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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:
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.
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.
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