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Thread: openSUSE 10.2 Won't Boot

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    kris12ax7 NNTP User

    Default openSUSE 10.2 Won't Boot

    Hi,

    First post, inexperienced Linux user.

    I am not able to boot into openSUSE 10.2 after I installed a nVidia EVGA GeForce 6300 PCI card. X will not start, but I can get text mode started. The graphical mode start-up freezes at AGP Gart. Apparently suse is expecting to only see my mobo's Intel built-in graphics (915i or something).

    I use Linux for music recording (built up suse with JackLab repositories). I dual-boot, and have to continue, because I bought a Windows-only program that requires a "real" video card.

    I would prefer not to update suse because it works and I don't want to screw it up or spend a lot of time on a new install.

    Does anyone have a nVidia driver that will work with 10.2? I run a real time kernel (something like 2.5.19-5-rt).

    I tried using YaST in text mode, and it will not install the nVidia drivers citing a dependency issue that I was unable to resolve.

    Thanks for your help!
    Kris

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    kris12ax7 NNTP User

    Default Re: openSUSE 10.2 Won't Boot

    More info:

    Intel built-in graphics (915g)
    real time kernel (something like 2.5.19-5-rt)
    JackLab / Suse system

    I have tried following the repository way in text mode from NVIDIA - openSUSE, and also thought HOWTO: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5500 PCI over Intel 845 onboard graphics [Archive] - Ubuntu Forums might apply in part. I tried using YaST in text mode, and it will not install the nVidia drivers citing a dependency issue that I was unable to resolve.

    Does anyone have a nVidia driver that will work with 10.2? I run a real time kernel (something like 2.5.19-5-rt).

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: openSUSE 10.2 Won't Boot

    -welcome- Kris

    unfortunately you have installed a version (10.2) which is no longer
    supported and there are therefore no security updates or software
    repositories (and has not been since november of *last* year) from
    which to pull...which is why YaST can't resolve its issues..

    and, 10.3 will go unsupported at the end of THIS month..

    you should install 11.0, 11.1 or wait a couple of weeks and install 11.2

    see http://en.opensuse.org/SUSE_Linux_Lifetime and pick the lifetime
    you can live with...right now a particular version has a life of about
    18 months...at the end of which there will be no more updates, etc..

    if you need more than that you need to look at buying the enterprise
    level product, at http://support.novell.com/lifecycle/

    but, i guess you wanna kinda experiment and give'er a whirl...and,
    FREE is the way to go...

    11.1 here: http://software.opensuse.org/
    11.2 (release candidate) here: http://software.opensuse.org/developer

    read here before you do either (the 11.2 versions are still in work):
    http://tinyurl.com/ycgm2bx
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local
    http://tinyurl.com/ybpbryk

    -have fun-

    --
    palladium

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