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Old 05-15-2006, 10:35 AM   #1
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Intel(R) 945GM , Wireless 3945ABG and suse 10.1

Hi there,
I have a new laptop with Mobile Intel(R) 945GM Express Chipset and Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950. The wireless is card is Built-in Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG.

I tried to install FC5 and the video card was not properly installed and VESA drivers where not satisfactory. FC4 couldn’t start X without some hacking.

I've read that my graphic card is supported in suse 10.1 so I downloaded the CDs and in a few hours I'll start the installation.

After all I read on this forum about so many problems with suse 10.1, I wonder if I'll not just waist a few hours trying to install suse 10.1.
So, I would really appreciate if someone could tell me if he has successfully install a video card and wireless card like mine on suse 10.1.

Old 05-16-2006, 03:04 AM   #2
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No feedback on this...
I'll share with you my experience with suse 10.1
It installed without problems, only that it takes a long time. I would apreciate more that 2 hours (full install).
I like it and I think for the moment I stay with suse..
The graphic card was installed without problem, the wireless card was also recognized. Anyway it doesn't work, it doesn't find any wireless network.. But I think this is a configuration problem, I'll solve it soon.
As a conclusion I like Suse 10.1, the feeling is ok, and comparing with FC4 and FC5 I could install it on my laptop.
Old 08-24-2006, 02:36 PM   #3
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I have the exact same HW combo the 945GM graphics card and the 3945ABG wireless card.

I have been using Mandriva on my previous laptop but with my new one it wouldn't install that hardware and using generic settings it was pretty unstable. I found that the intel drivers wouldn't work other than for suse.

So i am downloading opensuse now, you say the graphics card auto installed fine as did the wireless but you had to tweak it? What did you have to do i'd really appreciate the help

And do you like suse? Is yast any good? I assume that its similar to urpmi in mandriva or yum in fedora?


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