I’ve been trying to install the openSUSE 11 64-bit release from a NETWORK install (booted with ubootin from a flash drive) on my Lenovo ThinkPad X61t.
Everything works fine during stage 1 …
the system reboots and it’s finalizing the “auto configuration” and detecting hardware… at this point my intel wireless card doesn’t work… and I can’t get it restarted from the console using iwconfig…
no big deal – i just plug in my network cable…
ok … now it’s detecting my video card… it flashes a few times… pops up with the standard gray screen with X cursor… then goes back to the console and states that it’s detecting my video card and it might a take a bit…
Almost immediately it flips to a black screen (no text, no cursor) and the machine locks … hard.
Alt + Shift + SysRq + K or B or J or whatever does nothing… the numlock and caps lock do not activate their keyboard lights … CTRL+ALT+BKSPACE does nothing as well.
I restart and it brings me back to the install / autoconfigure section.
I went the console … added the xorg repos and tried a zypper update – it updated the mesa and xorg packages, but still hung on the video detection.
Next reboot I tried running “sax2” – it locks. I tried sax2 with the -r -n 0=intel (not exact, but I don’t have it in front of me) – same behavior… system locks hard.
Here are my system specs:
ThinkPad X61 Tablet 776298U 7762-98U 2,412
(12.1-inch SXGA+ Super-Wide Angle TFT,
Bluetooth Wireless Technology,
integrated fingerprint reader,
Intel Core 2 Duo processor L7500 (LV),
Mobile Intel GM965 Express Chipset,
Intel GMA X3100 Integrated Graphics,
160 GB/5400 rpm FDE, 2 GB (2 x 1024 MB),
Intel Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
8-cell Li-Ion battery,
Intel Turbo memory,
Microsoft Windows Vista Business)
Specs are also viewable here:
New ThinkPad X61 Tablet models include Intel Core 2 Duo processor technology and Microsoft Windows
At this point, I can use the system if I kill the installer and start kdm … /etc/init.d/xdm restart