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Old 03-08-2006, 01:24 PM   #1
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Suse 10, 64-bit on Presario V2000


Good day all,
I am still a bit of a newbie even after a year of running Suse on my desktop. I just purchased a new laptop, Compaq Presario V2000, basicall yit is an HP and I purchased this brand becuase I am aware that HP ships Suse Linux on all desktops to Europe now.

My configuration is:
AMD Turion ML-32
ATI Radeon 200M (128MB Shared)
512MB RAM
80GB Hard Disk
Broadcom 4318 Wireless (disbaled in BIOS)

I have tried all install methods, including safe settings, text mode, and the install locks up at:

PCI: Probing PCI Hardware (bus00)

The Mandriva 2006 install did work but Suse is my prefered installation method and the display was all messed up under Mandriva. Any help or request for additional information would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-08-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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check http://www.peakunix.net/v2000.html for suse9.2 install notes on similar model. That lead or others from linux-on-laptops or tuxmobile can help. Or Suse10 -64bit version may have forum support for lappy install. The lappys with Suse10 installed come with 32bit 0r 64 bit version? Good luck.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 07:41 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by slacker9876
The Mandriva 2006 install did work but Suse is my prefered installation method and the display was all messed up under Mandriva. Any help or request for additional information would be appreciated.
What version of Mandriva: 32/64 bit; 2006.0/2006.1?

I have V2000 with Turion 64 bit 2006.0 and the display works great @ 1280x768 24 bit graphics.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 03:59 PM   #4
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I try to stay away from graphics cards that have shared memory. In the past I have had the same type of problem: the system boots up without allocating memory to graphics and then it locks up.

Obviously, it is possible that mandriva contains ATI's binary driver, which correctly allocates memory.
 
Old 03-14-2006, 04:37 PM   #5
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Suse 10

In another distro forum setting videoram to 32 or 64mb in kb (even with 1G of shareable memory) in /etc/X11/xorg.conf solved display problem. Worth a try. There maybe a place in BIOS to set amount of shared memory? Good luck.
 
  


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