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Old 10-19-2005, 03:16 PM   #1
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SUSE 10 Installation Problem, After Intial Boot, Black Display


So I decided to try OpenSuse 10. Copied Image from Novellīs page, burned (md5īs are ok) and installed. Everything went pretty smooth until it finished installing (Iīm not sure if the normal procedure is for it to reboot and then enter the CONGIGURATION part, or after installing, it should configure, and THEN reboot). I got the first; only after rebooting I keep getting a black display and it does nothing.

In short, I get by the PREPARATION part, then the INSTALLATION part (after which it reboots), but not the CONFIGURATION part. So I never even get to type in a root password. I try turning it off, on again, choose linux (grub seems fine) and get the same black display...

Have a HP pavilion zv5000 notebook. Pentium 4.

ANY COMMENT ON THIS?

PD/ GRUB seems to function ok so I can access my Windows OS
 
Old 10-19-2005, 04:54 PM   #2
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I think I am getting somethign very similar.

Have you tried to use external display? Mine works with external, btu if I try to use a combination of external / built on, it doesn't work ( it has a glowing white screen, that fades away and if I toggle the screen (Fn + F5) I get an ugly 5 line thing that is un workable.

I am still trying to figure it out.

My card is a Trident CyberBlade/xp4 and the monitor detested by YaST is a "Generic Monitor".

What can be my issue?
 
Old 10-19-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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Originally posted by EclipseAgent
I think I am getting somethign very similar.

Have you tried to use external display? Mine works with external, btu if I try to use a combination of external / built on, it doesn't work ( it has a glowing white screen, that fades away and if I toggle the screen (Fn + F5) I get an ugly 5 line thing that is un workable.

I am still trying to figure it out.

My card is a Trident CyberBlade/xp4 and the monitor detested by YaST is a "Generic Monitor".

What can be my issue?
Ok, for mine I got it fixed

I found the xorg.conf file and went down to device and changed "trident" to "vesa" rebooted and TADA

 
Old 10-19-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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Hmm. I saw this with Fedora Core 4 and Trident Cyberblade.
I wonder if the fix is the same for SuSE 10?
Maybe not -- vesa driver didn't fix my FC4 Trident problem.
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2976
Mike Harris at Red Hat posted the driver from FC3 to fix the FC4 Trident issue.
It seems there were several other types of video cards affected, too.

Last edited by LinuxVB; 10-19-2005 at 05:25 PM.
 
Old 10-19-2005, 05:56 PM   #5
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Hmm. I saw this with Fedora Core 4 and Trident Cyberblade.
I wonder if the fix is the same for SuSE 10?
Maybe not -- vesa driver didn't fix my FC4 Trident problem.
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2976
Mike Harris at Red Hat posted the driver from FC3 to fix the FC4 Trident issue.
It seems there were several other types of video cards affected, too.
Yes, it is the same fix

I am not sure if you can rename it just anything or if it has to be something certain. Maybe in FC4 try fcdev or something along those lines if vesa doesn't work for you.

Now I just gotta work on the wireless, and try to find a way to switch between Points.. Hopefully Profle Manager will do the trick.
 
Old 10-20-2005, 05:04 PM   #6
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So I tried external display and got the same black screen. I really don't know what you meen by combination of externa&built in use, what i did was simply connect my old PC monitor to the laptop, and suppose thats the combination. I don't know how to disable the built in. Anyway, don't get the gray screen but get the same black one. It has to be a graphics problem since I installed suse 10 on my old PC with a samsung 550v monitor and works fine.

So, I don't have any way to even look at my xorg.conf file.

Another thing I tried was too boot using VESA configuration but nothing different happened. Same Problem.

Any suggestion besides going back to 9.3 (might as well do that)

THANKS
 
Old 10-20-2005, 05:08 PM   #7
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So I tried external display and got the same black screen. I really don't know what you meen by combination of externa&built in use, what i did was simply connect my old PC monitor to the laptop, and suppose thats the combination. I don't know how to disable the built in. Anyway, don't get the gray screen but get the same black one. It has to be a graphics problem since I installed suse 10 on my old PC with a samsung 550v monitor and works fine.

So, I don't have any way to even look at my xorg.conf file.

Another thing I tried was too boot using VESA configuration but nothing different happened. Same Problem.

Any suggestion besides going back to 9.3 (might as well do that)

THANKS
You can try booting into fail safe mode and configuring it there.
 
Old 10-25-2005, 07:59 PM   #8
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I have the exact same problem as the initial posting with the exact same machine - HP Pavilion notebook zv5000. I installed suse 10 and after reboot, GRUB looks OK, then black screen (GRUB will boot to Windows just fine). This does not happen with Suse 9.3 or earlier.

Heard anything?

Last edited by keek77; 10-25-2005 at 08:00 PM.
 
Old 10-26-2005, 08:21 PM   #9
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At the GRUB boot screen interrupt the boot timer countdown by typing <F2>
Type 3 on the boot options line.
This will boot you to a text console, all services such as networking should be running.
Log in as root.
Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
# vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

look for the line that reads
Driver "nv"

tap the <Insert> key

Change "nv" to "vesa"

tap the <esc> key

Save the file by typing :wq

at the # prompt type
# startx

to see if X is now working.

Download and install the proprietary nvidia driver for 3D acceleration.
Download the proprietary driver installer file.
Exit from X for the console.
Make sure your kernel sources are installed and configured to match your kernel:
# cd /usr/src/linux
# make cloneconfig
# make prepare-all
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-1.0-7676-pkg2.run -q (AMD64 bit driver)
or
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7676-pkg1.run -q (Intel x86 32 bit driver)

Once installed run sax2:

# sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)

read the installer howto:

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/sup...nstaller-HOWTO

Last edited by LinuxVB; 10-26-2005 at 08:32 PM.
 
  


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