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Old 06-14-2004, 10:01 PM   #16
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Greetings Folks,

This is my first post to this forum, but probably not the last. I'm a relative Linux newbie, having first gotten my feet wet with a few of the Live CDs out there, first was Mandrake Move, then Knoppix, Overclockix, Gnoppix, Adios, eLearnix, and the one I'm typing in right now--SuSE Live Eval.

Before going any further--I came upon this thread because I was looking for a way to save settings for a SuSE Live Eval session to the HDD or USB memory--but it doesn't appear to be possible. That's something that Knoppix can do. That notwithstanding, I enjoyed reading this thread and I wanted to commend rose_bud for his/her helpful advice and good humor with Edicius.

By far, for my out-of-date system (Celeron 300MHz, 320Megs RAM, etc.), Knoppix has worked the best where live linux CDs are concerned. In fact, as it has a script for installing to the hard drive, it became my first permanent distro--and not a bad way to get started with Linux. I've since installed Mandrake 10.0 and Fedora Core 2 (I'm obviously experimenting here--and I've got plans for SuSE 9.1, Slackware, and Debian distros in the next week or so). In preparation for SuSE I wanted to play with the Live Eval a bit, so here I am.

A couple comments, for my system the SuSE Live Eval install was hanging at the Name Services daemon (probably mangled the name there) so I experimented with some options at the beginning and found that "no name" took care of that one. I was also having some sporadic difficulty with the SuSE eval properly configuring itself for my Virge 4Meg card and Cornerstone c900 monitor, but I had learned from Knoppix that the option "vsync=59" fixes things up nicely. So the options that I pass to SuSE eval at start up are: "no name vsync=59" and that seems to consistently start SuSE eval for me.

I love the look and feel of SuSE. And I was very impressed by the fact that it comes with Real Player on board (I'm listening to Janeane Garofalo's show right now as I write this) and am SUPER impressed with "yast" in that it was able to install my archaic AWE32 sound card--something I've not yet learned to do with my other distros. I read that yast is going to be open source soon, if not already, so perhaps other distros will be easier to configure with it as well.

I don't speak German, but it looks like the SuSE Live Eval might have an option to install it to the hard drive, in which case the issue of having to save settings elsewhere might be moot. In my own case I'll be pursuing SuSE 9.1 in the very near future, at which point I probably won't be playing with the Live Eval much--except to help friends with it as I try to lure them away from complete dependence on Redmond, Washington.

More a bunch of (admittedly naive) comments than a specific question--thanks for bearing with me, and... Keep up the good work everyone!

One love!


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Old 06-14-2004, 10:13 PM   #17
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::smile:: Thanks for speaking up! It's always nice to know when someone reads these and finds them helpful.
Definitely continue experimenting - it's far and away the best way to learn. I'm currently in the process of installing a new 160gb drive, and am 'experimenting' with different ways of copying my current working system over to it



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