openSUSE 12.2 stalls on ASUS 1225/R252

Hi all,

I have installed openSUSE 12.2 on my brandnew ASUS 1225/R252 netbook and I have the following two problems that I am not able to solve out:

  • I installed it with hard drive and home folder encryption and in two out of three cases the system stalls during the boot process, either at the boot menu or boot splash or not letting me type the password for the encrypted home folder or for the login.
  • When the energy saver dims the system in battery power as well as in AC power I cannot reactivate it in order to continue working. Neither using the keyboard, nor the touchpad, nor by a short click of the power button. Unfortunately I have to reset openSUSE.

I’m not sure about the origin of the problem, but I wonder if the hardware used by the netbook might be “too new” for openSUSE 12.2 and the correct drivers aren’t included in the packages yet.

Hope I’m not the only one with this problem and someone can help me.



Daniel, I don’t have a netbook to really help but if the problem is too new a hardware, imagine you could upgrade your kernel to 3.6 from which is where all of the drivers are kept from the kernel 3.4 that comes with openSUSE 12.2. I have a bash script that can do the deed you can find here:

S.A.K.C. - SUSE Automated Kernel Compiler - Version 2.78 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums


Here is kernel 3.6.3:

I really think that is worth a try. The compile can take a while, depending on the CPU speed. For reference my fast PC takes just 9 minutes while my Laptop takes 48. So do something else while the compile takes place and I hope that it can help.

Thank You,

Hi Daniel,

Before upgrading the kernel I wanted to give it another try and reinstalled openSUSE from the very beginning and, lá voilá, it works. Thank goodness I had not to make the kernel upgrade ;)…

Thanks a lot anyway.

Looks like your netbook wasn’t ready to digest openSUSE, and now it is ::D. Nice that it’s working OK now, enjoy