Hello, guys. I’m new to SUSE and Linux as a whole, and I’ve been trying to get familiar with this over the past 24 hours or so. :\ I assume I’ve been somewhat successful in what I’m attempting to do, as I can work my way around a bit now and use some terminal commands.
However, there is this display problem I seem to be encountering with certain windows which is extremely putting off. When I click options like ‘File’ or ‘Edit’ in a window, this is what I get. Here are the screenshots below.
I have no idea why this is happening. I have tried changing the Desktop Appearance Settings, Theme Settings but nothing seems to work. Although this is not a performance issue, it is hampering my vision of the various available options, and I would like to resolve it at once.
Thanks a million beforehand. And I’m sure to have millions of other doubts in days to come.
Adding repository 'Optimus Support for Linux Through VirtualGL (openSUSE_11.4)' [done]
Repository 'Optimus Support for Linux Through VirtualGL (openSUSE_11.4)' successfully added
Am I doing the right thing? Forgive me for my ‘amateurish’-ness. I have only started with Linux from yesterday. I assume it will take me at least a month to gain some degree of proficiency. What do I do once I have downloaded the repository? Has the system been updated with this new installation?
No change come on adding Bumblebee, though.
This isn’t the only problem I am encountering with this computer. I am not sure if I am allowed to discuss about this here, but one of the several reasons I have tried to make the move from Windows is because my laptop keeps crashing when running Windows. I am able to run it normally for a few minutes, but soon after, large green-gray, horizontal and vertical lines appear across the screen and the laptop crashes. This does not happen when I am using Linux. Any idea why this is happening? Could this be related to the current problem I am facing on SUSE? Could it be a graphics-hardware related problem? I am befuddled.
I also used a desktop widget available with SUSE to check the temperature of my computer’s hardware. It shows 174 F. Is this normal? Seems extraordinarily hot to me.
One more thing though. Other than this particular display problem, I am encountering no other graphics-related problem when running Linux.
If you are worried it could be an ‘Appearance’ or ‘Theme’ issue, just create a new user account. Log on to that new user’s account and accept the DEFAULT settings. Does this problem still occur for that user ?
That is a bit strange. If it were me I would have sent:
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Ximi1970:/bumblebee/openSUSE_11.4/ repository-of-bumblebee
… but it appears what you applied worked so do NOT send the commands I noted.
. If you now go to YaST > Software > Software Repositories you will see that repository has been added.
If you now go to YaST > Software > Software Management > Repositories you should see the list of repositories on the left. Click on the Ximi1970-bublebee repos you added.
That’s good. You now have added a link to your software package manager so that it can see the file server with the bumblebee application.
ie it looks to me that if you wish to use bumblebee, you need to install it.
But are you certain you need to use bumblebee ? Have you read what it is about ?
I can’t in all honesty compare MS-Windows to GNU/Linux. I left MS-Windows (on my home PCs) back in 1998 and so much has changed since now and then in MS-Windows. I would not even venture a guess.
I think you stated this to be a laptop. Hence I assume then it was designed properly and this is not due to insufficient power ? … although, maybe it is ? Could it be you have both the Intel and the nVidia graphic hardware powered at the same time (bumblebee may stop that) and that is causing a problem ? In truth ? I don’t know.