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Re: [opensuse] kernel versions
On 19/08/18 11:03, don fisher wrote:
On 08/18/2018 05:38 PM, Anton Aylward wrote:
On 2018-08-18 7:55 p.m., don fisher wrote:
I just tried to boot the 4.4.143-65-default kernel offered by zypper up
yesterday. Works fine on my regular machines, hangs at loading the ramdisk on
the new laptop.

More and more and more it seem that your problems focus on your this new laptop.
As I said, I'm not surprised that a new, bleeding edge, laptop gives problems.
It may be this specific item, it may be the model.

This list has mentioned in the past many laptops that are problematic and others
that seem to run Linux well.
You may want to trade this in for an older, much older, model, if having a Linux
laptop is important to you.

I mentioned I was about to give up. Looking on Google, the first reference I see to this model laptop is Nov 1, 2016.

I don't use giggle but found this for you:

Is this the 'laptop' which you bought and is the subject of this thread?

If not then please select the model shown here in Wikipedia

and then do a search for the correct model (eg, Alienware 13 R2) and post here the URL where the Review of that model (as I have done, above) for that model.

More than a year and a half ago, so I did not consider it bleeding edge. I will continue to poke around until I get angry enough to throw it.

You mention reading logs. It was a lot easier when /var/log/messages existed, and the dns-resolver wasn't polluting the world with silly resolve.conf error messages. One would be fine, but hundreds serve no purpose as far as I know.


There is one Question you haven't been asked but I now ask: you bought the 'laptop' as a secondhand unit, right?; so did you clear the BIOS of any settings the previous owner may have made in the BIOS?

(Way back when there were 300 baud modems [and faster], I always told a person to reset the modem to factory specs and then set the correct parameters yourself -- this also applied to brand new modems because they may not have been reset at the factory after being put thru tests before being packaged for sale.)


There comes a time in the affairs of a man when he has to take
the bull by the tail and face the situation.
W C Fields

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