Am I the only one to encounter failures in the 32-bit 11.4 Milestone2 KDE liveCD to boot direct to X ?
I booted my 32-bit Athlon-2800 with nVidia 8400GS PCI card to the 32-bit 11.4 Milestone2 KDE liveCD and it brought me to a login screen, with the option of user “linux” as the user. But selecting “linux” and trying various passwords (ie <enter> or other possibilities) failed to do a login. I killed the login, and went to run level 3 and logged in to run level 3 as user linux (sucessfully) but ‘startx’ failed. That happened both without ‘nomodeset’ and with ‘nomodeset’ as a boot code.
I then booted my wife’s Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo 7400M laptop with the ‘killer’ Intel 855GM graphics. It booted to X, but there was no mouse cursor. None. The keyboard only partially worked, although every window I opened with the keyboard, was very quickly covered by the plasma on KDE4. Konsoles were only updated after repeated selection (via key navigation) and totally not useable. I could temporary get the plasma hidden windows back, but with seconds it was covered again. In essence, the Intel driver was not useable with this laptop and the 2.6.36 kernel.
I rebooted and tried the ‘nomodeset’ boot code. That took me to a login screen, and I had the same problem with this laptop’s Intel 855GM (with ‘nomodeset’) that I had with the desktop with the nVidia 8400GS. ie impossible to start X.
I don’t know if this problem was systemic, or if I was just lucky. :\ … I do not see any mention (yet) in the annoying bugs. openSUSE:Most annoying bugs 11.4 dev - openSUSE
So it was a zero out of two for Milestone4 thus far. Not one would run X window.
I may try a few of our other PCs at home.