Tell us about your SuSE install procedure. Smooth? Not??
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I really have never got a serious problems with installing since 9.3. Some problems with 10.1, which were solved soon. I have some problems with some packages when I install 10.2 beta but nothing serious. All the time my SuSe coexists with windows, first with Win XP Pro and now with Win Vista Business. I installed Premium and Ultimate (beta versions) too, but because I have only 512Mb ram I had to stay with Business for now. I am going to buy 2GB RAM soon and hope to get better results on both systems too.
Installation was very smooth ( 2 hours completly for SUSE 10.2final) an I have no problems at all.
I just installed 9.2 pro on a jewel laptop it went very smoothly. There's just a few things that don't work. The system doest 'see' USB sticks although my USM mouse works properly and the SD card reader too. I can't seem to connect to any network neither with my network card nor with my wireles network card. does anybody know how to solve this or how to check where the actual problem lies?
Mine worked well but as every linux distro I have to still add the Codecs and after first time installing suse 10.1 my screen went blank becaz it didn't support 1024*768 but then I shifted to 800*600 it is ok now,
Everything up to and including 10.0 was fine --very few probs. Only some of the usual perennials like Wireless, DVD playing and Sound. All of these were usually fixed fairly simply - wireless via the NDISWRAPPER method, Multimedia by getting LIBDVDCSS and then installing stuff from pacman and sound by getting the latest SUSE fix.
10.1 was an absolute DOG. I actually gave up on it.
SLED installed like a dream although it's a bit messy if you need DVD playing. Can be don --read the sticky.
10.2 So far seems excellent. I have yet to try VMWARE which I DO need. After the horrors of 10.1 it's great SUSE is back on track again.
I needed to use the "noapic" boot option before the kernel would load up. The video was initially 1024x768 and had a bit of a time getting it working properly. 1) used tiny-nvidia-update 2) Had to use a close LCD model number in Sax2 before the video wasn't doubled in height 3) Used "gtf 1280 1024 60 -x" to get the resolution I needed.
Years ago, I would alternate between Mandrake Linux and SuSE, depending on which would install. Those two seemed to be the best.
I remember trying to install the second OS2 that came out. It cost $100, and after spending another $99 on long distance call for support, I gave up. I couldn't even get the installation program started.
Tell us about your SuSE install procedure. Smooth? Not??
10.1 rating 6/10...10.2 rating 5/10. Unimpressed.
I am new to Linux and about a month ago tried out version 10.1 on a spare laptop. Due to partitioning problems, I ended up clearing Windows off, making it a Linux-only system. Ok except for wireless networking, which I got working with ndiswrapper. So far so good.
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.
When I upgraded my desktop from 10.1 to 10.2, I did have a problem with the video timing on my Samsung Syncmaster 930b lcd monitor. I fixed it by selecting a close samsung monitor, and tweaking xorg.conf by using a modeline from the command: "gtf 1280 1024 -x".
Hey cgp, SUSE changed how they handle wireless networks starting with version 10.1. (Other Linux distributions adopted a similar policy recently.) I have SUSE version 10.0 installed on my wife's computer and the wireless works fine. The SUSE 10.2 wireless on our family room computer is flaky. The problem is not the signal quality or expertise of the installer (me), but rather the fact that SUSE and others are now using NetworkManager to handle the wireless connection and it is still alpha quality software. (It's not bad, just immature.) FWIW, the SUSE implementation under GNOME (nm-applet being the GUI interface) seems to be a great deal more stable than that implemented under KDE (KNetworkManager being the GUI interface). Neither is anything to write home about, though. Incidentally, all distributions that use NetworkManager will have the same or similar problems. It is hoped that advancements in NetworkManger code and that of the Linux kernel itself will improve the situation in the next few months.
I installed OpenSuse 10.2 yesterday without much hitch, all it took is 40 minutes, lucky I didn't set it up to update the repository source online which would have been a killing considering my internet speed. The partition manager did it's work jut as I wanted, managing the 30 GB free space for Linux well. All my hardwares except sound card and media card reader got detected installed and a download of nVidia driver enable 3D support. I enabled XGL and Compix using Desktop Effects and now everythings fine except the said sound (which I hope I will be able to sort out) and the card reader (which I could do without for the moment).
All of my SuSE (Open and non) has been smoother than a baby's behind.
Maybe it's just me, but I could never get the hang of installing Redhat or Fedora. This isn't to bash on those two, just to say that it's quick, clean, and it's done. I think I may have had two problems with OpenSuse: when I was trying to do an internet install and when I had a messed up disk. Other than that, easy going.