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Old 02-23-2006, 09:12 PM   #16
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special device does not exist.

I did make the mistake of thinking itd be a good idea to upgrade KDE. Beyond that Ive installed a few apps and would love to be able to install a few more. (Listening to an MP3 would be wonderful)
Old 02-23-2006, 09:48 PM   #17
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Upgrading KDE shouldn't affect your ability to mount or unmount drives... There is no chance that SuSE uses multiple names is there? I have never really looked, but I have noticed depending on the media in the drive, the cd that shows up on your desktop is different. So perhaps... just perhaps... SuSE is doing something really funky.

See if you can use YAST to delete that piece of hardware, then reboot and try to add it again. I have to admit I am kind of at a loss at this point, but it certainly could work, SuSE's software and hardware configuration is quite picky, and often times letting it install its own stuff is best.
Old 02-23-2006, 10:03 PM   #18
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My honest opinion of Suse is pretty weak. I used linux for several month maybe a year ago. Work requirements made me swap to Windows exclusively at home. (Why reboot to linux when all I used it for was surfing the net?) At the time I was running Slackware. And though the install was a bit more complex and a few config items took a bit of effort, it seemed to run much quicker then Suse and never gave me odd issues like this. Im totally at peace with the lack of a usable CD drive under Suse. But I cant get either XMMS or Amarok's dependency issues cleared up without a disc install and no music is really uncool. (Plus XMMS is required by Firefox IIIRC) For all the user friendlieness and ease of Yast that Id heard of, it certainly isnt seeming that way to me ATM.


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