OpenSUSE Install :: Video Trouble On Toshiba Laptop
Jan 3, 2010
Running OpenSuse 11.2 from live dvd. When it starts up, the screen gets filled with vertical green and black lines, with about a 1 inch square in the middle that moves as the cursor. Nothing else is visible.I've tried each of the video options, with the same result. Is there any solution to this?
One of the big problems I'm having is with the Network Adapter. It won't work with Ubuntu or any Ubuntu based distros. Backtrack 4 won't even start for me (there's a problem with the ACPI, and I'm not sure how to turn it off on Backtrack). Is there any distribution that I won't have to mess with the Kernels too much (I tried Gentoo, but that was a bit over my head)
So, help me through getting my audio working properly on my Toshiba Satellite A105-S2081 Laptop. I think I've been through most of the help messages and tried many things to get it working correctly. The ONLY thing that has helped is to go to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and change model=auto to model=generic. (options snd-hda-intel power_save=10 power_save_controller=N model=generic)
I've tried model=toshiba, model=auto, model=lenovo, model=3stack, model=dallas and the laptops internal sound device disappears from the list of sound devices. If I plug in my Logitech Headset, it seems to work fine.It also seems to work fine if I boot it up into XP SP3.It does work now generally with model=generic, but not sure that everything works properly, like the headset & microphone jack. (Actually the reason I have the Logitech Headset is because the headset jack doesn't work).
got a new laptop (well, it's 2nd hand) but it's a laptop which is the model up from mine i use suse on already. i have a HP compaq 6720s, and the new one is a HPS 6735s. i've downloaded and burned the 11.4 iso as an image but it just won't load. thought it was maybe corrupt but it works on my laptop which is already running suse. checked in the BIOS and it doesn't seem to mention boot from dvd drive, though it does say cd drive (but it's definitely a dvd drive).
is it possible to install from a usb pen drive? if so, how? fat32 won't take it, as it's too big a file, and will just putting the .iso file on there mean it'll work? what file system should i use? ntfs, ext3/4?
Off and on for some time now I've been using a Toshiba x205-s9359 laptop with (11.4/KDE4.6) during the day as a general purpose laptop using the onboard LCD and in the evenings to run XBMC to play movies on a TV using an HDMI cable (no cable TV on our little island & Satellite TV is poor in the rainy season).
The video card is an NVidia GeForce 8700M GT with NVidia's proprietary driver v. 275.09.07 (installed the "hard way").
Code: ~> aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC268 Analog [ALC268 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Now the Audio/Video both go to the TV via HDMI if it's connected prior to boot, if not the laptop works normally.
If you try this with XBMC don't forget to go to set the XBMC settings to "HDMI" as needed.
I have a Toshiba A205 S5804 laptop that had Vista Home Premium installed. Tried to install Centos 5 (2.6.18-8-el5) and when I went through the install process, X Server failed to start so I had to go thorough the command line install. Once the install completed, it only booted to console.
The default resolution for this laptop is 1280X800 but I dont know if that is why or not. if anyone has a clue about my issue, please let me know.. I really dont want to install windows.
I have a new laptop that I can install ubuntu on without hassle using a cd. I wanted to put it on my older Toshiba laptop (2003) for my little cousin to use to get on the internet and play games. When I boot from the CD the ubuntu logo comes up runs. It ask me my language then goes to the screen where I can choose "Try Ubuntu without installing it" "Install Ubuntu Now" etc. Ive tried clicking both install and try both launch the ubuntu logo it runs for about 4 min and then hangs on a black screen. I know it isn't the cd because I can use it on any other computer and it works. This Toshiba cannot boot from a jump drive though so that choice is out.
I have been searching the web for a solution to a couple of problemsm having with hardware, I am Unable to get the fan or wireless working on my Toshiba U505 S2950 Laptop. I am new to using OpenSuse but I have used Ubuntu and other distros. I have not been able to solve these issues yet and I have tried several things that I have found on various forums
I have a problem with Thunderbird 3 on Ubuntu 10.04. When starting TB3 the 'mail account setup' box appears but can't type anything inthere... I can close the setup box... the main window is very unresponsive but cosing works also immediately. I fisrst did upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 having the problem. Thinking the upgrade might have gone wrong I did a complete fresh install on that laptop, even verified the CD with md5sum before installing. After the fresh and clean install the problem remains the same.
The machine having the problem is a Toshiba laptop Tecra S1 with 1GB of RAM. I do not experience any other problem with Ubuntu 10.04 on that machine, everything else runs like a charm, there also was no error during installation... I think this problem is related to the Toshiba Tecra S1 laptop because other machines I own don't have problems with TB3.
I am playing with SalixOS which is supposed to be entirely compatible with Slack. I've never put Slack proper on this laptop. It's run Ubuntu and Mandriva both and the volume wheel always works. It does not seem to be recognized in Salix. I figure the fix will be the same in Salix as Slackware so I'm asking here. The laptop is an A205 Toshiba Satellite.
