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Old 07-13-2004, 01:12 PM   #1
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SusE 9.1 upgrade issues


Hello all.....new to the "linux world" so please bare with me..
ok, I downloaded and installed suse 9.1 and I have it on dual boot with windows xp..Now, everything had been great past few days then I noticed that there were some upgrades so I decided to run them. The 1st one I came across was the security upgrade for the kernel , so I did that first..All seemed to go well...it downloaded and installed ....and after-wards, I decided to reboot ...So , I reboot and now it just hangs there...will not do anything at all....The Windows half is fine, only the suse will not boot...just hangs there...I have the suse on cd boot not sure where to go from here as I do not want to loose it! I hate asking such a silly question but this has me really bummed out...I was planning on using for another week then migrating everything from windows....Any help would be greatly appreciated.......


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Old 07-13-2004, 01:35 PM   #2
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kernel upgrades tend to break the xconfig. nvidia card by chance?
boot from the cd and go through the first steps you did when you first installed suse(select language, etc.) you be presented with a box asking if the is is a upgrade, new install etc, choose 'boot installed system'. once in, start yast and reconfigure the video card settings
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:02 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply....no , I have a Radeon card...but once I got back in, I went into Yast and and removed the kernel that I installed last night and loaded up the default one.....rebooted after installing the default , and everything seems fine now....But now I am afraid to do anymore upgrades....lol Maybe I should just stick with the security updates until I further get the hang of this....O yes, I am running a 64 bit processing chip and I had installed suse personal 9.1 ...During the install, it told me ,"nice system, but your are about to install a 32 bit os on a 64 bit machine....
Not sure if that would cause any issues or not but I installed and everything seems ok , that is until i decide to run some updates! Windows xp is only 32 so i thought that it wouldnt make much difference ...Was I wrong in thinking that?


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Old 07-13-2004, 03:20 PM   #4
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after updateing the kernel you'll want to open a root terminal, type init 3, hit f2 to clear the splash screen, log in as root again and run sax2, or sax2 -m 0=radeon to reconfigure. all other updates should be safe. you could put 'apt' on, to get stuff not available in the personal edition.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:38 PM   #5
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Originally posted by rshaw
after updateing the kernel you'll want to open a root terminal, type init 3, hit f2 to clear the splash screen, log in as root again and run sax2, or sax2 -m 0=radeon to reconfigure. all other updates should be safe. you could put 'apt' on, to get stuff not available in the personal edition.
Thanks for the help rshaw,
it's nice to see that there are still people out there that are willing to help others........Now,getting back to my 64 bit processor, could that have a impact on anything at all? I know that there is a 64 bit suse, only I was too excited and didn't want to order yet ....(lol) Again, thanks so much for the quick replies..


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Old 07-13-2004, 03:43 PM   #6
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suppose to be(famous final words) backwards compatible. the 64 bit kernel and apps are available with apt if you want them. a few steps to install, but dead simple to use.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 03:48 PM   #7
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I wonder if I would benefit much from it? I ve never had the chance to even see what this 64 bit can do..really, no way to test I don't think?
 
Old 07-13-2004, 04:02 PM   #8
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probably wouldn't notice much difference. might be a bit quicker for some things,
 
Old 07-13-2004, 05:39 PM   #9
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rshaw,
Is there anyway , if I had done some searching and such, that I could have prevented this from happening?
I am just curious...






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Old 07-13-2004, 06:01 PM   #10
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probably not. i have to reinstall my nvidia driver after every kernel patch/upgrade. just one of those things that have to be done when using the vendors driver instead of a xfree86/kernel module. yast should have ran 'SuSEconfig,ldconfig and(with kernel updates) mk_initrd if needed, maybe an depmod -ae could have helped, hard to know for certain.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 07:23 PM   #11
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just one of those things that have to be done when using the vendors driver instead of a xfree86/kernel module.
Sorry , just seen what you had wrote there......this is what i have Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon

Don't think I had the manufactures drivers or did something go over my head? =)

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Old 07-13-2004, 08:04 PM   #12
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no, not over your head. you have the stock suse drivers. now i'm thinking it was something unrelated to video. hmmm.
 
Old 07-13-2004, 08:18 PM   #13
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Not sure if this helps, but before I went in and re-installed the default kernel, I did notice in one the logs this ---> can not load /lib/modules/2.6.4-52-default/modules.dep ------no such file
Which I believe is the default for suSE 9.1 ....just not sure why said that when I had just upgraded it....power didn't go out, the connection was nice and steady......hmmmmmm?
Just noticed , not sure meaning but when i click on the tab ,"Control Center" and it brings up the specs, it says ,"Machine i686" and the update says for Architecture: i586 ? Is is the wrong update ? Or just me seeing things wrong?

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Old 07-13-2004, 08:28 PM   #14
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not totaly unexpected when changing kernel versions. a 'depmod -ae' would clear that up.

all suse packages are .i586, just means pentium or better(won't work on a 386,etc)

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Old 07-13-2004, 08:33 PM   #15
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ahhh ok ...lol I am still stumped .Think I am going to hold off on the kernel update then until can figure out what/why this happened..
 
  


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