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Revision as of 18:57, 14 August 2007

Opening Notes:

Opensuse 10.3 Beta 1 is (shock) beta software, and not stable enough for production use. Although I must add that the distro is looking very promising, I had very little problems getting things to work.

Hard Disk Controller

AHCI sata works out of the box, no need for tweeks as far as I can see.



I also have the NVidia NVS140M card. Intel card not tested (As you might notice, most of this guide is carboned from the sled 10 sp1 guide)


After the install was finished I found myself without X or terminal access. I just rebooted into the safe-mode and started sax2. to get a temporary X config (only 800x600 worked with the vesa driver)

Download the Nvidia Driver from nvidia.com, at time of writing 100.14.11. Install gcc, kernel headers, kernel source through yast.

Then, as root from a virtual terminal:

Template:Rcxdm stop

Template:Sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run -q

Template:Sax2 -m 0=nvidia

If the file you download is newer that 100.14.11 make sure you modify the command appropriately

Reboot: Template:Shutdown -r now

After Rebooting KDE/Gnome should start normally

With each new Kernel release, the "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.11-pkg1.run -q" command must be repeated


Integrated 10/100/1000 Intel Supported out of the box, no changes/tweaks necessary


IWL 4965 works great with the iwlwifi and iwl4965 packages installed. Add the non-oss repository.

FireWire / USB2.0:

Not tested


I have not tested this yet, must first install codec support. The speakers are reproducing sound spoken to the internal microphone.


s2ram works with minor modification, as root:

{{touch /etc/pm/config.d/sleep; echo "S2RAM_OPTS=\"-f\"" >> /etc/pm/config.d/sleep}}

Little or no investigation thus far; but some of the acpi modules are not loaded at boot, so the computer does not monitor the battery.