What is it with OpenSUSE that doesn’t seem to work with me? I’ve tried 11.2 RC1, and thinking it was an RC problem (more like alpha if it is), I dropped back down to 11.1. Geeze, these are default installs from LiveCD and DVD.
I’ve tried it with 2 different desktops and a laptop. None have been very nice.
The desktops 1) Intel motherboard, 965 chipset, Core 2 Duo, 2) ECS motherboard, AMD 780 Chipset
The laptop? Thinkpad T61.
Even the most basic install doesn’t seem to take.
Whether with nVidia or ATI graphics, dual-monitor seems to be a bust. (I’ve learned to never install the ATI or nVidia drivers. Doing so kills everything)
One one desktop, dual-monitor would work, but it would lose it every time on re-boot and I have to re-apply every time.
One another trying to do turns everything black, requiring a reboot.
Sometimes the plasma bar will disappear. Not sure when it will decide to.
Network doesn’t fare much better. After applying some system updates (hey, it asked me to do so), sometimes network
gets lost. One I could manually restart eth0, the other it just disappears. Plus the stupid applet
on the plasma bar says it can’t handle the network settings because Network Manager is doing it. Network Manager is disavowing any responsibility as well.
The list seems to go on and on…
You’d think the Thinkpad should fare better, but it doesn’t seem to.
Is it me? Maybe. But how come it is that on all 3 machines, Ubuntu/Kubuntu have installed without a hitch from version 7 right on up to the latest 9.10
(I’m hardly a novice, I’ve been compiling Linux and installing it since RH 3 days. And my day job actually involves development in Linux).
OpenSUSE is the distro I want to love and use on my machine, but it sure isn’t doing itself any favours here…
Okay, so this may be just a ***** session and not very helpful, but at the least, I think that NOT ENOUGH testing is being done. Or if it is, nobody is fixing the bugs.
Ubuntu : It just works, more or less
OS X : It just works
eComStation (OS/2) : even this freakin’ old OS installed and configured without a hitch! (Yes, with Wireless, Firefox 3.5 and all).