On 2013-02-18 16:40 (GMT+0100) Roger Oberholtzer composed:
I am installing 12.3 RC1 on a machine that happily
runs earlier versions
of openSUSE. The graphics is, admittedly, an older ATI Rage XL (MACH64).
It runs as a server, and this is on the MB. It is usually only seen
The install was a bit of a PITA because, no matter
what display I used,
I could not get a graphic install to work. I tried setting various
resolutions and even 'No KMS' in the initial install screen. The screen
would go black, and I could do nothing. No virtual terminals. Nothing.
Eventually I had settle for the text install.
Using 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02) here. 11.4 works OK.
I installed HTTP started by Grub using latest factory-snapshot with nomodeset on
cmdline. Graphical install worked fine, though slow with only 384M RAM, but resulting
X is unusable. The left half of the screen is fine, but the right side is a mess, as
if there were some kind of buffer misalignment repeating portions and omitting others.
Using nomodeset produces mostly black screens with colored lines in various places at
various times in attempting to start the login manager, and kills keyboard.
Bunch of Xorg.0.log files: http://fm.no-ip.com/Tmp/Linux/Xorg/os123r128/
Anyone looked for a match to any of these upstream R128 bugs? http://tinyurl.com/bz5lfmv
I've commented in the last bug in that list. Exiting X makes the system unresponsive
to keyboard and mostly empties the screen to black.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
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