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    Default help installing opensuse_64 on acer timeline5810T

    Dear all
    I have the chance to work with a Acer timeline 5810T with

    core2 u9400
    ethernet atheros AR8131
    wifi link 5100 AGN
    intel gma 4500 MHD

    to list the more important hardware I'd like make working.
    I want to install opensuse 64 bit net install, but the installation program is unable to detect the ethernet card so I stop my attempt at the beginning.
    Any hint?
    will I ever have success in installing opensuse?
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: help installing opensuse_64 on acer timeline5810T

    I found this site:

    Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T [Linux Laptop Wiki]

    where they report that debian with kernetl 2.6.30 work well.
    Is it worth to try the 11.2?
    Saluti
    R

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    Default Re: help installing opensuse_64 on acer timeline5810T

    Quote Originally Posted by roberto60 View Post
    I found this site:

    Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T [Linux Laptop Wiki]

    where they report that debian with kernetl 2.6.30 work well.
    Is it worth to try the 11.2?

    That means you'd have to wait a couple of months. 11.2 is to be released in November.

    From what I've checked on the wiki, 11.1 should support the hardware. Sure the ethernet card was not detected? Install media checked and 100% OK?
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    Default Re: help installing opensuse_64 on acer timeline5810T

    Quote Originally Posted by roberto60 View Post
    I found this site:

    Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T [Linux Laptop Wiki]

    where they report that debian with kernetl 2.6.30 work well.
    Is it worth to try the 11.2?

    That means you'd have to wait a couple of months. 11.2 is to be released in November.

    From what I've checked on the wiki, 11.1 should support the hardware. Sure the ethernet card was not detected? Install media checked and 100% OK?
    ° Appreciate my reply? Click the star and let me know why.

    ° Perfection is not gonna happen. No way.

    http://en.opensuse.org/User:Knurpht
    http://nl.opensuse.org/Gebruiker:Knurpht

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    thank you for the quick reply,

    Yes only the wireless network connection was detected, no eth0;

    would you point me the referred wiki article and do you think i would try with the last 11.2 release?
    Saluti
    R

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    I downloaded 11.2 and starting the installation I noted a first difference with 11.1

    with 11.2 the bios does not present to me a strange menu at boot and then the attansic driver "atl1c" was reported to be loaded
    Saluti
    R

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    Hi all
    I was able to install 11.2 with no problem both eth0 and wlan0 was correctly detected with the graphic adapter too.

    I would report a very strange behaviour with the net install of opensuse 11.1.

    While with the 11.2 the boot process from the CD was smooth as usual with the 11.1 I got the following messagesbefore to start the booting process

    Code:
    0. NOEmulation System Type:00
    1. NOEmulation System Type:00
    
    Enter selection:
    and the boot process doesn't start at all. I have verified the MD5 sum and is correct.

    I the iso image corrupted or ..?
    Saluti
    R

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    Hi
    I can't understand why this weird behaviour of the net-install CD of 64bit (I tryed an old 11.1 CD of 32bit version with no strange menu) but after some attempts I was able to run the installation of the 11.1 with the wireless connection.

    Now it is possible to use the NIC module of 11.2 for the 11.1 to make the eth0 work?

    On the site

    Acer Aspire Timeline 5810T [Linux Laptop Wiki]

    it is reported that the following link

    Atheros Communications

    supply the maker driver for the ethernet card but I'm not able to use that file, any help?
    Saluti
    R

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    Unhappy Re: help installing opensuse_64 on acer timeline5810T

    Hi
    first report from the installation of 11.1

    • the ethernet doesn't work
    • the video driver works at the resolution of 800x600 only
    • the installer put the GRUB on the wrong partition and the PC isn't able to boot at all


    so the 11.2 unstable release for this pc seems a lot "more stable"

    correcly detected the hardware and the dual boot with Vista worked out of the box.

    Have I to move to onother distro ....
    Saluti
    R

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