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Thread: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

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    Unhappy weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    LILO:
    LILO is not supported ? Why is that ...
    When I try to change to LILO, it complains that it has to remove a realtime rpm and hangs...

    /etc/fstab
    some on the fstab entries are changed and the proc line freezes the mount process. Why ?

    Shutdown
    shutting down takes a long time and seems to spend lots of time hanging at the xinetd and D-Bus-daemon stages. Why ?

    Mounting
    USB and DVD/CD cannot be mounted ! bizarre...

    Online update
    I cannot update the system as the update process hangs ...

    Many problems with these release.
    Any help is welcome.

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    Default Re: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    My sympathies. I thought about doing an upgrade, but after seeing your list of problems this created, I'm very glad I didn't.

    TBH though, I think I prefer an updated 11 over 11.1.

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    Thumbs down Re: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    I am so bombed I saved all my data and am re-installing from scratch. Updates do not work with suse ...

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    Default Re: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    Sorry for the vague post. I meant that I prefer an "updated" 11 (e.g. kernel updates, security patches, etc.) over 11.1.

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    Default Re: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    It does seem that the 11.0 -> 11.1 update/upgrade is fragile:

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=439262

    If you manage to log-on do you see the effects reported in that bug?

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    Red face Re: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    I did have such effect as KDE bar disappearing after I twicked my desktop ... I had to remove the .kde4 directory from my home dir and re-login. And I had a blank KDE desktop functioning again ...
    With my regular user, not root though.

    This being said, I did a clean install on my problematic upgraded 11.0 to 11.1 and all went well. I had to reinstall all my rpms again but at leat all is working. EXCEPT the booting process ! I still have to boot with the DVD in otherwise GRUB stays stuck at stage 2. That makes me furious... I created a post just for this one.

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    Default Re: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    I have no issues after upgrading 11.0 to 11.1 on my second laptop, everything works fine. All I had to do is (re)install softwares that were not added from the main opensuse repos (amsn, skype, vmware, etc), as those were uninstalled during the upgrade.

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    Default Re: weird effects of updating from 11 to 11.1

    I had a problem in that ldap wasn't upgraded and I couldn't use ldap logins. Since I thought there could be are other problems I hadn't discovered, I then did a fresh install and everything works fine. Since I have a separate /home this wasn't a problem for me.

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