Linux Switching Problems – Just Ask Matt

Linux Switching Problems – Just Ask Matt

Today James asks,

Hi I am trying to make the the switch from windows to Linux I watched you and I found you and bryan via YouTube and thus decided I would try open Suse Tumbleweed as my first distro. I downloaded the .iso and burned the DVD I went to install it I can make it through the installer just fine but when it goes to apply the packages the install just hangs. I have a message saying it found a Linux console terminal on /dev/ Console (80 columns x25 lines) starting yast 2 and the message would read found duplicate at line 592 ignored and another one at 652 ” vendor I’d”. I looked around on line and everyone says it is a no mode set issue but once I reach this point my keyboard and mouse locks up as well. I tried nomodeset and modeset=O but it did not change anything. Any thoughts or ideas of how to resolve this. I should tell you now I wiped windows now windows nor Suse will install currently. So I have to make one of these work might as well b e linux.

Thanks for your help!


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Matt Hartley
Freedom Penguin’s founder & talking head – Matt has over a decade working with Linux desktops, his operating system experience consists of both Windows and Linux operating platforms. In addition to writing articles on Linux and open source technology for and, Matt also once served as a co-host for a popular Linux-centric podcast.

Matt has written about various software titles, such as Moodle, Joomla, WordPress, openCRX, Alfresco, Liferay and more. He also has additional Linux experience working with Debian based distributions, openSUSE, CentOS, and Arch Linux.

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