Hi there everyone. I’m in need for some solution for my prob. I’ve been using opensuse for quite some time now. & love the way it works. I’ve downloaded the latest version 12.1 (full version AMD64 4.3 GB ISO, no Live CD), n tried to install it on my new laptop. All i had was the first welcome screen. then when i select installation, the screen flickers once & then goes black. I kept it like that for long, hoping to see any display,but I got nothing at all. I tried it several times, hoping again for any different outcome, but ended up with the same black screen. & after every failed trial, I have to press & hold the power button to force shut the comp. Please advise how should I proceed with theinstallation.
My laptop specs-
Model: HP Pavillion g6 1313ax
CPU: AMD QuadCore A6 3420M
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6520G + AMD Radeon HD 7450M (Dual GPU in CrossFire, x64)
Existing OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Thanx caf4926, Actually the disc is fine. I had it cheched out before the way you said. In fact i triedit out on other comps n had it running flawless. However I havn’t tried the VESA before (never had such a prob before :)). So will this effect the graphics after installation, or do I have to install the graphics driver manually?
Well then, sure I can do that. But anyway, I installed it right now with the ‘nomodeset’ option, n completed the installation. However the display resolution is still 1024x768. I think I have to upgrade the video driver. I tried it out in the conventional way, but found it failing again. & now I’m sure about the reason, ‘switchable graphics’. Still thanx 4 all the help, man!
On 2012-05-29 08:06, caf4926 wrote:
> JackHamm3r;2465933 Wrote:
>> Yeah but that’s about nvidia, I got radeon.
> I can’t really advise you further.
> I’m just avoiding this kind of hardware - I bought a laptop for a
> friend last week and purposely avoided all that.
switchable graphics is an absolute no-no with Linux, at least until the
devs start buying them and developing for them. My advice would be to
return the computer and buy another one.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4 x86_64 “Celadon” at Telcontar)
That’s allright, I Understand. Anyway I installed it with full resolution n drivers. Still the graphics not working perfectly, but I’ll find a way.
Anyway I installed it with ‘nomodeset’ at installation prompt, n also changed the resolution to highest available (F3), n selected drivers as ‘yes’ (F6). It nearly solved every prob. Even the sound driver is also working flawless. What’s left is the graphics n the touchpad driver.
I thot I shud let u know, it might help you out! Thanks for the help again!!!
Don’t want to sound stupid - but sometimes in the past I’ve had to set ACPI=OFF and/or NOAPIC as boot options for some laptops. I thought those days were over. But you might try booting from the DVD and adding these and see if it makes any difference. Usually without them, my laptops would hang early in the install, or immediately (before the installer loaded).
This is just the solution I was lookin’ for!!! Thanks to ‘oldcpu’, ur solution worked perfectly for me. Apparently this works with dual AMD graphics as well. I was successful to install the switchable graphics drivers. Even the GUI has the option of switchable graphics as well. ‘oldcpu’ thanks for the help man!!!