Section "Device"
  BoardName    "R200 BB"
  BusID        "1:0:0"
  Driver       "fglrx"
  Identifier   "Device[0]"
  #Option       "NoDDC"
  Option       "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
  Option       "no_accel" "no"
  Option       "no_dri" "no"
  Option       "mtrr" "off"
  Option       "ScreenOverlap" "0"
  Option       "GammaCorrectionI" "0x00000000"
  Option       "GammaCorrectionII" "0x00000000"
  Option       "Capabilities" "0x00000000"
  Option       "CapabilitiesEx" "0x00000000"
  Option       "VideoOverlay" "on"
  Option       "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
  Option       "CenterMode" "off"
  Option       "PseudoColorVisuals" "off"
  Option       "Stereo" "off"
  Option       "StereoSyncEnable" "1"
  Option       "FSAAEnable" "no"
  Option       "FSAAScale" "1"
  Option       "FSAADisableGamma" "no"
  Option       "FSAACustomizeMSPos" "no"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosX0" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosY0" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosX1" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosY1" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosX2" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosY2" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosX3" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosY3" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosX4" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosY4" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosX5" "0.000000"
  Option       "FSAAMSPosY5" "0.000000"
  Option       "UseFastTLS" "0"
  Option       "BlockSignalsOnLock" "on"
  Option       "ForceGenericCPU" "no"
  Option       "KernelModuleParm" "agplock=0"
  VendorName   "ATI"
EndSection

Last edited by stress_junkie; 09-17-2006 at 11:25 PM.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 06:13 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply stress_junkie.
I'll use Knoppix to examine the file but I have no idea how to change the driver in Suse when I use Knoppix.
I'll have to check the manual so it may take some time.
Cheers
 
Old 09-29-2006, 03:26 PM   #4
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Could not get it working so removed Suse and installed Fedora5.
No problems, up and running with all the applications i need thanks to http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora...allation_notes.
 
  


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