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Re: [SLE] Install of 10.1 - Not Happy!
  • From: John Boyle <jboyle@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2006 18:38:50 -0700
  • Message-id: <44A723AA.6070204@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To SLE and Andy Goss: I have to agree with you. I had to retrograde to 9.2 Pro to be able to use my SuSe at all. Of course, I am on my Windows box right now, which I have kept for when I get frustrated at Linux!!

Andy Goss wrote:
On Wed, 2006-06-28 at 17:47 +1000, Andy Goss wrote:
On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 18:34 +1000, Andy Goss wrote:
On Tue, 2006-06-13 at 16:56 +0200, Per Jessen wrote:
Andy Goss wrote:

Prior to converting to Linux, I established that the one and only
video card is an "Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Revision 003". sax2 -p shows me an Intel i845 (plus some numbers I did
not note down, I am currently in FC4 which has not heard of sax2)
FC4's hardware browser shows me an "Intel 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE
Chipset Integrated Graphics Device".
******* Both "live" options do the same - give me a command line login

******* lspci -vv shows:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation
82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 03)
Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-

******* hwinfo --all gives:

bios.4.1: vbe infoBus error

Now logged as Bug 188839, looks like 177621 but only one graphics card.

Andy Goss

Bug resolved:

"Your video BIOS does not pass the checksum test (and for good reason,
the bus error you see proves). hwinfo is expected to switch to using the
emulation in such cases - but, as it turned out, the code for this was

I've fixed it for 10.2."

So its a new graphics card, wait for 10.2 Final, or try 10.2 Alpha 2
when it arrives.

My thanks, good gentlemen of SUSE, for your prompt and efficient

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