Hi, can I install opensuse in this condition

Hi all, after doing fireware testing before install opensuse. The testing result shows that some items such as “OS memory”, “Fan test”
… failed. Can I install opensuse under this condition? If I ignore the fail info and install opensuse, will it do harm to my computer?

post the specifications of your p.c./laptop. The worst that could happen,is, it will be very slow due to insufficient processor speed or memory


Mobile DualCore AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 1600 MHz (8 x 200)
nVIDIA GeForce Go 6150, AMD Hammer
1408 MB (DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM)
GeForce Go 6150 (512 MB)

Are these ok?

yep, that will do nicely.shouldn’t have any serious problems


thanks. I will install opensuse today.
my one more question is…Although there is a warn for fan checking, the fan will be actually working when I operate under opensuse?

should run, unless it is failing,i.e. has a mechanical fault.Why not try the livecd before you install. gives a better idea of what would/would not work


Livecd could not be installed, it seems that there is no entry for installing

Strange, a lot of people have installed via the livecd, did you do a md5 checksum on the disk ?


No, I didn’t. Must us check the md5 before install via the livecd?

One more question, I have installed the opensuse, it seems that i couldn’t adjust the lcd refresh rate when i changed my screen mode from 800600 to 1280800…why?

did you install your graphics driver ? & yes,it is good practice to do an md5 checksum before burning the disk,as it will find out if there are any problems with the download


what does install graphics driver means? Do we need to install driver for hardware after we install the os. Same process as we installing windows?

It depends on what graphics device you have. Also, there is more than one driver that can work for a device. ATI and nvidia proprietary drivers are in repositories provided by the manufacturer; you can find them on this page: Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE. There are also web pages with detailed instructions for installing these drivers, although just doing so by adding the repository and installing from YaST Software Management, usually takes care of everything. If you have an Intel graphics device, its driver is already on your system and should be installed.

Go to YaST/Hardware/Graphics Card and Monitor to see the device that openSUSE had detected (verify it is correct) and how it is configured, along with your monitor. To double-check the specific driver that the X server is using, in a terminal window do:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

The driver is in the Device section.

From YaST/Hardware/Graphics Card and Monitor, it shows that my graphics card and monitor is VMware. I installed my Opensuse on VMware. How should I deal with this situtation?

It would have saved yourself and us a lot of time if you had told us that you installed openSUSE in a VMware virtual machine.

That changes a lot. VMware “emulates” most of the hardware. So, VMware provides a “virtual” graphics device and monitor; this is what the guest OS in the virtual machine sees. Furthermore, you must install “VMware Tools” in the guest OS to get all the drivers. In particular, the graphics driver; without it, you cannot get high resolution.

I don’t have the most current information about installing the tools. You should check the VMware web site and also the most recent VMware manual (there is one for Guest OS and another for the Server which has a larger section about guests). Also check the openSUSE support database. The usual way to install the tools was from a VMware script that compiles the kernel modules needed inside the guest. But VMware open sourced the tools, and now there is even a package in openSUSE (vmware-kmp-<your kernel type>) with this version of the tools. It may be that all you have to do is install this package, but again, this is new and I have no experience with it.

Once you have the tools installed you will have all the additional capabilities. As far as setting up the graphics and monitor once that is done, again consult the manual. I don’t remember whether YaST can do that for you or it needs to be done manually.