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View Poll Results: Which best describes your Suse install
Worked shortly then monitor went blank 10 5.78%
Couldn't do anything 2 1.16%
Install just Hangs 8 4.62%
Very bad hardware detection/compatability 8 4.62%
Went smoothly, no problems 137 79.19%
Bootloader screwed up my system 8 4.62%
Mid install crash 5 2.89%
Forget it, I'm done with SuSE 8 4.62%
Text base install worked 4 2.31%
Partitioning tool SUCKS!!! 13 7.51%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 173. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-15-2006, 06:42 AM   #61
Mart1nD35
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Thumbs up Very Smooth


I did a net overwrite install of 10.2 over a wired connection. Once I figured out that I needed the kmp module for madwifi and the associated setup command line info (I don't know why this wasn't on the distro) I flipped to my NetGear 511T wireless NIC with no problems at all.

Now I'm looking for all the medial players for firefox so I can watch those news videos (tips welcome .
 
Old 12-15-2006, 07:39 AM   #62
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Generally smooth But!!

For some reason,the 10 series of Suse has had problems in two areas on my computer..(Asus p4p800deluxe MB)
One, is being able to get to the internet from behind my linksys router useing the Tulip module..Never has installed properly during installation..
Second, is my parallel port printer(hp810c) that never configures and even later after configuration,printing is painfully slow..
Other than those glitches it works for me..
jolphil
 
Old 12-15-2006, 07:54 AM   #63
donk0yote
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as someone who has run SuSE since version 5.3, i know what to expect
and how to work around the few issues i run into....so i have to say
that my recent install of x64_10.2RC1 went smooth.....personally i
would rather have the text mode yast than the GUI, so when the GUI
doesn't work for whatever reason, it is a plus lol
 
Old 12-15-2006, 08:50 AM   #64
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Suse Installation

Mine went very well. I had it up and running in about 1.5 hours. For two days I have been searching for a resolution to "modem is busy" and am going back to windows. I have not tried wireless yet. I was so hopeful I could leave microsoft behind.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 10:17 AM   #65
dconine
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gbj
I guess I won the hardware lottery. Suse has been installed smoothly since 9.3
I guess I lost it. 9.1 installed, but not smoothly. It worked great for 2 years until I installed 10.1, which is working, but three days is not what I call "smooth". Apparently, I am again both ahead of the curve and behind it at the same time. Apparently, I should have waited until 9.3, and again, waited until 10.2....

Awwwww Monkeynuts!!
 
Old 12-15-2006, 10:55 AM   #66
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Quote:
Originally Posted by csdzvcsdfasdgfadfs
Mine went very well. I had it up and running in about 1.5 hours. For two days I have been searching for a resolution to "modem is busy" and am going back to windows. I have not tried wireless yet. I was so hopeful I could leave microsoft behind.

You can try a NDISWrapper and use the windows drivers:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

I know a friend that uses it for a lot of his devices that he couldn't get working in linux.

Just a thought.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 12:17 PM   #67
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I've had no problems installing 10.1 on the old box (933Mhz, 512m ram, Nvidia 6800, 120G hd) to coexist with WinME first, then XPpro. Also, only one glitch when installed on the new box (3.2Mhz dualcore, 2g ram, Nvidia 7300 (soon to be replaced), haupTV150, and 500g hd) to coexist with WinMCE Pro--the tv card is yet unrecognized. When I get time from this horrifying deadline doom, I will see if I can slap the os into line...

Merry Michaelmas, one and all!
 
Old 12-15-2006, 12:36 PM   #68
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustylinux
You can try a NDISWrapper and use the windows drivers:

http://ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net/

I know a friend that uses it for a lot of his devices that he couldn't get working in linux.

Just a thought.
Also, here is a step by step tutorial that is basically foolproof. I've referred to it every time I redo my laptop. I should know it by heart by now

http://nextgen.no-ip.org/~andrew/lin...fo10-32bit.php

Cue
 
Old 12-15-2006, 01:20 PM   #69
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Took 5 Different attempts to get this guy to install. it would freeze up near the end of the first disk. FInally got it to install and now it won't recognize my ethernet or wireless card. I have it running but I may go back to Slack or Ubuntu
 
Old 12-15-2006, 01:30 PM   #70
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Partitioning tool SUCKS!!! ? You got to be kidding!
 
Old 12-15-2006, 01:46 PM   #71
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I did not notice anything I could not do with the partitioning tool that accompanies 10.2--and I am no expert at partitioning. It seems quite a bit more intuitive than Debian's, for example, but there is no accounting for tastes.
 
Old 12-15-2006, 01:56 PM   #72
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never once had a problem with partitioning, set my root, my user, and my swap no problem in previous versions of SuSE, and set up 10.2 with ext3 FS.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 05:38 PM   #73
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I installed 10.0 and it went smoothly. 10.1 was also very smooth with the exception of software update/install and adding yast sources - problems with that continue in 10.1 for me to this very moment.

I switched to the smart package manager, but
i wish the zen updater worked properly.

Hardware detection was excelllent, and it works very well,for the most part.
 
Old 12-16-2006, 09:30 PM   #74
srfpala
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The SUSE 10.1 install was perfect however.....
The mouse that was attached during the install doesn't
work under GNOME. It was probed and an entry was created in
xorg.conf This is a 2 button PS/2 mouse(8 pin).
The synaptics touchpad is always working on this Compaq 1830 Laptop.
Under Suse, shouldn't both deices work concurrently ?
 
Old 12-17-2006, 12:01 AM   #75
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dosterberg
I installed 10.0 and it went smoothly. 10.1 was also very smooth with the exception of software update/install and adding yast sources - problems with that continue in 10.1 for me to this very moment.

I switched to the smart package manager, but
i wish the zen updater worked properly.

Hardware detection was excelllent, and it works very well,for the most part.
It may be worth your time to consider upgrading to SUSE 10.2. The update problems and other broken stuff in 10.1 (one of the worst SUSE distributions ever) were largely repaired in 10.2.
 
  


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