Hi All .

Trying to show my 12 year old son the joys of Linux , but having some problems during installation. I have a desktop (specs attached below) with 2 HDs . I created 10Gbs of free space on hd2 and began the instalation there . I reach the checking hardware stage of the installation . It says that it's going to probe my video card (ATI Radion HD 3600) and that I may see some flickering . I see no flickering . After about 1m the screen goes black and a large white mouse cursor appears . And that's that. No more messages . I have to power off and on to get the system back . When it does come back I get the Suse boot menu . Selecting Linux takes me back to the (failed) installation menu and I go through it again and it fails at the same point . I have since repaired my MBR and deleted the free space that I created , but I'd like to try it again .

I'm presuming that it's my video card that causing the problem ?

Any help would be appreciated as my son is looking at me with a strange expression as if I should know how to fix it ...

Thanks

Sammy

CPU-Z TXT Report
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Binaries
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CPU-Z version 1.53


Processors
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Number of processors 1
Number of threads 2


APICs
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Processor 0
-- Core 0
-- Thread 0 0
-- Core 1
-- Thread 0 1


Processors Information
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Processor 1 ID = 0
Number of cores 2 (max 2)
Number of threads 2 (max 2)
Name Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
Codename Conroe
Specification Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4600 @ 2.40GHz
Package (platform ID) Socket 775 LGA (0x0)
CPUID 6.F.D
Extended CPUID 6.F
Core Stepping M0
Technology 65 nm
Core Speed 2394.2 MHz
Multiplier x FSB 12.0 x 199.5 MHz
Rated Bus speed 798.1 MHz
Stock frequency 2400 MHz
Instructions sets MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, EM64T
L1 Data cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L1 Instruction cache 2 x 32 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
L2 cache 2048 KBytes, 8-way set associative, 64-byte line size
FID/VID Control yes
FID range 6.0x - 12.0x
Max VID 1.275 V






Chipset
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Northbridge VIA PT880 Pro rev. 00
Southbridge VIA VT8237S rev. 00
Graphic Interface PCI-Express
PCI-E Link Width x1
PCI-E Max Link Width x16
Memory Type DDR2
Memory Size 2048 MBytes
Channels Dual
Memory Frequency 266.0 MHz (3:4)
DRAM Interleave 4-way
CAS# latency (CL) 4.0
RAS# to CAS# delay (tRCD) 4
RAS# Precharge (tRP) 4
Cycle Time (tRAS) 12
Command Rate (CR) 2T


Memory SPD
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DIMM # 1
SMBus address 0x50
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Kingston (7F98000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part number 99U5316-010.A00LF
Serial number 6B06DA7E
Manufacturing date Week 20/Year 08
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 3.0-3-3-9-12 @ 200 MHz
JEDEC #2 4.0-4-4-12-16 @ 266 MHz
JEDEC #3 5.0-5-5-15-20 @ 333 MHz


DIMM # 2
SMBus address 0x52
Memory type DDR2
Module format Regular UDIMM
Manufacturer (ID) Kingston (7F98000000000000)
Size 1024 MBytes
Max bandwidth PC2-5300 (333 MHz)
Part number 99U5316-010.A00LF
Serial number 6706A453
Manufacturing date Week 20/Year 08
Number of banks 2
Data width 64 bits
Correction None
Nominal Voltage 1.80 Volts
EPP no
XMP no
JEDEC timings table CL-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC @ frequency
JEDEC #1 3.0-3-3-9-12 @ 200 MHz
JEDEC #2 4.0-4-4-12-16 @ 266 MHz
JEDEC #3 5.0-5-5-15-20 @ 333 MHz




Monitoring
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Mainboard Model 4CoreDual-SATA2. (0x000004F9 - 0x725FB4F0)


Hardware Monitors
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Hardware monitor Winbond W83697HF
Voltage 0 1.23 Volts [0x4D] (CPU VCore)
Voltage 1 3.34 Volts [0xD1] (AUX)
Voltage 2 3.02 Volts [0xBD] (+3.3V)
Voltage 3 5.03 Volts [0xBB] (+5V)
Voltage 4 11.43 Volts [0xBC] (+12V)
Temperature 0 24C (75F) [0x18] (TMPIN0)
Temperature 1 24C (74F) [0x2F] (TMPIN1)
Fan 1 2679 RPM [0x3F] (FANIN1)


Hardware monitor Intel Core 2 Duo E4600
Temperature 0 17C (62F) [0x44] (Core #0)
Temperature 1 18C (64F) [0x43] (Core #1)


Hardware monitor ATI Radeon HD 3600 Series
Temperature 0 40C (103F) (GPU Core)