OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Boot Live 11.4 On NVidia 9800GT?

Apr 7, 2011

Im new to linux. Im trying to install 11.4 on my desktop. When i try to run the live CD (GNOME) .. after loading the kernel, the screen with just a progressbar appears and the screen crashes, as in some parts of it goes black.. Although, i can install it perfectly, when the OS boots the same kinda screen appears and crashes My system config- intel i7-870 4 core 4GB RAM nVidia GeForce 9800GT 1GB i need to get rid of windows fast.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Flash And 2 X Nvidia Graphic Cards 9800GT SLI?

Mar 17, 2011

I am finding a lot of issues with flash in 11.4 release. As I know it is flash issue, because some people after updating flash on 11.3 got the same problem.

Flash seams to be crashing or/and slowing down web browser. After trying to figure out where is the problem, i found that:
1) removing SLI helped a little bit
2) updating to beta (270) nvidia drivers helped a little bit (moving window with flash animation from one screen to another one that is connected to different graphic card does not crash the browser anymore)

But still the problem exists.

For example, sometimes when i minimize the window with flash animation and i open new window (e.g. with spreadsheet) and move it on the same place where was previous window with flash, I can see this flash animation as a background of the new window....

Also, when i am moving the window with flash around, the flash disappears or gets gray.

Sometimes, ..... does not load the movie, but if i open the movie in VM windows, it works fine. After reloading Xwindows it works for a while also in opensuse.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Boot From Live USB On HP Laptop

Jul 26, 2011

A few weeks ago I installed Fedora Linux 64-bit on my HP dv4-1428ca laptop which was running Windows 7. At that time I created a Live USB using the fedora-live usb tool and it booted fine. A couple days ago I decided to try out openSUSE, so I downloaded the 64-bit live-cd image and tried to create a live usb using the SUSEStudio ImageWrite provided in the documentation. The tool kept giving me an error message, so I decided to try unetbootin instead. However, when I tried to boot the live usb on my HP laptop, it presented me with the message.

"SYSLINUX 4.04 EDD 2011-04-18 COPYRIGHT (C) 1994-2011 H. PETER ANVIN ET AL" with a blinking cursor and nothing else. I've tried a variety of alternative programs for creating live USB's (pendrivelinux, linux live usb creator, unebootin), and verified the checksum of the iso file for openSUSE 11.4 64-bit, and still was not able to get past the "SYSLINUX..." message on my HP laptop. However, the live USB does boot on the other computers in my house. Interestingly, if I create a live USB using the tool provided by Fedora, it will boot fine. However the Fedora Live USB tool cannot be used for other distros.

Specs:
AMD Turion X2 Dual Core
4GB Ram
ATI Radeon 3200 Graphics
320 GB Hard Drive

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Missing Resolutions In 10.04 64 LTS NVIDIA 9800GT

Aug 9, 2010

This is 10.04 LTS 64-bit. I took all the modern stuff out of the computer, so I should be cool to make the system displays work right with just a single nv 9800gt adapter and just two displays a Viewsonic 1920x1080 and a samsung 2048x1152.

When I first installed, both monitors had the right resolution but the wrong monitor was primary. That appears to be extremely difficult to solve, with none of the options I found working for me, so I just swapped the cables.

After that change, the proper monitor is primary, but the other monitor is now stuck at 640x480. I googled and binged and slapped and blew and sucked and none of the magic lines to put into my xorg.conf have worked - in fact, I'm finding the best solution might be to put together some command lines with xrandr (which only sees one display FWIW) that do what I want, and then run those each time I start up the OS. I'm willing. I can type fast and I have a good memory.

I THINK I'm looking for the magic line I put into my /etc/X11/xorg.conf to get that display rotated 90 degrees. If CW is harder than CCW, I'll re-mount the display if needed. I can be flexible. A higher resolution would be GREAT as well, but I came into the world at 80x24, I can leave it the same way - thing is, seems like soemtimes, if the moons are aligned, I don't need it at all?

If the real solution is to re-install, that's fine, but I'm going to be back here again, with much more cynicism when I buy a new monitor.

Here is my xrandr output:

Code:
:~$ xrandr --prop
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 175, current 2688 x 1152, maximum 2688 x 1152
default connected 2688x1152+0+0 0mm x 0mm
2048x1152 50.0 156.0
1920x1080 51.0 52.0 53.0

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Apr 2, 2011

I'm still using Firefox 4 beta11, how to upgrade to ff 4 final? I'm using openSUSE 11.3 (tried to install 11.4 but live-cd won't run on my nvidia graphic)

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Ubuntu :: Installing Nvidia 9800gt Graphics Card - Distribution Preinstall Script Failed

Jul 28, 2010

Re: nVidia latest Drivers - im trying to install a 9800gt nvidia graphics card on my ubuuntu i have been reading forums for the last 5 days and still no luck i managed to do a install and it is giving me the following errors distribution pre install script failed install failed /var/log/nvidia-installer.log unable to load kernal module 'nvidia,ko,

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Boot After Nvidia Driver Install?

