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    Question Yast is making me go bald....

    I've been using Linux for years and so I decided to give OpenSuse 11 a shot, because I had heard good things about it. So far it's making me go crazy and rip my hair out.

    The problem seems to be YAST. I can't configure printing or change the keyboard layout. The admin programs just crash over and over. Is Yast less stable than charles manson on crack or is there something seriously wrong with my install?

    Another thing, it takes 5 seconds to maximize/minimize certain windows such as Gnome-Terminal. Others, such as XTerm run very quickly as expected??!!

    I suppose my question would be like this: "Will reinstalling OpenSuse solve my problems or is OpenSuse generally unstable?" I'm currently working and studying... both full time.... (yes, that's making me crazy too) so I'm looking for "quick fix" rather than what I used to do which was to tinker with the system all day until I make it work. Sorry, I know it's not an ideal situation.

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    It's very stable for me. Yast runs perfectly on my system. Could it be a memory error or bad install?

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    OK, thanks. That's the answer I was looking for. I'll reinstall and see what happens.

    By the way, are you using KDE or Gnome? I'm wondering if this could have something to do with it.

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    Default Re: Yast is making me go bald....

    I agree... Sounds like something got corrupted.
    I run KDE 3.5.9
    Which if you are going to use KDE is what I recommend until you get Suse up and running. And get use to things.

    KDE 4.1 is maturing but still causing some problems.

    Gnome is also a good and stable desktop.
    Take your pick.
    Inquiring minds want to know?

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    I also think that something is corrupted. But i suggest to launch yast in a plain console. I mean in an init 3 session. It should work in text mode. If it works that means that the graphical environment has gone. So maybe that reinstalling gnome would fix. Also try to install Kde to see what happens

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    > OK, thanks. That's the answer I was looking for. I'll reinstall and see
    > what happens.


    save time..

    if you want stable, reliable, fast, mature. proven, up-to-date patched and
    secured _and_ STILL cutting edge (compared to all things M$) load up a 32 bit
    version of 10.3 and KDE3-something (even if you have a 64, unless you plan to
    actually work with HUGE files....they say, you can really tell the difference
    once you open a db with a million . . .)

    leave 11.0 and KDE4 to folks who wanna ride the sharp edge, and have the time
    for it..

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    I agree with DenverD infact my main os is 10.3. But this guy hopes that he has not to install again. So we should investigate why it happens. This could help other persons. I think it is related to gtk since he uses gnome and also opening a console takes ages. This is why i would launch yast in init 3, to prove that this scenario could be right. And also i would like to have Kde 3 installed so now we rely on the qt libraries.

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    Default Re: Yast is making me go bald....

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    > OK, thanks. That's the answer I was looking for. I'll reinstall and see
    > what happens.


    save time..

    if you want stable, reliable, fast, mature. proven, up-to-date patched and..

    leave 11.0 and KDE4 to folks who wanna ride the sharp edge..
    GNOME 2.22 on openSUSE 11.0 will give you a solid base, been running it happily as my main system for 3-4 months as soon as the RC came out.

    Same goes for KDE 3.5.9 with openSUSE 11.0.

    Just my 2cents,
    Wj
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    bcrisciotti wrote:
    > ... this guy hopes that he has not to install again. ... This is why i would
    > launch yast in init 3, to prove that this scenario could be right.


    sorry, it was not my intention to try to make it sound like your suggestion had
    no merit, nor that mine was better than yours...

    yes he said he hopes not to have to install again, BUT i quoted him saying "OK,
    thanks. That's the answer I was looking for. I'll reinstall and see what
    happens." and my point was *IF* he is going to install again, then i'd suggest
    he *upgrade* to 10.3..

    if he does install 11.0 again hopefully he will read "Suse-11.0 Pre-installation
    Preparation - PLEASE READ" <http://tinyurl.com/3vwrzl>

    which suggest STRONGLY to avoid KDE4

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    Default Re: Yast is making me go bald....

    I reinstalled while I was reviewing a chapter from my Systems Analysis and Design book.

    You folks are right on the dot though. Originally updating the system took forever, gnome was slow.... no, SLOW is more like it. Right now it's zipping along very nicely. Updates that took an hour before took minutes to do, Gnome is working very well. I've set up my static IP and messed around with Yast and everything is great.

    Idealy I would have liked to have figured out what was wrong, but sometimes a quick reinstall can save hours of troubleshooting. I took the quick fix route and it was well worth it.

    It's a very sexy system.

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