15/10/2009 11:25:45 PM
When you say you cannot install wesnoth, that is not because it is not supported by openSUSE. I play wesnoth regularly on openSUSE 11.0, and all you have to do is install through package manager, not console. This automatically installs all dependencys, which stops problems like you see in your screen shot, where libSDL isn't installed. There is also a console command to install dependancies, something like zypper build-dep wesnoth
that should do it :D
21/05/2009 7:06:09 PM
Newbie to Opensuse. Using 11.1 and stuck it on a stick, had no problems booting into windows or linux. the stick was slow, so i've now ditched windows (vista) and installed opensuse to my hard drive. nice os. thanks.
13/03/2009 5:54:41 AM
I have created a Multimedia Pack portable for OpenSUSE, the included programs and codecs are:
2) mplayer, mplayer plugin
4) k3b, k3b-codecs
8) avidemux, gtk qt
15) xine, libxine1*
16) xmms, xmms-*
43) Mixxx, Mixxx-skin*
you can install any of the above without internet, they include all the dependencies, just unzip the both files into a folder named MMP2009 and create a repository from that folder as a simple rpm folder in yast, then make a search in the yast installer with the name of the program and check it to install it, this is very important if you don`t have internet at home, and besides, by default Open Suse doesn`t include several codecs due to license matters.
I created a blog about the MMP2009 where you can download the pack:
5/02/2009 6:55:54 PM
Yes, the multiboot issue is a problem. It wiped my MBR two times: the first I thought I did something wrong, but the second time I was SURE to have done the right thing (installo boot loader in the root partition), but the MBR got damaged all the same. Fortunately with the recovery functions in my laptop fixing the mbr was a breeze, otherwise this could have been a BIG showstopper.
Apart from this, some things to tune up on my hardware but a good and stable distro with a lot of support on the net.
26/01/2009 4:17:40 AM
Under 11.1 I found that ETQW did not play well with KDE4: keyboard freeze-ups, KDE trying to fight its way on top of the game (complete with annoying sticky keys question), etc.
After switching to a Gnome desktop (which I don't like as much) these problems have gone away.
21/01/2009 7:19:39 AM
RE: KDE4 version - I've been staying a bit away from the KDE4 versions of distros as I don't like blaming the distro for the shortcomings of early KDE4. It is getting more stable and more complete so it won't be long till I review it again to see how it looks/performs with an eye to gaming.
21/01/2009 12:48:48 AM
We (Novell) are aware of the issue with breaking bootloader, unfortunately it was not known to us at the release time. We are working on releasing an online update which fixes this bug.
20/01/2009 9:44:07 PM
Too bad you didn't review the kde4 version , that's where openSuse really shine , coming from Ubuntu to openSuse i'm really impress how suse handle kde4 , now i upgrade to kde 4.2 rc1 it's fast solid and eye candy and not that bug...
20/01/2009 4:45:02 AM
I had the same thing happen to me. Don't adjust your boot order with Yast after installing. However, I dual boot and I edited the boot during my second install and it defaults to Windows like I told it too. I haven't tried but I assume you can still edit the menu.lst manually.
Overall, this is a very nice release. All releases have bugs.
19/01/2009 2:36:28 PM
11.0 Wiped out my mbr so that I couldn't dual boot to windows also. It was a real mess. A friend of mine just installed 11.1 and he is now looking for something else -- fedora was last mentioned. I've been using him as my test dummy. He's quite a pro and he turned me on to SUSE a long time ago, but now he's bailing. We both agree 10.3 was the openSUSE crown. I don't really see any "improvements" that I would value in 11. or from, what I heard, 11.1.
18/01/2009 5:44:15 PM
On the gaming front, I've been using crossover games to play steam games with great success in Suse 11.0. On the MBR front, I was able to get the windows partition to show up as an external drive but I'll have to re-install everything since the boot record is no good. Too bad. My favorite thing about Suse was that it lived well with windows.
18/01/2009 2:08:55 PM
I and two of my friends got the same problem with dual booting with windows. Well not a big problem for me since i plan to remove my windows, but it's a serious problem for my friends since they still use windows for gaming. I don't know if anyone has report this bug to opensuse bugzilla. And about geme collection, you can add an extra repository for it on http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/opensuse/repositories/games/openSUSE_11.1
18/01/2009 11:37:02 AM
My situation is a multiboot setup. I setup yast to install grub to root partition. It did do this but with dire consequences. I do have a working Suse install despite a terrible scare.
Like I said before, beware if you change the default setup.
I am impressed with this release. Very polished and professional. Will I install it again? Not a chance.
18/01/2009 10:19:40 AM
That's a bit more than serious - surely it would have been a show stopper bug as dual booting (if not triple booting) is quite common.
18/01/2009 9:23:53 AM
Yes. David. I had the same experience as you with the installer on two machines. Wiped my mbr and made the drive unbootable. Not good.
Those who stray from the default install - BEWARE -. My hard drive would not even show up in the bios boot order so it was a chore getting things running again. I've been waiting for someone else to complain about this very serious bug.
18/01/2009 8:54:30 AM
I didn't test 11.1 in dual boot, though if it doesn't work out of the box it will annoy a huge number of people. Regarding the games repository, that's a bit crazy that it has a bunch of games with a slightly secretive second games repository hiding more games! Can anyone confirm this? (I've since blown it away for a Fedora 10 build!)
18/01/2009 8:38:50 AM
I have had a terrible experience with 11.1. Something is wrong with the partition install as it keeps destroying my mbr. I've been able to re-create the error. Beware of installing 11.1 as a dual boot with windows if you want windows as the default boot selection. Changing the boot order in Yast (when you have a partition install) will make the computer unbootable. This didn't happen when I did a LVM install. If anybody has had this experience too please point me in the right direction.
18/01/2009 4:28:38 AM
You can add your favorite applications to the main menu / remove unwanted applications by right-clicking on the application's icon.
18/01/2009 4:21:25 AM
You can enabled the Games repository, it contains several games.
I think it even includes all of the games you listed.