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    Default Best OpenSuse up to now, but ...

    Yesterday I installed 11.4 with an old DVD (burnt 1 week after 11.4 came out)

    I work with Suse since 5 years at work, I just had to replace 11.3 by Ubuntu because of nvidia/kernel/x11 problems. Happy to be back

    11.4 makes the best impression on me - maybe because I meanwhile switched to Gnome instead of KDE.

    Issues:
    I have a software raid 1 system, I won't do it ever again for the system partition. After installing 11.4 smoothly it hanged for ca. 10 minutes in automatic configuration in "preparing configuration ...").

    I rebooted and had the effect a second time.

    Then I found that the system was there but e.g. the passoword file was not readable. I had to boot failsafe as root. Setting the password helped, but trying an update made the same problem.

    Then I reinstalled without automatic configuration. Again it took a very long time doing "writing system configuration ...". Now I heard the disc. I guess it was something like a file system check ?! Anyway - I really missed the transparency.

    Then I had trouble with the network, it said that the eth0 driver could not be loaded but the name of the card was detected. It helped to reboot. Can it be, that when the system says it does a reboot during installation, that only the kernel is reloaded?

    What really troubled me was, that I could not start "yast" by Alf-F2 or yast2 on command line (an error message appeared). I really thought the system was broken but then found that I have to use the menu. A link would really help!!

    Somehow the sshd was running in the beginning but after a reboot not any more. I had to enable it.

    Strange was the mp3 stuff. I wanted to do the packman stuff as for older versions but the new wiki only has the Fluendo way. I was a bit confused, just installed clementine and it worked out of the box. Much easier than ever! Maybe because I had old stuff in my home?

    Up to now 114 really feels good. Ubuntu was a pain for gnuplot use (now interactive history), latex (had problems with fonts), python (better in Suse). The only problem is the f2c stuff, I have to copy the Ubuntu version, otherwise a Fortran code I use segfaults.

    Glad to be home

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    Default Re: Best OpenSuse up to now, but ...

    It is nice you want to share your story, but I am not sure you understand how these forums function.

    . If you just want to tell about and discuss your experience and does not need help, you should have posted this in General Chitchat.
    . If you have problems/questions and thus need help, you should have posted this in the appropriate help (sub)forum, one problem per thread and a telling Title. This all to draw the attention of people that might know something about your subject, thus giving you the best change to get the wanted help.

    IMHO the above a a sort of mixture, it is in a "I need help" forum, but it has a lot of different subjects and no title that will draw people to one of them.
    I only tell you this because I hope you will not be dissatisfied with the help you get (if you asked for it).
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Best OpenSuse up to now, but ...

    Henk, you are perfectly right.

    This is the wrong forum, especially as all problems are solved. An admin might simply delete it.

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    Default Re: Best OpenSuse up to now, but ...

    On 2011-05-13 10:06, road-movie wrote:
    > What really troubled me was, that I could not start "yast" by Alf-F2 or
    > yast2 on command line (an error message appeared). I really thought the
    > system was broken but then found that I have to use the menu. A link
    > would really help!!


    That's because you tried "sudo" or "su". You are supposed to use "su -".

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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