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Re: Suse 10.0 OSS on toshiba laptop

__/ [ Emmanuel Durand ] on Sunday 07 May 2006 16:58 \__

>> Does it always get stuck at the same point? If so, when. Therein probably
>> lies the key to your (or SuSE's) problem. If you cannot get as far as the
>> command-line prompt, there is not much you can do diagnostics-wise.
> Yes, after the line saying
> System boot control : running /etc/init.d/boot.local     done
> after this point nothing happens
> tried to reinstall without acpi, but still says the same
> I don't really want to try another distribution, but I may have to :-( I
> like Suse, it works great on my desktop.

If you eventually give up on SuSE (for the laptop), I would recommend
PCLinuxOS < http://www.pclinuxos.com/ > and Kubuntu. I suspect that both
will probe, successfully detect and support everything (including wireless)
Speaking based on experiences that I hear about....

__/ [ Emmanuel Durand ] added on Sunday 07 May 2006 18:36 \__

> Now,
> a) When i do a normal install, I can get through the whole process without
> problems. But, when it is all finished, and ready to run, whan i click, the
> screen becomes black, w/ a cross in the middle, nothing else happens. if I
> reboot and start in safe mode, it gets stuck at different points, sometimes
> it goes further than others.

That is very odd. Inconsistency is a bad sign. Have you tried SuSE 9.3? I am
aware of people who could not upgrade from 9.3 to 10.0 while retaining full
hardware compatibility. I strongly encourage you to ask the folks at
alt.os.linux.suse (alt.os.linux for Deutsch).

> b) If i do an install w/out ACPI, i can get through the first part of the
> install, but when the computer reboots, it gets stouck at the point
> mentionned in the other mail.
> c) If I run a Suse 10.0 Live dvd, it does the same as a normal install,
> gets stuck and nothing happens.
> d)If I run knoppix 3.8 live cd, it works, same w/ aurox weird ? Why would
> it work with these and not Suse ?
> Maybe Suse 10.0 doesn't like this computer or toshiba doesn't like Suse.

It's possible, but let's see what others who are involved in this thread can
think of. I am not a very experienced Linux user, but I am trying my best to
help... *smile*

Best wishes,


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