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    Default My first day with Opensuse...

    After 3 years with Ubuntu I finally got bored and decided to give Opensuse a shot. The install was smooth, I love the design (KDE), firewall management was awesome (so much better than manually doing IP tables). However, I'll be reinstalling Ubuntu first thing tomorrow morning. Here is a list of most of the issues I ran into...

    - Booted to black screen (deleting the .config file fixed this)
    - Booted to a fuzzy screen with a stripe down the side. It looked like an old cable TV with a bad connection. Rebooting fixed this?
    - Desktop froze after sitting for an hour unused.
    - Opening a photo from my phone over KDE connect crashed the desktop.
    - Opening Yast took a long time, so I clicked it again and two windows opened, one crashed.
    - Going to sound settings required sudo? Seriously? Also checking the don't ask again box doesn't work.
    - Sound didn't work out of the box, after reinstalling pulse it worked, but volume controls did not.
    - An additional 1-2 crashes for no apparent reason.
    - Nvidia repositories under software management don't support 9 or 10 series cards.

    Like I said the design is awesome and Yast/Firewall management and snapshots are great. But holy ****... it is beyond unstable. How does anyone use this??? I know a lot of these items are KDE related... is the Gnome version better?

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    Default Re: My first day with Opensuse...

    On 2018-06-20, gpdriver17 <gpdriver17@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com> wrote:
    > After 3 years with Ubuntu I finally got bored and decided to give
    > Opensuse a shot. The install was smooth, I love the design (KDE),
    > firewall management was awesome (so much better than manually doing IP
    > tables). However, I'll be reinstalling Ubuntu first thing tomorrow
    > morning. Here is a list of most of the issues I ran into...


    Generally it's best to troubleshoot problems by posting each issue to the relevant subforum. But since you've already
    decided to abandon openSUSE then perhaps there's no need.

    > - Booted to black screen (deleting the .config file fixed this)
    > - Booted to a fuzzy screen with a stripe down the side. It looked like
    > an old cable TV with a bad connection. Rebooting fixed this?
    > <SNIP>


    .... and if you do decide to post again, then such issues can only really be understood if you provide more details, such
    as the hardware (CPU, GPU, etc...) and openSUSE version (e.g. Leap/Tumbleweed) you installed as well as the installation
    method (e.g. media/network).

    > - Going to sound settings required sudo? Seriously? Also checking the
    > don't ask again box doesn't work.


    Unlike Ubuntu derivatives, openSUSE follows the more standard GNU/Linux convention of invoking root actions via `su'
    rather than `sudo'. Since YaST configuration can affect sound drivers, I would expect root privileges to be a
    requirement. If however, you're talking about volume control changes etc... then that can be done within KDE via System
    Settings > Multimedia without root privileges.

    > - Sound didn't work out of the box, after reinstalling pulse it worked,
    > but volume controls did not.


    If you're using PulseAudio you can optionally install pavucontrol which again requests no root privileges during use.

    > - An additional 1-2 crashes for no apparent reason.
    > - Nvidia repositories under software management don't support 9 or 10
    > series cards.


    The proprietary driver is up to the choices of Nvidia, over which openSUSE has no control.

    > Like I said the design is awesome and Yast/Firewall management and
    > snapshots are great. But holy ****... it is beyond unstable. How does
    > anyone use this??? I know a lot of these items are KDE related... is the
    > Gnome version better?


    KDE is a perfectly stable desktop environment. If your experiences are different, then I'm afraid your are in an
    overwhelming minority of GNU/Linux users. There is likely to be a simple explanation to your experiences, but since
    you've provided insufficient details, this is presently impossible to identify.

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