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    Arrow Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    Is it a good release, or an "off" one?

    Any particular improvement you were impressed by? Any particular issues you ran across or something to tweak?
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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    I've only used it for a short time, but so far

    PRO:
    It gives me desktop effects out-of-the-box with my Intel 855 video. This has been giving problems since the drivers were regressed last year (2010) and reared it's ugly head with Ubuntu first, but Fedora and openSUSE fell with varying degrees of grace. The last time I had desktop effects for for me was Fedora 14 which came out October 2010.

    CON:
    My networking is wonky. I am able to get connected to the internet, and even navigate to openSUSE sites but when I try to navigate to non-openSUSE sites I get "site not found". I first thought it is an issue with browsers and the like trying ot go out on ipv6 but I am not sure. I'll need to investigate this further and hopefully this won't be a deal-breaker.
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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    I installed 12.1 Gnome 3.2.1 last night. As a user (not technical like most around here), since 11.1, for me, this release has been the best. My experience so far has been fantastic. With no 1Click Multimedia options at this point, I found posts from RedDwarf and took his lead to resolve those concerns. All set after that. Everything is working great, and I have come to love Gnome 3.2.1 btw.

    I have activated my Online Account with Google, and found the Documents App working great for (preview only I guess), Calender, Chat, etc working well. Then I layered in the other IM Accounts within Empathy. So far, Hotmail is not connecting and seems to be a known issue as of late by doing Google Searches. There is MSN in Empathy with XMPP this person working on getting MSN into the Online Accounts feature currently. It appears he has it created and working, only now pending acceptance and then hopefully we will see it upstream. Until then, if anyone has a fix for Empathy and MSN, let me know, I would appreciate that.

    Regarding the integrated chat and notifications in Gnome, I really love how that is all working together as I get pinged all day and I hated having to open Empathy each time,etc.. so far, so good! I also love searching for Contacts and finding out instantly if someone is online for chat in that exact moment, very handy!

    Chrome is starting up and loading pages the fastest I have ever experienced, and Firefox is doing well also. On the browser note, as usual, there is only a slight hint of lag on full screen video (almost perfect). I have not used it enough as of yet to go on mission to get it perfect (if that is possible), but I will be watching for updates to see if any that come along help. Now that I have said that, the confusing thing is that in Banshee, using Miro, watching TED Talks (not downloading, just simply hitting PLAY) the video is stellar and flawless at full screen. I never had it so good with Banshee and Miro. AWESOME!

    Vid chat, seems to be working, and I have Skype going as well.

    So far, so good! I love it!!

    Oh yes, could someone explain to me the whole ownCloud options here. I am not in IT and I am not sure exactly what I can do with ownCloud. Could someone perhaps let me know what my options are, if any, as a user. I would love to have substantial private space (not Google, SkyDrive, etc) if there is a way to set it up a no cost, or is this for IT people only in a corp. environment? Please advise. (I realize this inquiry should have its own post, and I will make it later today).

    That is it for now.

    EDIT: Packman Repository seems to take forever. I believe I saw a post from Carl, that there are updates happening now, perhaps that is why?
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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    Great to hear the online accounts are working with Gnome 3.2. I am tempted to try out the Gnome edition for this exact reason but decided to go with KDE first.

    In part, because my video hasn't been playing well with Linux since early 2010 so I am encouraged by the current state of affairs.
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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    On Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:16:02 GMT
    dragonbite <dragonbite@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > Is it a good release, or an "off" one?


    Like most releases, it depends on your hardware and what applications
    you use. For me, it's a bit of a disaster.

    (1) On installation, it freezes midway through (during the first "faux"
    reboot) and requires a quick tap on the reset button. That fault seems
    to be associated with nVidia.

    Once installed, I have the following snags:
    (2) It freezes during boot on about a third of occasions. Hello "reset"
    again.
    (3) Little sound, but that's no surprise. I daresay I'll get it working
    by dumping pulseaudio and playing around with master channels etc.
    (4) Gnucash crashes. A fix has been developed but is only partially
    successful as yet.
    (5) Claws crashes as soon as the "Fancy" HTML viewer is installed.
    (6) Pan works but not very well. Panels resize themselves and get
    stuck in the new position.

    Before anyone asks, these are all in Bugzilla, though I think (1) was
    mentioned as part of an overall nVidia problem so may have fallen by the
    wayside. I must check.


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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    Thus far, it is looking very good to me. But I haven't yet tried all of the applications that I regularly use.
    opensuse factory; KDE 4.13.80 (main desktop);
    opensuse 13.1, KDE 4.11.5 (laptop);

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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    So far, my experience has been mostly positive. Performance for me is MUCH better than 11.4, and 12.1 is the first release of OpenSUSE that I've left KDE4 on for more than an hour since KDE4 was released. I've had a few minor things happen here and there:

    1). NVidia drivers not available in repos yet. I tried the manual install but when I did that KDE "froze" on me after logging in. Trying to track that one down, but reverting back to the nouveau drivers has been the workaround for me. I think I've narrowed it down to something's not write in my xorg.conf file (or I'm missing something in there). Note to self to figure this one out.

    2). Kaffeine segfaults on me when it opens. This is on 64-bit KDE. No clue on this one, will raise a bug report shortly.

    3). Amarok refuses to recognize ANYTHING on my iPhone4. No clue here, had this problem forever with amarok (but not with rhythmbox, banshee, etc). Note to self to figure this one out.

    4). Resume from "suspend to RAM" doesn't work correctly, it's a result of #1. If I get the nvidia drivers working, I think this problem will go away.


    I tried GNOME3, I like it but I think that KDE fits the way I work better -- and I use Linux day in and day out on the job and on the road (as I'm a road warrior). So far I think this is an excellent release, been toying with it through the RC cycles and was all too glad to move this laptop from Ubuntu LTS to openSUSE ... sorry I just can't stomach Unity and Kubuntu hasn't really ever worked out well for me.
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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    I had some issues with X (xorg-noveau driver?) after initial install, screen image became all blury and impossible to comprehend, but I solved it (somehow) with detaching one of my monitors, rebooted and the installation process continued just fine.

    Now, on KDE, most seem fine except Stardict which crash with the message:
    Code:
    (Gdk) [critical] IA__gdk_window_set_cursor: assertion `GDK_IS_WINDOW (window)' failed
    **
    I installed 12.1 only an hour ago, though, so I can't really tell how it will work for me.
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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    So far I'm liking it. Some things don't work as easily out of the box as they did when I was running ubuntu, but I may also just know that distribution better, not to mention not being "fluent in KDE". However, they are not show-stopping problems by any stretch of the imagination. I've got it setup, connecting via NX, basic development environment setup as well, and of course got my wireless working. Overall, I like it.

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    Default Re: Now that 12.1 is out, what are your thoughts on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by katanacb View Post
    1). NVidia drivers not available in repos yet.
    I find that to be inexcusable for a major distro. I guess the developers don't realize that first impressions make a difference. Or maybe they expect everyone to do it the long way. (that will go over well with noobs) How can I recommend opensuse if one can't (easily) get what's needed? No ati, no nvidia, no vlc. The boot up screens looked very amatuerish and glitchy. There's no network icon on the task bar, and I had to "activate" my wireless card in yast. Really? Every other distro recognizes it automatically and gives me the opportunity to connect from the task bar.

    I try opensuse every release, and every time I've been at least slightly disappointed. It is the only distro I've tried over the years that consistently gives me grief. But that's OK, all other distros work just fine, and there are plenty of choices. I'm sure the devs worked really hard, and there are people that it works well for, but it's just not for me. Good luck to everyone.

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