Mar 4, 2010

This is my first day with Umbuntu and my first post here at the forums. I bought a Dell Pentium 4 with a fresh install of Umbuntu 9.10 on it. Worked well until I decided to do something a newbie shouldn't do and install a graphics card and drivers. The graphics card worked just fine until the drivers were installed and I tried to reboot the system. Now it no longer boots. Some specifics for you.

Since my time with Ubuntu is limited to hours, the nomenclature will probably be wrong. But I will try to get the point across. The card is a EVGA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra. On first start up with this card the computer functioned fine. I went to a place where you could change the screen options. There were three selections and I don't remember the names (idiot that I am). I selected the middle one. The OS stated that in order to utilize all the capabilities of nvidia graphics cards blah, blah, blah, a driver would need to be downloaded and activated. No name, just a driver. OK, do it (sounds kinda windows like). The download seemed to go OK, but now I needed to reboot to activate the driver.

Now: Ubuntu logo comes up. Screen goes to a text screen that says:

Ubuntu 9.10 dave-ubuntu tty1
dave-ubuntu login:

This screen flashes and does not take input from the keyboard or mouse. Next, I removed the graphics card and used the on-board graphics. Same result with faster flashing. What have I done? Apparently Ubuntu and Linux in general don't have a system recovery option? I read something about the GRUB menu, but the system flasher GRUB loading for half a second and then is on to locking up. I can't seem to get to a GRUB menu. What a way to finish the day.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Install - Live CD From Usb Stick

Jul 11, 2011

I have done a big big mistake (I could beat myself up for that) with my netbook and now I am sitting here, not getting openSUSE installed on it.

I wanted to try another netbook linux and installed (more by accident than intentionally) Easy Peasy Linux. This system is not bad, but cannot work with the wireless adapter in my netbook. However, I then wanted to install openSUSE 11.4 again, which ran fine on the netbook. But the install always gets stuck in different stages and I donīt know why.

Sometimes a failure message comes up: "filesystem is read only, rebooting in 120 seconds", but I am not really sure if this is for the harddrive or the usb stick. In other occasions, the bootprocess until install gets stuck at "starting KDM". Nothing happens then... thats it.

I already have reformatted the usb stick and copied the openSUSE Live CD via Imagewriter on it again... no success.

So now I am really confused, because I donīt know if there is something wrong with the harddrive? Or is it the stick itself? How can I find this out?

If it is the harddrive, how can I at least refomat it? Remember: no CD or DVD drive, just USB stick...

How can I find out if the image on the stick is ok? I already tested the install media and it said: "checksum ok"

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Access Internet Installing From Live USB

Nov 6, 2010

Installing from Live USB: Installing from USB on my desktop (used this method for laptop install) goes without a hitch. EXCEPT, I notice there is no support for my wireless card chipset (Atheros 7413, used /bin/lspci to find). I download the drivers for Linux, but I need Make to build the drivers...ok. I download the Make files from my laptop, make coffee, slap the makefiles onto a flash drive and run the configure file on my desktop version of SUSE. Whoops, need a c compiler (odd that openSUSE did not come with gcc? bit confused on that). If you can't tell by now, I've been using linux for less than a month so I am what you would call a noob? After the lack of c compiler, I drove to my office to snag some DVDs to download the DVD iso image, hoping it would have some form of c compiler/make packaged, since the description does say the DVD has more software (can't find any prebuilt versions of either...?)

Installing from DVD: This was my next step. I wrote the iso image to a DVD and proceeded to boot from DVD. The installer fails at the system analysis, saying it cannot "create a repository". writing the iso to a second DVD produces the same result. Googling has not yielded a solution. tl;dr can't use openSUSE on my desktop because my wireless chipset is not suported by SUSE. I need Make to build the drivers, but I need a c compiler to compile Make, and I need the internet to get both for my machine.

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Oct 15, 2010

i tried to go threw this by some tutorials on the wiki but without success. i all the time got this error: Nvidia log: [URL].. even if i ran the make oldconfig && make prepare command..

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OpenSUSE Install :: Unable To Use The YaNDP Yet Another Nvidia Driver

Feb 16, 2010

I installed openSuSE 11.2 three days ago, the first time, and have been trying to get the nvidia video driver to work ever since. So far, no luck. I have a dual-boot system with Windows 2k (legacy programs) and the graphics card works fine there, so the problem isn't hardware related. The nv driver also works under 11.2, but not well.The graphics card is a GeForce 6200, and the computer is an old Tyan Thunder S2885 with dual Opteron processors. I'm in 64 bit mode for the Linux install.

