Display goes off during installation


I am installing openSuse 12.2 on my desktop machine (Processor: AMD Fusion A8-3870K, monitor: AOC 2236VW). While I am able to boot from the DVD without any problems, I am getting a message on the console after that saying that “switching to different console” and the screen goes dark. There is nothing that I have been able to do to restore the display. Any ideas about what can be done to get rid of this problem?

Thank you for going through my question!

SO, in the installation startup screen, you can press F3 and then select NO KMS. This will place Grub startup into Text mode, though the actual install will be a gui. When the install is complete, you may be set to a low resolution, which you can change and you then have the option to install the proprietary AMD video driver if you want. Here is one script that can help:


I have a bash script that is helpful with Grub 2 you can find here:

GNU Grub2 Command Help/Config Editor - Version: 1.75 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

And here is another that can help with rebooting quickly:

FastBoot for Grub 2 or Grub Legacy Menu using Kexec - Version 2.13 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

Get openSUSE installed first and then over come the video issue second.

Thank You,