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    Default restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    I have an old HP Pavilion PC with 2 GB of RAM, I installed Leap 42.2 but it does not work well, it got very slow and sometimes even hangs.
    Are there any restrictions to using Leap 42.2?

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    Default Re: restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    It depends a bit on what you use, but 2GB with a heavy desktop like KDE will not run very well IMHO.

    OTOH, a "text only" system, should be doing well, but again that depends on what you use it for.
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    Default Re: restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    It depends a bit on what you use, but 2GB with a heavy desktop like KDE will not run very well IMHO.

    OTOH, a "text only" system, should be doing well, but again that depends on what you use it for.
    What I use for? I want use everything.
    So I decided to continue with OpenSuse 13.2 and returned to having the great performance I had before.
    But, I would like to know if I can correct the error I am getting when accessing the package installation

    The following is the error message.
    An error occurred during repository initialization.
    [Repo-update-non-oss | http: //download.opensuse.org/update/13.2-non-oss/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL
    Historic:
    - [repo-update-non-oss | http: //download.opensuse.org/update/13.2-non-oss/] Repository type can not be determined.

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    Default Re: restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by sergelli View Post
    What I use for? I want use everything.
    So I decided to continue with OpenSuse 13.2 and returned to having the great performance I had before.
    But, I would like to know if I can correct the error I am getting when accessing the package installation

    The following is the error message.
    Hi
    openSUSE 13.2 is an EOL product, you would need to change the URL to a mirror that has the files.
    https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mirrors#EOL_mirrors
    https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime#Dis..._distributions
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    openSUSE 13.2 is an EOL product, you would need to change the URL to a mirror that has the files.
    https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mirrors#EOL_mirrors
    https://en.opensuse.org/Lifetime#Dis..._distributions
    That's a little confusing.
    I know I should point out a URL address for YAST to reach the EOL mirrors repositories, but where are these addresses?

    Foe example, I try put
    https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mirrors#EOL_mirrors
    and
    http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/discontinued/
    and
    https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mirrors#EOL_mirrors

    , but don't work

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    Default Re: restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by sergelli View Post
    That's a little confusing.
    I know I should point out a URL address for YAST to reach the EOL mirrors repositories, but where are these addresses?

    Foe example, I try put
    https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mirrors#EOL_mirrors
    and
    http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/discontinued/
    and
    https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Mirrors#EOL_mirrors

    , but don't work
    Those are of course only URLs to start your search. Using the one of gwdg as an example, when you use that in a browser and go down along obvious directories, IMHO something like
    http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/discontinued/distribution/13.2/repo/oss

    could contain the oss repo.
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    Although I run in virtual machines, <all> my XFCE, LXDE and LXQt Desktops run with 2GB RAM and although sometimes the machine might have to run a moderately heavy load sometimes don't show any latency. I've also experimented a little bit running Mate with 2GB RAM.

    So, I'd highly recommend those Desktops for machines with 2GB RAM for typical User activities.

    For machines with even less RAM, I would probably recommend trying the MinimalX (IceWM) environment. Somewhere around 13.1 or 13.2, some major bugs were fixed and then it became one of my commonly used environments instead of something I'd use only in a pinch.

    Yes, personally I believe that the official openSUSE recommendation that you can install <any> Desktop on a machine with 2GB RAM is a bit optimistic.

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    Default Re: restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    You can find the last released update for discontinued versions of openSUSE at the following URL

    https://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/discontinued/update/

    But, running old discontinued versions of openSUSE is a <bad idea>.
    There are a multitude of well known security vulnerabilities since last updates which were never patched, so you could almost say that unless you're very lucky eventually your machine would be found and hacked unless you upgrade.

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    Default Re: restrictions to install Leap 42.2?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    Those are of course only URLs to start your search. Using the one of gwdg as an example, when you use that in a browser and go down along obvious directories, IMHO something like
    http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/discontinued/distribution/13.2/repo/oss

    could contain the oss repo.
    Thanks hvvv, but there are dozens of directories and it is not so obvious so.
    I'm sad because apparently OpenSuse is not very interested in users like me who have old machines. But you must know that it's not just me ... we're not just one.
    So playing all the cards in the Leap system looks like a story finish.

    I am also sad for another fact. I have several machines, some for private use and others for my company, all with OpenSuse. Among these machines, I have one of them very new, with 4 gb of memory that is working with Leap 42.2 and the bad news is that this old PC that is with OpenSuse 13.2 has better performance.This seems to show that Leap is not a good choice ..
    So I am not understanding why OpenSuse is going down this route with the Leap system and abandoning 13.2

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    Quote Originally Posted by sergelli View Post
    Thanks hvvv, but there are dozens of directories and it is not so obvious so.
    I'm sad because apparently OpenSuse is not very interested in users like me who have old machines. But you must know that it's not just me ... we're not just one.
    So playing all the cards in the Leap system looks like a story finish.

    I am also sad for another fact. I have several machines, some for private use and others for my company, all with OpenSuse. Among these machines, I have one of them very new, with 4 gb of memory that is working with Leap 42.2 and the bad news is that this old PC that is with OpenSuse 13.2 has better performance.This seems to show that Leap is not a good choice ..
    So I am not understanding why OpenSuse is going down this route with the Leap system and abandoning 13.2
    There are unfixable problems with 13.2 which has to do with the advance of technology that affects both security (OS and the apps running on it) and perhaps less important stuff to you like performance and features. Install LEAP with a light Desktop and unless you're trying to push your hardware too hard, you should have an experience similar to running on 13.2.

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