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OpenSUSE May 9, 2009

Posted by Trezker in computer, linux.
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The livecd version of this distro didn’t install on the laptop due to too little memory, it needs more than 256 mb. (Did I mention that in an earlier post?)

Anyway, the “regular” DVD version worked fine. The installer was very nice. During the big install phase you not only have a slideshow but also details on the install process and release notes to occupy yourself with.
Note though: It automatically selected a too large resolution that did work, but it didn’t fit on the display. I had to restart the install because I couldn’t navigate the buttons that were outside the screen.

This distro correctly handled both the display and my wireless network, which is quite nice. The package manager is also rather nice. I think this might be a good distro to live with.

But there was a big showstopper which causes me to loose the will to run it. Folder sharing, denied! I would sure like to see a thing like this easy to enable. But in OpenSUSE I couldn’t find any settings in the control panel. I had to start digging in the configuration files, googling and all that. And even after a sizeable amount of work, it didn’t work. So if they want me using this distro in the future, this has to be fixed.

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