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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!
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.
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.
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.
Last edited by billymayday; 06-23-2008 at 12:46 PM.
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.
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.
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.