Has anyone installed rc1 dvd as a fresh install?

I think only 50-blacklist.conf is sufficient for blacklisting. I’ve built / installed the proprietary nVidia on two separate 12.1 RC1 systems (different hardware, and different proprietary nvidia drivers) . I recommend you undo the remainder of those config file settings as that is too much. So many edits makes absolutely no sense to me - you are chasing (IMHO) the wrong cause of the problem by such a multiple config file edit approach.

Did you disable kernel modesetting in YaST via : YaST > System > /etc/sysconfig Editor > system > kernel > kms_in_intrd and set it equal to NO ? Also, when booting direct to run level 3 to build the driver, don’t forget to put ‘nomodeset 3’ in the options line of grub boot menu. AND ensure you use the correct driver version. Thats fundamental for this to work.

Installed on my Dell latitude E6510 from DVD md5cheched on a new 500Gb Hd using the entire disk
0) choosen KDE

  1. very beautiful green :slight_smile:
  2. quite slow here:
    >>>openSUSE installation program v3.5.15 (c) 1996-2011 suse Linux Products GmbH
    starting udev… OK
    Loading basic drivers
    about 10 minutes
  3. very slow installation, from 14.28 to 16.18, nearly 2 hours, I remember that 11.4 was about the half
  4. everything works well but seems slow
  5. at advice that system will be rebooted, reboot, and black screen for 10 minutes, so I hard-switched off (pressing start button for 10 seconds)
  6. restart, and system boot well
  7. sound ok
  8. no wireless adapter detected (in 11.4 is ok)
  9. very slow response, may be it depends on nouveau drivers, the nvidia wasn’ installed
  10. touchpad don’t scroll (as in 11.4), it seems that the alps drivers for my touchpad aren’t still ready :(:frowning:
  11. libreoffice has the horizontal scroll bar problem
  12. bluetooth ok
  13. backlit keypad ok
  14. resolution screen ok (1920x1080)

ciao Pier :slight_smile:

Hmmm … hybrid graphics on a Dell E6510 … no ? ie NVIDIA® NVS 3100M 512MB gDDR3 and Intel® HD Graphics. … I still hoping an openSUSE user will write a useful hybrid graphic guide.

OK, now it works I set kms_in_intrd to NO, restarted, logged out, log as console installed the driver, it configured my xorg and it works but I didnt understand the part about nomodeset 3 but if it works like this I dont mind.

Also when reading SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE the KMS refers to 11.3 so I skipped that.

Thank you for clearing that up, I intend to install openSUSE on some of my friends PC’s but ill stick to easy way when final releace is out.

The ‘3’ ensures you boot to run level 3 for building the proprietary driver. The ‘nomodeset’ is to be doubly certain that mode setting is off when building the proprietary video driver.

No, no hybrid graphics here, only NVIDIA® NVS 3100M 512MB gDDR3, luckily :), as I red it is quite complicate have a hybrid graphics working


Today I could install 12.1 RC1 from net cd 32 bit in Server HP Proliant ML110, Intel P4 3.2Ghz, intel graphics.

Installation don’t detect ethernet from server, I install a pci eth card and installation going ok.
I choose server version, text mode, custom partitioning(5 partitions) and no extra software.

Seems to be that without extra software selection installation going well.

I went with a VirtualBox install of RC1 (KDE live CD) as a runthrough before a host upgrade (hardware, not software). Current host is a custom-built E3400/ASUS P5G41-M LX2/GB-based desktop (3 GB DDR2/AMD HD5450) with 7 x64 as the host. (I’ll be swapping in a new ASUS P8Z68-V LX teamed with an i5-2500K CPU, and 8 GB of DDR3-1333 - I’m keeping everything else, and the same OS.)

One change I did make (other than choosing a VHD-based virtual disk) was going with Btrfs (which RC1 supports as the default FS this time). It hiccupped initially on the post-install boot; however, btrfs recovered swimmingly. The only other issue involved the network configuration; again the fix was easy (moving from DHCP4 and 6 to DHCP4-only).

I can’t blame the network issue on openSuSE, as it is a known issue with my router (Netgear WNR3500v1) being IPv6-hostile - when I can, I’ll be replacing it with the WNR3500L and either DD-WRT or OpenWRT (my current cable modem, an ARRIS WBM-760A, supports IPv6/DHCPv6 directly, and Comcast, my broadband ISP, already has their IPv6 ANYCAST servers up).