Messed video on OpenSUSE 11 and HP N5495 Pavilion laptop

29/06/2008 - 23:05 von Calab | Report spam
Just trying to install OpenSUSE 11 from DVD onto my HPN5495 laptop and
having some video issues with X once the installation is complete.

During the install I did not add or remove any packages. When the system
boots, the screen is a "foggy, grey-black-white" (like a cloud). I see a few
lines of coloured pixels like a CRT monitor would have when out of sync -
except they aren't jumping all over. This makes me think that the video is
trying to work.

At this point I can get to the console via Alt-F1 and login and run
commands. I'm not sure what to do at this point as the XConfig file states
not to edit it (it was generated by ISaX)... and I doubt I'd know what to
change anyhow.

I also can't find any kind of X configuration app, such as XF86Config.

I've tried the installation twice, once at 1280x1024 and once at 800x600.
Both installs complete fine but the video is messed up on reboot.

About the laptop. It's an HP N5495 Pavilion. It uses the Intel i830 chipset,
with the 830GM chip for video. Processor is a 1Ghz P3M. It's got 512meg of
memory installed as well as a 40gig hard drive and CDRW/DVDRom.

Any help on resolving the video problems on this laptop? I've had no luck on
Google or the OpenSUSE website.


P.s. alt.linux.suse and alt.os.linux.suse - What's the difference? (I'm
watching both)

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#1 The Doctor
30/06/2008 - 00:03 | Warnen spam
On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 21:05:03 +0000, Calab wrote:

I also can't find any kind of X configuration app, such as XF86Config.


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