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    Post M5 findings

    Here are my findings about Milestone 5:

    Pros:
    • really fast boot (even faster than 11.1 with RAID)
    • better and faster package manager
    • nice new Qt4 Yast interface
    • KDE 4.3 seems to perform faster than on 11.1
    • Yastie is included!

    Cons:
    • BIOS RAID won't work
    • broken kde4 networkmanager
    • broken kdesu
    • no kernel headers for 2.6.31 (so it was impossible to install the nvidia driver )
    • still has kernel loading bug and no bootsplash on CDs ans DVDs
    • sometimes bad startup (distorted and/or black screen)


    I hope the next release will be better (and no Friday release )

    Please share your findings too

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    Default Re: M5 findings

    nVidia drivers: You do not need kernel-headers as i had 2.6.30 version of those and installed fine, what you need is kernel-syms which will get installed along kernel-source if you tick kernel-default/desktop-devel package
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    Default Re: M5 findings

    For networkmanager: replace it by wicd. You'll have to set networking to use ifup through Yast, but after that wicd will do the job, everywhere.
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