I’m new to Linux - trying this as a sort of experiment. I have searched these forums and elsewhere but haven’t found a solution to my problem.
I am installing OpenSUSE 11.1 from DVD on a 64-bit AMD system (Phenom 9500; 4 gigs of RAM). During the installation process, at seemingly random times, the mouse and keyboard locked up. I then had to reboot and start the installation over.
I finally got it to install, and I can boot into OpenSUSE now, but within a few seconds (if not right at boot) the mouse and keyboard are locked again and I can’t do anything but reboot.
The computer is also running Vista, and I can still boot into that and operate with no problems.
Any idea on possible causes for this? It seems others are having locking issues, and people have hinted that it may be a hardware issue, but the checks I have done on my hardware don’t show any problems and, as I said above, I can run Vista with no problems. Also, if I boot into OpenSUSE 11.1 LiveCD it locks up from there as well, not just when booting from the hard drive install.
Note, again, that I’ve seen the other threads, but to a large extent they go beyond my understanding of Linux, which is minimal, so I’m hoping for some newbie help for someone who is trying to switch off of Windows
I installed the same DVD onto my HP Laptop and that works with no trouble at all (I am using it to type this message).