I just installed Open SUSE 11.0 from a DVD onto an old Patriot laptop and was amazed- it worked! (I had previously failed installing Debian 5.0 because, I think, of incompatible architecture.)
Anyway, after restarting and extracting the DVD it booted nicely until I discovered I couldn’t get any updates, and recieve the error message as follows:
kdesu/clienticpp:196] no reply from daemon
It is not vital that I obtain updates because this laptop is only my 3rd computer for use in emergencies if my other 2 both fail at once.
Also,because it is at least 10 years old and only has about 9 GB I am not sure if I want to fill all the available hard drive space up with lots of updates.
I am however, interested as to what’s gone wrong and if it can be rectified.
At a guess the problem lies in KDE4.0.4 which was included as a taster and from which things have changed to so much since that you may be better trying the same with 11.2 rather than trying to solve the problem with 11.0 which hasn’t long to run anyway.
known issue with the cra… not so good KDE 4 in 11.0
If I were you, I’d install openSUSE 11.2
Okay,thankyou chaps. I will certainly consider the upgrade.
Hey, I tried installing 11.0 but it just got slower and slower, I was up until 6 in the morning, and after it had seemed to finish installing it wouldn’t reboot from the hard drive. I got the splash screen but it hung there purportedly loading the OS.
Sorry guys, but I think I’m going to try Kubuntu for netbooks next.
11.0 was sweet though, apart from hanging on shutdown and the updates problem!
Gotta get this Patriot 2276 laptop working!
Hi Guys, Sorry to multiple post.
I tried about 6 different flavours on Linuxon this laptop and none of them would install, including Debian 5.0, Debian early build, Fedora, Knoppix, Ubuntu and Linux Mint. They mainly failed, I think because the kernal wouldn’t install because this computer is pre-2000.
So what I would really really appreciate now is some instructions I can type in at the command line, since I have re-installed Open SUSE 11.0, to fix the updates problem and the shut-down problem.
> PLEASE HELP.
if 11.0 runs on your pre-2000 computer, then run it and save yourself
all the frustration of trying to figure out how to force the newer
kernels to work on it…
Okay cheers, yes, I agree that is the best solution since this is only my spare emergency computer and it’s not worth time a) building and inserting a new kernal or b) patching up 11.0 so it works properly.
Strange that OpenSUSE 11.0 is the only Linux OS I can get to work though!
> Strange that OpenSUSE 11.0 is the only Linux OS I can get to work
i’d guess that every linux on the street for download today as the
‘current’ version has a kernel newer than the one born with 11.0 in
June 2008 (or was it 2007?)
> 1) Is there really no ‘fix’ for the 11.0 system which doesn’t involve
> installing a new kernal?
you tell me…that is, i don’t have an 11.0 here to run…fire it up,
start up YaST and see if you can install all updates without
installing a kernel which won’t run on your machine…
> Or will I have to learn how to write my own kernal and insert it?
maybe…or, maybe just learn why your machine won’t install a more
modern kernel and then learn how to compile the newer kernel so that
it will run there…
> 2) Is there any way of getting the shutdown issues of 11.0 working?
as far as i can see you have only mentioned that you have a shutdown
problem, and not detailed it so i have no idea what is going on
there…you could use this forums advanced search function to see if
anyone using an “an old Patriot laptop” has ever successfully run and
shutdown 11.0…or just had your problem and discovered ‘the’
solution or work around…
you could also search the bug database to see if your problem was ever
encountered by another…and, fixed or what…
> 3) Is there any way of getting the multimedia functionality of 11.0
since i have no idea what you have tried i wouldn’t know…have you
referenced the following and had problems which you couldn’t sort
though by using the forum’s (or google’s) seach?