Last week I had SUSE 10.3 now SUSE 11.1
I’m not the best with linux, but got 10.3 to do over 90% what I wanted.
Radio streaming with kaffeine / mailing with Kmail
and a desktop with links to important parts on my PC.
I installed 11.1:
installation was simple/usb works better/raid had no problems (not like 10.3) but
mailing didn’t work (does now) and I can’t play any music, no mp3’s or stream anymore. Not to mention the desktop all links in /Desktop (10.3) are unusable in 11.1.
And why does 11.1(KDE) remind me so much of windows (bla).
The incompatibility between 10.3 and 11.1 are large(not good).
If I can’t get more things running I’ll go back to 10.3
KDE 3.5 in 11.1 looks exactly the same as it does in 10.3.
the original background picture, yes - but the icons and desktop function is very different. where 10.3 looked more like xp, 11.1 is like vista. I personally don’t like moving icons, or the information around it.
KDE is really very configurable. If you’re not happy, probably the KDE website & forums would be a good start for pointers.
If you go back to 10.3, you’ll end up having to take similar steps to get things working again.
this is correct- to be able configure is good, but to get a CD with a music player that needs to go online to install other things, is not correct.
by the way I just installed the software from before and kaffeine works. thank you. why wasn’t on the CD before??
Is it wrong to say at least playing MP3’s is stardard today?
You selected “KDE 4.1” during install instead of “Other > KDE 3.5” and thus ended up with the new KDE that does indeed look different.
3.5 is still an option though, but it most likely wont be a in a (a few) version(s) from now.
Try following any of the media guides and sound works just as fine as did under 10.3… you mostl likely forgot about having to take the same steps in 10.3.
Try rightclicking your desktop > Appereance settings
and in the most top combobox select folderview instead of ‘desktop’ probably more suited for you if you miss the old behaviour.
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