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    Monitor problem on installing SUSE 9.3


    Any ideas on how to get information on installing SUSE Linux? I think the problem is not having the right driver for the monitor. What happens is that the installation OpenSUSE 9.3 gets so far until it says initialising virtual console. Then the screen goes completely with only moving lines on it. I can get in via the rescue login but there is no /dev/console. I donīt know how you introduce a different driver even if I had the right one.
    There is a message on the screen just before the problem, saying "found a Linux console on /dev/console"
    Thanks if you can help.

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    do you get to a workin shell? if you do type
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    sax2
    to configure your monitor
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    Canīt install because monitor goes

    I have got to a bash shell. (Rescue prompt)
    Unfortunately sax2 is a command not found.

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    hmm, try this command then:
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    /usr/X11/bin/sax2
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    There is no x11 under usr. There is no sax2 anywhere, and process called sax2.
    But you are hinting at getting to know sax2, and thatīs on my list now!
    Thanks

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    I've just re-read your first post, and it seems that you have not got suse installed yet, have you tried to do a text intstall of suse?
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    Monitor problem on installing SUSE 9.3

    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    I've just re-read your first post, and it seems that you have not got suse installed yet, have you tried to do a text intstall of suse?
    I have tried the options which come up on the screen while booting from the cd (which I made from an ISO file. Otherwise I do not know how to do a text install - starting from a DOS boot disk?

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    Re: Monitor problem on installing SUSE 9.3

    Quote Originally Posted by elmikeg
    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    I've just re-read your first post, and it seems that you have not got suse installed yet, have you tried to do a text intstall of suse?
    I have tried the options which come up on the screen while booting from the cd (which I made from an ISO file. Otherwise I do not know how to do a text install - starting from a DOS boot disk?
    Do you have an option to do a "manual install" ? I have in on my suse 9.1 install disk, or does in not work?
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    Re: Monitor problem on installing SUSE 9.3

    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    Quote Originally Posted by elmikeg
    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    I've just re-read your first post, and it seems that you have not got suse installed yet, have you tried to do a text intstall of suse?
    I have tried the options which come up on the screen while booting from the cd (which I made from an ISO file. Otherwise I do not know how to do a text install - starting from a DOS boot disk?
    Do you have an option to do a "manual install" ? I have in on my suse 9.1 install disk, or does in not work?
    No. I have:
    ACPI disabled
    Safe Settings
    Rescue system this goes to Run Level 3, but skips services.
    There is a /dev/console but it is not a directory it is a crw but I have forgotten what that means!

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    Looking more and more at this I'm doubting that it is a monitor problem (though I may be wrong), and it being a more fundimental problem.

    Firstly, does the disk work ok on other comters?
    Did you do a md5sum check of the downloaded .iso file to make sure it was not currupted?
    also have you tried to install it with any other monitors? (just in case it is a monitor problem)

    I must say that I find this froblem strange,

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