Update On SUSE 9.3 and SATA RAID0 Install Attempt!
Posted 18 August 2005 - 02:11 PM
I have encountered some problems with SUSE 9.3, which I did not experience with Mandriva 2005, however. Possibly, if I'm reading correctly, due to a newer kernel. Here are the things which won't work with SUSE 9.3, but did work fine with Mandriva 2005. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this?
1) I am using an MSI KT6V motherboard with onboard sound, via the VIA VT8237. Worked fine with Mandriva. Yet, I have no sound with SUSE. Looking at the sound configuration, SUSE shows I am using a MSI K8 NEO motherboard with VIA VT8237, but a different version. When I try to install the sound under VT8237, I get an error...can't remember exactly what it says, but essentially that the VT8237 cannot be installed. I think something to do with a kernel problem. I suppose my option here is to get a regular sound card and go that route.
2) Using Evolution email, with Mandriva 2005 and prior, I was able to set up my Sony CLIE PEG-S360 PDA to synch with Evolution email. It is a USB connection to the cradle. Won't happen with SUSE. I did some reading and apparently, this kernel has an issue with the Sony CLIE.
3) The last problem is using XSANE to scan from my old HP T-45 multifunction printer. There is apparently an HP multifunction driver with SUSE, which I was advised to install. It won't install. Again, I get an install error, but not sure as to exactly what it says. I can print with the old HP printer, without a problem. It's a pretty old multifunction printer, so I suppose it's time to replace it, as well.
Those are the three problems I've encountered with SUSE, which did not exist with Mandriva 2005. Otherwise, everything seems to be working fine.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 01:48 AM
One thing I found in SUSE 9.3 that I really like. After downloading an RPM, beginning to install, you have the option of either installing or testing. By checking the test box, the application runs like it is installing, but actually does not. When finished, you know whether it will install properly, or if you need to install other libraries, etc. first. You are shown which libraries or dependencies must be installed, so you can do that, before installing the RPM...saving a lot of hassle. I'm really pleased with this version of SUSE.
Posted 23 August 2005 - 01:25 PM
WindowsXP anad SUSE9.3
Compaq Presario SR1426NX
2.93Ghz Pentium 4 processor
512MB PC2-3200 DDR2 SDRAM
160GB 7200RPM Serial ATA hard drive
Posted 23 August 2005 - 02:31 PM
[Edited by zenarcher on 2005-08-23 08:28:39]
Posted 24 August 2005 - 03:08 PM
There are some minor bugs with some hardware detection, but easily solved. A beautiful graphical grub splash screen is included that does away with the previously ugly stock grub screen.
Posted 24 August 2005 - 04:48 PM
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