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Old 06-23-2008, 10:57 AM   #1
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Open SuSE 11.0


Hi Guys,

any comments on Open SuSE 11.0? I just installed yesterday and I don't see much of a difference.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:00 AM   #2
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Hi Guys,

any comments on Open SuSE 11.0? I just installed yesterday and I don't see much of a difference.

Hello,

At least, you can installed it.
I can not do it, I have this message, Can not find repository.

I will try to find other image to burn.

Best regards
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:02 AM   #3
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It seems they have finally improved the speed of the package manager, you know... the long time for updating cache, repository metadata and so on... a great improvement, since installing packages via Yast was really annoying!
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:09 AM   #4
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when I downloaded the x64 version for my laptop it installed fine BUT when I downloaded the x32 version for my desktop it gave me an error message and messed up my grub. I wasn't able to use 10.3 (which I had previously installed) so I downloaded the x32 image again and re-tried it and worked fine.
I think the file got damaged sometime during the download process.
Download it again and give it a try. Let me know the outcome.
Good Luck
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:12 AM   #5
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Hello,

At least, you can installed it.
I can not do it, I have this message, Can not find repository.

I will try to find other image to burn.

Best regards
Download should be right here: http://software.opensuse.org/

At least that's where I'm downloading it from..

For some reason my original download quit at 2GB.. attempting a second download hoping it was just some bizarre fluke.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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I think there was so many people downloading it at the same time that some people were getting cut off during the dl process.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 12:16 PM   #7
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I have 1 question... I updated from SuSE 10.3 to 11 but when I clicked on my KDE menu the version that I have is 3.5. is there any way to enable 4.0? I remember KDE 4.0 was checked while updating it.
Please let me know.
Thanks.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 01:44 PM   #8
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I hate the way it seems to insist on installing grub in the MBR. Even a manual re-install shows that the grub-install script has been modified to force this behaviour. I haven't invrstigated in detail yet, as I've gotten around it by re-installing grub by booting another distro.

Also had a few issues with NVidia drivers, and had some weird things going on with LDAP logins, but most of these bits are getting resolved.

The NVidia issue was/is that I can't save the xorg.conf. I run nvidia-settings as root from a terminal (this is what I do on other distros), but it won't write. Ended up simply copying xorg.conf from my 10.3 install.

Really liked the network install options - you can install from samba shares in addition to NFS, etc. Simple GUI selector for that made life easier.

All around, pretty good. I'm planning on a gnome install to see what that looks like as well.

Can't help on the KDE 4 issue, but it looks good on my system - I'm using it on Fedora 9 as well.

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Old 06-24-2008, 10:42 AM   #9
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I found out why I couldn't load KD4. First of all before Logging In I have to click on 'Session Type' then select KD4 BUT I had ver 10.3 x32 installed then I updated to 11.0 x64 (i have a Intel Core2 Duo) so when I try running KD4 it just gives me an error message.
I would have to updated again with a x32 ver. KD4 works fine on my x32 Pentium 4 machine.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 10:50 AM   #10
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I install the kde 4.04 version first and then Gnome both work fine .
It is easy to install Gnome from kde installation

all the best
 
Old 06-24-2008, 10:58 AM   #11
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I never used Gnome. Is it as good and powerful as KDE?
 
Old 06-24-2008, 11:20 AM   #12
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As a note:
If you are upgrading from 10.3 to 11.0 don't forget to erase 10.3's repositories. I had an issue last night trying to install kaffeine's codecs to play videos. After erasing all the repositories i was able to install them. Of course then I had to add the software updates repositories.

This is a link to the video and audio codecs:

http://opensuse-community.org/Multimedia
 
Old 06-24-2008, 12:53 PM   #13
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I never used Gnome. Is it as good and powerful as KDE?
metacity is not as configurable as kwin. I mainly use gnome because I mostly use gtk application... for some reason they seem more intuitively organized for me. Loading the first gtk application under kde takes ages and vice versa. I also run compiz most of the time - primarily for the desktop zoom plugin, and compiz never worked wo well with KDE for me. Doesn't make much of a difference otherwise for me though.

I just installed it yesterday. I installed it mainly because I wanted to see KDE 4.0, and I quite like it. didn't have much trouble...
The old suse issues.
The mencoder/mplayer version they provide didn't work for me - I just needed to extract an mp3 from flv to transcribe it, and it created what souds like xruns...
One really annoying problem with my usb drive - see here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...files.-651133/

Finally they fixed YAST as a package manager! It was long overdue, but better late than never.

I still think SUSE is the sexiest distribution out there. If I can get HAL to automount my usb drives, and I don't run into too much trouble with the rpm packages it provides, I might stick with it for a while.

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Old 06-24-2008, 01:26 PM   #14
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Ceantuco like to try gnome use yast> select pattern Gnome and it install Gnome
At the login screen you choice betweeb KDE and Gnome


all the best
 
Old 06-24-2008, 01:35 PM   #15
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Kde4!

i've installed opensuse 11.0 yesterday.
it's good i think. but KDE (specially KDE4) is really boring!
i love gnome!
 
  


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