11,4 install on notebook HP Pavilion dv5-1030en (review)

Here is my review of openSUSE 11.4 installation on HP Pavilion dv5-1030en

Hardware specification (ext. link)

AMD Turion X2 Dual Core 2.1GHz
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450 Graphics
Realtek Gigabit network r8169
Atheros wireless card
320 GB HDD

11.3 worked perfectly on this platform out-of-the-box for 2 years

  1. Installation

Installed fine as third OS (Vista and 11.3 already installed) no need extra configuring during installation
After installation Grub detected only Vista, no 11.3 menu item. So needed to create menu item later manually.

  1. Thermal sensors missing.
    in the /proc/acpi there is no longer temperature sensors listed

  2. On KDE4 load there is a 10s delay
    After the desktop appears there are only 3 icons in the tray: bluetooth, battery and info. And during 10 seconds I cannot click anything - every operation hangs. After the delay startup sound plays,missing icons in the tray appear and all click start working.
    Very strange. I have seen such delays only in Windows Xp while all services waiting for Rpc service to start.

  3. By default pressing power button in performance power scheme is set to prompt for log out. But instead of this system hangs like described in previous section. After press nothing happens, if I try to click start menu - the button highlights but the menu does not come. Need to kill session by ctrl+alt+backspace

  4. After Yast installed all updates the applet KPackageKit still find 1 more available package to install. So why Yast does not install all needed updates?

  5. After resuming from Suspend to RAM kdeinit4 crashes:

Thread 1 (Thread 0xb5834710 (LWP 7825)):
[KCrash Handler]
#7  QCoreApplication::postEvent (receiver=0x80000000, event=0x80ee0c0, priority=0) at kernel/qcoreapplication.cpp:1132
#8  0xb6df163b in QCoreApplication::postEvent (receiver=0x80000000, event=0x80ee0c0) at kernel/qcoreapplication.cpp:1094
#9  0xb6e005b4 in QObject::deleteLater (this=0x80000000) at kernel/qobject.cpp:2123
#10 0xae0a1e1b in AgentListener::~AgentListener (this=0x81edc28, __in_chrg=<value optimized out>) at /usr/src/debug/bluedevil-1.0.2/src/daemon/kded/agentlistener.cpp:32
#11 0xae0a1e52 in AgentListener::~AgentListener (this=0x81edc28, __in_chrg=<value optimized out>) at /usr/src/debug/bluedevil-1.0.2/src/daemon/kded/agentlistener.cpp:33
#12 0xb6e00f03 in qDeleteInEventHandler (o=0x81edc28) at kernel/qobject.cpp:3980
#13 0xb6e035d8 in QObject::event (this=0x81edc28, e=0x81c8ce0) at kernel/qobject.cpp:1194
#14 0xb62fa414 in QApplicationPrivate::notify_helper (this=0x80bd468, receiver=0x81edc28, e=0x81c8ce0) at kernel/qapplication.cpp:4445
#15 0xb63030c7 in QApplication::notify (this=0xbfcb94e0, receiver=0x81edc28, e=0x81c8ce0) at kernel/qapplication.cpp:3845
#16 0xb74481f1 in KApplication::notify (this=0xbfcb94e0, receiver=0x81edc28, event=0x81c8ce0) at /usr/src/debug/kdelibs-4.6.0/kdeui/kernel/kapplication.cpp:311
#17 0xb6dedfde in QCoreApplication::notifyInternal (this=0xbfcb94e0, receiver=0x81edc28, event=0x81c8ce0) at kernel/qcoreapplication.cpp:732
#18 0xb6df1d6c in sendEvent (receiver=0x0, event_type=0, data=0x80582a0) at kernel/qcoreapplication.h:215
#19 QCoreApplicationPrivate::sendPostedEvents (receiver=0x0, event_type=0, data=0x80582a0) at kernel/qcoreapplication.cpp:1373
#20 0xb6df1ebc in QCoreApplication::sendPostedEvents (receiver=0x0, event_type=0) at kernel/qcoreapplication.cpp:1266
#21 0xb6e1c5e4 in sendPostedEvents (s=0x80bf900) at kernel/qcoreapplication.h:220
#22 postEventSourceDispatch (s=0x80bf900) at kernel/qeventdispatcher_glib.cpp:277
#23 0xb5a9d509 in g_main_context_dispatch () from /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
#24 0xb5a9dd10 in ?? () from /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
#25 0xb5a9dfce in g_main_context_iteration () from /lib/libglib-2.0.so.0
#26 0xb6e1c76b in QEventDispatcherGlib::processEvents (this=0x805cca8, flags=...) at kernel/qeventdispatcher_glib.cpp:422
#27 0xb63b055a in QGuiEventDispatcherGlib::processEvents (this=0x805cca8, flags=...) at kernel/qguieventdispatcher_glib.cpp:204
#28 0xb6ded2bd in QEventLoop::processEvents (this=0xbfcb9444, flags=...) at kernel/qeventloop.cpp:149
#29 0xb6ded4e9 in QEventLoop::exec (this=0xbfcb9444, flags=...) at kernel/qeventloop.cpp:201
#30 0xb6df1f90 in QCoreApplication::exec () at kernel/qcoreapplication.cpp:1009
#31 0xb62f8104 in QApplication::exec () at kernel/qapplication.cpp:3719
#32 0xb545343d in kdemain (argc=1, argv=0x80992c0) at /usr/src/debug/kdelibs-4.6.0/kded/kded.cpp:925
#33 0x0804e531 in launch (argc=1, _name=0x8052768 "kded4", args=<value optimized out>, cwd=0x0, envc=0, envs=<value optimized out>, reset_env=false, tty=0x0, avoid_loops=false, startup_id_str=0x80525e3 "0") at /usr/src/debug/kdelibs-4.6.0/kinit/kinit.cpp:730
#34 0x08050f44 in main (argc=2739148, argv=0x0, envp=0x0) at /usr/src/debug/kdelibs-4.6.0/kinit/kinit.cpp:1845

  1. Proprietary ATI drivers work fine
    Only minor error in dmesg that has not been seen in 11.3:

    32.098677] [fglrx:fireglAsyncioIntEnableMsgHandler] ERROR interrupt source ff000066 is not supported on this hardware (return code = 1)

  2. Every other hardware seems to work fine like in 11.3

I will continue to test 11.4 until make full upgrade of my current system

Thanks, hope this helps