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Old 02-21-2007, 02:08 PM   #1
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installing Suse Linux 10.2


I downloaded Suse 10.2 burnt the image using Nero. I changed my BIOS to boot from CD, which it did ok. However, the installation stopped dead when it reached ati configuration. I found this strange, as I have a 256 mb Invidia AGP card. Could this have something to do with the non-installation? I have run live Knoppix and live Ubuntu, so I know my m/c can run Linux. My specs are:- 1 gig DDR ram (Crucial) NEC DL DVD burner, 2 other h/d (am running Suse on 40 gig h/d) I burned the disc at 2x and the contents were verified by Nero. Any help very gratefully accepted. Am d/l 10.3 Alpha to see if that works.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 02:49 PM   #2
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You mention ATI and Invidia, which I assume means NVIDIA. You might want to be clearer regarding the graphics card you are using and you might want to tell us what kind of computer it is as well (desktop, laptop, Dell, assembled yourself, etc.) so we have an idea regarding your configuration.

You might also mention whether you are using the multiple CD set or the DVD.

Let me add that the likely cause of the problem you are seeing is that the installer does not have a driver specifically for your card. As I recall, openSUSE 10.2 gives you the option of choosing a more generic video card and testing it. I would suggest using this option and then after the install updating the driver to one specific for your card.
 
Old 02-21-2007, 03:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for replying so quickly. The card is Geforce FX5200 AGP 8X. The m/c is a desktop. I burnt the DVD version. The m/c was assembled, I changed the m/b 6 months ago, it is an Asus P4R800-v deluxe. Processor Intel Pentium 4 @3.06 ghz. Can you tell me how to change to the generic driver please. Thanks again
 
Old 02-21-2007, 04:49 PM   #4
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Ok. First, are you doing an install or running it as a "Live" Distribution? My comments will probably only apply to an install.

I have encountered a card the installer did not recognize during an install before. Typically, the action to fix the problem would take one of two forms with openSUSE, depending on where and how things failed.

If the install stops and says it cannot find a driver, search around for a button or link that will allow you to choose a generic driver, a vesa driver, or something related to choosing video options. You may have to start over and choose a different option on a screen that preceded the one where you encountered the problem. If you have a different video monitor handy, you could try changing that as well. Finally, if the installer did not find the driver, but you have the option of continuing the install (probably not your situation based on your first post), you can also choose that option and continue the install, trying the idea below after the "driverless" install completes.

If the install proceeded more or less normally, but then ended up booting Linux in the command line mode (text with a blinking prompt), I suggest entering the command:
sax2
This will start the video configuration and you should get a suggested driver. It will not be optimal, but installing the proper NVIDIA driver for your card can be handled later.

Incidentally, I would not think a FX5200 card would cause any problems whatsoever. You might also start an install and choose the "check this disk" option to make sure there is not a problem with your DVD. I hope that helps.
 
Old 02-22-2007, 02:34 PM   #5
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I did download alpha 10.3, it installed a treat so I am now running it at the mo, and I like it!! So far everything running smoothly, CD's playing etc. Very good!! Thanks to Cogar for all his help. Cheers!!
 
Old 02-22-2007, 03:08 PM   #6
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Cool. I am glad to learn that things are now working out for you.
 
  


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