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Old 06-08-2005, 05:06 AM   #1
azulpind4
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Question linux suse 9.2 64 bit version installation, yast fails to start up


Hello all,

I'm trying to setup suse 9.2 64 bit version(professional),no success yet,however.

The dvd boots fine and when it reaches to the point that says starting yast, it beeps and the screen goes blank.

From the console 3 the only error i get is that it cannot find a floppy drive. (thats because i dont have one)

from console 4 it says something about it cannot find maps and/or symbols.

My machine has the following architecture:

Amd 64 3.0Ghz
1G ram
200 GB HD SATA
ASUS Deluxe sli motherboard using nforce 4 chipset
nvidia N6600
dvd-rom

Any suggestions?

thank you in advance
 
Old 06-08-2005, 09:27 AM   #2
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Almost certainly you will need to use the boot-time parameter for vga settings, so when the grub graphical boot screen shows from the DVD, you should type in the little text box along the bottom of the screen:

vga=791

Then press Enter. Linux defaults to support (vga=normal) for most desktops with a typical monitor, LCD screens and Laptop LCD's need this compatibility mode to even show a graphical screen.

Try that and let us know how it goes.

Ross
 
Old 06-09-2005, 04:34 AM   #3
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Thank you for the reply I will try it and let you know how it goes.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 04:18 AM   #4
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Hello,

I tried vga=791 and certainly made some things better.

However I still have the same problem. But the symbols error or any other error does not appear. Because of the vga problem i tried using DVI as well as analog display having the same problem.

In 32 bit yast begins with vga=normal fine and installs without any problems. I noticed however that when the graphical interface starts up (gnome) is distorted.

I started yast from the console it successfully finds my graphics card and monitor. When i choose the reprobe option it chooses the same. When i choose change... it shows a distorted guiin which i cannot choose anything and my only choice is restart. ctrl+alt+backspace or del or f1 etc... do not work

Any suggestions?

Thank you in advance.

azul
 
Old 06-15-2005, 12:23 PM   #5
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I have almost the same computer as You and I have the same Problem Yast just wont come up. But 32 bit works fine, Could it be the pci express drivers? Maybe they dont have 64 bit ones with suse 9.2?
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:26 AM   #6
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hmmm....So, you reckon they dont have nvidia drivers but the do have ATI's drivers???

Did you installed any extra drivers?
if YES can you please say from where you downloaded them and a way for suse 9.2 setup to use them? (if any)

Thank you in advance.


azul
 
Old 06-16-2005, 02:31 AM   #7
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ahh... silly me... sorry I misunderstood your reply. I got confused with the 32 bit version.

for the 32 bit version after installation, does gnome or kde starts up fine?

With my architecture and using vga=791 install finished fine with no problems whatsoever BUT gnome and kde start up distorted and completely unusable i can only use the consoles. did you installed any motherboard or graphics card drivers ?
 
Old 06-16-2005, 11:09 AM   #8
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with the 32 bit version Kde starts up just fine however i screwed up my os while attempting to set up the ati drivers so i had to reinstall, I have not tried the fix to help with the 64 bit install
 
Old 06-20-2005, 05:52 AM   #9
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I found this, http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/1...edd-error.html, in the novell website, and it almost perfectly describes our symptoms with the 64bit problem, and may well be worth a look. I haven't tried it myself, but I'll keep you updated when I do.
 
Old 06-20-2005, 10:19 AM   #10
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Giving up on SUSE and all 64 bit os

Well I have decided to no longer use SUSE and I moved on to Fedora cors 3 & 4. I have also decided until more 64 bit software comes out I will stay with the old 32 os. Good luck keep me enformed of how it goes.

Joe
 
Old 06-21-2005, 08:18 PM   #11
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I have almost the same exact set-up as you for my hardware. I use a MSI mobo, but still the NVIDIA nForce4 set. I also use the 6200 graphics board. I had to download drivers for both my network connection and graphics card from the Internet. After you intall the graphics driver (available from NVIDIA site, self installing), you must use SaX2 to configure, but make sure you specify the NVIDIA module (0=nvidia) or else it will load the nv module, and not work. Since then, everything has been running fine. You have to install this everytime you modify your kernel, which is annoying, but it works well. Hope this helps.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 03:46 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by sam_higton
I found this, http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/2004/1...edd-error.html, in the novell website, and it almost perfectly describes our symptoms with the 64bit problem, and may well be worth a look. I haven't tried it myself, but I'll keep you updated when I do.

I tried pressing shift during boot and yast appeared exactly as claimed by the link you provided!!!

However by doing so I found out that I had no choice in which version of suse would be installed (32 or 64 bit) AND the only choice as you might have guessed was the 32 bit version(As I found out after the system was installed)...which works fine anyway(without pressing the shift during boot, ifit is chosen instead of the 64 bit version)

Im wondering, does Novel or suse have a workaround for this problem? Are they going to fix it in 9.3?So in a way forcing us with the 9.2 version to buy the newer version?Are they going to ignore us? Because if it is so, I suppose we are going to ignore them, so in other words they are going to lose customers which means money loss as well as bad "64 bit" reputation
 
Old 06-23-2005, 12:28 PM   #13
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Really? Bugger. I just tried it this morning, but didnt get to a full install, as it wouldnt partition.

This is really bugging me now, and I have to say, Suse tech support is next to non-existant. It's a shame really, because when it works, it's really good.

As a last ditch attempt, I might try 9.3, otherwise its mandrake for me. Maybe that will actually work.
 
Old 06-26-2005, 12:48 PM   #14
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Thats why I'm still trying with SuSE because when it works it 's really good, however i started trying other distros too!redhat fedora 4 is ok...as well as solaris 10....free from sun
 
Old 06-28-2005, 08:05 AM   #15
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Has anyone installed suse 9.3 64 bit version???is it working?
 
  


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