I am having problems Loading OpenSUSE 11.04_amd64 after Installation. I Dual Boot with Windows (on dev/sda) and Linux (on dev/sdb). I have been using Ubuntu_amd64 for a while and had decided to give other Linux distros a try. I tried Debian but I ended up downloading and installing a bare-bone version and I couldn't go anywhere with it as, I am a Linux noob.
I have now downloaded and tried to install OpenSUSE 11.04. Installation was smooth but OpenSUSE will not boot. I get a black screen which says Grub Error and something like 'file not found'.
I was given a Samsung SMB 2330 (TFT) monitor for Christmas. It is pretty nice and nice and big. Here is the problem: when I connect it to my laptop (Dell XPS M1530 with nVidia GeForce 8600M) I can use the Nvidia Settings Manager to view and use both screens, but on the Samsung screen there are lighter colored blurry lines that race up and down. You don't see this so much on lighter windows, but any darker color shows them clearly. This is a constant whether I set the refresh rate on "auto" or 60 kH (which is what the manufacturer says it should be).I can't for the life of me figure out how to get rid of this problem. I am fair to middling on my Linux experience, but this is the first time I have wrestled with dual monitors and I'd really appreciate any pointers The screen is great, but the flicker is distracting to say the least.
I've just installed Ubuntu desktop 10.10 on a Fujitsu Amilo laptop but it does not see any wireless network. It recognizes the wireless card but I don't know how to activate it or whether the drivers are already installed..
I'm having trouble with the keyboard on the Packard Bell EasyNote R4. I'm using the standard xorg driver that gets configured by the Debian Lenny installer and the problem is that the keys sometimes generate weird keycodes or something, causing unwanted behaviour of the window manager (XFCE 4.4) such as creating a new terminal window or shading windows. Could the keyboard be faulty or does someone know of a driver that would work better with this model?
I have a Toshiba Portege M205-S810 tablet. This computer has a usb cd-rw/dvd-rom drive only. I have a 160 gb HD with 2 partitions. The first contains Windows 7 (I can't remove this, it has all my school stuff), and the second partition is empty.
I downloaded the KDE LiveCD version of 11.2, and the MD5 was correct. I burned the image to a cd via imgburn, and the write was verified.
I want to install OpenSUSE 11.2 onto the 2nd partition. I restart my computer, get into the BIOS, and enable boot from cd-rom. I restart again, the drive spins a bit, and then the windows 7 start screen appears. I'm not sure why this is happening, and would appreciate getting this installed on my 2nd partition.
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop with the following specifications:Proccesor: Intel Core i3 350M / 2.26 GHzRAM: 4GB DDR3Hard Disk: 320GB SATA 5400rpmArchitecture: x86_64The computer has already Windows 7 installed on the C drive whereas there's a D hidden drive with a copy of the recovery image.I'm having trouble to install openSuSE 11.3 as follows:I boot the system with the DVD in its drive. After the welcome screen the process stops using the typical GUI interface and runs a less graphical one. It is at this point where a window pops up with a request:"Make sure that CD number 1 is in your drive"I press OK but the window keeps popping up. Frustrated I hit Back and a red window comes up with the message:"No repository found."I cannot go any further than this point
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro laptop with the following specifications:
Proccesor: Intel Core i3 350M / 2.26 GHz RAM: 4GB DDR3 Hard Disk: 320GB SATA 5400rpm Architecture: x86_64
The computer has already Windows 7 installed on the C drive whereas there's a D hidden drive with a copy of the recovery image. I'm having trouble to install openSuSE 11.3 as follows: I boot the system with the DVD in its drive. After the welcome screen the process stops using the typical GUI interface and runs a less graphical one. It is at this point where a window pops up with a request:
"Make sure that CD number 1 is in your drive" I press OK but the window keeps popping up. Frustrated I hit Back and a red window comes up with the message: "No repository found." I cannot go any further than this point. It's obvious that the system does not seem to be able to detect the DVD.
I downloaded and installed OpenSUSE 11.2 but only screen I see is console, SUSE won't even open.I assume that is an error of graphics card (ATI Mobility Radeon HD3650) or Processor (Intel Centrino 2)The error says that there is niether internet connection nor a driver for graphics card.I was able to work the command "startx" while I was using Ubuntu 9.10 (Ubuntu was not able to install proper graphics card driver too)
I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro 4600. Now I can't get the liveCD kernel to boot. I get the first boot menu, but the only thing that works is the Memtest option. If I choose anything else, it will "load kernel" very smoothly to 100%. After that: blank screen with a blinking cursor. In the HCL someone successfully tested this with model with 10.2 and 10.3. I have the 11.2 live CD burned at slow speed. I would expect to see at least some copyright message or anything at all when booting the kernel. I've tried the CD in another computer (desktop, Core2) and it will load everything just fine. I've tried the failsafe and other 'safe' options, no difference. I'm a bit lost here, what could cause it to fail booting at such an early stage ? This laptop has 384MB of RAM and a Trident 16MB graphics card. I'm using it every day, with WinXP so far.
