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OpenSUSE 11.4 continued

Posted 06-05-2011 at 07:58 PM by TwinReverb

Today I continued with a fresh 11.4 DVD 32bit of OpenSUSE. During installation I found the option to go with a LVM encrypted (i.e. LUKS+LVM) so I went with that after deleting all partitions on the machine. (I found out after install that it chose 256bit encryption. A little overboard for a netbook, but I don't mind so much.

So I got it installed, copied stuff back over from my backup external hard drive, and proceeded.

Then the NetworkManager icon disappeared (segfault or whatever) for no apparent reason when I connected to my WPA2-PSK WAP. However, I found that running the keyboard sequence for disable/enable wifi fixed the problem.

I had to learn how to use OpenSUSE's contrib and PackMan (website) but once I did, I got BibleTime installed and it worked properly (a very big selling point for me for any distribution).

I then proceeded with installing the stuff I normally use, configuring security, and firewall. So far it worked fine without any hiccups.

So far the machine runs properly and I can't say anything bad about OpenSuSE 11.4. It works as advertised. It's secure and stable. I cannot vouch for how fast, especially because this is a netbook and 256bit fully encrypted is a bit high, but I am happy. I will report back as I test further.
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    Suse is one of my favorites if you are using kde. In my opinion after trying numerous distros it seems to have (with packman) one of the larger repositories.
    Posted 06-06-2011 at 06:30 AM by Larry Webb Larry Webb is offline
 

  



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