pretty upset…just a bit
I decided to try a Linux distro because I got annoyed for virus and windows “actualizations”, and I wanted to try something new. I did my research and opensuse looked very good, with a cool comunity like this trying to help and solve the problems of others.
I succesfully downloaded the livecd KDE and Gnome, tried both, but as many others, I’ve got caught for the eyecandy and applications that KDE offers, I even got surprised when I ran the live cd, everything was working, SD card reader, sound, USB drives, mouse, of course the CDROM, and the webcam. I’m a normal computer user with some knowledge about, so as I said, everything was running good so I decided to install it along with vista (just for a while, because I assumed I’d turn to suse 100% later if that promising OS continued the good working.
Well, I read the partition advices, applied them and installed the opensuse 11.1 via live cd…and this is the result:
Webcam not working, as I said, using live cd and check the webcam with Kopete, webcam worked well, now it isn’t, there’s only one black screen, sometimes if I move the whiteness or saturation controls I get a couple of distorted horizontal white lines, but that’s all.
The biggest problem for me is this: the cdrom-writer. it looks like there’s no cdrom in computer, if I put a cd in the tray nothing happens, I hear something in the drive, like if the drive was trying to read but there’s no notification in the recently plugged devices. K3b tells me that there’s no device. How is this possible? I used the drive to install suse? isn’t it?
If I put the computer to sleep or hibernate, when I press enter key to use it again, I can’t use the keyboard to enter my password, nothing happens if I hit the keys !! I remember that I did this using livecd session, when I changed the screen configuration and sax2 told me I had to restart session to get the new screen config, in live session there was no problem with logout and then going back, but I have to admit that when I did this there was no password asked.
The good things after installation are: SD card reader, USB drives, mouse, sound, and wireless network are working well.
I’m an enginner, I like to think and solve the problems, and that’s what I want to do, get back my whole computer to work with opensuse, and that can be done with some help of this cool community now I’m in, please, any advice would be great.
Oh, this is my computer, a laptop in fact : Acer Apire 5810tz, intelcpu U2700@1.3GHZ Processor, 3 GB RAM.
Thanks a lot in advance