> I'm new to Linux and was hoping to experience some of the great things
> of SuSE 8.2 that I've read about which lead up to my purchasing the
> personal version of it last weekend.
> To start with I have a Pentium IV machine with over 750MB of RAM, Two
> HD's with lots of GB of spare storage, Nvidia GeForce 128MB video
> card, and some other very current cards (sound, NIC, etc.) which are
> all acceptable according the recommended hardware for SuSE 8.2.
> I'm run a web design business, and rely almost 100% on Macromedia
> software for web development and graphic design, and Quickbooks Pro to
> run the books. Until those apps are supported on Linux, replacing
> Windows XP Pro with Linux isn't going to be feasible, but I wanted to
> start learning it so when (and if) the day comes, I'll have a head
> Installation was absolutely a nightmare, but after about half the day,
> I finally was able to complete installation through the manual
> process. All to find out that when I rebooted I got a blank screen on
> my LCD monitor (and yes, I DID select the right LCD monitor for the
> Not being a guru of Linux at any scale, I called tech support only to
> discover that the only way to fix it is to do a whole new installation
> - one that obviously didn't work for me. What I was (and am still)
> hoping for is some sort of solution that will get my Linux
> installation up and running so I can start using and learning it. I'm
> not big on wasting money on software experiments, but at this point
> that's all it is.
> From my experience thus far, SuSE 8.2 is NOT where you should put $50
> toward learning Linux.
> Educated Linux gurus - feel free to correct me if I'm wrong and I'd
> love some help if it's possible to fix the display issue without
> reinstalling everything. I can ONLY get a manual installation
> completed. It hangs during every other installation at the point of
> detecting hard drive data.
It allows you to compile everything from scratch and by the time you
finish the install you will no longer be a nubee.