What graphics do you have on your system ? 11.1 will be supported until a number of months after 11.3 arrives.
You may wish to support who well 11.2 supports your graphics before updating to 11.1. In some cases 11.2 provides better graphic support than 11.1 and in some cases worse, so it is likely worthwhile checking first. Dependant on your graphics you may wish to wait for 11.3.
I would have to research to be certain, but in your case with nVidia hardware it should be fine.
In the case of users with ATI Radeon hardware, ATI decided to stop support of legacy hardware (as defined by them) and that mean that version 9.3 of the ATI catalyst driver was the last version that supported legacy hardware. However the 9.3 version of the catalyst driver only works with older kernels (such as are on openSUSE-11.1 with the 2.6.27 kernel). The proprietary ATI driver does not work with legacy hardware on openSUSE-11.2.
That meant that users of “ATI legacy hardware” have to rely on the open source drivers (radeon and radeonhd) and unfortunately the openSUSE-11.2 implementation of those drivers was not the best. openSUSE-11.3 (still in milestone testing) actually has a much better open source radeon driver and ATI legacy hardware users should be much happier with that openSUSE version (as opposed to 11.2).
Again, your case with nVidia hardware should be ok.
Tried the upgrade again - same results. Wasn’t surprised.
This time around I clicked on Package Options and a familiar YaST screen appeared that did have GNOME listed. I read where KDE is the default desktop in 11.2, so maybe that’s why Gnome didn’t appear in Update Options? Anyway, I clicked on GNOME and a pop up window appeared with the following message:
problem with installed pkg Kernel-default-base 184.108.40.206-0.1.1.x86_64
below the message were 2 radio buttons which one could select either keep the above kernel-default-base version or the kernel-base. Both were the same version mentioned above.
Not knowing what to do, I aborted the installation.
If there is a problem with the installed pkg Kernel-default…
I sure don’t notice anything while running 11.1 and it’s been well over a year since I installed it.
Oh and I did check installation media before attempting the upgrade – No errors
Ok one last time I’m going to recommend you do a fresh install rather then an upgrade. Just don’t format the home partition and be sure it mounts as /home.
Really I have never ever seen a good upgrade path for any OS, unless you up grade to newer after a fresh install of an older. Over time OS’s collect all sorts of things and no automated installer is going to be able to handle all situations.
Having typed that, some users ‘swear’ by the upgrade choice. I think a lot depends on how much one diverges from a nomninal “as packaged” installation in terms of 3rd party packages. I install many 3rd party packages which makes an upgrade difficult.
Plus, in some cases there are drastic changes in terms of the file system (such as from Reiser to EXT3 and then from EXT3 to EXT4) and these are issues that an upgrade does not address well.