OpenSUSE Install :: Ati Driver On Tumbleweed 2.6.38-18-desktop Kernel
Mar 24, 2011
I just updated to new 2.6.38-18 kernel and headers. Now the latest Ati 11.2 driver wont install completely and I cannot get any X. So I removed the ati drivers to use the opensuse drivers but kde wont start now (dont know what the issue is.. maybe someone can poitn me out the the correct log file to look for errors).. I am using gnome now. Anyone knows how to get ground this and install ati drivers.
So my netbook has overall very generic intel hardware Atom processor and Intel Graphic card the only component that requires a proprietary driver is the broadcom wireless card (unfortunately brcm40821 does not work for me) I am running opensuse 11.4 and I am willing to update the broadcom-wl driver each time there is a new kernel update in tumbleweed I am just wondering as of now, how stable is Tumbleweed (anyone has had any problem or success with tumbleweed, welcome to share in this post)
PS: I read (in the announcement/news section) with the new kernel (2.6.38-18), samba is finally working fine alongside apparmor.
I have a system running openSUSE 11.2 with Desktop and XEN kernel, as well as Windows 7 (not by choice though...). I have noticed a strange time issue, with Windows 7 and the desktop kernel the time is correct (like for example now: 1:32 PM) but in the XEN kernel it is ahead several hours (6:32 PM). If it was an issue between openSUSE and windows then I would think that it is a problem with the system clock but I don't know what would cause a time issue between kernels like that.
differences between Kernel Default and Kernel Desktop? I've found some past threads like this link and this other link, and some other google info, which suggest the only difference would be the io scheduler. Also, I see the default grub choice is "Desktop" and not "Default", so I take this as a suggestion to prefer one over the other.
However, my broadcom 4312 wireless only works on the "default" and not on the "desktop" kernel, so I guess there must be other differences. I just want to evaluate which one is the less long-term risk option to go.
I have several SLES 11sp1 servers and using SMT (Subscription Management Tool) to provide local mirroring and prevent all the unnecessary web traffic to update all these machines.
I found this article which is working out quite nicely to mirror the openSUSE 11.3 Updates which prevents all my openSUSE 11.3 machines from all going out getting the same update.
I am looking to try and do the same with openSUSE 11.4 and with openSUSE 11.4 using the Tumbleweed repos. Has anyone done this or can someone provide some insight on what I need to do. I am thinking I can run this command
I should use* to provide me with openSUSE 11.4 Updates. For the Tumbleweed repo would I do the same and would that work?
smt-setup-custom-repos --name OpenSUSE_Tumbleweed --description "OpenSUSE Tumbleweed" --exturl http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Tumbleweed/standard/ --productid *don't know what productid I should use*
Again I don't know what productid I should use or if it really even matters, could I use one that is not being used? I am trying to limit how many machines go out to the Internet to pull down updates. I would really like to have one system (SMT) pulll down any new files and all my clients get their updates from the SMT server.
Here's what to do right after applying the latest kernel security patch (188.8.131.52-0.4) to get the ATI driver back to work. Do not reboot yet make sure the update installed the headers and sources for kernel 184.108.40.206-0.4: rpm -qa | grep 220.127.116.11-0.4 should print the files in red on a 64bit system:
Yesterday I got the wireless up in running in my Macbook Pro 4,1 but still have no sound, the keyboard isn't fully supported (volume controls, brightness, ect.) and I haven't been able to get the eye-candy to work. I'm running openSUSE 11.2, and I've already installed the nVidia proprietary drivers, but every time I turn on desktop effects it turns it off as soon as I close the dialog box.
I'm having an issue when I'm trying to install SuSE linux onto my desktop.I go through all the steps and everything looks okay, but when it starts to install the packages, I get an error message that basically says:kernel.desktop - unable to install, exit status 127.I have a ATI X1950 video card in the computer, as well as a AMD 64 FX CPU in the system.
I understand that the new 11.2 version has a new kernel optimized for desktop use. Can someone tell me or show me where I can find the new kernel configuration options? I would like to see what options they choose to change.
When I installed the suse11.3, I running the "uname -r",the system shows "2.6.34-12-desktop",for some reasons,i need the kernel header for "2.6.34-12-desktop". I down the "kernel-source", "kernel-default" and "kernel-desktop" and I check the "/usr/src/" path, but only have these stuff "linux-18.104.22.168-0.7 linux-22.214.171.124-0.7-obj linux-obj", where can I get the kernel -header for "2.6.34-12-desktop".
Never thought much about it until now a but is it possible to get the desktop kernel at install with 11.3 DVD ? I always get default-kernel and have to do the kernel dance to get the desktop-kernel I prefer. I'm familiar with the multiversion = kernel-desktop and methods to retain different versions. Just wondering.
In order to configure a dual display in a fresh 11.4 installation, I am attempting to install the nVidia driver according to the instructions in SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE. I have not previously compiled or configured a kernel so I largely followed the instructions from OpenSUSE 11.2 - How to compile a Kernel for Newbies.The currently installed kernel is 126.96.36.199-1.2-desktop. The graphics card is an ASUS EN9600GSO (512MB).
