I’m installing OpenSuSE onto a Compaq Presario SR1103WM. I’ve dug around & am using the acpi=off during boot, and watching the output from the installation process. My system makes it to “Configuring X…”, goes through on/off/on/off states on my monitor, finally settling at one of any number of pretty (but sadly useless) arrays of color.
My troubleshooting thus far has been to lower the default resolution to 1024x760 (the on-board card supported higher under Windows XP) and disabling acpi; beyond that I’ve reached the end of my knowledge.
You could have said what the on-board card is. If you tried vesa mode install or even text mode?
If necessary you can run the installer and de-select automatic configuration, which lets you setup things manually.
Unfortunately, I’m not seeing any such option. I restarted it in text-mode & followed all 3 terminals carefully, but wasn’t asked for my input at any point (nor did I see a point where I could’ve quickly hit a button).
Each time, the last thing I see is,
Starting HAL Daemon
Creating X Configuration…
then it goes back and forth as if it’s trying to determine appropriate resolution, and finally settles on some meaningless series of vertical stripes.
I’ve checked that link & seen the frames you’re talking about, however, the only graphical screen I see is the one at the top of the page–I never make it far enough to be able to make any of the selections you’re highlighting. Is there an intervention-style argument I can pass at the first screen?