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Old 12-28-2005, 07:48 AM   #1
BeastInThaEast
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Suse 10.0 x64 Installation problems, nothing works!


Well after searching and reading a lot in this forum and even trying to do some stuff (obviously without success), I've decided to ask for help.
I'm new to linux and wanted to start with suse. I've got a new laptop (Clevo D900K) and installed winxp on it without major issues. When I try installling Suse 10 x86_64, the following stuff happens:

Normal Install:
Reboots after "Activating Ieee1394 devices ..." - Ctrl-Alt-F3 and Ctrl-Alt-F4 both reveal nothing.
I guessed it had to do something with ACPI and laptop/linux combo, so I tried the ACPI disabled installation mode.

ACPI-Free Install:
Boots up the installer, everything fine, but VERY, VERY slow mouse. I thought it might be a driver problem since my mouse is quite rare (USB, 8-button, laser 2400dpi etc.). So I continued the installation, and actually completed it. Loaded into KDE, and thats where the problems began. Basically, almost nothing worked.
1)Mouse was still slow and stopped working after second restart.
2)USB in general stoppped working after second restart: I tried an external usb hdd, flash drive, mouse, cardreader - no effect at all.
3) Ethernet didnt work at all, although the system found the realtek card, but I couldnt connect to the internet at all, even after manually configuring the ip adresses, routing etc. in YaST.
4)First time I booted, sound started to do something but then kinda froze repeating the last second of playback on a loop. The system recognized the sound card (standard AC97) but it simply doesn't work correctly.
5)Wireless, Cardreader, camera etc. have not been recognized at all (though I expected that much after reading the forums...)

So basically none of the peripherals worked (USB, PCMCIA, Ethernet, Sound)
I was kinda glad that the display/graphics card worked, but thats all.
Thus, I guessed that since the problems started during early installation already, that thats where the problem is at. So I tried Safe Settings Installation.

Installation - Safe Settings(Safe Install):
Everything works perfectly (even the mouse is normal) until I get to the installation itself. The system freezes after installing the first 1-100MB (varies every time I try, it even hung during partitoning once)
No response what so ever, only the power button helps.


I'd be very thankful for any advice.

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PS.: My System specs:
Clevo D900K Laptop (DTR) 17"
Athlon x2 4200+
Chipset: VIA K8T890CE + VT8237R
Nvidia Geforce 6800 Ultra PCIe 16x 256MB
2x100GB PATA HDD (7200rpm) Raid disabled in BIOS
AC'97 Sound with SRS/wow
Realtek RTL8169 Gigabit T-Base Ethernet
802.11g MiniPCI Wireless Card
Bluetooth Class II V2.0 Module
USB Webcam 1.3M
Built-in 10-in-1 Card Reader
Infrared, TV tuner
 
Old 12-29-2005, 08:38 AM   #2
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Ok, everything works fine now after some discussion on another forum we've come come up with a solution:

Install using ACPI Disabled mode. Then go into grub (or lilo) and set boot parameters to the following:

acpi=noirq
acpi=off
noapic
noapm
pci=noapic

You can try installing directly with these options, but I'm too lazy to test that.

Most core functions work after that, like usb mouse, usb hdd, sound, ethernet card, flash drive, bluetooth etc.

Hope this info helps someone else too.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 09:39 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by BeastInThaEast
Ok, everything works fine now after some discussion on another forum we've come come up with a solution:

Install using ACPI Disabled mode. Then go into grub (or lilo) and set boot parameters to the following:

acpi=noirq
acpi=off
noapic
noapm
pci=noapic

You can try installing directly with these options, but I'm too lazy to test that.

Most core functions work after that, like usb mouse, usb hdd, sound, ethernet card, flash drive, bluetooth etc.

Hope this info helps someone else too.


personally i would only use/try

noapic
to the installer (when you put disc in it boots and
highlight installation (hit f2(moreoptions) and type noapic)



first since it fixed all my problems starting same Distro installers.

note i have an AllinOne ATI chiset system which share common components with ATI powered laptops
and when grub (or lilo) had any of these

noapic
pci=noapic
nolocalapic
it did NOT boot

acpi=noirq
acpi=off
caused some hardware to fail

Last edited by carl0ski; 12-29-2005 at 09:44 PM.
 
  


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