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Old 12-10-2006, 11:27 AM   #1
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OpenSuse 10.2 is out


The OpenSuse project has released version 10.2 of OpenSuse Linux on Dec. 7th, 2006.
Isos and torrents are available for download from their project webpage.
The distribution comes on 5 CDs plus one Add-ons CD that contains non-open/free software plus one CD that contains additional language packs (the most frequently used languages are already present in the 5 CD set). There is also a DVD that contains what is on the 5CDs plus the add-ons CD plus part of the additional language pack CD.

The DVD contains about 2500 packages most packages in current/recent versions like Gnome 2.16, KDE 3.5.5, OpenOffice 2.0.4, Firefox 2.0, Kernel 2.6.18, glibc 2.5 and Xorg 7.2.
 
Old 12-10-2006, 04:43 PM   #2
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xorg 7.2

and this is the problem with opensuse 10.2: obviously they don't care about half of their users, the people owning ATI cards.... since in newer laptops often the bios does not support certain resolutions there is no chance to use opensuse 10.2 other than in a vesa fb mode.... good luck suse... thanks a lot...
 
Old 12-10-2006, 06:17 PM   #3
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ok, there is an "how to" fix it.... its only a workaround but it works.... solved...
 
Old 12-11-2006, 03:19 PM   #4
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What about installing an evil proprietary official ATI driver? That's what I did on my desktop machine for openSuse 10.1. Before that, I was using the generic driver to run the gnome desktop and graphical login screen. I plan on purchasing an Nvidia card soon anyways. I need a new card to play sauerbraten and windows games at a higher frame rate.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 03:27 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by the_darkside_986
What about installing an evil proprietary official ATI driver? That's what I did on my desktop machine for openSuse 10.1. Before that, I was using the generic driver to run the gnome desktop and graphical login screen. I plan on purchasing an Nvidia card soon anyways. I need a new card to play sauerbraten and windows games at a higher frame rate.
I don't want to take this too far off-topic, but....What is wrong with using proprietary drivers??
I see people complaining about the lack of support from ATI, bu the fact is that ATI is not required to support Open-Source in any way. People do not buy ATI cards with any assurance that they are going to work on Linux.
I built a machine at home before I was serious about Linux. It has an ATI card, it works with Linux. It does not cause me a problem if the driver happens to be proprietary. To me, the central issue is that I chose every aspect of the configuration of this machine. I have choices sitll open to me to use a different card--or a different driver.
 
Old 12-11-2006, 03:30 PM   #6
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I see you don't know much about xorg and ati the_darkside: of course you "could" install the proprietary driver of ati as I did also in suse 10.1; but only if ati would support xorg 7.2 which is shipped with opensuse 10.2. ati drivers are currently only running under xorg <=7.1
 
Old 12-11-2006, 03:35 PM   #7
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pixellany: nothing, you are right, this is also my opinion. the only thing I was complaining as many other opensuse users was that they included a version of xorg (7.2) which is currently not supported by any ati driver. the problem now in my case was that 1. the in the distro included open source radeon driver does not support the ati x1400 card and 2. that - what a pitty*g - my toshibas bios does not have a 1280x800 mode, so I ended up with a 1024x768 mode with vesa framebuffer driver, and this is not funny nowadays. I know from several threads in the net that I am not the only one. Opensuse reacted quite fast and wrote an Howto to downgrade to xorg 7.1 to use the proprietary ati drivers. all fine... ok, not all, video playing and webcam is not working and there is some powersave problem perhaps related to this subject, I don't know, anyway: there is nothing against ati or opensuse or anyone...all fine...now*g
 
Old 12-18-2006, 02:48 AM   #8
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ATI has sucked for years with driver compatibility with any operating system. Hard part for me now is I love my AMD's and now AMD and ATI are married. Well - I'll stay Nvidia... they just work in Windows, or Linux(usually).

Also note. Eventually ATI should get there drivers working with Xorg 7.2. i have not even loaded propriority drivers for my "ancient" Nvidia 256 dedicated PCIe 6200 yet. I want to wait for some more stable drivers and issues to be worked out at the moment. Currently - it is not like I have the next version of far cry to run on my linux box.

Honestly with Smart updated 10.1 - there is not much difference with 10.2. i have 10.2 on my laptop, and I had more functionality on 10.1 because there are larger repositories for such. I still can't get amarok to work right under gnome in opensuse 10.2 - desktop or laptop, but working great on this desktop with opensuse 10.2 and kde 3.5.5. Right now wait for a bit, and I do honestly do hope ATI and NviDia release rock solid drivers for Xorg 7.2 - but then again - I have not found and software that really can even push my nv17 on my laptop yet. . . which I think is the worst problem.

Last edited by Duster; 12-18-2006 at 03:01 AM.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 06:34 PM   #9
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I have insatlled suse 10.2 it is amazing but I cant work with media files such as .*mp3
 
Old 01-19-2007, 04:33 PM   #10
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I have insatlled suse 10.2 it is amazing but I cant work with media files such as .*mp3
To add MP3, Windows Media, and other support, try the guide at the following link. It will walk you through a step-by-step on getting you up and running with a fully functional SuSE 10.2 install with all the extras...

http://www.softwareinreview.com/cms/content/view/60
 
Old 01-26-2007, 12:27 PM   #11
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Angry Suse 10.2 Installation




I'm a very new member of the forum, and a relative newbie to Linux, starting around a year ago. I've tried out several different distributions, looking for one I can live with and Suse looks very good, but---. I got a set of disks for Suse 10.2, and it was a complete waste of time and money. The system absolutely refuses to install on my machine. I boot it up, select "Installation" and a few other mouse clicks and the screen goes black, the CD drive shuts down and that's that. No matter what option I select, exactly the same thing happens. There's nothing special about my machine:

Asus m/b, AMI Bios, SIS chipset.
Nvidia 5200 AGP
P4, 2.8, 533mhz bus
512 mb DDR
2 HDs with 16 gig available for Suse
2 CD drives

Any one have any thoughts on what in the world is going on for Suse to dislike?????

Bill H
 
Old 01-26-2007, 12:53 PM   #12
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did you test your memory using memtest? usually install problems are due to corrupt memory....

another thing could be corrupt iso-images -> try the net-install, you just need to go to the opensuse page and read the chapter about net-install, very easy, I do it since several versions of suse and opensuse...

any questions to that, just post them here...
 
Old 01-27-2007, 10:18 AM   #13
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Smile Suse 10.2 hangups

Thank you, or should I say, Danke mein herr... The memory test ran just fine. The disks came from the Linux source, and I have had no trouble with any others from there.. I'll try your "net-install" idea..

Bill H
 
Old 02-18-2007, 12:27 PM   #14
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Smile

I've always loved Suse, Looking forward to running it soon on my my old x86 32 bit machine.

Suse 9.3 Pro was awesome, hope this is as good.
 
  


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