openSUSE 11.4 released

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  1. mack_guy911

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    Gonna update my virtual machine.
     
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  4. wat0114

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    mack_guy, this is awesome! After playing with the gnome version in the vm last night, I installed the i686 kde version on the h/drive, dual-boot with Windows. Only the video rendering was shaky, so all I had to do was add the nVidia openSUSE repository, then update to latest drivers, and now all is most excellent. This seems to be a smooth-as-silk distro :thumb:
     
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  5. mack_guy911

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    pretty smooth distro i had one crash on installing theme

    but one thing which i dislike is when i install flash player you have to download 100+ mb dependencies even you disable all updates and for chromium again 100+ :mad: ram was nearly 2gb when working on live cd i install flash vlc and chromium to test very fast and awesome on 64bit

    repo's is pretty fast and stable and 64 bit was extreme fast

    if you have a decent 4gb + ram :D
     
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    For those with love for SUSE, ever tried using 'SUSE Studio' to build a custom Suse distro yourselves? link.

    Opinions?
     
  7. s23

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    If before update you go to software manager, I think you can cancel some of this downloaded stuff... at least worked for me when I'm going to use the 11.3 live cd and wanna install just the flash plugin. Is some apps that cannot be included by default like the flash player, java and mp3 support for banshee. I remember unrar in the list too.. but the most big stuff is help files and some other stuff that is not really necessary and can easily be canceled if you want. So far I'm liking a lot 11.4 version.

    Just encountered one problem, but not particular to opensuse, happened when i installed Pardus too; I need use the "Nomodeset" option to be able to boot. Maybe something with the 2.6.37 kernel / nouveau driver and my nvidia nforce 630a onboard video, because after install the nvidia drivers, all works without a problem.
     
  8. Mrkvonic

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    A Review coming soon (about a month from now, consider all the articles in the pipe), but I really, really like opensuse 11.4. And I'm talking KDE! Fast, responsive, smooth, polished, all the gadgets working.

    I could not believe I would use KDE4 permanently, but here it is, installed on my nine-boot machine :)

    Cheers,
    Mrk
     
  9. wat0114

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    I'd come away disappointed with the previous couple releases (11.2 & 11.3) of openSUSE, but the developers have hit a home run with this release. For me it's a keeper and gives mint a serious run for its money :)
     
  10. mack_guy911

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    its good to see linux is back on track so many great distro coming up :D

    many things i like about new open suse

    1st best thing is that they make a a survey poll in their site where people write about all the difficulty they face about open suse which is best i wrote very long in that poll and thanks that all enquiries resolved in this release

    1st they make a decent new way to change fonts also they make fonts like redhat type distos which is great move

    2nd they change their repo which is pretty confusing at 1st they make community repos simple to use for basic users no repos on same name where you see too many pacman only repo which is pretty confusing

    3rd they add Alt-Ctrl-Del just like windows to reboot system which is another great move for average user

    4th 11.2 and 11.3 is pretty slow in response where 11.4 is extremely fast as compare to them

    5th repositories very fast and no crashes

    6th new yast they make many small improvements in yast you going to notice

    7th KDE 4.6 another great move i guss kde 4.6 is awesome many of you agree with me

    8th firefox 4 pretty stable and very fast although its in beta

    9th libre office i guss its 1st distro which come with Libreoffice 3.3.1 default yet another great move

    10th you see open suse own branding of gimp libre office....etc...... which shows its damn great professional distro attitude

    11th KPackageKit just like fedora package kit right click and install rpm just like windows click install candy it install all dependencies by it self :D

    12th they also create many good support and fast response for virtual box ......etc

    13th documents i guss that not release for 11.4 yet please confirm........ but 11.3 is great enough to check on

    14th .....checking later
     
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    think im gonna see how much the kde version has improved since last time i tryed opensuse which was 11.0
    the kde version works well on my laptop as a live cd.

    i installed opensuse 11.4 using the netiso and atthe desktop environment section i choose other > minimal text server. yet when i boot the kernel is called desktop.
     
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    It's no coincidence that since version 4.5 kde distros are pretty damn good. Kudos to the kde guys.
     
  13. Konata Izumi

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    after installation of Opensuse 11.4 KDE (CD)
    I can't watch youtube or play movies.

    How do you install flash player and codecs?
    I'm new to KDE :'(
     
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    http://opensuse-community.org/Restricted_formats/11.4

    if you dont wish to install stuff like java and smplayer use the customize option.
     
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    its pretty easy click on you computer then open YAST

    inside YAST open software repository and add repository
     

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    select community repository and click next and select the repositories you want to download :D
     

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    after that when you install the repository you require and import licenses

    then open software management form YAST and search

    flash ..............you get flash player :D

    same way you can install VLC ............etc...... many other softwares :D

    repositories right now i added on live cd are
     

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  18. wat0114

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    I had Flash updates already under the "Updates for openSUSE 11.4 11.4-0" ready to be installed right after the installation of openSUSE.
     
  19. mack_guy911

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    agree wat after enable repos you get flash as default install

    i use this way to make how to search software as well :p
     
  20. wat0114

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    Yeah, I just don't remember having to enable any repos to see the Flash updates. The one I had to add was for my nVidia drivers.
     
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    maybe you are right i enable all repos i mention above 1st so dont which enable it i am live cd and testing few things out soon i install it on my pc once i upgrade my hardisk
     
  22. Konata Izumi

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    omg mack_guy911 you did all that for me?!
    thanks alot :D

    now I may be able to pr0n away :D

    Nvidia drivers :eek: wowow thanks much
     
  23. wat0114

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    Here are the repositories I have enabled....

    Not sure if any others should be enabled, although this seems to safely give me enough for a fully working desktop.
     

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  24. mack_guy911

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    i am also new to kde and suse not much grip but want you install looks pretty safe to me :))


    you are welcome konata :)) hope it help you there too much to explore in open suse please check i am also wondering in this great distro
     
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  25. wat0114

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    Thanks. I just want to avoid any of that testing or debug stuff :)
     
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