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Re: [SLE] Gnome 1.4 SuSE packages..still in fine form.
  • From: Jonathan Drews <j.e.drews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 May 2001 00:31:24 -0500
  • Message-id: <01052800312402.01363@linux>
Hi Curtis:

No accusation intended. I really suspect the nVIDIA drivers for a
lot of this. I know Ben is using nVIDIA. I am using nv. My GNOME
desktop functions pretty good. However I use GMC and Sawfish. I am
most interested in these problems as I believe these massive
downloads of 80 Mb or more, to redo desktops are flawed. I really
think these rpm's have to be installed in a specific order. Also
these over the wire installs are not as good as as these the
integrated install that is performed at the initial install. My
reasoning is that many writers to the list have lamented the
deficiencies of upgrades rather than a fresh install. Well a
downloaded desktop is a kind of upgrade. It too should be prone to
the same difficulties as a regular upgrade.

On Monday 28 May 2001 00:28, you wrote:
> I wasn't blasting Gnome per se, I was voicing my dislike of my
> experience. I don't begrudge anyone using the WM they like. What
> kills me is that If a distributors is making an update available I
> would hope that it would improve my "computing experience" rather
> than make this newbies life a headache. I am extremely fond of my
> new SuSE Linux OS, I just wish I didn't have to learn the hard way
> that their Gnome packages would wreak my fs. I was checking the
> Gnome foundation, Ximian, and Eazel site a few times a week, but
> nothing for SuSE 7.1. Then SuSE had 1.4 on the ftp server and I
> though it would be a safe bet to use SuSE's port of the Gnome 1.4,
> I was wrong.



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