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    Default Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Hi,

    I have an issue running the openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE on a Dell Vostro 3500. It boots fine to command line. It seems to boot fine to KDE (I assume it doesn't hang cause the power button turns the laptop off without holding it). However the only thing I can see is a black screen.

    I've checked the CD with the tool included to the CD. The hardware of the laptop seems to be fine as well

    Thanks for help in advance.

    Best regards

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Probably graphics related
    Try pressing F3 at the boot screen and select Vesa
    What graphics is on that machine?

    And you are using 11.2 over 11.3? Why?
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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Probably graphics related
    Try pressing F3 at the boot screen and select Vesa
    I'll try this in 30 minutes time because I've started some laptop builtin hardware diagnostics
    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    What graphics is on that machine?
    Don't know exactly yet but I'll check and let You know.
    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    And you are using 11.2 over 11.3? Why?
    Because I have it at home. Didn't bother to download the new version

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    No luck using VESA.

    The graphics card information is :
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    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -kv
    ***** some output omited *****
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Device 0046 (rev 18)
        Subsystem: Dell Device 0441
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11
        Memory at fac00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at f080 [size=8]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
    ***** some output omited *****

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Looking on the dell site all but one (top spec model) have Intel Graphics, one had nvidia Geforce 310M

    Couldn't see the Intel version, but both mine work out of the box

    But in either case intel/nvidia, vesa mode should work.

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Please use

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    lspci -nnk
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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Looking on the dell site all but one (top spec model) have Intel Graphics, one had nvidia Geforce 310M

    Couldn't see the Intel version, but both mine work out of the box

    But in either case intel/nvidia, vesa mode should work.

    [edit] our posts crossed
    Well it doesn't.
    I've tried the same live CD on an ASUS with intel graphics and it works there out of the box.

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Please use

    Code:
    lspci -nnk
    Here's the output:
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    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci -nnk
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0044] (rev 18)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:0046] (rev 18)

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Is this a live Ub
    or installed?
    Because that output is like next to useless

    What does windows say the device is?

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    Default Re: Dell Vostro 3500 openSUSE 11.2 liveCD KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Is this a live Ub
    or installed?
    Because that output is like next to useless

    What does windows say the device is?
    The output is from ubuntu live CD 8.10

    Windows says the graphics is Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD

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