GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780** Ti**
3 GB (DirectX11- ja CUDA-support) - MB: ASUS Z87-A, Intel Z87 chip, ATX
HD: 250 GB SSD SATA III operationsystem disk + 2 TB HDD 7200 rpm
OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit FIN, SWE, ENG, RUS
The newest Wacom Cintiq 24" HD Touch
I use dual screen setup. Primary is Wacom and 2nd is regular Dell screen. Wacom is in main DVI slot of my GPU card.
My problem is (applies to OpenSUSE 13.1 Gnome & KDE, Linux Mint 16, Ubuntu 12.04 (13.10 maybe to):
I’m pretty sure OpenSUSE installation doesn’t come with appropriate GPU drivers. Open sources drivers for sure are not suitable and NVIDIA drivers will start me in blank black screen if I install them.
Dual screen setup is not recognized. I only have one monitor active which ever is connected in the main DVI slot.
In display options Cintiq is marked as “Unrecognized screen” or something similar.
Why all these problems? My hardware is not supported yet, too new?
In Windows 8.1 my hard disk operates somehow as fusion driver, or atleast I think so. I have Win8 in SSD but also some windows files, which are identical from SSD, on my regular HD.
Is this something I should also expecting from OpenSUSE?
Which is best setup to make in install?
How should I set up my partition, eg home folder in regular and system in SSD? When installing OpenSUSE what do I need to know to make full advantage of SSD. I do experience rather slow OS start up, atleast 10sec blackscreen before getting till desktop. Windows 8 does these things instantly on the other hand.
With all these new hardware and horns and whistles should I just stay with Windows? I’m looking for a solid user experience. I’m design professional and using only Open source graphic programs which all run on Windows. I simply don’t have time to solve problems regarding malfunctions, tweaking OS and building things from source etc etc. I need programs AND my hardware to run smoothly so that I will get my job done. This question is something I could answer myself but maybe you know something and can recommend me. I’m still somehow attracted to Linux but vastly irritated by the fact that no matter what distro and I have tried 10-20 different you just can’t really have good and easy out-of-box experience.
On 2014-01-17 23:36, KozaG wrote:
> 2) In Windows 8.1 my hard disk operates somehow as fusion driver, or
> atleast I think so. I have Win8 in SSD but also some windows files,
> which are identical from SSD, on my regular HD.
> Is this something I should also expecting from OpenSUSE?
There is a Windows mode, I never remember the name, which uses the SSD
as cache of the rotating hard disk. Everything is in fact on the hard
disk, but frequently accessed files are also on the ssd, automatically.
And of course, they can change dynamically.
Linux does not support that mode. It is possible that installing it
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)
Its a possibility, at least for now.
Nvidia and linux can be tricky and depending on your device the newer the kernel the better if using newer hardware.
At current openSUSE uses kernel 3.11 but its unknown if the latest kernel (3.12) will work (you can always try it after initial install, just dont install the nvidia drivers)
I dont know of any real distro that uses kernel 3.12 right now unless you go debian sid and that may be too unstable.
openSUSE Tumbleweed (based on 13.1) now uses 3.12 kernel, and has already updated through several of its releases. I use Tumbleweed and found it to have good stability since its beginning. It also has its own sub-forum.
> I have this computer: http://tinyurl.com/nkdapnz
> In short my hardware is:
> - Processor: Intel Core i7 4770K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Haswell, Turbo
> Boost and Hyper Threading
> - RAM: 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
> - GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX780* Ti* 3 GB (DirectX11- ja CUDA-support)
> - MB: ASUS Z87-A, Intel Z87 chip, ATX
> - HD: 250 GB SSD SATA III operationsystem disk + 2 TB HDD 7200 rpm
> - OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit FIN, SWE, ENG, RUS
> - The newest Wacom Cintiq 24" HD Touch
> I use dual screen setup. Primary is Wacom and 2nd is regular Dell
> screen. Wacom is in main DVI slot of my GPU card.
