I have never done NET install but remember it is bringing everything down off the NET. I would expect it to take some time.
The fact that the progress bar had moved to 20% does seem to indicate that it is working, so it may be just a matter of time. Though you may have to start over -with all the CLICKING you have done!
Your initial problems with the live cd are not uncommon. A dvd install gives you more options to avoid that problem (such as text mode install), though that is not always necessary.
Expect some issues with your graphics. Try and plan ahead with regard to your graphics driver - Nvidia or ATI??
but it might not be so simple, because you need additional packages in order to compile. I would try this first:
at the green boot loader, pause the timer by moving the down arrow
go back to the default suse boot
lower down under the boot options is a section where there may be some text, if there is backspace it out and just type: 3
you will have a login prompt, type:
then your root password (enter)
sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
If this doesn’t give you a basic display, report back.
If it does, report back too. We can walk you through it.
Now that you’re in a graphical environment, you want to just try the Nvidia 1-click installer.
Also, for some reason I’ve had issue with SaX2 and openSUSE having issues with not properly detecting valid refresh rates for some LCD monitors occasionally. So the driver will load, but the monitor settings are off.
It will start the install for you by adding the repo’s and asking for your password. But if you already installed how did you do it, did you add the repo’s already?
*enderandrew is probably correct about SaX2
Once you are sure Nvidia is installed, in a terminal type: glxinfo
Just the first part shows what you need to see
mine is here:
name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
**direct rendering: Yes **
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
If the screen is still off
Go to Yast - Hardware - Graphics Card and Monitor
Adjust the monitor
for me its LCD 1440x900@70
your graphics card should already display in there
*NB. The VESA you are using, as per my earlier instruction to you is a basic driver. I told you to use it to just get you going. It’s not much good for regular use.
[EDIT]what do you mean it doesn’t work?? No display??
That doesn’t work either…after agreement and a couple of yes’s, installer says:
ERROR: Unable to find the development tool “cc” in your path; please make sure that you have the package “gcc” installed. If gcc is installed on your system, then please check that “cc” is in your PATH.