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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%
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:12 PM   #91
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I have recently installed 10.2.

I have noticed that the YaST Software->Software Management option is, in my view, horrendously slow. The Online Update mechanism, whereby there is an icon in the system tray which tells you when there are updates has turned into a massive CPU hogger in this release.

I now use the SMART package manager.

This URL
http://susewiki.org/index.php?title=...ackage_Manager
is a pretty good explanation of how to get SMART running on your machine.

You might want to use info in these links

http://en.opensuse.org/Package_Repositories

http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_Ya...e_Repositories

to add channels to SMART.

This thread http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=483059 discusses how to stop zmd and thereby prevent CPU hogging.

HTH

Regards

L.
 
Old 01-24-2007, 12:56 AM   #92
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My Suse 10.1 install went very much better than my Redhat 9 install on an older machine. This time, I didn't destroy Windows. The only problem was that the installer did not know what to do with my ATI x200, so I ended up with a scrambled screen when X tried to start. Luckily I figured out the sax2-vesa command after typing a few letters and then pushing TAB in order to list the commands in failsafe mode.

I picked Suse over Ubuntu because an experienced linux person reported having the least amount of hardware compatibility issues with Suse, and I had the impression that Ubuntu did not come with development tools on disk (which is wrong).

Most hardware problems are due to the stubbornness of hardware vendors. Desktop Linux has succeeded very well in user-friendliness despite M$ and its enslaved hardware vendors' attempts to suppress Linux and support for it. (Of course, not all hardware vendors are evil. I bought a winmodem that included the open source linux driver from linmodems.org on the CD. Only works with 2.4 kernel though...)
 
Old 01-24-2007, 01:33 AM   #93
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On a Fujitsu/Siemens 1.5GHz box, dual with first win98 then xp, SuSE 8.2, 9.1, 10, 10.1 were all fine, not the slightest problem.

On a dell inspiron 510m centrino 1.6 GHz the same SuSE versions went fine except the 10.1 had trouble detecting the intel 2100 wireless connection during setup. If upgrading from 10.0 to 10.1 the install kept the old configuration, but a fresh install didn't and I manually configured it later. Other than that, everything was perfect.
 
Old 01-25-2007, 11:09 AM   #94
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10.2 made me very mad yesterday. Still can not resolve repositories with apt or yum, even after enabling it in YAST. Also, if I add more URLS and one errors out, the whole process errors out.

Other than that I haven't had any huge issues with 10.2.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 08:40 PM   #95
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Install problems

9.X, 10.1 & 10.2 did not work with ATI 9700.
10.3 good with ATI 9700 with automatic configuration for X @ 1400 by 1050. Use yast to configure it, get two images of every thing. Can't recover after yast touches video configuration. Install Suse 10.3 again!
Firefox is only program that can't access Internet.
Broadcom 4306 will work someday in future, after I spend hours learning how to install correctly for current kernel, after I learn how to update to current NDIS wrapper.
Where or how do I kill mouse gestures? Lots of references to gestures found but where do I go to eliminate gestures from all applications & desktop? Very tired of sliding mouse cursor 2" on page & going 5 pages away due to gestures.
Online Update never resolves dependencies, just runs "resolving dependencies". 1137 updates to install, but the dependencies can't be solved.
Documentation search function seems useless. Can't limit area searched. Output is always a useless list of all areas searched with no hyperlinks or references to open & read.

Still waiting for a kernel that can run Cingular Sierra AC860 fast as Windiz does.

Asus A2k notebook, Athlon 64 3400, NVidia nforce 3 chipset, 1 GB, 160 GB Hitachi HDD.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:02 AM   #96
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I instal open suse 10.2 it when fine accept for the my sound card and printer i had add them myself. Now i only have to instal OpenSSH and OpenSSL via yast and configure my proxy server setting with OpenSSH and OpenSSL.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 09:29 AM   #97
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Suse 10.1 was my first install then before I could straighten it out I installed 10.2 and everything went easy compared to another distro I tried. The YaST thing and the packman repository makes it a snap for us amateurs.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 09:53 PM   #98
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Tried 10.2, couldn't get the NIC to run, gave up after 2 days and went back to Kubuntu.
 
