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Re: [SLE] screen blocks installation of 9.1
  • From: Colin Carter <colincarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2005 09:30:41 +1000
  • Message-id: <200507020930.41144.colincarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 02 July 2005 02:50, Sunny wrote:
> On 7/1/05, Colin Carter <colincarter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi folks,
> > After more than six months of messing around I finally
> > got SuSE 9.1 running.
> > Then, silly me, I went out a bought a laptop:
> > It is an AMD 64 bit processor supplied by a company called TPG,
> > but I believe that it is actually an Arima W70-K8M in disguise.
> > I tried to install SuSE 9.1 for 64 bit machines but ran into the
> > following problem.
> > SuSE appears to install with no problems, but when it goes to
> > re-start it hangs thus:
> > First start: I press F2 to see details: hangs after saying it is going
> > to start something (which I have forgotten).
> > Second start attempt: Gets past the above point, but hangs after
> > announcing that it is starting CUPS.
> > Third start attempt: Gets to the login screen and announces that
> > it cannot read the monitor type and would I like to configure it
> > manually. After configuring SuSE hangs the machine. Must power off.
>
> Have you tried to disable apm and acpi? Set apm=off acpi=off at the boot
> prompt.
Thanks Sunny.
I have tried the acpi=off, but have not tried the apm=off.
I will do that later today.
(after I've done my grocery shopping....waste of good computing time...)
Regards,
Colin
> I had similar (not exactly the same) problems, with laptops, which
> fail to boot, dying on starting different services.
>
> Sunny

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