OpenSUSE 11.4 64 bit GNOME -unable to install

Hi ,

I have a CD image of 64 bit gnome 11.4 which I have added to my USB via Multisystem live USB …I have been able to use this image to install using this to one of my AMD desktop. However , when I try to install using the same image to my Vostro laptop Dell 1500 , the kernel panics (I have tried giving nomodeset in kernel line at boot)…It is surprising as there is nothing wrong with the integrity of the ISO as I was able to successfully install to my AMD…My laptop specs are as follows

Dell Vostro 1500
Intel C2D @ 1.4 Ghz
Nvidia 8400M GS
Broadcom Chip Wireless (BCM4311 rev (01))

Is there some workaround like adding some lines to kernel ?


I would use image writer from your openSUSE desktop to re-create the usb device from the iso image.

OK…will try and let you know…But how can it work in one and not work in another?..If something was wrong I would not be able to install in AMD desktop also…

Imagewriter is giving some error:

QGtkStyle was unable to detect the current GTK+ theme.
_IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host linux-yuha
_IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host linux-yuha
Qt: Session management error: Could not open network socket
g_dbus_connection_real_closed: Remote peer vanished with error: Underlying GIOStream returned 0 bytes on an async read (g-io-error-quark, 0). Exiting.

Apologies for the delay in replying, strange indeed.

Crab the version from here (The GUI way);

Nothing in the BIOS settings excluding a 64bit install?

You may need to look at some acpi options at boot as well. I would see
if you can get a good image on the USB device first.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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