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    Default 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    Finally, heeding Carlos advise to be patient and after actually READING the awesome guides provided here by our awesome contributors, I actually did succeed in getting a 11.4 / win7 dual boot up and running.

    I used caf's guide and posts discussing Partition Magic, etc., One Click Multi-Media Install & posts, and of course following proper repository set ups as suggested for newbies such as myself. All updates provided are complete as well.

    I must say, the ONLY reason I have win7 is for internet tv using Windows Media Center and the wireless set up for the Intel Wireless Display option, which is nice for doing group training sessions having to show my desktop / presentation, etc. HOWEVER, I absolutely do not like win7. It is terribly slow at boot up compared to 11.4, and I have gotten accustomed to the speed and efficiency, stability, and sheer awesomeness of openSUSE and Gnome over the last year or so.

    I must thank all the devs, and contributors here on this forum for such a great experience. I had to reload win7 which took 5 hours, and only all of about 40 minutes to get 11.4 up and running with all updates. 11.4 is very fast for me,btw.

    I only have a few problems of which I will address in appropriate threads. But a summary right now would be as follows:

    full screen video for youtube

    gnome 3 preview, at attempt to log in, then takes me back to log in again, and again, etc. So I uninstalled it for the moment. (I liked the empathy integration, but LOVED the previous layout of the gnome shell that came with 11.3, so I am a little disappointed in the current incarnation of gnome shell). Is there a way to get the version back that came with 11.3, but then with the empathy integration that is in the current version? (I am probably way over my head asking that question. lol)

    I am not able to get my webcam working for google talk. sound and microphone working, but not the camera. I read in a post that perhaps need to get a 32 bit version of GTalk, or something.

    Lastly, I am not covinced yet I have the right configuration for my video card / driver. It all seems fine, but the fonts are weird at times or cut off, very little flickering here and there.

    and a halt beep or buzz at shut down.

    Things I have not yet tried are skype, again, I read that the 32 bit may be the way to get there too, and I have not tested out multi-media other than just youtube vids.

    I realize this post should have gone under chit chat, and I appologize. If anyone has any tips on the above supposed issues, please feel free to PM me, or reply to an appropriate thread I will post for each individual issue tomorrow sometime.

    In closing, finally......I LOVE openSUSE, 11.4 seems to be running fantastic for me so far, and I am certain the above issues are only my lack of understanding. I look forward to learning from all of you either directly or from your contributions you have made in previous posts.

    One final comment, my wireless worked straight away! I see some people having problems with 11.4 and I did not have any issues on that.

    Thank you all!
    Laptop: openSUSE 13.1 | Gnome 3.2.1 | i3 350m 2.27 GHz | HP Pavilion dv6 | 4GB RAM | Intel HD Integrated Graphics

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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    Please use SUSE Paste (keep forever)
    To post result of

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    and
    Code:
    lsusb -v
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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    SUSE Paste

    SUSE Paste

    Thanks caf4926
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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    caf4926

    I appreciate your inquiry and I look forward to any insights to coach me along. However, it is going on 3AM.....I have to crash now for a while, but I look forward to any reply. I will check back on this thread as soon as I can. Thanks again!
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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    I have not tried gnome 3 or shell

    Your video driver is correct. Try changing the font settings to
    Smoothing -subpixel LCD's >
    Hinting > Slight or Medium

    I find the default install just fine mind you.

    I can't see any webcam info. Or maybe I'm just blind.
    But if it's not showing, you may have trouble
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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I can't see any webcam info. Or maybe I'm just blind.
    But if it's not showing, you may have trouble
    This is the HCL: HCL:Web cameras - openSUSE
    Is this webcam an integrated laptop webcam ? Or an external webcam ? I also don't see it in the "lsusb" list.

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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by newtosuse View Post
    SUSE Paste

    Thanks caf4926
    I note that ends with
    Code:
    Segmentation fault
    How about running ONLY:
    Code:
    lsusb

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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    Thanks caf4926! Can you post what exactly you are looking at to verify my video driver. Just so I learn how to understand these things a bit better.

    The webcam does work with Cheese. I will be trying to download skype here shortly. I will post back when I can.

    oldcpu, here is lsusb

    SUSE Paste

    Also, oldcpu, what is segmentation fault?
    Last edited by newtosuse; 19-Mar-2011 at 11:58. Reason: Additional Information
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    I am not convinced things are set up properly for me. Here is my output SUSE Paste

    Also, in general, I have a stupid question. my resolution is 1366x768, however, when I installed 11.4 I noticed there was an F3 option on resolution....I left it at 1024x768, would that have any impact on anything???? as I did not actually F3 and select 1366x768, or does that not really matter? I know weird question.

    The reason I am not convinces things are set up properly is that when I open a .png and view it and when I resize it, I get frames of the picture, see here

    SUSE Paste

    Also, I when I boot up, the gecko looks flat and the splash screen looks great on the boot screen at first, then the screen flickers and now then immediately after the flicker, there is a wrinkle in the graphics around the gecko on the boot screen. weird...but noticable. Then after loaded up and logged in, things appear pretty good. there are font issues, youtube full screen issues, and webcam issues, but I am working on those now too. I anyone can provide any insight, please advise. caf has confirmed I have the correct video driver, is there anything else I should look at?

    oh yes, here is screen shot of gtalk script error SUSE Paste

    Also, skype failed to install for some reason from thier website, will try again shortly.
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    Default Re: 11.4 on new laptop w dual boot - immediate impressions

    Quote Originally Posted by newtosuse View Post
    Thanks caf4926! Can you post what exactly you are looking at to verify my video driver. Just so I learn how to understand these things a bit better.

    The webcam does work with Cheese. I will be trying to download skype here shortly. I will post back when I can.

    oldcpu, here is lsusb

    SUSE Paste

    Also, oldcpu, what is segmentation fault?
    This is your video info
    1. 00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller [8086:0044] (rev 02)
    2. Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:144c]
    3. Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    4. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0046] (rev 02)
    5. Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:144c]
    6. Kernel driver in use: i915

    wxcam
    from packman is another webcam app
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