where i may get repositories for opensuse 13.1?

I did not see any repositories for opensuse 13.1. Where i may get it?

You won’t since it’s EOL… have a read here and the other links to get release and updates;




Thank you very much for links. I am trying to migrate to tumbleweed, but it much slower and have a several troubles with a hibernation and others. So perhaps will staying on 13.1

You shouldn’t.
There are a multitude of well known vulnerabilities that are unpatched.

Better to re-install with LEAP 42.2 (our current stable version).
You can try to preserve your current Desktop settings and files (The following works if done correctly).
But, backup everything important first!

  1. Download and burn a 42.2 install DVD.
  2. Besides backing up anything/everything important, you may want to copy your /home partition to an external disk as another backup. Most people will save files only within their /home partition, but if you saved files in the root partition, save a copy of those files as well.
  3. Identify your /home partition (likely identified as sda2) and wipe all the <other> partitions (likely sda0 and sda1) which contain your swap and root partitions.
  4. Use your 42.2 Install DVD to do a new installation, but when prompted, select “Advanced” and **Edit **the suggested disk layout. and point the suggested /home partition to the existing partition you saved (otherwise the default is to create a new /home partition in your free space)… By pointing to your saved partition, your new system will re-use the data in that partition.
  5. Continue installing and be sure to install the same Desktop (KDE?) you originally installed. It’s hit and miss, but <maybe> some old settings will make it into your new install.
  6. When your install is completed, inventory what works and doesn’t. Re-install any apps as needed and reset any personal settings.

Good Luck,

I would suggest you use Leap 42.2 instead of Tumbleweed.

I am using it, running the Xfce desktop with LightDM, and it is running fast & slick, no problems whatsoever … so far, knock on wood.:stuck_out_tongue:

BTW: Most of what I am seeing is that 42.2 is a very stable and mostly trouble-free version. Any problems seem to be specific to certain combinations or user interventions, and even at that, are quite rare compared to many past migrations – and that observation is not limited to only one distro.

Maybe, but i have only 4gb ram, so i searching the 32bit system instead 64bit. Leap is only 64bit system

Nothing wrong with using 64bit on 4 gig memory assuming the CPU supports 64.

So. I installed last stable leap, and may say what it is very slow. My thinkpad x201 with 4gb ram boot in lxde slowly then old sams n150 with 2gb on lxde/opensuse 13.1.
After boot in lxde/leap it is eat about 700mb ram (for example on lxde/opensuse13.1 is about 300mb ram).

very very strange… maybe it must be faster on 8gb ram, but on 4gb ram it is very slow.

I’m running Tumbleweed on a late 2007 MacBook, it rocks along nice (120GB SSD) and only 4GB or RAM, did have 42.2 on it and it was the same…

More RAM is good but 4 Gig is sufficient. Of course slow is a relative term. How is it slow?? Slow to boot, slow to respond, slow screen??? Exactly what is slow??Did you upgrade or do a clean new install?? Also did you update after the install?

Although I’m running virtual machines with LXDE/LXQt and not on bare metal,
I’m allocating only 2GB RAM which is plenty for single apps (not a lot of simultaneous apps running at once).

Looking up your hardware technical specs,
IMO that should be plenty to run LEAP 42.2/LXDE, fast and responsively.

700MB of RAM use on bootup is not unusual, that’s what I get when I’ve run openSUSE in text mode without a Desktop since at least 12.3. And, modern OS will keep allocating free RAM until most of your physical RAM is used even if your machine isn’t doing anything, so memory usage is no longer a reliable metric for whether you are putting pressure on your physical RAM limits.

I’ve written though that installing LXDE in a brand new 42.2 directly is faulty.
Better you should either

  • Install XFCE in a brand new LEAP 42.2 instead.
  • If you want LXDE or LXQt, you should install LEAP 42.1 with LXDE, then add LXQt if you wish, and then upgrade to 42.2.

I’ve only done a partial investigation into what is missing and faulty when LEAP 42.2 is installed with LXDE/LXQt as the first Desktop, but there is more I haven’t yet identified.


I am running it on some very old (10 yrs plus) laptops and towers: One tower has 2.5 Gigs memory and a small, slow HD, the other tower has 3 Gigs memory, one laptop has only 2 Gigs memory, another has 4, …

All are similar to Core2 Duo cpus with about 2-G speed.

42.2 runs very snappy on all of them.

I think you need to examine your Thinkpad a bit closer, to find out why.

