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Old 02-09-2009, 07:58 AM   #1
digambar
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Red face No boot screen for suse 11 in sony vaio


Hi I have sony vaio model number VGN-CS15GN where i installed suse 11.0 with windows xp-pro service pack 2,but when suse complets its installation part and reboots for login screen and configuration part only some random color displays it seems as if its a resolution problem I was wondering is my pc not compatible with linux version same thing happen when i installed mandriva even.But xp or even vista boot properly along with suse.My pc specification is some what like this
1.processor-centrin 2, Intel Core TM2Duo Processor P8400(2.26GHz)
.Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset
2.Processor System Bus 1066MHz
3.RAM 2GB.
4.HARD DISK 250GB with vista business installed in factory condition.
5.Cahe Memory 3MB
6.Memory Bus 800MHz.
7.Graphics Accelarator-Mobile IntelGraphics Media Accelarator 4500MHD.
please let me know if anyone have solution to this.
 
Old 02-09-2009, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hi I have sony vaio model number VGN-CS15GN where i installed suse 11.0 with windows xp-pro service pack 2,but when suse complets its installation part and reboots for login screen and configuration part only some random color displays it seems as if its a resolution problem I was wondering is my pc not compatible with linux version same thing happen when i installed mandriva even.But xp or even vista boot properly along with suse.My pc specification is some what like this
1.processor-centrin 2, Intel Core TM2Duo Processor P8400(2.26GHz)
.Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset
2.Processor System Bus 1066MHz
3.RAM 2GB.
4.HARD DISK 250GB with vista business installed in factory condition.
5.Cahe Memory 3MB
6.Memory Bus 800MHz.
7.Graphics Accelarator-Mobile IntelGraphics Media Accelarator 4500MHD.
please let me know if anyone have solution to this.
Please try to write more clearly, your question is very hard to follow.

No, your laptop doesn't have compatibility issues with Linux...you haven't set up X windows correctly. With OpenSuSE, you have to manually set up those things, otherwise it won't work correctly, especially with a 16:9 aspect ratio monitor.

Try to boot linux into console-mode only (failsafe), and set up X from there.
 
Old 02-10-2009, 04:29 PM   #3
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I can not help you with the problems you are asking about directly, but I might be able to assist you in presenting a more informed question in terms of your preparation.

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I was wondering is my pc not compatible with linux version.
digambar, Unfortunately no one with your brand, model or model variants (vgn-cs12gn through vgn-cs18gn) has posted any information on the popular Linux compatibility sites, favorably or otherwise, in regards to a Linux installation. As TB0ne commented this may not be a compatibility issue at all, though. However, when you suspect compatibility to be the problem in the future the sites that could prove helpful include the following.
TuxMobil- Sony
Linux on Laptops- Sony
Hardware4Linux- laptops from Sony

Also, try a few different takes on Google searches such as.

Code:
vgn-cs12gn OR vgn-cs14gn OR vgn-cs15gn OR vgn-cs17gn OR vgn-cs18gn linux compatib*

vgn-cs12gn OR vgn-cs14gn OR vgn-cs15gn OR vgn-cs17gn OR vgn-cs18gn suse
To all forum members, perhaps someone knows of a more sophisticated way of accomplishing the same thing considering that the wild card (*), as Google claims, “works only on whole words, not parts of words.” For instance vgn-cs*gn produces undesired search results.

Also digambar, please try and include punctuation at the end of each concluded thought. This makes reading your question much easier for those trying to help you.
 
Old 04-25-2009, 02:05 PM   #4
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Sony vaio problem installing ubuntu

Hi,
I have the same laptop model as Digamabar and I am facing the same problem while trying to install ubuntu 8.04. On trying to install, the message 'loading linux kernel' displays and completes. After that I suppose I should get to the stage of configuring stuff, but instead it displays a black/grey screen with moving vertical stripes as if it were a screen saver. I can see a block of stripes move in the background on moving the mouse. It does not go anywhere after that. I have also tried kubuntu version 6.06 but even this does not work, not even in the live cd mode. I feel the problems have something to do with vaio but have no idea. Can somebody please help?
 
Old 04-25-2009, 10:54 PM   #5
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Hi,
I have the same laptop model as Digamabar and I am facing the same problem while trying to install ubuntu 8.04. On trying to install, the message 'loading linux kernel' displays and completes. After that I suppose I should get to the stage of configuring stuff, but instead it displays a black/grey screen with moving vertical stripes as if it were a screen saver. I can see a block of stripes move in the background on moving the mouse. It does not go anywhere after that. I have also tried kubuntu version 6.06 but even this does not work, not even in the live cd mode. I feel the problems have something to do with vaio but have no idea. Can somebody please help?
Please open your own thread...don't hijack someone elses.
 
Old 04-26-2009, 03:21 AM   #6
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ubuntu 9.04 works

I was able to successfully install ubuntu 9.04 SONY VGN-CS15GN/B without any hiccups
 
  


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