I can tell you that openSUSE 13.1 will work with the Z87 chipset on a i5
Quad core 2.7GHZ GigaByte motherboard with a single monitor. I am also
running the latest NVIDIA driver (331-38) released on Monday of last
week. It actual solved several kmail and akonadi problems I had, at
least they have not happened since installing it.
Tremendous thanks for your help! Really appreciate this.
I’m going to install OpenSUSE 13.1 Gnome. Gnome because I need Wacom calibration utility. Gnome 3 has the best utility for that.
Couple of questions:
How to actually disablekernel mode drivers when installing, then after installation re-enabling it?
To try the latest kernel the Tumbleweed is best way to go, I assume? To install Tumbleweed I first need to install OpenSUSE 13.1 and then execute commands listed here http://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed under “How to try Tumbleweed”? There is not ready live DVD for it?
To use Linux FUSE should I activate it somehow or make particular partition before OS install? Last time I tried OpenSUSE I had system files (boot) and 16GB Swap in SSD (80GB partition) and my home partition in regular HD (800GB partition). Will this be OK and best way to benefit from SSD speed? Using Linux FUSE will not explode or destroy my windows files anyhow? robin_listas mentioned about this so have to be sure.
What is the difference to use or not to Secure boot?
Searching the internet I understand that Btrfs file system is safe to use. Problems that I experienced have nothing to do with file system, right?
Its the best way if you want to add the “latest stable” version of packages such as the kernel. Its not as bleeding edge as packages in the Factory repos. You need to install standard 13.1 first, as there is no live media for installing Tumbleweed. Then you basically setup the Tumbleweed repo(s) and perform a distribution upgrade using “zypper dup”. In addition, there is an additional installation guide/article provided here: https://forums.opensuse.org/content.php/55-How-to-Upgrade-openSUSE-12-x-to-Tumbleweed
If you want to use btrfs I suggest you do some additional reading specific to openSUSE’s implementation, from official documentation, for example:
http://activedoc.opensuse.org/book/opensuse-reference/chapter-4-snapshotsrollback-with-snapper That will explain the current "default"openSUSE setup if you select btrfs at installation time. Note, btrfs is not the default file system on 13.1 and earlier. You will need larger partition sizes, especially for root partition with snapshots, and a bit more if using Tumbleweed as well. I used btrfs with Tumbleweed on 12.3 and now 13.1, and it has been stable, but there are overheads, especially with the default snapshot frequency and retention periods but they can be easily reconfigured as described in the documentation.
If you decide to implement that, we can help further as necessary.
IIRC, it’s an option on the bar (bottom of screen?) when your install DVD first loads. I’d have to do a new install to verify, but to me it was easy to figure out. The first time I installed and encountered a black screen, I noted when it happened and then looked for a solution the next time I attempted to install just before encountering the black screen.
Tumbleweed kernel would be one way to get the latest kernel, but it’s relatively risky. I’d recommend it only if you wanted to consider multiple bleeding edge options. Instead, probably safer is to install a normal 13.1 and then add the latest from Factory or just use the standard stable kernel released. openSUSE is one of the distros that integrates latest available stable versions ASAP (often within a month or two of widespread availability) so you don’t have to wait long and installing would be easy.
FUSE is implemented automatically supporting “alien” file systems like NTFS. Don’t worry about it. If NTFS is working, it’s probably already configured appropriately. BTW - FUSE is a universal technology, it also for example enables some Linux file systems to be accessible in Windows.
Depends on how paranoid you are about exploits that can be implemented against the boot process. I don’t know how prevalent it is today but of course the day will come when this won’t be a question.
On 2014-01-20 17:06, KozaG wrote:
> from SSD speed? Using Linux FUSE will not explode or destroy my windows
> files anyhow? robin_listas mentioned about this so have to be sure.
No, I did not say that.
What I said is that there is a specific Windows technology, which uses
the SSD not as a separate disk, but as a dynamic cache of the hard disk.
/IF/ you have this technology (I do not remember its name), installing
Linux using that SSD would obviously destroy things.
It is you who has to determine what technology is your current
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 12.3 x86_64 “Dartmouth” at Telcontar)