First of all, apologies if this is not the correct place to post this.
I recently installed openSUSE 11.2 (Gnome, 32bit) on my newish PC. It is an Acer Aspire X3200 (AMD Phenom X4 Quad-Core, 1.8 GHz, 4096 MB, NVIDIA GeForce 8200 Integrated, can provide detailed specifications if needed). I’ve to say I am very disappointed with the results so far! Sorry to say this but I’m having a whole load of problems that I never had when I had Vista or with current Win 7. Here are the issues:
- Slow network performance. I’ve disabled ipv6 but it is still the same. Not only when I use Firefox, it is also slow when I use console based programs.
- Instability - Gnome system monitor crashed 6 (or more) out of 10 times I use it. System Monitor users more CPU resources than anything else! Also when I started the PC this morning, I only had the desktop wallpaper. No icons, no taskbar, no mouse movements or menus, nothing. I had to force shut down it after a while. I’m sure we all are familiar with this on XP but I’ve never seen something like that on Linux!
- Annoying noise coming every time I move mouse (mainly when scrolling) and even if I’m not doing anything. I suspect it is coming from my HDD indicator as it always blink even when nothing is running. This can’t be a hardware issue as I’ve never had this on Vista or Win 7 (it is virtually silent on Vista and XP but not on SuSE) This noise is driving me totally mad.
- Slow performance in general. No matter what I do, even typing this on this text window, it seems everything is running so slow. I never had this problem when I was running 10.x on my 6 year old PC. CPU is always running around 20%-30%, when I don’t run any other applications but just Firefox (I have Foxclocks, Delicious and FEBE as add-ons and I don’t have any problem using them on Vista or Win 7). I am using Compiz, not sure if this has got anything to do with that.
Booting also takes a lot of time compared to Win 7.
SuSE has been my favourite distro for many years but I’m so disappointed with 11.2,as all the other versions worked really well out of the box on all my PCs/laptops. I don’t want to move to something else so it would be great if someone can help me to sort these issues out.
Many thanks in advance!