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Laptop Install Problems with SuSE 9.0
  • From: Pete Durst <pete@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2004 06:16:10 -0500
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I am trying to install SuSE 9.0 onto my new laptop and have been stumped by a installation failure. When trying to install, it gets part way through identifying the hardware, and when it tries to start the GUI installer, I get a "keyboard not present" error, and a couple of messages about try to connect the console to /dev/ttys0. Aside from the fact that the laptop does not have a serial port to do this, I can not see any way to get the installer to get past this point. I have tried to do a text only install, and it still fails at the same spot. I am able to use the keyboard to interact with the program, and I am able to see the characters that I type and such, so think that this is just an "X" issue of some sort. Can anyone help with this problem? How do I get the install to go?

System Specs:

Toshiba Satellite A33
P4 2.8GHz
512MB Ram
ATI Mobility Radeon 9000 (IGP)(64M Shared with system RAM)
CD-RW/DVD drive
Realtek 10/100 Network
Realtek AC'97 audio
Atheros AR5001X+ wireless
Toshiba "software" modem

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