I want to report on the task of getting openSUSE 12.2 Beta1 (aka MS5) prepared.
After weeks of the Factory build system not preparing Live CDs that would boot,
the problems have mostly been solved. The main reasons have been related to the
change in system binary structure that resulted in some libraries not being
Once the CDs were built, a problem with running the x86_64 versions under
qemu-kvm still occurs; however, all other setups are OK. I have tested all 4
varieties of Build 0386 on VirtualBox VMs, and have booted them on real machines
from USB sticks prepared with imagewriter. The problem with kvm has been
identified and a workaround has been prepared. I’m not sure how many real users
are affected by the problem, but openQA certainly is.
The main problem left to solve concerns libzypper, where there are crashes that
result from changing to gcc 4.7. I see these in the build process where if is
more difficult to debug.
The bottom line is that I think 12.2 Beta1 should be released early this week
unless some other catastrophic event happens.
Thanks for the heads up lwfinger, i see that ISO images are available here Index of /factory/iso created as of 28 May.
Beta will be available soon, so users interested in giving a hand at bug hunting are welcomed to help.
I have tested openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-i686-Build0393-Media.iso, for some reason Gnome will load only in safe mode i don`t know if this is related to Vbox or the Milestone4 iso itself. Overall the iso was booted without any problems, i was able to tweak gnome settings, launch Firefox and open Yast; i noticed that searching packages leads to the crash of the Software management application but that is a bug already filed in Bugzilla.
Testing openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-i686-Build0393-Media.iso was a pain for me since first time the kde desktop had frozen after loading. After a second try and some minutes of waiting i was able to see the kde desktop loaded and ready to use. Overall i could add that the experience was poor because KDE and other applications tried loaded so slow, again maybe it was something with Vbox or something with the iso.
I just burned the .iso of openSUSE-KDE-LiveCD-i686-Build0393-Media.iso on a DVD but only got to the screen where one can select the resolution and the language, after those two screens it loads for half an eternity and all of a sudden there´s a black screen with no noticeable activity. Does anybody have similar issues?
Pulled from Factory mail list. Author is Stephan Kulow
I just updated the opensuse-release field to say Beta 1 as the live cds work ok
(even though there are some glitches) and the DVDs can be installed too
(even though you don’t want to create a /usr partion at the moment).
All in all something I can release tomorrow fingers crossed.
On 05/30/2012 10:06 AM, Knurpht wrote:
> creatura85;2466141 Wrote:
>> I have tested openSUSE-GNOME-LiveCD-i686-Build0393-Media.iso, for some
>> reason Gnome will load only in safe mode i don`t know if this is related
>> to Vbox or the Milestone4 iso itself.
> Related to Vbox. Booting from USB stick doesn’t have this symptom.
The VBox graphics driver has never had sufficient power to run Gnome 3. It
always falls back to safe mode, and has ever since Gnome 3 was introduced.
Hi, I downloaded build 397 of the KDE 86_64 live cd yesterday. It booted quite quickly without any problems and network (I’ve wired only), sound etc worked OK so I installed it from the live desktop to one of my test partitions. This also worked without problems - but I used legacy grub which I will continue to do until I’m dragged kicking & screaming to grub2. A couple of comments, on first boot, you are confronted with the text (curses?) yast for the initial configuration rather than the usual GUI version. No problems, but it might upset inexperienced users - I expect this will be altered for the release. The kdm login screen is a rather horrible low resolution plymouth one, I hope this will be improved or replaced before the release. A number of other distros now have quite nice, smooth plymouth start & login. Other than these fairly minor points, it seems to be quite a good beta, although I should say that I’m only a ‘light’ user. After downloading the usual bits & pieces, I successfully installed the nVidia 295.53 driver. Thanks to all those who work so hard to produce this distro. Hopefully, 12.2 will replace 12.1 as my ‘mother’ distro and master grub menu on my rather crowded linux computer.