Installing Linux Open SUSE on Compaq Presario V3000

Last night, I was running openSUSE 10.3 on Compaq Presario V3000. ( I just want to try another flavour ). The installation went smooth and i didn't encounter any major problems. I must say, I like the installation screen. Something about it make me feel it was built for comercial purpose or may be it just me?

I did bump into some issues though. The biggest one was the nvidia support for my display. Okay, so this is what i did.

Installation Guide

1. Insert CD and boot from CD.

2. Choose the regular installation at the menu, then type:

noapic irqpoll nosmp


for the option the bottom of your screen. Hit Enter.

3. The graphical installer is straight forward and self-explanatory. Explore and accept default values. From my experience using Linux Suse, setting up and use a regular ethernet wired connection during the install process is vital to the installation to make your life easier.

4. After the installation finished, go to YaST (Administrator Settings) - System - Boot Loader. Click “Edit” on the first item. Add "noapic irqpoll nosmp” in the Options line if they are not there.

5. While still in YaST, click on Sofware - Community Repositories. Tick / Check the main repositories, nVidia (if your display have NVIDIA chipset) and other repositories you needed and click Finish. After that, click on “Software Repositories” in YaST again to make sure that all the repositories you selected are enabled and disabled “openSUSE-10.3-OSS-KDE 10.3″, which is the CD or DVD.

6. Still in YaST, click "Software Management”,search “nvidia” and choose “nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default” and “x11-video-nvidiaG01″ to install. Click Accept.

Optional : you might want to install “ndiswrapper” for your broadcom wireless support.

If you need to use Windows driver for your broadcom wireless , then open your browser and Google for your hardware driver and download the driver file. Unzipand type these:

su -

(enter your root password)

cd /home/user/directory/where/you/unzipped/the/file/

cd DRIVER/

ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

ndiswrapper -m

echo blacklist bcm43xx >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

echo ndiswrapper >> /etc/modules

reboot

Reboot, you should see the nVidia logo flash across the screen before you log in. Click KNetworkManager icon in the system tray and see your wireless networks.

NVidia Troubleshooting:

If you didn’t see the nVidia logo before you logged in, edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as root and find the word ‘nv’ and change it to ‘nvidia’ and reboot again. Graphic card issues are now settled. Now I am having problem with my sound card.

That's it! Good Luck!




BM Version below :

Bagaimana hendak install linux suse ke notebook presario v3000

1. Boot daripada CD.

2. Pilih installation biasa tapi tambah pilihan berikut di ruangan pilihan :

noapic irqpoll nosmp


Tekan enter.

3. Ikuti arahan pemasangan. Gunakan nilai default untuk pilihan-pilihan pemasangan. Untuk mengelakkan masalah pemasangan, gunakan sambungan kabel LAN untuk capaian ke internet.

4. Selepas pemasangan selesai, klik YaST (Administrator Settings) - System - Boot Loader. Klik “Edit” ke atas item pertama. Tambah "noapic irqpoll nosmp” di Options line jika belum ada pilihan itu.

5. Lepas tu klik Sofware - Community Repositories. Tick / Check main repositories, nVidia dan semua repositories yang diperlukan. Klik Finish. Lepas tu klik “Software Repositories” dalam YaST dan pastikan repositories yang dipilih aktif dan pastikan juga “openSUSE-10.3-OSS-KDE 10.3″ (CD/DVD drive) tak dipilih.

6. Lepas tu, klik "Software Management”,cari “nvidia” pilih “nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default” dan “x11-video-nvidiaG01″. Klik Accept.

Pilihan : Install “ndiswrapper” untuk broadcom wireless.

Sila sediakan / download driver broadcom XP daripada internet atau hard disk Google Unzip dan buka Console, taip arahan berikut:

su -

(taip password root)

cd /home/user/directory/where/you/unzipped/the/file/

cd DRIVER/

ndiswrapper -i bcmwl5.inf

ndiswrapper -m

echo blacklist bcm43xx >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

echo ndiswrapper >> /etc/modules

reboot

Semasa reboot, perhatikan ada tak logo nVidia melayang di skrin sebelum anda log in. Kalau ada, pemasangan Nvidia telah berjaya. Klik KNetworkManager di system tray untuk lihat wireless network (jika ada access point lah).

NVidia Troubleshooting:

Jika logo nVidia tidak keluar, edit fail /etc/X11/xorg.conf sebagai root. Cari ‘nv’ dan tukar kepada ‘nvidia’ dan reboot sekali lagi. Masalah graphic card dah beres. Sekarang nak setupkan sound card pula.