Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Coolio10, Dec 17, 2008.
Get Ready For Utimate Linux Distro
Looking forward to it, SuSE is what got me into Linux with version 8.0, they did loose their focus and thats why I switched to Ubuntu but I would be glad to give them another try.
I haven't been that impressed with v11. I really like the look of it however it hasn't worked well on any of my systems. I'm all for user friendly distros and i think opensuse has a way to go yet to achieve that.
With the other live cd's I've tried I have always managed to work out (after a while) how to get to my music to play in the linux music player.
I cannot open (mount) my hardrive up in Suse, I cannot even find it, nor will it print.
But on a plus side, it is nice to look at Using it now so network connection is no problem.
Personally, I think openSUSE 11 is a significant improvement over 10.x.
The package management has significantly improved, it is much faster and breaks much less, there's more stuff in the repositories, including drivers, gamers etc, and the KDE 4 is quite lovely too. But that's me...
stapp, what are you trying to do when mounting that it does not work?
I am looking for anything that resembles hda1 (I think!)
I have tried lookingfor it the root Folder which is coloured red. I have looked in system -Yast
If I do 'sys info' and then' my computer', I can see it listed as boot, however the tooltip says right-click choose mount or eject but I do not get either of those options when I do that. I get things like reload, bookmark, open with etc.
Where should I look?
Yes I've been waiting for this.
Try under /media and /mnt.
Furthermore, type (sudo) fdisk -l and you'll get a list of all drives and partitions. Then, you will know what it is and where exactly it is. And mount it if needed.
There is nothing listed in media or mnt.
I did what you suggested sudo fdisk -l and saw it listed as in /dev/sda1 with an asterick after it.
I went there and in /dev there were the 3 bits of my drive listed. However they had question marks on and in properties were listed as
type Block Device
In Yast -partition manager they are all listed there but there is no way I can see to mount them and didn't want to mess with anything there!
Perhaps I will try another distro
Don't touch /dev!
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt
Go to /mnt and enjoy!
sudo mount -t ntfs-3g /dev/sda1 /mnt
That worked Mrk thanks.
I must be honest here and say I have not enjoyed this distro as much as others I have tried.
But I have learnt a few things while trying to use it!
even though i still use linux a few hours every day i haven't kept up much with what's going on (i can't stop watching movies and documentaries (i noticed the whole of V is on youtube yesterday )) i think suse still comes in separate dvds - KDE and gnome, suse was the first main distro to get KDE 4 working reasonably well, maybe if anyone has problems it's because they're using KDE 4 and that still hasn't been properly fixed yet? i'd use the gnome dvd, or kde 3.5 if i liked kde. i might be wrong about kde 4, like i said i haven't paid a lot of notice to linux development recently!
Got around to testing SuSE 11.1 in the Workstation.
High hopes: slighty dissapointed
Read the newbie guide read here and there.
Nice installer, nice baseline graphics
Nice utd apps, but needed a huge sys update so soon = 300mb.
(Eh : open office doncha know as part of that)
Package management is a Star: particularly in the Gnomic desktop. Really well laid out. Menu, likewise.
Could not get Flash to play properly (Runs at high speed,) ; Problems with Audio, problems with Mplayer in FF.
??Issues with Pulse audio
Googly googly : no clear cut solutions
So to KDE Install: more complicated menu and updater layout.
Nother HUGE sys update
Same problems with Flash: Less probs with audio and Mplayer.
Lots of nice touches, but overall somewhat dissapointed
Not really willing to spend days on the forums and hours of my time trying to rejig a 'complete' "all in one" distro
There are so many apps, feels sort of lumpy, and changing configs and dependencies is/feels more complex than usual.
I might be the unlucky one -ymmv- and might be issue with VMWare , but,..
Actually wanted to change to this as possible primary after all their recent efforts..
Much easier configing Arch,the 'buntus, Mint & Mandriva was better oob.
PCLOS still rock solid.
PCLOS Tiny me and MINI ME still rock solid
Wolvix still cool.
Sick and tired of pfaffing with PCBSD and Desktop BSD.
Heh: Roll on PCLOS 2009 and Wolvix 2
Going to have a look at Berry if I can. Just had a good rap at DW and interestingly after I asked the ISP to host it last night: 10 downloads since tis morning ! Cutting edge down here we is...
If any one has ideas..like to push a bit harder with SusE if I can.
>Sick and tired of pfaffing with PCBSD and Desktop BSD.
Interesting you should say that. I've tried a number of BSD varieties with varying degrees of success but none were as good as Linux, I thought. I'm sure that it's a hardware thing because some Distros don't work for me either and Suse is one of those. Needless to say, I'll be passing on the latest iteration.
I'll stick with Ubuntu as it works so well for me. PCLOS and Zenwalk like my hardware as well.
i kinda like opensuse but now i prefer fedora.
i agree about the freebsd distros not working to well.
the other thing is that all the freebsd desktop distros i found all used KDE.
Can anyone help me with my issues with Fedora and Flash Player.
Did a standard install, loaded up 'all' the repos, followed instructions re installing Flash 10...pffft
Video runs fast and choppy
Sound likewise fast and choppy.
Googled and fiddled for hours, tried dozens of putative solutions...pfft
Seems like some issue with VMWare ??
Any guidance plz
Do like fedora as an option.
HAve to say I do keep sneaking back to that much ignored CentOS as a rocksolid desktop.
i dont have any problems with flash player on FC10
i added the adobe repos and installed flash player via the gui front end for YUM (packagekit)
so works fine here on a real machine.
Centos is a great distro.
How can I go about installing the proprietary drivers for my ATI Radeon HD4850? The one-click install on the OpenSUSE wiki does not work for 11.1
Have googled around and it seems like it involves a little bit of tinkering - and many of the solutions I have found differ from eachother somewhat. OpenSUSE forums seem to be of the opinion that ATI users will have to wait for the new driver - but surely this should not be the case if openSUSE is striving to be an accessible desktop distro. Back to Ubuntu for the moment - but any help would be appreciated
I always download directly from the ATI site and install manually. I'm not running SUSE 11, but that's how I do it in Ubuntu and others... It always seems to work best that way for me.
For video, the latest drivers are always a better idea than the old ones in repos, the manufacturer knows far better about their products and invariably the latest always gives me more FPS than whats in the repos.
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