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.
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