Old 04-10-2007, 08:00 AM   #99
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I did install SuSE since version 5.0 and never, I say NEVER, I experienced any problem during install on 6 different hardware platforms. Sounds perhaps strange to you but these are the facts. The only problem I had once was a bad RAM, but this is a hardware problem...
 
Old 04-16-2007, 02:04 PM   #100
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Open SuSE 10.2 installed without a hitch on a ThinkPad T30 with Windows XP. I used GNU Parted to shrink the Windows partition,
created two Linux partitions and a Linux swap partition.

Open SuSE 10.2 does not support ReiserFS so wound up deleting the Linux partitions and creating same size partitions formatted Ext3.

Hardware detection very good. I turned to SuSE because I need to run a 2.6x kernel AND get online with a 16bit 802.11b Orinoco Classic Gold Card recommended by NCLUG as ...known to work with Linux. I used YaST2 to start DHCP on the wireless card and a static address on the builtin 10/100 lan adaptor. Soundcard detected with no issues.

Only problem now: How to change the BASH prompt. I usually edit /etc/profile ... SuSE suggests /etc/profile.local so I did...
bottom line an error --bash PS1 -- command not found.
Editing /etc/profile works in Slackware, Vector Linux and every other distro I've tried. Why does this not work with SuSE???
 
Old 04-16-2007, 02:51 PM   #101
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Quote:
Originally Posted by cgp
10.1 rating 6/10...10.2 rating 5/10. Unimpressed.


I got a copy of version 10.2, which I understood to be a much more rounded package. Update-install failed miserably, with no GUI. I don't have the skillset to poke around fixing partially-working OS's, so I made a completely fresh install. Looks nice......wired networking is Ok, but wireless networking will not work.....and I am getting very frustrated with the time I am wasting. Why on Earth is it not possible for a company with resources like Novell to create a tool that will address a problem that must be very common? In particular, why can I make something work in an older version, but not now?

If someone could convince me that an alternative distro does not have this kind of problem, I would overwrite SuSE 10.2 instantly.

cgp, England
OhMyGosh cpg,
In my first after-install configuration I had to choose
between Network Manager and the traditional ifup ifdown
method. I'm glad that I chose ifup / ifdown ... these are
scripts. They have worked well for me in SuSE 9.0 and 9.3.
I used YaST2 to start wireless networking with DHCP. Whenever
I am at an Internet cafe or public library I can connect
more or less automatically. If I'm not connected for some reason I type
Code:
 ifup eth1
and I get online
right away.

hth,
The GNUinator
 
Old 04-16-2007, 03:32 PM   #102
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@cgp: why don't you BUY windows, then you can claim to get a "perfectly" working OS....
 
Old 04-16-2007, 07:30 PM   #103
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I suggest the problem with screens going black on install is an xorg.config problem related to LCD screens
I have had it on many distros but thankfully didn't get it on suse -good stuff best distro I've had so far
 
Old 04-22-2007, 04:21 PM   #104
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The GNUinator
Open SuSE 10.2 installed without a hitch on a ThinkPad T30 with Windows XP. ...
Only problem now: How to change the BASH prompt. I usually edit /etc/profile ... SuSE suggests /etc/profile.local so I did...
bottom line an error --bash PS1 -- command not found.
Editing /etc/profile works in Slackware, Vector Linux and every other distro I've tried. Why does this not work with SuSE???

Found the answer to my own question. In /~.bashrc put whatever
you want the bash prompt to be... like this
Code:
 export PS1=whatever_you_like
I was leaving white space around the equal sign so the expression was not being parsed correctly.

hth somebody,

The GNUinator
 
  


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