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    Default Suggestions for openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation stickie?

    Welcome to a thread on the openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation stickie.

    If you have any suggestions about the "Newbie" openSUSE-11.0 installation stickie, which is located here:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php?t=309444
    please reply here.

    As appropriate, the mods and the admin can update that stickie to correct errors, or improve the guidance.

    Thankyou for your input.

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    Default Re: Suggestions for openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation sticki

    For good single layer media I suggest Taiyo Yuden DVD+R and burning no faster than 4x.

    For dual layer if you are downloading the BiArch DVD, I suggest Verbatim DVD+R DL burning no faster than 2.4x. Make sure it is "MIS" - Made in Singapore (This is very, very important! - check the label on the container!)

    I master many discs for my job and have had no bad burns with this media unless I brainlessly burn the wrong data, burn too fast, or burn with a dying drive. This media, especially the Taiyo Yuden, is also very good for archiving.

    I won't go into a fight over DVD+R and DVD-R - just know that +R has better error checking and bitsetting (ignore this if you don't know what that means.)

    Hope this helps,
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    Default Re: Suggestions for openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation sticki

    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Welcome to a thread on the openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation stickie.

    If you have any suggestions about the "Newbie" openSUSE-11.0 installation stickie, which is located here:
    NEWBIES - Suse-11.0 Pre-installation PLEASE READ - openSUSE Forums
    please reply here.

    As appropriate, the mods and the admin can update that stickie to correct errors, or improve the guidance.

    Thankyou for your input.
    Thanks oldcpu,
    I installed few hours ago the opensuse 11, it was by default installed with KDE4.
    Opensuse 11 seems wonderful, a great job done especially under the hood, in Yast in particular... it is much faster to install, to boot, to even shut down, or anything else with Yast.

    The strange thing that I never encountered the option to select KDE3. That was funny, I read several posts saying I'd have the choice... but I don't know why I never had this option though I installed from the live cd 3 times.

    Maybe a thread is needed to help users install opensuse 11 with KDE3 as a default.

    Any advise on how to install or switch?
    Hardware Fujitsu Siemens T4310
    OpenSuse 12.3, Gnome 3, Live persistent USB

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    Default Re: Suggestions for openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation sticki

    Quote Originally Posted by limotux View Post
    The strange thing that I never encountered the option to select KDE3.
    You mean to say, you did not see a display that looked like the one here (under desktop selection)?
    Installation openSUSE-11.0 DVD Install - Step_5:_Desktop_selection

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    Nop... not at all...
    How can this happen?!

    p.s. I installed from live cd. The image indicates it comes from dvd
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    Hi, I think it would be a nice idea to explain the differenct architectures suse has and which one the new user should download as well as what a md5sum is and why it is necessary cause I bet many people won't know about it cause even I didn't till I tried Linux

    The kde 4 warning should be on top and I think better explanation is needed about what kde 4 and stuff r as in what a desktop environment is etc, other than that no improvements needed in the guide
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    Hi, I think it would be a nice idea to explain the differenct architectures suse has and which one the new user should download as well as what a md5sum is and why it is necessary cause I bet many people won't know about it cause even I didn't till I tried Linux

    The kde 4 warning should be on top and I think better explanation is needed about what kde 4 and stuff r as in what a desktop environment is etc, other than that no improvements needed in the guide
    Hi snakeyes,

    I think now we need 2 things:
    1. is the cd different than the dvd so that the desktop selection doesn't appear ? anyone installed from cd?
    2. how to revert to kde3 or how to get this option to appear?

    Hardware Fujitsu Siemens T4310
    OpenSuse 12.3, Gnome 3, Live persistent USB

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    Default Re: Suggestions for openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation sticki

    Quote Originally Posted by limotux View Post
    Hi snakeyes,

    I think now we need 2 things:
    1. is the cd different than the dvd so that the desktop selection doesn't appear ? anyone installed from cd?
    2. how to revert to kde3 or how to get this option to appear?

    yeah explaining to the new user what the difference between a cd and dvd is will be a good idea as well
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by snakeeyes View Post
    yeah explaining to the new user what the difference between a cd and dvd is will be a good idea as well
    Hi,
    sorry oldcpu, sorry snakeyes
    It was all my fault!
    My question was so silly in the first place.
    The live cd has only KDE4 not KDE3 or Gnome!
    On the download page it reads 'Live CD KDE 4 (644 MB)'

    This was all my fault. This is what I get when I insist on going on even if I'm sleepy.

    I'm awfully sorry guys.

    I think it is time to stop being a workaholic!
    Hardware Fujitsu Siemens T4310
    OpenSuse 12.3, Gnome 3, Live persistent USB

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    Default Re: Suggestions for openSUSE-11.0 Newbie Installation sticki

    Quote Originally Posted by limotux View Post
    Hi,
    sorry oldcpu, sorry snakeyes
    It was all my fault!
    My question was so silly in the first place.
    The live cd has only KDE4 not KDE3 or Gnome!
    On the download page it reads 'Live CD KDE 4 (644 MB)'

    This was all my fault. This is what I get when I insist on going on even if I'm sleepy.

    I'm awfully sorry guys.

    I think it is time to stop being a workaholic!
    no problem
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

    My Blog: http://snake1990.wordpress.com

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