12.2 Live CD KWin error

Using the live CD from OSDisc (64 bit), I get a KDE error while the system is still loading.

KWin PID:2311
Signal:Segmentation dault (11)

The system seems to function properly after it loads.

Video card???

I doubt it… openSUSE 11.3 has been running fine for a long time and a Mint 13 KDE live CD loaded without incident.

This is a mini-tower system running only openSUSE 11.3 (no Windows).

The Display info is:

Vendor: nVidia Corporation
Model: GeForce4 MX 4000
2D driver: nouveau
3D driver: swrast (No 3D Acceleration) (7.8.2))

Still does not mean that the Video is not a problem I recommend you load the NVIDIA propritary driver.

Since I am evaluating Suse 12.2 and other distributions via live CD/DVD, just where would the driver be loaded. Is it stored in the video card?

No please read here


That is a good article that has the following information:

nouveau](http://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/) - this is a new open source nVidia driver for nVidia hardware. Its pretty new, and cutting edge. It is the default graphic driver for nVidia hardware as of openSUSE-11.3.

That IS the driver supplied on the LiveCD. If the KWin error is a result of the driver, then it’s something OpenSUSE should take a look at.
Telling me to get a newer driver is silly, since the error is on the liveCD and there is no way to update it to evaluate the distribution.

In addition, the GForce card I have is apparently too old to be even listed in the driver search on the nVidia web page.

I am also looking at other KDE distributions that loat the same driver and run without errors!

Ok old card that explains things. Number??

may require a legacy driver do not install the latest.

You may try nomodeset at the boot to force another generic driver to load.

The MX4000 is a very old card. Don’t expect too much.

Still, the issue could be a defect install medium. Did you perform the media check? The md5sum of the iso, is it correct?

I purchased the disc from OSDisc.com - Buy Linux CDs and DVDs - New Releases. Low Prices. along with other live CD/DVD’s. The OpenSUSE distribution is the only one that had
a problem. If I do update my system, it will probably not be openSUSE.

Run the media check on the first menu of the install disk.