Dear Linux Friend’s,
I’ve got a new acer aspire 5738z a couple day’s ago with windows vista home premium and like to make a dual boot with these 2 O.S.
I’ve tryed to install the latest download version but with no success. my laptop load’s the kernel and after the 100% loading i just get a black screen and no mouse/keyboard responce. i make this several times and get always the same result.
i’ve installed the same version already at one acer aspire 5672 wlmi and 2 desktop computers and had no problems with the installation.
on the new laptop i’ve not tryed yet to install an another linux distro because i just love suse and would like to keep this one.
any help ? did some other guy had similar problems and have found a solution?
Thank you in advance.
Dear Linux Friend’s,
Did you try the fail safe mode? VESA installation ? Text installation?
You note “same version already at one acer aspire 5672 wlmi and 2 desktop computers” … Assuming you used the same CD/DVD to install openSUSE on those computers, is the age of the CD/DVD readers on those computers siginficantly different from that on your Acer Aspire 5738Z?
Last November/December, I found a CD (and DVD) burned on a 5-year old burner, would not work on my brand new Dell Studio 1537 laptop (even though it passed the media check) but the same CD (and DVD) worked on a PC of the approximate same vintage as the 5-year old burner. But I burned an openSUSE-11.1 CD (and later DVD) from a PC with a brand new burner, and it worked fine on the Dell Studio 1537 laptop.
In all cases I used the same media, and the slowest speed possible to burn the media.
That taught me there can be calibration differences between CD/DVD burners/readers, where age differences appears to be a factor that goes together with the calibration differences.
>a couple day’s ago with windows vista
> home premium and like to make a dual boot with these 2 O.S.
> I’ve tryed to install the latest download version
did you make sure your install disk was 100% perfect?
and follow ALL advice there…
> my laptop load’s the kernel and after the 100% loading i just get a
> black screen and no mouse/keyboard responce. i make this several times
> and get always the same result.
do you mean AFTER installing from a DVD it gives a black screen, OR
when you try to boot the Live CD it never gets past the black screen…
> any help ?
in the last year there have been over 50 of threads here with “black
screen” in the subject line…
most are due to problems with graphics…what do you have ATI, nVidia
or Intel…read a couple dozen threads relating to black screen with
your graphic card and then ask more questions if you need to…
> I’ve got a new acer aspire 5738z
> did some other guy had similar problems and have found a
there is no 5378 on this page: http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Laptops/Acer
when you are done, log your in and your experience,