In Yast, I installed gcc, make, kernel-devel (v. 188.8.131.52-1.2) and kernel-desktop-devel (v. 184.108.40.206-1.2). Per the "hard way" instructions, I did not install kernel-source.
I installed openSuse 11.2 64bit (DVD version). Later I installed the graphic card driver. Then I noticed that it's not working well due to an improper installation (didn't use the manual that you provided here). So I uninstalled the driver. Then, after reboot, instead of a regular desktop, I get a CLI and I'm requested to enter my login information. But in the boot menu, if I enter to the failsafe option, then everything works fine. How can I change the CLI to the regular desktop?
After migrating from openSUSE-11.1 to openSUSE-11.2 together with a few further online updates including a kernel upgrade to 220.127.116.11-0.1-desktop, my system started freezing a couple of times for two days.
I made up my mind googling for "linux freeze", found a hint saying, that 18.104.22.168 causes trouble, fell back to 22.214.171.124-0.1-desktop, and voila: the problem is gone. What a relief!
Finally got around to updating from 126.96.36.199 and was surprised at the slew of warnings issued during the install. Rather than post them here, see: pastebin - Someone - post number 1792805 I would have bet money that the machine wouldn't boot after this, but it in fact did (whew). Since the kmp modules were not updated with this new kernel, I have merely suspicions....any one have the real reason for these warnings? Same type of warnings occured (thou I didn't copy the output) when I installed the ATI prop driver rpm. everything seems to work as normal so far, but it was so very different than many previous updates that I'm a bit leery.
A few upgrades ago, I had also a desktop-kernel installed. I tried starting with the standard and the desktop kernel, but could not see a difference. Why this desktop-kernel and what's the difference with the standard kernel? HP laptop with Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU T5600 - OpenSUSE 11.3 -KDE4.4.4
On a fresh install 11.3 gnome I am getting an update freeze on the kernel-desktop-188.8.131.52-0.5.1. This is on the initial software update after first log in on fresh system. It downloads the package and freezes during the update and causes all my other updates to reload. I went to init 3 and ran zypper update and saw that it made it to 91% and then stopped. After that I usually get a corrupted install.
I recently installed 11.3 from DVD Am using Ubuntu Lucid Grub2 bootloader as I have several OS's Updated Grub so that the new kernel version 4 would boot but it boots to a command line... What has happened to my desktop?
When trying to install the nvidia graphics driver I get the following error-message:
ERROR: The kernel header file '/usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h' does not exist. The most likely reason for this is that the kernel source files in '/usr/src/linux' have not been configured. How do I configure the kernel source files?
On my main work machine I have openSUSE 11.4 standard KDE on two partitions, standard root and standard /home. I'm going to add the Tumbleweed repos and follow the evolution of openSUSE until 11.5/12.0 is released.
But I cannot afford to have my main work machine off the air. So I want to back up the root parttiion each time I go a major upgrade from the Tumbleweed repos.
So I thought I would just image the root partition in compressed/reduced form to a USB drive prior to updating.
First I looked at Partimage but it doesn't do the EXT4 filesystem.
Second I thought about Clonezilla but it doesn't allow compression (it states that the target for the image must be at least as big as the source partition); thus DD is just as limited.
Third I looked at the System backup and restore facility in Yast but it seems to be undocumented (i.e. I can't find it.)
Then I thought why not just use cp because the root filesystem of 11.4 for me is only occupying 6Gb ATM. I propose to use "cp -a -u -v" from a live CD to copy the root files to a USB drive with an EXT4 partition.
So two questions:is there a flaw in backing up the system/root with "cp -a -u -v" is there a better imaging software for a small job like this
I'm just installed OpenSuse 11.3 (64) on a 30gb SSD, hoping to get virtualbox 4.0 running to virtualize an instance of Windows 7.I went through some pain with my Nvidia video card and actually getting vb to install, but through lots of searching and tinkering got here.I created a vm in the vb control panel, but when I go to start it I get:
Code: Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Win7Main. The virtual machine 'Win7Main' has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1.
when I open virtualbox OSE and tried to run a vm i get this error
Kernel driver not installed (rc=-1908)
The VirtualBox Linux kernel driver (vboxdrv) is either not loaded or there is a permission problem with /dev/vboxdrv. Re-setup the kernel module by executing
as root. Users of Ubuntu, Fedora or Mandriva should install the DKMS package first. This package keeps track of Linux kernel changes and recompiles the vboxdrv kernel module if necessary. So i tried doing what it said and I got this error when i tried to run /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup (as root)
Stopping VirtualBox kernel module done Recompiling VirtualBox kernel module, NOT. It has been packaged.Recompiling VirtualBox
Then i ran dmesg and there was a ton of stuff that seemed to be unreleated so i ran dmesg -c to clear it. then i ran the vboxdrv this again then checked dmesg again expecting there to be nothing but the vboxdrv stuff but it was still blank.I really dont know what to do at this point I tried uninstalling and reinstalling but that makes no difference