Re: [opensuse] Is my machine too old for OS 12.1 ?



On 25/03/12 07:43, Paul Ollion wrote:
Hello knowledgeable people

I have just installed OpenSuse 12.1 on a not very young PC with AMD Athlon
processor socker 362 ; 1048 Mhz and 1.5 Gb. ram

I installed LXce
The usb mouse leaves a trailing suite of cursor arrows along its course
The keyboard does not work unless I change to console #1 and come back to #7
my root and user passwords are recognised in Lxce but not in console mode
where the machine has been given a strange name : 'Asparagus'
I tried several updates, which is not easy under these circumstances but the
kernel update always fails, sometimes just about 98 or 99 % which is most
frustrating and I find some strange error messages in /var/log/messages; Here
is a sample :
Mar 24 20:53:24 atelier collectd[3031]: uc_update: Value too old: name =
WebYaST/df/df-root; value time = 1332618804; last cache update = 1332618804;
Mar 24 20:53:24 atelier collectd[3031]: Filter subsystem: Built-in target
`write': Dispatching value to all write plugins failed with status -1.
Mar 24 20:53:26 atelier kernel: [ 1055.469794] nouveau_ratelimit: 147111
callbacks suppressed
Mar 24 20:53:26 atelier kernel: [ 1055.469806] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0:
PGRAPH - NOTIFY nsource: DATA_ERROR nstatus: INVALID_STATE BAD_ARGUMENT
Mar 24 20:53:26 atelier kernel: [ 1055.469823] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0:
PGRAPH - ch 1/7 class 0x0042 mthd 0x0304 data 0x20002000
Mar 24 20:53:26 atelier kernel: [ 1055.469831] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0:
PGRAPH - NOTIFY nsource: STATE_INVALID nstatus: INVALID_STATE BAD_ARGUMENT
Mar 24 20:53:26 atelier kernel: [ 1055.469844] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0:
PGRAPH - ch 1/3 class 0x004a mthd 0x0404 data 0x00180018
Mar 24 20:53:26 atelier kernel: [ 1055.470050] [drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0:
PGRAPH - NOTIFY nsource: DATA_ERROR nstatus: INVALID_STATE BAD_ARGUMENT

What do you think of it ? Is there a way out ?

Your problem is the driver for the nVidia card. The "nouveau" driver is a piece of, ahem,....I cannot say it in polite company :-) .

Install the *real* - that is as in "macho" :-) NVIDIA driver and you will see a big difference.

Oh, and when you do install it, the first thing that you do is to do-

Kickoff[*]>System Settings> Desktop Effects and disable the Effects.

[*] Kickoff - the Gecko or what is known as the Start icon in Windows.


BC

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