1st - Linux newbie ;), but have run several versions of Linux over the years, keep going back to M$.
Fresh install of 11.1, just downloaded Monday night, i586 DVD, did MD5 and data verification b4 install. Getting “could not start kdeinit4. check your installation” error.
Installed after Vista Home Premium, fresh install as well (last night). Using 30 gig partition for Suse.
Installed fine, when it went to the login screen for the first run, I got the error in the gray box.
Installed both KDE4 (4.13?) and Gnome.
Gnome and Metacity loop back to the login screen.
Don’t know how to use Ice or TWM, but they load.
Don’t know Yast well enough to update the kernel, but I can get Yast through failsafe/su.
Gateway GT5648E (got it cheaper than building my own this Spring)
Vista Home Premium SP1
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+
3 gig ram (PC2-5300)
ECS MCP61P-AM motherboard (nVidia chipset?)
AC’97 ALC888 7.1 Audio
MARVELL 88E8056 10/100 Ethernet
TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-H652D (Samsung?)
NVIDIA® GeForce® 6150SE (on MOBO)
320gb Seagate Barracuda 7200 ST3320820AS SATAII
Drive is currently 10 gig recovery, 29 gig unallocated (for OS X or Linux), and 258 gig for Vista.
I have 3 additional drives installed, which I’ve disconnected for safety - 2 WD WD1600JD 160 gig SATA’s (used to run Raid 0 on XP) and 1 WD WD1600JB 160 gig IDE so they’re irrelevant.
I did this and it didn’t help, then I decided to use zypper for a distribution upgrade, updated 42 files but still didn’t work. :’(
Currently posting from Fedora 10, both Gnome and KDE4 work fine, but I still would like to use Suse! It seems to have a nicer looking interface, and the installer didn’t give me the fits that Fedora did with Grub! But hey, I learned how to use nano grub.conf today!
With KDE4 working in Fedora, it would seem as though there’s an issue with Suse? But aren’t they using the same kernels?
I’m posting this from Suse 11.1 KDE4 loaded from the Live CD. Strange, huh? Must have been an error in the original install.
The difference is that my original install was from the 32 bit platform, and I’m running the 64 bit version right now. I never mentioned a version before but it shouldn’t matter, right?
I’ll probably install from the live CD instead of the DVD and update/add from there.
I wiped the Fedora 10 install yesterday and restored my PC with Acronis True Image.
Fedora was S-L-O-W (updates)! I didn’t like the feel of the system, either in Gnome or KDE4. It wasn’t ready out of the box for multimedia and I got so sick of waiting for the system to update that I removed it. I also had an issue that as soon as I enabled desktop effects, in both KDE and Gnome, it screwed up the desktop to the point that I couldn’t use it. Only way I could find to fix it was to log in under a different account, delete the original, and then re-create it. What a pain!
I did throw in a Live CD of Mint6, not bad. It does work out of the box as stated.
Suse 11.1 has a great look and feel, even from the Live CD!
As to re-install.
First consider. There should be NO issue installing 32 bit on _64. Indeed, considering you only have 3GB of RAM. There is little advantage in using _64, in fact, possibly more disadvantage.
Certainly the DVD is my recommendation for installs - but not essential.
Try again with the 32bit DVD
I’ll try the 32 bit DVD that I initially used this last weekend, and if I continue to have issues I’ll go to the 64 bit DVD, then to the 64 bit Live CD if needed. I have all four versions of 11.1 downloaded and burned.
I won’t have another chance to do this until this coming weekend, along with my results I’ll post a potential bug if needed.
But the Vista thing makes me think something you have done has written grub to a different location. But updates would not do that. Are you sure you have not been in and maybe set Vista priority to default boot in the bootloader of Yast??