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    Default OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    Hello,

    I haven't posted here in a long time, I have been a great fan of OpenSUSE eversince I changed from Ubuntu,Linux Mint, and Debian. With my Lenovo T410S, there were some unresolved issues including graphics, wireless card and other hardware incompatibilities on OpenSUSE 13.2.

    With OpenSUSE 13.1, I have not have any issues other than the fact that I installed it wrong a few times. Today, I fell from my bike and destroyed my Leonovo T410S, the 1.5" SSD was the only surviving component. My supervisor will be purchasing me a Lenovo T420, I appreciate it greatly.

    The Lenovo T420 will be carrying a 128GB 2.5" SSD, which I can choose to clone the 1.5"SSD into, but I wish to switch back to OpenSUSE 13.1 with this opportunity. Also, I am expecting to run into dual-graphics card incompatibilities issues. It has a 1GB Nividia and intel integrated HD

    I haven't been too successful finding resources on how I'd activate evergreen, is there a compiled step-by-step instructions on activating evergreen for OpenSUSE 13.1?

    Also, I am contemplating Tumbleweed edition. This will be my research/work laptop, I need this to be reliable as well as up to date.

    In case I make additional inputs here for troubleshoots,
    The specs should be:
    Processor Intel Core i5-2540M Processor (2.60GHz, 3MB L3)
    Display type 14.0 HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Mobile Broadband Ready
    System graphics NVIDIA NVS 4200M Graphics with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3 Memory
    Total memory 8 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
    128 Samsung SSD

    Thank you for your time.

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    I haven't been too successful finding resources on how I'd activate evergreen, is there a compiled step-by-step instructions on activating evergreen for OpenSUSE 13.1?
    no just install 13.1, atm 13.1 is still supported as a regular release when 13.3 (Leap 42) comes out it will stop getting regular support and become the new evergreen, there is nothing to setup or to activate, evergreen is basically long term support (5+ years of security updates) compared to 16-18 months the regular versions get.

    Also, I am contemplating Tumbleweed edition. This will be my research/work laptop, I need this to be reliable as well as up to date.
    This is completely different, Tumbleweed is a rolling release always cutting edge always the newest bells and whistles, not recommended for a production machine as things tend to go boom with the newest toys.
    System graphics NVIDIA NVS 4200M Graphics with Optimus Technology, 1GB DDR3 Memory
    If you had an optimuis system before that was your problem, those optimus machines are a headache, you might be better off (and cheaper) without it, it's meant as a power saving feature but it can be a hustle to setup, do not use the regular nvida drivers for it, see the nvidia bumblebee wiki for more info
    https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Bumblebee

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    Hello,

    thank you for the reply, my previous laptop, T410S was using integrated graphics. No Optimus. I will require some sort of graphics card that can support decent CAD operations, which T410S couldn't.

    Also, I've concluded the deal already. It's up for my supervisor to pick it up now. I guess I'll always have some hardware to battle with...

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    On 2015-08-20 00:36, SJLPHI wrote:
    > I haven't been too successful finding resources on how I'd activate
    > evergreen, is there a compiled step-by-step instructions on activating
    > evergreen for OpenSUSE 13.1?


    Not till it is created, perhaps December or January.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.

    (from 13.1 x86_64 "Bottle" (Minas Tirith))

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    Thank you, I will keep you posted on my customization/modifications. I have made a LOT in the past, it's been a while, so I will need to go through them again and I will troubleshoot to this thread.

    My .bashrc /etc/default/grub were heavily modified as well as MANY KDE desktop environment options.

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    At this moment in time, there is no 13.1 Evergreen. Evergreen is still based on 11.4. Thus your thread title is a bit confusing.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    Well, same problems that I ran into when I first moved to OpenSUSE. It's been too long I can't remember or re-find the solution, but I did find a solution at the end:

    1.Konsole, I was able to put a background image and make that transparent. Now I have an option for transparent single colour or background image. What to do...
    2. I cannot recall what the different type of taskbar that allowed me to close open application by middle clicking on the thumbnail.

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    I've been able to do 2. It was called smoothtasks.

    1. I can remember that the quick fix was disabling one desktop effect. I'm not sure which one.

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    Hello, so, how could I activate the latest Evergreen for 13.1?

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    Default Re: OpenSUSE 13.1 Evergreen 64bit, KDE

    Quote Originally Posted by SJLPHI View Post
    Hello, so, how could I activate the latest Evergreen for 13.1?
    there is nothing to activate 13.1 became evergreen when 11.4 died, the sad thing is (from what I've read) it will remain alive for something like 6 more months (or less)
    I might be wrong but with the switch to the LEAP release model evergreen will be put to pasture together with 13.2, if I remember correctly 13.2 (and 13.1) will be put to pasture 2 months after 42.2 comes out in october or november, that means evergreen will die in january or febuary you might consider moving to LEAP, now to 42.1 or in november to 42.2.

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