OpenSUSE Install :: Installation 11.4 Fails ?

May 9, 2011

I wanted to update my 11.3 installation to 11.4. Everything went fine, but at the point the installation switched to the installed new system, it went completely wrong. This is the first time after more than 15 years of using (open)SUSE I have got trouble to install a new version.

What went wrong: the display shows some hundred miniature thumbnails of the screen to continue the installation. Only possibility was to switch to a console session. I did change the settings in initrd to NO_KMS_IN_INITRD to 'yes', then rebooted the PC. But the display is still unusuable. Then I tried the failsafe option, without any success. So I had to re-install the previous version, where I don't have this troubles. Fortunately, I made a backup of most of my settings, but it takes me still a lot of time to re-install everything, as I have to re-install a lot of libraries and recompile some programs.

I did a try with a live-DVD of Knoppix, the display is also scrambled but not so bad as with 11.4. Then I tried a live-CD of Kubuntu, and there anything worked PERFECT!

If openSUSE cann't give me a valuable explanation and solution, I have to consider to switch to Kubuntu after more than 15 years of openSUSE.

Some details of my hardware:
- graphics card: nVidia GeForce 6150SE
- driver: nouveau
- display: Acer HD 24inch screen with a resolution of 1900x1080

Remark: with the installation of 11.4 on other PC's of friends and family, I didn't have troubles, but they don't have such a high-resolution display.

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