I installed SUSE 9.3 professional several days ago so I am very new to
When I logged out that first day after getting everything set up, or so
I thought, the only choice I was offered was end session so I clicked
accept. This took me to a gray screen with a dialog box for entering
user name and password. When I entered those, all it did was take away
the dialog box. That is, it left me at that gray screen with no way of
getting back into my KDE desk top. so I shut down the computer.
When I logged back in, my system opened to that same gray screen with a
dialog box for user name and password. When I entered those, once again
all it did was take away the dialog box with no way of getting back into
my KDE desk top.
After several days of trying I gave up and did a complete reinstall.
Once the reinstall was complete , I did another logout. This time it
offered me the choice to restart, end session, suspend computer, and
shut down. I chose shut down.
When I logged back on I was once again presented with that same gray
screen. This time when I entered my user name and password it logged me
into my KDE desktop. However none of the changes I had made were saved,
things like my screen resolution etc. So I reset my screen resolution,
reset my desired fonts and colors, installed Thunderbird, added a few
things to my panel and decided to log off.
Once again when I clicked on log off the only choice I was given was
"end session". I had no choice but to accept this. Now I find myself
right back at that inescapable gray screen.
What am I doing wrong and how can I avoid it in the future?!
I've loaded 9.3 onto my machine. Is there any way I can go back to 9.1?
This is because the only detectable improvement with 9.3 is that I can
tell it to release the USB memory stick.
Now broken are:
Apostrophes (something in the keyboard / character encoding) now cannot
be typed and existing documents display these as an a with a circumflex,
an euro sign (how useless is that in NZ?) and a squiggly thing.
Character set is ASCII, keyboard generic 101 US English, location New
Zealand, spelling UK English.
Scribus (has vanished without a trace)
This list comprehensively contains everything I have been able to use on
9.1. I never have been able to get R going on 9.x and really do want it
going, but my Windows machine doesn't have this problem.
Gnome, R, Radeon display
Any ideas on the apostrophe thing?
I posted this question a month ago but had to go
to London and didn't resolve the issue, but I hope
you will bare with me on this one. Over this last
month I have been trying, but no solution.
I have a new AMD64 laptop from TPG, but TPG
are very secretive about the contents of the box
and refuse to discuss Linux (though it makes no
sense to sell a 64 bit machine with XP ! )
However, XP tells me that the screen resolution is
1280 x 800 at 60 Hz
and the adapter is an SiS, model:
on PCI bus 1, device 0, function 0
64 MB of the main RAM appears to be used for the video
The problem is that
1. SuSE 9.1 install starts properly (full screen, good quality
graphics with menus, edit boxes etc.
2. internet connects and tests correctly
3. downloads latest SuSE updates automatically
4. lots of software appears to be correctly installed
5. system reboots from hard disk
6. requests, and achieves, setup for root and for a user
7. system reboots and requests loggin
8. system then says that it cannot determine monitor characters,
and asks if I want to configure manually?
Note: up until this point the system has had zero problem with
displaying windows, graphics etc. Something in the initial SuSE
code "gets it right".
8.(cont) If I configure manually or not the system then jumps into some
ridiculous mode of 0 x 0 pixels.
Thus, it appears that the SuSE programmer requests the screen
dimensions, and receives 0 x 0 and fails to check the values, and
simply attempts to use 0 x 0, thereby sending the system into
convoltions. I can only switch off the electricty at this point.
When I try to reboot from the hard disc everything goes well
until the system gets to the loggin screen whereby the screen
promptly jumps into convoltions again.
Booting with F2 setting the screen dimensions does not help.
How can the initial part of the SuSE code get the screen perfectly
correct while the latter part stuffs it up?
Any ideas on how to interrupt the boot process and set the
Any ideas on how to get SuSE to fix this bug?
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does someone have experience with SL (Pro or SLES) on the Thunder K8S
Pro (S2882G3NR-D) (http://www.tyan.com/products/html/thunderk8spro.html)
together with an areca ARC-1160 (Intel IOP331 based) 16-port SATA RAID
controller? Most of the components will work just fine, I just wonder
about the on-board Sil3114 SATA and Intel IOP based RAID controllers. The
manufacturer of the 16-port adapter claims Linux support (RH, SUSE) but
which drivers are the correct ones?
The Sil3314 should work with the sata_sil driver, right? When I installed
my Asus A8V board I had to manually load libata and sata-via before
firing up YaST during installation, I assume that's the same here.
As for the ARC-1160, I have a certain idea after browsing the kernel
source of my SL92 and SL93 machines (and googling all along, for
sure). The machine in question will have all 16 disks attached to
the 16-port controller, I can only assume that it should boot off
this adapter too. The manufacturer seems to have drivers available on
and ../Suse-9.2-Professional-x86-64_Beta. Hmmm ... as it seems, the driver
is _not_ contained in the standard kernel tree (as opposed to what the
vendor says on http://www.areca.us/news/html/release_5_6_05.htm - "The
Linux and FreeBSD driver have integrated in the kernel tree.") Which means
my customer is tied to a specific kernel version, and loses the arcmsr
driver on each YOU kernel update :-(( Hence, each kernel update would
involve installing the most recent kernel source, integrating the arcmsr
source code, modifying some source files, rebuilding and praying. SUSE:
no support whatsoever. Andreas (Jaeger), any idea how we could help the
customer in this case?
Anyway - which distro should I be going for? SLES9 makes no sense IMHO
because the machine is not certified hence no support in any case. SL92 is
slightly more recent as far as the kernel, the rest is pretty much on the
latest identical SUSE9-CORE level.
Thanks for any hint!
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