On 01/31/2011 07:06 PM, rathnadhar wrote:
> My hard disk which had Opensuse 11.3 (reiserfs) crashed.
i guess you must have your operational reasons for using reiserfs, but
most folks around here would discourage you from that…
let me say that a different way: i’m not at all surprised you had
trouble with a 11.3 system installed on reiserfs…
i’m not sure, but i don’t the grub partition can even exist on reiser…
why not stick with ext 3 or 4?
> It was a dual
> boot and a windows upgrade wiped out the partition information. I am
> still trying to resuce with dd-rescue.
windows is a predatory operating system–company policy is that there
is no need for any other system, and none should be easily accommodated…
especially it MS will always (if given the chance) remove the ability
to boot to any non-MS system…that has been going on since, 1995,
> Now in the meanwhile I burnt a opensuse 11.3 Live CD and worked on it
> for a week. I was bit annoyed that every too often the cd drive
sounds like a bad burned disk, or a cd reader going bad…
> so I decided to burn a usb stick. Its a 2 gb USB stick. I
> followed the instructions to the toto to burn the ISO image. Then my
> nightmares started >:)
did you do this with both the CD and the usb media:
> The USB STICK boot was smooth. However when the desktop starts …the
> trouble begins. I clicked on firefox…after about 10 seconds I
> experienced the dreaded freeze first. I had to reboot the system.
you are either very unlucky OR using corrupt install media OR have so
very badly incompatible hardware…i say that because i removed a
hard drive which was loaded with a rock stable openSUSE 10.2 last
week, and installed openSUSE 10.3 and i have had none of the
problems you report…
i’ve not had one freeze…not even for two seconds…
nothing, smooth as glass and wonderful…
> Everything was fine till i started Firefox, the system froze. Now
> reboot → start → firefox → freeze cycle continued. I got fed up.
why is the question: what do the logs tell you about what was going on
in X and your KDE and firefox
> I then downloaded google-chrome. Installed it (after updating a couple
> of drivers).
within the last hour i installed google-chrome…but, i didn’t
download it, nor did i have to mess with any drivers…instead i just
picked the RPM for my chip and when asked, elected to allow the
software installer ‘catch’ the download and install…thirty seconds
later i have a full up FAST chrome browser…
> It worked flawless. I loaded it with graphics…still no
> problem. Then started firefox … the system froze. I even disabled all
> KDE windows animation, set only one window pane, still there is a
turn off desktop effects and remove all add-ons to firefox…
> I took my USB stick off and rebooted the system though live CD. I
> started firefox on boot, NO problems. Opened many many tabs. Still no
see, the firefox code is good…but, there is something in your
installed system which is not working with the good code which FF
has…maybe that is caused by corrupted software in the system (that
is the previously mentioned install media) or maybe something
else…but it IS solvable…thousands and thousands use it every day,
all day…with no problems…
> So there is a SURE problem with USB + Firefox.
nope, not here…just there…it is a problem with your hardware or
the operating system as it exists on your hardware…
> I SUSPECT IT MORE DUE TO
> NETWORK ISSUES THAN GUI (DRIVER) ISSUE. If it were to be GUI driver
> issue firefox should have fozen both with CD and USB.
that i do not know…
> Mine is pentium duo processor machine with 2gb RAM (DDR2). Intel
> chipset for video.
> I checked the MD5 of downloaded ISO its matched the one on the site. So
> the iso image is flawless.
while the iso may be flawless, is that cd or USB stick exact and not
> but I ALSO
> suspect the network. May be there is a wait() state in the network
> driver that is holding the process for way too long causing the freeze.
did you disable IPv6 in your system…there are dozens and dozens of
threads on how to do that here, so knowing you can track that down, i
won’t repeat it again…
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.0.11, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11