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Old 03-23-2009, 06:47 AM   #1
sonicboy
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Some issues with OpenSuSE 11.1


Hi,

After being tired of all the windows problems (crashes, viruses...) I've decided to make a dualboot windows XP and OpenSuSE 11.1. At first sight, it worked fine and stable, but now I'm noticing some issues.

When playing some multimedia like movies or music, I get the following probls:

When playing a movie with kaffeine(dvd or divx), it often hangs when I pressed pause and trying to resume it.

With mplayer, I always get some errors when trying to open a file (will post some screens later on), but he seems to be able to open it. But when trying to go to another chapter with a dvd, he always crashes.

With atunes, when maximizing the window by clicking on the Atunes symbol in the right down bar, I often only get a blank window and cannot do anything with it, only solution is to restart the whole program.

Also, Amorak often hangs when doing a heavy duty job.

And last, I also often get a message that my sound card isn't working anymore, and that he has swithched to another device (then the music is also noisy).

So, guess that there's something wrong with my installation? I installed all the necessary libraries with the 1-click opensuse install from the packman-site. Don't know if it has anything to do with it, but I've also installed wine.

Other programs I've installed on my own: Xine, Mplayer (+GMplayer).

Is there anything I can do about this? Or should a reinstall be better? I've heard many good things from (K)ubuntu. Maybe I should go for this one instead of OpenSuse?
But before I do this, I want to try to fix these probls with opensuse first because I don't want to go to the re-install workload again (btw, is it difficult to wipe out the opensuse partition and then install ubuntu on it? I've partitioned with gparted).

Anyway, thanks for reading this and for your (hopefully :-)) helpful answers.
 
Old 04-14-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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suze 11.1 + vids/music

If your primary concern is playing dvd's and music 'out of the box' perhaps Mint 5 or 6 is the best bet. Mandriva (powerpack) 8 comes with some proprietary codecs. In any case make sure you have the latest media codecs, such as, Gstreamer (version whatever) but I would avoid 'development' versions for simplicity. Please note that what you do with a Gparted disk may not agree with the default partitioning of a 'distro' but this is not really a problem. Best of luck.

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