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Old 08-19-2007, 02:20 PM   #1
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opensuse novice, help me!


I want to change of Ubuntu to the other great distro, openSUSE.

First of all: It's good option? I tell it by the polemics of the agreement with Microsoft. I don't understand the commotion because there isn't clear information and I understand that simply is an agreement to improve compatibilities among both platforms. Who is benefited more?

The motive is that Ubuntu gives me many problems of stability and hung up. I have tired. Although Ubuntu seems me faster, openSUSE is more complete and stable, although I have had some problems after installing it:

After trying to work my wireless, the system was hang me numerous times and to login didn't work the keyboard and mouse. I had to reinstall it a second time.

For my device, the system load the rt73usb driver, which doesn't work well as occurs me in Ubuntu. I try to install the rt73 driver of serialmonkey but then begin my surprises:


1. Not work the console commands: modprobe, iwconfig, iwconfig,...

It's a path problem?, how do I add the paths to all commands?

2. I try to do 'make' but tells me that I lack the gcc package. I install the gcc package but doesn't find the headers of the kernel. I install the kernel-source package. I launch 'make' and begins me to compile what I understand is all the kernel of the system, for 15-20 minutes, and then compiles the rt73 module. I launch 'make install' and all the installs me again kernel and after finishing the module driver.

What's happening!, this is normal?

3. I try to launch modprobe but doesn't find the command. I find it in ‘/sbin'. I launch it but tells me that doesn't find the module.

!!!!!

4. in the installation inherit the structure of users of Ubuntu. The system launched me the error 'Error org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied’ to mount the disks. I fixed it adding the users to the groups 'dbus' and 'hal'. In the second installation I didn't inherit the users and the problem was removed.

5. Besides in each start of the system remains the volume to zero, ???


TO CONCLUDE

Still having installed the driver: how do I configure the connection? The network administrator not allow to specify the necessary name ‘rausb0'. I have seen that allow to enter the module name, refers at rt73?

I am completely lost. Ubuntu facilitated me many things and I find me with many problems to put working openSUSE. That Linux allow to choose is very debatable.

Should throw me back and to continue with ubuntu?

Sorry for the translation of Spanish.

Thanks.

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Old 08-20-2007, 08:39 AM   #2
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:48 AM   #3
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One possible reason for not getting an immediate response is that you have asked many questions, and not all are clear. Short, specific questions will get faster answers.

OpenSUSE is a very good choice--other good options include PCLinuxOS.

You may have to edit the $PATH variable to get certain commands to work. First try using "su -" to become root with the root environment. See if the commands work there.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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Dissident Goodchild, the advice above is correct for question 1.
Those commands will work only if you are root.
As for installing software, if you are really stuck, try going to Softpedia - you will find most things on there, packed as rpm's, which SuSe will be able to deal with using YAST
 
Old 08-20-2007, 09:08 AM   #5
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One possible reason for not getting an immediate response is that you have asked many questions, and not all are clear. Short, specific questions will get faster answers.
I agree, sorry.

I am interested in the point 2. It is normal to install and to compile the kernel-source package?

Sudo works well. I achieved to launch modprobe but doesn't find the module, where save it?

Code:
sudo /sbin/modprobe ./rt73
How I edit the $PATH variable? I will try 'su -'.
 
Old 08-20-2007, 09:18 AM   #6
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Dissident Goodchild, the advice above is correct for question 1.
Those commands will work only if you are root.
As for installing software, if you are really stuck, try going to Softpedia - you will find most things on there, packed as rpm's, which SuSe will be able to deal with using YAST
Sudo o root native user?

The module that want to install brings source code, not RPM package.

Thanks to all by attending some points. t tried to do it faster in this manner. Obtaining a global idea of that could be occurring me.

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Old 08-20-2007, 12:37 PM   #7
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I am interested in the point 2. It is normal to install and to compile the kernel-source package?
Normally, there is no need to ever compile a kernel from source. In your package manager, kernel updates are available when they are issued.
Three reasons to compile a kernel:
  1. To see how it works
  2. To make a custom setup for some purpose
  3. To improve performance by eliminating things you don't use.
 
Old 08-22-2007, 05:05 AM   #8
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Pixellany, I did it! Thanks.

I handled the PATH var, was correct.

Work fine "su -". Why it is necessary to carry out this and not with sudo?

I had to install the packages gcc, kernel-source and linux-kernel-headers but this time did not compile the kernel to do make

I achieved to configure the network but was complicated.

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