It should run 42.2 a lot snappier even with a heavier desktop & display manager than you are now using.

This is fresh install of leap (not upgrade). I have trying opensuse 13.1, 13,2, tumbleweed, leap 42.2 on thinkpad x201. And think that opensuse 13.1 is much faster.

A few weeks ago i tested lxqt and xfce. whey are eat much more ram, and work not faster, then lxde.

So today i tested fresh installed leap 42.2 and fresh installed opensuse 13.1 (only settings is: turn off graphical grub and remove quite and silence option in grub)

After testing i uploaded video on youtube. Here links:

  1. testing leap 42.2 https://youtu.be/QBb9bZzcpyc
  2. testing opensuse 13.1 https://youtu.be/dCNrV8MwYc0

And results is here:

Booting to kdm: leap 42.2 is 37sec; opensuse 13.1 is 25 sec.
Loging in kde: leap 42.2 is 30 sec (mem used is 1033604); opensuse 13.1 is 17 sec (mem used is 612008)
Starting libreoffice writer: leap 42.2 is 9 sec (mem used is 1341476); opensuse 13.1 is 5 sec (mem used is 807108)

I don’t see what the leap is faster in work. Not in work, not in boot. Leap 42.2 is much slower then opensuse 13.1

And specs of hardware: Lenovo ThinkPad X201, CPU i5-M520 2,4GHz, 4096Mb Ram, HDD Seagate 1Tb.

I would suggest starting again and just installing one or the other and not both. The problem with installing both is that each will have a mix of applications from both desktop types. That isn’t as it should be.

The net effect for instance is that when a user logs into either desktop all of the available applications are scanned into the start button menu. That can be edited but only as far as setting things so that they don’t show on a particular desktop type. They will still be scanned. Also both desktop type will write all sorts into a users ~./config directory. Some of that will be run when a user logs in and also updated as they work.

All desktops use the same Linux version so boot up time will depend on the machine and what is plugged in - plus anything else service wise that a particular desktop might want to be active. It looks like the SDDM greeter can sort this out but details on doing this sort of thing with it are scant.

I wanted more than one kde user on a machine also different desktops so when I installed LXDE I only use it as a different user to my kde account. On KDE it’s easy to get separate user applications in their start button menu. LXDE works some what differently and what I found is that neither of the menu editors for it work correctly due to the way it’s set up. If the LXDE account is for a separate user and the menu’s could be easily edited there would still be the problem of removing the kde stuff from the users home. I’m not sure why it’s there but hopefully it’s just due to KDE applications being in the start button menu.

;)Anyway I have compared LXDE with KDE with the above “problems”. Ok LXDE uses a lot less memory but as there are no free lunches it’s responsiveness is slower than KDE. I am running applications from a flash drive so that aspect is as fast as it can be. If the LXDE installation could be reduced to what it should be it might be faster or just the same.

KDE’s basic memory use was under 2gb. It seems to be higher now but things like Firefox will gobble up lots. Most of what is retained is probably still there in case it’s needed and Linux works that way so if some one has lots of memory it’s going to be difficult to compare desktop types. I have 24gb and currently about 8.5gB is being used. If I free up most of the dead stuff this happens

dhcppc1:/home/john # free && sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches && free
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:      24616644    8521732   16094912     110092     646044    4091964
-/+ buffers/cache:    3783724   20832920
Swap:            0          0          0
             total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:      24616644    4411788   20204856     110140       1712     626924
-/+ buffers/cache:    3783152   20833492
Swap:            0          0          0

I’m connected to 2 networks, have well over 20 browser tabs about in 2 firefox windows, a console, a pdf, mail, nvidia setting and vlc showing a TV program via a usb TV receiver.


type systemd-analyse blame to see what is taking the time to boot

I think leap 42.2 is best for you. Because 24Gb ram … i don’t know why need more than 8 gb ram on 64 bit system. Maybe you make some big work… At my needs i happy with 2-4Gb ram on 32bit system. From system I need to boot fast and fast run applications.

and I just say what leap is not faster then old system,

maybe you think otherwise, but i think what big amount of ram is for servers and some big work (for example we have one machine with a 256Gb RAM for a girl, but she works fast with a big pictures from eos 1d mark III).

What for? To find out what is working slow?
Now i have opensuse 13.1, and i see what system work much faster then leap 42.2. Is it while booting system, and runing some apps like firefox, chrome, yast. It is work fast on i5 and 4gb ram.
Leap 42.2 on these hardware worked much slower.