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Old 09-13-2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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Travelmate video installation problem

I need to install SuSE 10 or RH8 on a Acer Travelmate 2441 laptop (actually, I have 12 of these to do for a class!). With both distros, the installation (and, therefore, the whole computer) hangs on the check of the video configuration. With SuSE I've tried the setting identified by hardware detection and even selected LCD as the monitor. Has anyone hit this problem and overcome it? I would appreciate any guidance. Thanks...

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Old 10-03-2006, 09:19 AM   #2
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Solution found

We finally came up with a solution to this problem: send them back! The individual who managed the original laptop purchase simply called the vendor, expressed our utter dissatisfaction with the machines, noted the complete lack of response from Acer's support group, and demanded that they be taken back. They leave here this week. By next week, I will have a new set capable of handling both Linux and Windows. There will be fewer of them (price will be a bit higher), but, at least, my classes will be able to go to work on the course material without hassling the hardware/software issues of the Travelmates.

If you want to do Linux at all, avoid the Acer Travelmate at all costs!


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