In a fresh install from DVD I do a new boot and root partition and try to direct Yast to the repo for the Nvidia drivers. Yast does not want to connect to any repos in the installation system.
I let it do the Network setup and use DHCP then the list of community repos comes up blank. I also tried to enter a URL for Nvidia and it just won’t connect.
This wouldn’t be a problem but the generic driver does NOT work on this laptop and did NOT work in 11.3 either.
The vid card is NVIDIA GeForce 7150M in the HP Pavilion dv2715nr.
When the install completes and reboot starts the display is scrambled as soon as the kernel loads so runlevel 3 doesn’t work either.
When I got 11.3 to work I was able to see KDE enough to run Yast and install the correct drivers, but this time I can’t see anything but scramble.
Can I pass some info through GRUB so the kernel can get happy with this display?
At least then I could run my desktop and install Nvidia.