CPU fan apparently is not working with Debian (or Kernel, I don't know who's responsible for ACPI devices management. ).After setting up lm-sensors to show core temperatures, and running a simple "while(true);" C program, I noticed the fan doesn't turn on until the temperature reaches 80 degrees Celsius, and when it does, it runs at what appears to be full speed (VERY noisy). Also, it stays turned on at that speed even after temperature gets below 35 degrees Celsius. The only way to turn it off is to put the computer to sleep and wake it up again, but if I do the same procedure, it happens again.
I think it is related to some compatibility problem with ACPI devices because when I turn on the computer, I can't get the Fn keys to work, but after I suspend and wake it up, I can control the brightness using the Fn key and use the Play, Pause, etc. buttons. I read this has something to do with ACPI issues, the same as the fan control issues, because "try to suspend and wake up the computer" is something people usually tell to others with this problem (I assume just to confirm the diagnostic).Everything works fine on the pre-installed Windows Vista that came with the computer. It's definitely a compatibility problem.
I've read a lot in forums, even here, but I couldn't get any solution for this. I installed toshset but asks me to enable a Kernel module which I have no idea of how to load. I have no idea of how to load a Kernel module in fact.Also, I didn't want to believe, but I read there's no solution for this (at least, not one which doesn't involve a lot of knowledge on the matter).I'd like to stay with Debian, so I'm doing my last try here before installing other Linux Distro. I hope this problem is about Debian and not all Linux distros.My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L355, Intel Pentium Dual Core T3200. I bought it in the end of 2008, so it's kind of old.
The sound on my system is really low. I am using a Toshiba Tecra M3 laptop with Intel sound.
Here is my uname info: Code: 18.104.22.168-67.fc12.i686 #1 SMP Sat Feb 27 10:00:02 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
I tested both Rhythmbox and Gnome Mplayer. Both are low when using headphones and very low when using the laptop speakers. I checked the alsa configuration via alsamixer -c0 and everything looks good. I have attached my alsa-info.txt file.
I feel I am really really close at getting this connected.
The native ath9k driver did not work. I blacklisted this driver and then proceeded to load a windows driver that came with the card through ndiswrapper.
The system sees my wireless router but I could not get connected to the router. I get the circle of death of it trying to connect though.
I then replaced the Network Manager with Wicd.
I try and connect, after setting the preshared key, and it stops at the very end saying it could not obtain an IP address.
I then try to set a static IP, and at the very end it comes back with, "could not contact wireless access point".
I feel I am so close to getting this connected I just don't know if it is a setting on my router I need to change or to look for a different driver. Driver should be fine but I'm no expert.
I have two other computers wireless'ly connected to this router currently and one of them is connected via a dual boot, Ubuntu and Win7, so at the very least these two computers don't have any issues connecting to the router.
Or I am just going to live with WinXP installed on it instead. BTW: I had no problems getting a wireless connection from this laptop when I had WinXP installed, but I have since wiped it off with a clean install of Ubuntu 9.10. Goes to show how much I want to rid myself of Windows on the laptop.
I even installed 8.04 to see if I could make a connection with that version but to no avail I could not. I have since reloaded 9.10.
I have a Toshiba Satellite A660-056 which works beautifully except that the built in mic and the headphone jack don't work. For the microphone, no input device is listed in the Sound Preferences control panel. When I plug in headphones, the built-in speakers go quiet but nothing goes through the headphones.
Here's the info Code: uname -a Linux satelliteoflove 2.6.32-24-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16 14:17:33 UTC 2010 i686 GNU/Linux
i am trying to install the new openSUSE 11.3 version but i can't install it without setting the ACPI mode to OFF. Is the new kernel support this hardware? (Toshiba Satellite A505-s6033) i had this problem already with Ubuntu 10.4 LTS and i had have to recompile the kernel with this patch: Some buggy BIOS may modify DSDT memory when acpi enabled. So we copy DSDT for safe.
I thought the 2.6.34 kernel already have this patch but it seems i was wrong... So if i will install the system with ACPI on OFF mode i will be need to recompile the kernel with this patch to get things working?
Just resently I managed to activate internal bluetooth adapter. I'm not expert in command line and everything I could was done in GNOME. Same like most other systems an icon appears in panel bar whenever I used to type <modprobe omnibook ectype=14>. It took me some time to set everything with the kind help from URL... So the thing is that after fingering with some newly installed packages concerning b-tooth utilities that icon is gone and b-tooth is not active.
get the wireless working on my mum's laptop as having to plug it into the router everytime she wants to go online is now becoming an issue for her. I recently upgraded it from 8.04 to 9.04. Ive tried using the Windows Wireless Driver option in System - Admin but to no avail.
Laptop Toshiba Satellite L300D-13D $ lspci, returns the following 00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx) 00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) 00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) 00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2) 00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3) [Code]...