Who's tried Suse 10.2 ?

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Who's tried Suse 10.2 ?

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:50 pm

Downloaded the 64 bit DVD via bittorrent yesterday, upgraded, still got to get dvd etc working again, but it looks nice. :D
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RE: Who

Postby Rhakios » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:11 pm

Me, all good so far, except for the few things I mentioned in my post in announcements.

Here are a few more comments:

There is a nice gui (that works) for my APC UPS :)

The new command-line installer, zypper, works about the same speed as YUM, so not that brilliant. It doesn't seem much quicker to use zypper than it does to launch YaST, and YaST is definitely better if there are a lot of apps you want to install.

I've got DVD, Nvidia and all the rest installed anyway, but I noticed today that there was a jem report, just in case I'd forgotten.
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RE: Who

Postby drbearded » Tue Dec 12, 2006 2:25 am

dialup :( have to wait for it to be in lxf coverdisk(i hope mike reads this :D )
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RE: Who

Postby M-Saunders » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:41 am

Yes, you'll get OpenSUSE :-)

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update

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Dec 12, 2006 11:53 am

Opinions.
Just ran an update, told it which packages to leave alone, and it promptly deleted them anyway!
Using KDE desktop, looks nice so far, seems a little more responsive, (Athlon64 3000+ 1 Gb ddr)
Tried the new start menu layout for a day, decided not to persevere.
Got DVD working fairly painlessly.
(Note:I understand the DVD encryption thing, but why stop it playing UNenecrypted DVDs?)
All my firefox extensions updated them selves ok.

Updates still a bit cranky, until I added the suser,guru and packman repos.

Seems like changes are more "under the hood" than immediately visible.

One thing with 10.1 remastered and 10.2, joining a Windows domain works fine first time.

Only thing is that my 5 GB root partition seems to be filling up. will have to think about moving things around and maybe dumping some of the apps I don't use (already have seperate /usr and /home, but I'm a bit of a kitchen sink sort of installer).

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RE: update

Postby nelz » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:32 pm

A separate /usr and your 5GB root is still filling up? Is /var full of logfiles or have you installed a shedload of binary stuff to /opt?
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RE: update

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Dec 12, 2006 6:37 pm

I think that it's probably /opt - not sure, haven't had time to look yet.
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RE: update

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:15 pm

Update:
/var is 750MB, /opt is 1.6 GB- mainly due to Evolution and Gimp,I think.
I deleted a load of stuff from /tmp, now I have 1.3 GB free.
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RE: update

Postby nelz » Tue Dec 12, 2006 7:15 pm

Filelight is your friend. Kleansweep may be worth a spin too.
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RE: update

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:17 pm

Filelight is way cool!
It is mainly KDE in /opt, by the look of it.
Have to have a root :-) around

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Re: update

Postby Rhakios » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:18 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Opinions.
Just ran an update, told it which packages to leave alone, and it promptly deleted them anyway!


Which updater are you using? I'm using the new opensuseupdater (you can tell still spot the German influence from the concatenated name), though I also had the change a setting in sysconfig to make it stick.

I've not had any problems with it, yet.
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RE: Re: update

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:57 pm

I was referring to the update option during the install.
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RE: Re: update

Postby Rhakios » Tue Dec 12, 2006 9:36 pm

Being paranoid, I never do update installs, I just keep my home directory.
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RE: Re: update

Postby alan_nunn » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:48 pm

Hey, I just switched from edgy to suse 10.2 and it installed everything on my thinkpad r50e. I am chuffed to bits with this distro. KDE looks awesome. Wireless, 3D accelleration. I am really impressed.
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Re: RE: Re: update

Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:28 pm

Rhakios wrote:Being paranoid, I never do update installs, I just keep my home directory.


I usually end up doing that, but I tend to try the upgrade route first, maiinly because of problems launching kde after installing while keeping /home, but also because I am an optimist who hopes that someday they won't break things with the upgrades.

Mentioning this, the cd burning tools have changed so much that K3b didn't work until I deleted and reinstalled cdrdao, cdrecord, wodim etc. ( thus remaking the links)
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