We got have a new box in the office that we are trying to load SuSe 10.0
on. It has a generic onboard ATI card (radeon VE), and after going
through all the setup I can't for the life of me get X working.
Now I'm used to troubleshooting 3d problems with ATI cards, however I've
never had a problem with ATI 2d on one of these machines. When I do
'init 5' the only error I see is
(EE) FBDEV(0): FBIOBLANK: Invalid argument.
in the Xorg log.
Any attempt to start x results in the monitor going into powersave mode
I'd really like to get X working on this machine .. anyone have any ideas?
Soho VFX - Visual Effects Studio
99 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 303
Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3J8
On SUSE 10.0, latest KDE and GNOME:
I run evolution in KDE. No real problems there. Except...
I have set the default font for GNOME apps in GNOME's config tool (the
gui). When I run evolution on KDE, it does not use that font unless I
have run the GNOME config GUI and started the font selection dialog at
least once since logging in. My font is properly being saved in GNOME's
config (it is still selected when I run the config GUI). It is enough to
simply start the font dialog.
Any reason? Is there some generated settings file or gnome process that
is not present until I do this?
OPQ Systems AB
Ramböll Sverige AB
P.O. Box 4205
SE-102 65 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: Int +46 8-615 60 20
Fax: Int +46 8-31 42 23
I have a problem to print on SuSE10 using EPSON EPL-5900L.
So far I have tried with this:
1. I generated Epson-EPL-5900L-epl5900l.ppd and tried to set up in
2. Installed ghostscript.omni.
3. Played with UTILITIES>PRINTING>PRINTING MANAGER
No positive result in all cases...no patient nither any more :).
Printing with LPR even tells me that there is no entry. What to do?
> Anyone managed to check epson ink level using the kde printing
> to require raw mode, but then you can't specify a printer driver! mtink
> compiles but doesn't run, kink won't compile.
As a follow-up, after installing libinklevel
(http://libinklevel.sourceforge.net/index.html) I configured kink
correctly but then got the following nasty error when running make...
\/usr/lib/qt3/include/private/qucomextra_p.h:87: warning: struct
QUType_varptr has virtual functions but non-virtual destructor
kink.cpp: In member function void KInk::add_device_to_list(int, int,
kink.cpp:159: error: invalid conversion from unsigned char* to const
make: *** [kink.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/kai/downloads/kink-0.2.1/kink-0.2.1/kink'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/kai/downloads/kink-0.2.1/kink-0.2.1'
make: *** [all] Error 2
linux - genuine windows replacement part
SuSE version 10..clean install a few months ago
SATA 160GB HD - 4 partitions xfs
no major problems until last wk....I think the was an unnoticed quick
power outage; I'm plugged into a APC surge stripe. Everything but the
cpu was on.
when I tried to reboot I get a little groan from my HD & a black screen
with <GRUB loading Stage2.....> on the upper left side and no HD
I can boot from the SuSE 10 DVD by going to <other> in the option page &
choosing <from installed system>. I tried <repair>, but it can't find
any mounted partitions! this even though it boots from them. Yast shows
We reinstalled the kernel, rewrote mbr, checked the bios, checked logs,
checked /etc/fstab, checked my sanity!
Any ideas, short of a new clean install & a 1500+ watt UPS!!!
Gracia...Cooleemee, NC Registered Linux user #263390 - SuSE 10 Pro
My country, right or wrong. If right, to be kept right, if wrong, to be
I have a Compaq notebook with Linux RedHat and Windows XP, with only one USB
port, and a desktop with SUSE 10 Linux, with 6 USB ports.
The issue is that, I broke the notebook unique USB port!!!
I found in a store a small device (USB by network) that can share any USB
device to the network (10/100).
And so, the crazy idea I have in mind now is: to share one of the 6 USB
ports from the SUSE desktop to my notebook with Windows and Linux RedHat.
Some thing like "USB by IP" protocol!!! :-)
Any body has a clue about it? does it make sense?
I'm not sure what happened, but one day I noticed that when I plugged in
my compactflash reader, although the device appeared on the desktop,
instead of konqueror opening /media/CANON_DC, it tried to open the name
of the device with media:/dev/sda1, which did NOT work. What changed,
where can I look to fix it, etc...? Does anybody have any idea what to
do here? I've rebooted a couple of times and other than that I'm not
really sure where to check. If I use a console, /media/CANON_DC *is*
mounted and I can access it that way.
Carpe diem - Seize the day.
Carp in denim - There's a fish in my pants!
Jon Nelson <jnelson-suse(a)jamponi.net>
I am new to this mailing-list so please be patient ;-)
OK, I have a boot-problem with SUSE 10 on my computer:
Dell Dimension 5000, Bios-Version A07
P4(a)3.0 GHz, 3GB RAM, Onboard LAN, ATI X300, Creative Soundblaster Live 24bit
2* Seagate (80 GB + 300 GB)
I was able to install SUSE 10 from DVD (I bought the package). Even with that
installation (Online Updates installed, no Packman or other additional
software) the system hangs during boot every 5th-6th time.
it hangs while the KDE-Login screen is showing, or alternatively JUST before
it is about th show (when you see the KDE-Clock) or just immediately after
login, while KDE is starting up and loading the user-session.
I searched the web and found hints about ACPI-Problems. So I added the
Then I found information about issues with NFS and HyperThreading. The
NFS-mounts have been changes to noauto, to make sure they are not processed.
Boot-message says: "NFS unused".
At last I found postings talking about APIC and LAPIC- So I added the
boot-options NOAPIC and NOLAPIC.
So I ended up having the following additional boot parameters (besides the
SUSE 10 standard ones): ACPI=off, APM=power-off, NOAPIC, NOLAPIC.
Result: It still hangs on every 5th-6th boot. That may be an immediate
reboot, or one with cold motherboard... just no rules to see. WinXP works
fine, SUSE 9.3 did so as well.
i opened a service Call with SUSE / NOVELL, but they do not seem to have an
idea and it seems as if they still struggle with the reorganisation from suse
to novell: Two different Mail addresses, the people working for SUSE
10-Support still have the old Mail address in their footer linking to suse
9.3-suppport who is not responsible and keeps sending back the mails... Mails
to the new address are not answered and are not reflected in the status of
So: Does anybody have an idea about where to look at? Which logfile would be
interesting? SUSE asked for /var/log/boot.msg but has not responded and
that's 5 weeks in the past. I#m not sure, which version of the log is the one
to look for, because when I reboot there is a new file written, isn't ist?
And the old one (where the system hangs) is gone or reorganised?
I would really appreciate any new idea and I'm looking forward to hearing