I've tried installing the video drivers by:Doing a fresh install, loading in the nvidia repository, then doing online update. The two nvidia drivers were loaded (nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop and x11-video-nvidiaG02), but when I tried to reboot I end up with a blank screen and no sync to the monitor (Hitachi SuperScan Elite 751 CRT type). Rebooting in safe mode brings up the nv driver, which works. Doing a fresh install, doing online update,then loading in the nvidia repository, refreshing it, and installing the same two RPMs . . . with the same result. Doing a fresh install and using the "one click" install from this web site. Same result.

Doing a fresh install, doing online update, selecting the pattern "Linux Kernel Development" and installing it, downloading the Nvidia installer NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-190.53-pkg2.run and installing it. Same result.

Same as above, but then using Sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia, even though Sax is depreciated. Same result. I've tried modprobe nvidia. Nothing. Over the last two days I've probably tried several other iterations as well, and forgot them, but nothing worked, it's always the same result.

Another weirdness, when I have YaST do "Hardware Information" it has no trouble identifying the monitor a getting it's info, but when I click the Display icon on the panel it tells me that it can't identify the monitor.

Here's the basic system info:

Code:

Directory: /home/BillyDoc/Desktop
Tue Feb 16 09:21:23 CST 2010
BillyDoc@linux-k7w3:~/Desktop> lsmod | grep nvidia
nvidia 9647368 0
BillyDoc@linux-k7w3:~/Desktop> su

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I'm definitely a novice to this sort of thing, and at this point I haven't a clue what's going on. It looks like the nvidia driver get's installed alright, but X simply doesn't know it's there. Oh, and another thing. When I go into YaST to look for the "Graphics Card and Monitor" program . it's missing! I assume this is because Sax is depreciated, but what's the substitute?

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Apr 5, 2010

Recently I have strange problem in my notebook HP2230s. I cannot boot from KDE 4.4 Live cd. I also try LXDE openSUSE 11.2 live cd, same result. I verify the MD5 and all the iso download is ok. I try the same cd to another laptop, Dell ATG, it works flawlessly.

So I thought there is a problem with my laptop BIOS. I download the new BIOS from HP and install it but the problem persist.

I have another live cd image that I made using susestudio, no problem with this one. I can boot it as live cd in my notebook.

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Jul 30, 2010

I'm trying to boot the KDE 11.3 Live CD and it hangs during the boot. With splash=off I see

Code:
/etc/initscript: line 77: /etc/sysconfig/ulimit: Input/Output error then a bunch of different Id numbers, for example...

Code: INIT Id 4 respawning too fast: disabled for 5 minutes and finally a few lines starting with a number (for example [100.676357]) and ending with

Code: [100.676357] lost page write due to I/O error on loop 0 and then it just loops between the respawn and write errors, as far as I can tell.

My system has a 1.8Hz processor, 1G of RAM and an integrated nVidea GeForce 6150 card, and I'm dual booting sidux and XP. I've checksummed the ISO file. I tried first with a 1G USB drive (Transferring the ISO via dd as per the openSUSE instructions) and then with a CD (burned at the lowest speed). I also tried the CD on a Gateway laptop running just XP and got the same errors. Boot parameters I tried were noapic, pci=nomsi, acpi=off, with no difference.

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Aug 12, 2011

I've just downloaded and burned openSUSE-LXDE-11.4 and i tried to boot on the live cd but it's impossible. After loading kernel, 2 or 3 minutes later, this message is displayed and the pc reboots:

waiting for /usb device scan to complete
waiting for CD/DVD device(s) to appear
waiting for USB device scan to complete
failed to detect CD/DVD or USB drive!
reboot exception: error consoles at Alt-F3/F4
reboot exception: reboot in 120sec

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Dec 19, 2009

Trying to booting an Acer TM 8371 Notebook using USB flash media and the openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64 image.

After the BIOS greeting messages nothing more happens. System seems to hang. When removing the USB memory stick the system continues on trying to boot from the hdd.

When using the openSUSE-11.2-NET-x86_64 image, system detects the USB stick properly and retrieves it's ip address. Since there is no PXE system set up, installation of course stops thereafter.

What's the difference between both images? I recognized that when using the openSUSE-11.2-KDE4-LiveCD-x86_64 image a partition with type linux is created on the USB stick. When using the openSUSE-11.2-NET-x86_64 image fdisk says:

"Disk /dev/sda doesn't contain a valid partition table".

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Feb 8, 2010

I've followed the instructions at Live USB stick - openSUSE for creating a bootable USB stick. I have attempted this with both a 32 bit and 64 bit image. Unfortunately my system will not boot up the stick - it just loads my hard disk as normal.

