openSUSE questions before installing.
Hello all, I've been interested in installing openSUSE for quite a while now. My friend Jeff recommended me to try it, because it has one of the best KDE and GNOME setups in the entire GNU/Linux community. However, three things keep me from making the switch:
- I have a Linksys WUSB54GC v3 wireless card, which is a part of the Ralink RT2870 chipset. I know the staging drivers for my wireless card were replaced with the RT2800USB module on Linux 3.x, but when I installed openSUSE 12.1 earlier in November, there was no wlan0 interface. This made me go back to Ubuntu, and then migrate to Arch Linux. What was the cause of this?
- I run Arch Linux with GNOME 3,2.1 and I'm quite content with it as it is, however, I want to dual boot with openSUSE 12.1 with KDE because I LOVE YaST2 ^_^. However when I saw the openSUSE installer, I didn't know how to partition it in a audial boot and ended up erasing my entire Ubuntu setup. I don't want the same thing to happen again, so how can I set aside a small 50GiB partition for openSUSE and leave the rest for Arch Linux?
- As much as I love YaST2 and KDE, I'm more familiar with GNOME. I've heard that openSUSE can occasionally be sluggish and feel bloated. I haven't had many problems with KDE on my computer in the past, but still I don't wanna put too much strain on it, given my somewhat modest specifications:
- 1.6GHz Intel Celeron Dual-Core processor (i686)
- 1GiB RAM
- Intel(R) GMA 3100 video card
- GRUB 0.97 bootloader
- 230GiB hard disk memory
So how can I come up with a solution to each of these issues before I install openSUSE?