SuSE 11.2 - Loosing the will to live!
Does anything install and work without spending hours / days trying / retrying, reconfiguring and messing about with it?
Installing simple plug ins to get online music from various radio stations (mplayer & RealPlayer), by default you can’t do this as a beginner not knowing what to do, such a simple thing to do on an MS Computer.
Getting Avira Antivirus software installed, not a chance of that ever happening!
Your told to un-install apparmor, install Dazuko then AntiVir. NO sorry it doesn’t work. So download Dazuko, Antivir from there respective websites and try again. Oh dear if thats not enough now i have to install cmake, C Compiler and Kernel Source files too.
ALL I WANT IS TO INSTALL AN ANTIVIRUS APPLICATION!!!
Guess what - it still doesn’t work, i’m loosing the will to live by now, i’ve messed up everything and i re-installed SuSE from afresh, no that doesn’t work either. It did something but previous user accounts etc still remain and i wanted a fresh clean install. Get out an MS Windows install disc and remove all partitions from the hard drive then put the linux install disc back in and try again!!! Ugh!
You have to make changes to the Software Manager to get additional applications that are needed, nobody tells you, you have to do this yourself until you start asking questions!
Punch in the word C Compiler, jesus a long list of installable bits are listed!!! What on earth am i supposed to select, ALL of them, one item (which one!) or just a selection and if so which ones do i select? ALL I WANT IS C Compiler installed and working, get on with it. AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHH!!!
Now i need burning software installing, OK a little research and i’ll go for K3B!!! What can go wrong. A relatively short list of installable bits are offered AGAIN, what do i select this time…No idea but lets give it a go.
Well i think its installed, where is it??? so ok a little more research and up it pops. Lets test it.
Bugger me it doesn’t work, what a surprise! access denied. A little research and several hours later i can now burn data CD’S and DVD’s but not as i want them. The data is burned to disc using all capitol letters, it replaces blank spaces in file and directory names with underscores and replaces special characters with underscores too, how do i stop this from happening. I still can’t burn ISO files, access denied. I want file and directory names preserved including upper / lower case lettering, blank spaces and all special characters preserving un-molested. K3B is still useless to me as it is more research required or give in.
Get the drift i can go on, nothing just installs and works without swallowing copious amounts of pain killers many days fiddling around messing everything up and starting again.
I was hoping this new PC would replace an old SuSE 9 server and two other MS Windows computers too. This isn’t going to happen and i’ve spent over £900 on bits to achieve this. I now have a very expensive server running Apache, Samba, vsftpd and Sshd without any issues at all , excellent, but absolutely nothing else works that i require to replace an MS Windows computer, Ooops sorry i can listen to ClassicFM and BBC Radio Two now.
I could of spent less than £350 to get Apache, Samba, vsftpd and Sshd running on SuSE 11.2 to replace my ver 9 box and that would of been excessive. I may do this yet and accept that i will have to continue to use an MS OS Computer to get the more mundane computing tasks done. Seriously thinking of putting Win7 on this new box and selling it on as a gaming machine to get my money back.