Jan 092010
 

So now it’s been a few weeks since openSUSE 11.2 hit the street.

Here are a few impressions / factoids that i discovered so far:

  • upgrading through zypper with "zypper dup" as described on the openSUSE wiki: epic fail on 2 out of 3 tries. Both failed machines used the "desktop" kernel, maybe that is the reason.
  • upgrading from DVD through yast: works fine. BUT I also picked the "default" kernel right from the start so maybe that is what made the upgrade work.
  • clean install: no problems.
  • ext4 is damn fast in deleting huge subdirectories.
  • KDE4 needs to be upgraded to 4.3.4 to be usable; oSS is going to release 4.3.4 as a patchset for OSS 11.2 any day now.
  • the "desktop" kernel breaks openVPN. Not a good thing.

On the whole, openSUSE 11.2 is pretty good after you find the little tripping stones…

  4 Responses to “openSUSE 11.2… the day after.”

  1. In a mad dash to keep openSuse updated with various repos I always get into trouble. In fact, I used Sabayon 5.1 just to use KDE 4.3.4 while avoiding broken dependencies.

    All I wanted was a dependable KDE4 experience, but in the end I went to Mint (Gnome) just so I could have easy samba sharing and a quick path to a working, productive desktop. Had avoided Ubuntu for about a year or so, but here I am, back at it.

    I’m an average fella who has trouble finding the right how-tos to make Suse right. A new drive will get here on Tuesday, so I have until then to make up my mind, but so far Mint may be my answer.

  2. […] is awakening. Kevin Yeaux returns to OpenSUSE after experimenting with Vista 7 and there are other happy campers: On the whole, openSUSE 11.2 is pretty good after you find the little tripping […]

  3. […] When I did that with 11.2, I found some major pains, but in 11.3, the "zypper dup" upgrade is officially supported, and "just works". So far I’ve done four machines, three of them had given me major headache when I upped them to 11.2 (as seen here). […]

  4. […] When I did that with 11.2, I found some major pains, but in 11.3, the “zypper dup” upgrade is officially supported, and “just works”. So far I’ve done four machines, three of them had given me major headache when I upped them to 11.2 (as seen here). […]

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