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    Hello! I'm old on linux but i'm new to OpenSUSE 11.1. I must say that is very reliable distro!

    Well i want to install the latest kernel version (2.6.31-xx)

    How can i do that?
    And also how can update to the latest gnome enviroment? i don't want the 2.24 cause it's a bit old!

    A step by step please!

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Install Latest Kernel

    First: if you don't know how to install and compile a kernel, don't even start.
    Second: openSUSE 11.2 is coming on 11th of November. It will include kernel 2.6.31. Rather wait for that, than getting stuck until then.
    Third: if you're 'old enough' on linux, you might go for a Milestone 7 install. The Milestone releases are for testing purposes only, and may contain serious bugs, but M7 has kernel 2.6.31 rc9 so if you really need that.......
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    If you want to keep your distro in a "reliable" state, then don't start updating software (especially such core components like kernel or your desktop environment) to non supported versions.

    Your distributor takes care of security updates and bugfixes, if you start including your self-built stuff, you are the one who has to take care of that and should very well know what you are doing.

    If you start including inofficial repositories containing newer but unsupported packages, you don't have to take care of updates yourself but still should exactly know what you are doing.

    As you ask for a "step by step" help, you obviously are still far away from being experienced enough to just start messing around with unsupported packages.

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    i tried yesterday the openSUSE 11.2 M7. Many many bugs.. The YAST failed to open (i fixed that later) but generally it hadn't repositories, many errors on update.. I spent about 7 hours determing the problem.. And now i chose to install openSUSE 11.1. But my laptop works better with latest kernel (example on Fedora 11, Ubuntu 9.04/8.10/8.04, Mandriva and Gentoo) So i just want to upgrate to the latest kernel. I know that i can keep my previous kernel so if something will go wrong i don't have problem to boot from previous kernel or to re-format to openSUSE 11.1.

    I read that if i add some repositories i can install the kernel.. From online update? or from command line?

    Or manually download the rpm's and install them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akoellh View Post

    As you ask for a "step by step" help, you obviously are still far away from being experienced enough to just start messing around with unsupported packages.
    On other distros i've done that without problem.. I'm not familiar to openSUSE.. The strange "like-KDE" gnome panel etc etc.. General all their software etc etc

    I know how to compile kernel.. But i want now just an easy install

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    Then do it as with "other distros", too.

    Add the respective repositories and install the packages from there.

    Use software.opensuse.org/search to find the respective repositories and use at your own risk.

    For keeping the old kernel, use rpm in the command line (read also "man rpm" and don't use -U but -i) or adjust your zypp.conf (not 100% sure if that will work, rpm will certainly).

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    Well i figured aout how to update the kernel

    add this repositories /repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/openSUSE_Factory/

    go to software managment and search the kernel

    I just want to know how to update GNOME..

    btw thaks for your advices but i'm linux user 4 years now (enough i think for knowing the basics and many advanced stuff)

    and sorry for my english! i'm greek

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    What might work for you:

    Use the Milestone release to upgrade the system, and then just upgrade kernel and related packages.

    But know that you're out there on your own. I don't mean we will not help you where we can, but ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by hambos View Post
    Well i figured aout how to update the kernel

    add this repositories /repositories/Kernel:/HEAD/openSUSE_Factory/

    go to software managment and search the kernel

    I just want to know how to update GNOME..

    btw thaks for your advices but i'm linux user 4 years now (enough i think for knowing the basics and many advanced stuff)

    and sorry for my english! i'm greek
    SO, then you will understand the problems you're going to have around compilers, thirs party drivers.

    Good luck
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    I don't have Nvidia or ATI so....

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