I'm quite new to Linux and Suse. My first distro was Mandrake 10 but it didn't cope with my wlan so I changed.
After using SUSE 9.1 Personal some while I would like to install more programs. That was not as all as easy as on Mandrake. It doesn't matter what I try, YAST2 always says that there is one or another package missing, but doesn't do anything about it. (Mandrake downloaded and installed missing packages automagically.) There is a C-compiler missing, or it's the wrong version of KDE (even though I downloaded very recently) or there is a library missing and I can't find SUSE-rpms, which is very frustrating. As for the KDE-thing; I wanted some of the extra programs for KDE, but YAST2 told me I had the wrong version and would need to uninstall KDE and reinstall, which I wouldn't really dare to do.
It's very discouraging when I try to fix one error, like for exemple trying to install a missing library from source using make command, and the computer says that there another thing missing, and then another to a seemingly endless chain of libraries.
Should I reinstall and choose SUSE 9.1 Pro instead? Will things be easier then? Or should I rather switch to Debian or back to Mandrake? Or have I got everything wrong?
I'd be really thankful for hints and suggestions!