Suse/NovellThis Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I was very dissapointed with alpha 2. I was currently using suse 9.3 before trying alpha 2. I know your not supposed to use the beta versions for a productions system but i had to try it. It had a lack of hardware detection it wouldnt even detect my common built in sound card.
Originally posted by TigerLinux 9.3 is termed professional, i think it is great!
use it instead of alpha.
All Suse distros before version 9.3 were split into Personal and Professional and then 9.3 had only the Professional version. "Professional" doesn't mean that there is anything special about the distro apart from the fact that it contained more packages than the stripped down Personal edition.
KDE 3.4 was driving me nuts. Should have called it the "Revenge of the Spinning Hourglass" release. SuSE 10.1 Alpha 4 is running perfectly here though, on my Toshiba laptop no less. Only complaint is they seem to have broken the excellent madwifi/atheros support I enjoyed in 9.3 Pro.
BTW, apparently madwifi requires the non-gpl version of suse's kernel. All the other packages needed were otherwise on the 10.1 discs. Only problem appears to be there's no automatic hardware detection for atheros wifi anymore. So I had to add the module name ath_pci to the variable $MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT in the file /etc/sysconfig/kernel (which is read by the init script /etc/rc.d/boot.loadmodules) and that solved the recognition problem. KInternet still needed to be installed and Yast had to be run to configure all the network interfaces... but that's all "normal" stuff.
As a side note, after swithcing to the non-gpl'd kernel I got the smartlink-softmodem drivers working with my Toshiba lappy too, so all three network interaces (ath0, eth0, modem0) are now fully functional! Yippe!!