What were you thinking to release this with the cr*ppiest video driver by default without providing any options to install pre-compiled video drivers or fall back to whatever automatically or with minimum Linux knowledge.
Well, I used Suse from 9.2 and have never seen such lock-ups and crashes ever since. I know how to compile and install nvidia drivers myself, I’m just too lazy now. But this post is NOT about myself. It’s about those new to Linux who want to try openSUSE and won’t touch Linux for a long time if ever, or in the best case try another distro.
Was that part of the deal to put MS PMs at Novell to let it die faster or what?
I install the system, make a couple of clicks and them it bombs on me! The only option is hard reset. Okay, a few more minutes and then boom! Again! Crp!!! Alright, one more time, 5-10 min and then lock-up again. F**!
You know what, new users don’t care how great it can be if it works. But to stuff it up so badly for the release without a quick and easy fall back option or not making the nvidia drivers available at the time of the release is the biggest dumbest thing you’ve done since 9.2 (at that time compiling the drivers was the only option and you knew from the beginning what you were in to, but at least the default 2D driver always worked.).
Yeah, I know, I’ve read all those release notes and instructions on how to fix those issues. I have. Mine works fine now. “Users can expect to see improved hardware support with the 2.6.34 Linux kernel and updated graphics drivers.” - yeah, right.
Everything else does work great in this release. Fine. But if the system freezes every 5-10 min who cares?
PS. Please don’t suggest to me how to fix these problems, I know how. But for the future, for the new users’ sake, it’s better to wait a few days but make it ready for the rest of us, not just “geeks” as Linux is generally thought of, but this release truly supports this notion.
Thanks for your attention, my relief valve is now reset.