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View Poll Results: Which best describes your Suse install
Worked shortly then monitor went blank 10 5.78%
Couldn't do anything 2 1.16%
Install just Hangs 8 4.62%
Very bad hardware detection/compatability 8 4.62%
Went smoothly, no problems 137 79.19%
Bootloader screwed up my system 8 4.62%
Mid install crash 5 2.89%
Forget it, I'm done with SuSE 8 4.62%
Text base install worked 4 2.31%
Partitioning tool SUCKS!!! 13 7.51%
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Old 10-20-2006, 08:18 PM   #46
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It goes smoothly with no problems, but the Partitioning tool is hard to understand for a newbie like myself. I sure would like learn how to use it so i can choose how big my Partitions should be.

Last edited by suse91pro; 10-22-2006 at 12:13 PM.
Old 10-21-2006, 02:39 AM   #47
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Very smoothly, did exactly what I had asked for
Old 10-21-2006, 03:28 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by suse91pro
It goes smoothly with no problems, but the Partitioning tool is hard to understand for newbie like myself. I sure would like learn how to use it so i can choose how big my Partitions should be.
Except for maybe Disk Druid (from Red Hat) that's the best partitioning tool there is (that I've used.)
Old 10-22-2006, 12:18 PM   #49
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Originally Posted by lordSaurontheGreat
Except for maybe Disk Druid (from Red Hat) that's the best partitioning tool there is (that I've used.)
Is there a Disk Druid installation file for Suse 10.1? if there is please post the link, if not do you recommend that i dump suse and instal Red Hat or Fedora?

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Old 10-22-2006, 03:12 PM   #50
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Went smoothly on my ThinkPad600x (I've tried MEPIS and Ubuntu before, and they didn't want to boot after installation, but SuSE did it).
Old 10-23-2006, 09:24 PM   #51
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Installation went OK, but far from smooth. As a first time SUSE install for me, the online updating portion of the installation left a lot to be desired. While I'm excited to begin using SUSE, I missed the familiarity of APT during the installation.
Old 11-01-2006, 02:58 PM   #52
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After the install and subsequent boot from hard drive I get a message on the monitor that says "Input signal out of range". So I used SAX2 to update the resolution, but when I change it to anything but the lowest setting, the test will fail.

Monitor is IBM thinkvision 6737 - 66N
Graphics Controller is Intel 82865G.

Old 11-01-2006, 03:26 PM   #53
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I installed 10.1 on three different machines. The problems I had were minor ones really. I have two machines with wireless cards. The laptop I got working by finding some info on getting atheros wifi running. The other machine I gave up on and just wired to the hub.

The only other problems I had are suse OSS issues. Xine won't hardly work but I installed MPLAYER and I don't even worry about xine. Also I had to add some distro sites so that I could get more programs that were not crippled. This is all personal issues.

The major thing is that I had to install gcc, make and other things so I could install non RPM packages. There should at least be a RPM that you can install that has the installation bits. Not every program is packaged for suse so at sometime any advanced user will need these programs.

Otherwise I am happy with suse. The only problem I am having now is getting lirc to work with my laptop. Oh yeah just because a programmer may have killed someone is no reason to stop using his seriously superior FS.
Old 11-02-2006, 01:01 AM   #54
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I just want to say that my installation went smoothly last I tried OpenSuSe 10.1. The updates, however, were a nightmare!!! I kept getting errors and kept having to find new update sites. Finally when I did get it working, I had trouble installing applications because I had to find repositories to fix dependency problems. I gave up and switched to Ubuntu. SuSE does look very nice, though!
Old 12-13-2006, 06:04 PM   #55
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Angry Hanging and missing things

Khelp not working. Just goes away.
Updates. Ha. WHat a joke. This is an update overall from 9.1 to 10.1. Bought the boxed set for it, too.
Damnit. Why can't this stuff work like it is supposed to?
9.1 was working, I spent the last week mucking around with printers and hplip, finally getting that fixed, and now everything just got stupid when I upgraded to 10.1 (hoping I would get the lastes packages for stuff and some better fonts).
What's up with that?
I couldn't update 9.1 anywhere, apparently, because all those archives on the servers are gone.
Anybody out there from Novell? How do you people keep staying in business? I dumped your junk from companies when DOS was dumped, and I don't see why you had to screw this up, too.
Old 12-13-2006, 06:29 PM   #56
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10.2 GM:
Works great.
I put it on 3 boxes having different models of Asus mother boards, different monitors and cpus.
It detected everything on all of them.

Now I can forgive Suse for the first 10.1 release.

All of the update issues that 10.1 had have been fixed in this release.

I'm new and unexperienced with linux find 10.2 GM to suit my needs the best out of all the distros that I've tried.

Last edited by slackass; 12-13-2006 at 06:31 PM.
Old 12-13-2006, 07:17 PM   #57
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No real problems with 10.2 GM install here either.

Hardware detection was faultless. The only minor problem I had was with the new openSUSE updater, which would display updates but not install them. I ended up installing the Enterprise pattern with rug/zen which has worked flawlessly and is a VAST improvement over 10.1


- Perps.
Old 12-14-2006, 03:56 PM   #58
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smooth for me, even set up fstab options during set up and they work like a charm
Old 12-14-2006, 04:53 PM   #59
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Originally Posted by A6Quattro
I have all WD HD's. NEC DVD-R's, P4 2.6, P4 2.53, AMD Athlon 3200 64bit, MSI K7, MSI K8N, ATI Video cards, Onboard Sound, Samsung Syncmaster monitors (Possible problem???)

FC3 worked on all of them

"ATI Video cards" there is your problem right there. ATI has never been overly friendly with linux. If at all friendly. Most of the time you have to hunt down some special drivers or hacks to get the thing to load properly. Switch to Nvidia cards your linux life will be much more enjoyable.

Nvidia even has a .rmp / .tar file that installs and configures everything for your xorg.conf file. As far as i'm concerned ATI really needs to get on the linux band wagon. As more and more linux users are not even touching ATI with a ten foot pool because of video problems and setup issues.
Old 12-15-2006, 01:13 AM   #60
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I guess I won the hardware lottery. Suse has been installed smoothly since 9.3



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