Any aid, including indicating if the thread is at the wrong place, is welcome! Thanks!
MoBo: Asrock 770 Extreme3
CPU: AMD Athlon II
RAM: 2 gb DDR3 (single stick, single channel mode)
!!!* TESTED PASS: 7 ERROR: 0 *!!! with memtest 4.x
VGA: Gainward Bliss nvidia 9600 GT 512mb
this is new hardware.
I have two hard drives, hdc (ide) and sda (sata).
I loaded default bios settings.
I used openSUSE-11.4-NET-x86_64.iso from usb stick according to http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick
and choose KDE.
Installation didn't work out first and second time. It started but after random time two led blinked on keyboard (kernel panic?).
After that I started to use the failsafe kernel of the installer. I used the same ext4 partition, but formatting was on.
I DEselected the office, multimedia and game software package groups.
This time the installer succeeded and right after that I got to desktop.
I added manually the nvidia repository for 11.4 with the key
and installed some ..G02.. packages what seemed to be the needed ones, based on an older docs for 10.x what currently I cannot find. (I didn't found the newer docs with the ymp scripts first.)
I hit Ctrl+Alt+Backspace twice, the screen went blank and never got back.
I pushed the power button and it _instantly_ turned off. (???)
I booted desktop suse, and I got a bunch of segmentation fault messages, and many "failed" texts...
It stopped and never got to login.
I tried the failsafe, it worked, no segfaults.
There was text login, i logged in and did
what I forgot earlier. I typed
(simply startx didn't work due to file permissions on the log, i guess it's normal)
X started and KDE showed up with that info box for suse.
I've heard the fan for nvidia vga card slowing down since until it's propertiary driver is loaded it works always on max speed.
After that everything freeze, BUT the mouse worked.
I hit Ctrl+Alt+F1, the screen went blank and the monitor turned off.
I hit Ctrl+Alt+F7 and I got a blank black screen with a mouse pointer that I still could move.
I hit the power button in both modes but nothing happened.
After a while I turned off the PSU.
I really would use some help... it seems a hardware error, but the RAM seems fine. I'm currently running more passes after that I want to check the cpu temperature. However it never turned off after hours of usage (memtest) so I guess it will be ok?
I've also tried an old linux install what worked but seemed to crash randomly.
I've even tried windows xp setup but it's also crashing randomly in it's gui part.