[Lazarus] OpenSuse

Juha Manninen juha.manninen at phnet.fi
Thu Jan 7 16:33:06 CET 2010

On torstai, 7. tammikuuta 2010 02:49:33 Hans-Peter Diettrich wrote:
> Juha Manninen schrieb:
> > What could be your problem? Corrupted installation media?
> No media problem. In the meantime I tried Ubuntu 9.10 and had it up and
> running after a few minutes. A few minutes later I had downloaded and
> installed the nVidia drivers, and configured my multi-monitor desktop.
> The system also goes properly into standby. Only TV support didn't work,
> no difference to Suse, seems to be a special hardware issue.
> Encouraged by this success I tried Suse 11.2 again, what turned out as a
> nightmare. After an hour of media check, configuring and installation I
> got an desktop without display options. No chance to set the display
> resolution, or multi-monitor support, and the desktop showed garbage
> every now and then.

There is no more link in Yast for the old SAX2. KDE's control center has 
display resolution settings which apparently replace SAX2. I started SAX2 from 
command line myself.

> No network connections, neither via USB-DSL nor
> WLAN, only after I plugged in a network cable (across my room) I could
> use the Internet. But even then I couldn't install the nVidia drivers,
> the system went into text mode and was "confused" about something, and
> finally blanked the screen :-(

Sounds bad!
I don't have multi-monitor or even WLAN and Suse has worked for me, but I must 
believe it has problems with hardware more than some other distros do.
Pity! When it works it is the best KDE-based distro, and now it is also 
optimized better than before (speed and memory).

Juha Manninen

> The only good news: the multi-boot works, so that I can still boot 10.3.
> In my next try I'll check Kubuntu, and consider to make it my new
> working system.

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