[Wolves] So who was it said SuSE 10.1 was crap?

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 10:54:41 BST 2006

On 13/07/06, Peter Cannon <peter at cannon-linux.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi All
> Well I upgraded my SuSE box to 10.1 on Tuesday night, as Aq will testify I'm a
> lazy sod and couldn't be arsed to do a fresh install which would have meant
> re-installing all the crap I have loaded.
> I have a video7 19" inch monitor that makes things really intersting when I
> switch on I can see the POST screen, I can see GRUB if I choose Windows I can
> see the start up process but.....
> If I choose SuSE the screen goes blank and I get "Signal out of range" now its
> not a problem we're used to it, wait for a bit and the log-in screen appears
> and all is well.
> This does cause one major problem, when selecting install the screen goes
> blank "Signal out of range" so obviously I can't see what to select :(
> Solution, hook up a crappy 15" inch Monitor use that to do the install
> everything went fine until it came to the re-boot, no display on the 15"
> inch!! OK swapped back to the 19" inch HOORAY lubbley 10.1
> I have to say the desktop start-up its awful I knew it now takes 1 minute to
> load which is appalling, I only had three problems which is good when you
> think about it.
> 1. My desktop wallpaper Gone (Not the girls??) easy enough to solve
> 2. Machine wouldn't switch off, my fault I'd disabled acpi, twonk!!
> 3. Machine refused to update--->
> No:3 is interesting and is possibly where most of the problems on the SuSE
> mailing list came from. you need to run the connection and update checker
> during the install/upgrade this will run a configuration script, I didn't run
> it  (Never have at install) so when I tried to update it failed.
> Now that I'm a little older and a little wiser I had a look in Yast sure
> enough there was the option to run the script which I did then used the
> Online-Update after that the normal update widget was working again.
> At the last Lug meeting I highlighted the fact that SuSE now require you to
> register your Machine (Registering your software is still optional) on their
> database this is supposedly to make updating easier and more personal that's
> why they want you to run the script at install its all done automatically but
> I'm not keen on Novell knowing how many machines at an IP address have SuSE
> running on them.
> As an honest and upright sales/marketing person I can see all sorts of
> opportunity's if I was armed with that sort of information.
> So far everything seems to be OK although I'm not running any of that
> pointless 3D desktop stuff.

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