linux suse 9.2 64 bit version installation, yast fails to start up
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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:
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.
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
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 ?
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.
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.
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