Background info
1. I have checked the iso images against the checksum and they are ok;
2. I have used the same images to create bootable CDs which work fine;
3. My machine IS capable of booting a USB stick - by copying syslinux onto the stick, the machine does see the stick
4. The order of boot in BIOS is stick first. Again, I have proven this works ok using a utility called USB Boot Tester.

I am unsure what to try next. I recall reading on this forum there was a problem booting from USB stick if the computer also had a CD drive. That was in an early version of LiveCD. Could the problem still be extant? I can't find the actual thread unfortunately otherwise I would link to it.

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Mar 16, 2011

I am using an HCL k38 pdc laptop and I am unable to boot KDE live cd of opensuse 11.4. The system boots to a graphical screen where a progress bar is shown. the progress bar proceeds to about 90% and then my system hangs. ALl I can see on my screen is that graphical image with suse logo and progress bar. Though my mouse works and I can move it all around the desktop but if I try pressing any key (CAPS/NUM LOCK/SCROLL LOCK) i dont see any LED notification for that. this concludes that the system is hanged.

Key board has no issue as I can use it in Windows.

I tried to boot the lice cd in text mode and it worked very fine from there I installed the system on to my HDD in dual boot mode with windows XP. But after installation when I boot opensuse from HDD it stucks at the same position.

I think this issue is with Nvidea graphics card as when the system boots I see an error message that says that the RAM has an address conflict with VGA ROM.

How can I use opensuse. I have even tried ubuntu 10.10 but it also hangs while booting or after booting. So far I have been able to manage only Sabayon Linux working on this machine however the ubuntu 9.10 was working on this system and it also started behaving similarly after I upgraded it to ubuntu 10.04.

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Mar 21, 2010

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Jul 1, 2010

I have been trying to install openSUSE on a dell Latitude XT all day, and every time I tried to live boot, I got a blank screen. I finally decided to do a text install and I got it installed, but now I get the same result from booting off of the splash screen.

I can boot into text mode fine (still) but for whatever reason, it bombs as soon as I tell it to load the GUI. I have a 1.2 GHz Core 2 Duo, 3GB RAM, and an ATI mobility chip (2000 series, maybe?) I had the same problem with Ubuntu, and since I like openSUSE just as well, I figured I'd try it because I at least could do a text install from my liveCD.

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Dec 14, 2010

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Jan 13, 2011

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Although, in some kiwi image types, you can specify boottimeout="n" in the image description's type element, it does not have the intended effect. Here is an example. The following type element's boottimeout attribute will invoke the first grub menu item instantly. Changing the value to zero, not only does not hide the grub screen, but seems to restore the default 10 second time out.

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Jul 19, 2011

As per the thread title, tried both 32 and 64-bit isos, also re-downloaded the isos in case of a problem with them

Fails to enter runlevel 5 (and start kdm), I've tried the usual nomodeset, setting no_kms_in_initrd isn't much help as mkinitrd fails after setting it

Here's the gist of the errormsgs:

Code:
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module does not exist" (0)
(II) [KMS] drm report modesetting isn't supported
(EE) RADEON(0): Chipset: "AMD Radeon HD 6800 Series" (ChipID = 0x6738) requires kms Some things I've tried:

Blacklisting fglrx doesn't work with vi as it tells me 50-blacklist.conf is read-only even when I use the ! override read-only switch

Tried specifying both the radeon and radeonhd and even vesa drivers in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-device.conf when trying off a usb pen drive created with imagewriter

As mentioned earlier. tried nomodeset and no_kms_in_initrd to yes

It's a pain as I have tumbleweed on the machine and prior to putting the radeon card in it I would use a live usb drive to backup the system prior to updating, when I had an nividia card in the machine live usb and live cd would both boot no problem so it pretty much has to be something about the way it's handling the radeon card (like trying to load the non-existent fglrx driver regardless of what I do to try stopping that maybe?)

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Apr 24, 2011

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Aug 26, 2011

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Mar 15, 2010

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I have drive partitioned as follows...
sda1 = Win7 system (default install)
sda2 = Win7 Main (default install)
sda3 = swap
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Aug 15, 2010

I cannot install Kubuntu (or Unbuntu) 10.4 on my husband's computer. I have spent 5 hours on this and cannot get anywhere. I am deeply frustrated. The iso I burned to CD is good (works on 2 other computers). His computer will not boot from USB, no matter what I do to the drive order in BIOS. After loading the blue screen with the Kubuntu logo on it (and the blue-white dots), the screen changes to black and shows the following text:

BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash) (initrafs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system.

He really needs to get rid of WinXP. Kubuntu is what I have on my computer (and love it!). Here is some info about his computer:

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation

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