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    Default oddities with openSuSe 13.1 KDE Live DVD

    Just FYI, have tried the official release of 13.1 and find some problems with the KDE Live DVD:
    --Firefox freezes on the openSuse home page, have to close and restart; history not working, but haven't tried to fix that in the 'Live' mode
    --LIbreOffice won't start: "can't install user"
    --System info doesn't show CPUs

    These worked in 13.1 RC2 on the same machine (Toshiba Satellite). Looks like I'll watch this space for a while before going to production with 13.1.
    openSUSE 13.1 64-bit / KDE

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    I will mention a few issues I had with openSUSE 13.1's live DVD via a USB install:

    Things were VERY slow to start.
    Performance overall is sluggish at best
    I had to use the installer mode just to get somewhere.
    It wasnt encouraging.

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    Default Re: oddities with openSuSe 13.1 KDE Live DVD

    Running from a DVD is always slow since a DVD is slower then a hard drive and most of file system has to be loaded into memory. Running from a memory stick is better but still slower then a real drive.

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    Default Re: oddities with openSuSe 13.1 KDE Live DVD

    Quote Originally Posted by konsultor View Post
    Just FYI, have tried the official release of 13.1 and find some problems with the KDE Live DVD:
    --Firefox freezes on the openSuse home page, have to close and restart; history not working, but haven't tried to fix that in the 'Live' mode
    --LIbreOffice won't start: "can't install user"
    --System info doesn't show CPUs

    These worked in 13.1 RC2 on the same machine (Toshiba Satellite). Looks like I'll watch this space for a while before going to production with 13.1.
    Looking to confirm my memory, I could find only RC1 of 13.1. It launches LibreOffice and Firefox doesn't freeze, but SysInfo does NOT show CPUs. Will look more for my copy of RC2.
    openSUSE 13.1 64-bit / KDE

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    Default Re: oddities with openSuSe 13.1 KDE Live DVD

    Have run the 13.1 KDE LiveCD several times on my machine

    i7-4700MQ

    As the "Q" indicates, this is a Quad core.

    Somewhat expected KDE sysinfo cannot differentiate between cores and processors and also likely pipeling(this last one my guess) so reports 8 processors.

    Haven't had a problem with FF.

    Maybe you should post info about your system hardware?

    TSU

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    Default Re: oddities with openSuSe 13.1 KDE Live DVD

    Your message explains why sysInfo shows four CPUs when the Toshiba spec says 2: Intel Core I5 M480 @ 2.67 GHz. Supports MMX and SSE2,3,4.
    I seem to have discarded my disk of RC2 and also deleted the .iso files.
    openSUSE 13.1 64-bit / KDE

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    Quote Originally Posted by konsultor View Post
    Just FYI, have tried the official release of 13.1 and find some problems with the KDE Live DVD:
    --Firefox freezes on the openSuse home page, have to close and restart; history not working, but haven't tried to fix that in the 'Live' mode
    --LIbreOffice won't start: "can't install user"
    --System info doesn't show CPUs

    These worked in 13.1 RC2 on the same machine (Toshiba Satellite). Looks like I'll watch this space for a while before going to production with 13.1.
    Very dissapointed with KDE live CD, not keen to install 13.1. Acer aspire 5336, same old problem of black screen. Using nomodeset can get screen working, but lots of crashes, issue of insufficient disk space? (running from USB stick readonly created using suse image writer). Finally crashes and blank screen. All I could do was turn it off, unusable. Should be getting more reliable with each new version. Never got these crashes with older live CDs. Any suggestions?

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    Default Re: oddities with openSuSe 13.1 KDE Live DVD

    Video problems most likely. What video do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Video problems most likely. What video do you have?
    Mobile Intel 4 series express chipset. I forgot used to use these 2 as boot options
    acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux.
    this cures the backlight issue but why does 13.1 from the live USB crash?
    opensuse 12 live CD on USB worked fine on this laptop.

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    Default Re: oddities with openSuSe 13.1 KDE Live DVD

    There is a problem with the Intel driver on the final that I guess is a problem for your card. Installing and running update should pull in the new driver that fixes what ever was wrong with the origianl.

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