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Re: [SLE] how great SuSE is: trying another distro you discover that...Slackware 9.1 can't find my /media/cdrom as SuSE can
  • From: Adagilson Batista Bispo da Silva <adagilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 12:08:39 -0300
  • Message-id: <40A8D577.4020605@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I'm happy with SuSE 8.0: it's stable and I can connect to internet with my winmodem hsp56 based on the humble pcchips mobo M598lmr, play and record cds, for writing i have Abi Word, and Gnumeric for spreadsheets.
Although I want to try newer versions of Abiword, Gnucash, etc. I´m avoiding greater risks for SuSE 8.0. I know some people have to make a clean install and anothers have reported some programs and dependencies became corrupt with upgrades. In addition, restoring the system for a point back is not an idea you could count by if you want to make a downgrade (if repented).
So it was the time to try and compare SuSE with another distro (you never know what you are losing when you don't keep your mind open) at the same time I can check a newer KDE (3.2) and Gnome (2.4).
Learning Slackware is just an exercise for increasing my knowledge about linux - "learning is the best way to keep your mind youg" ;)
Thanks for replying

Marek Chlopek escreveu:

On Monday, 17 of May 2004 14:22, Adagilson Batista Bispo da Silva wrote:

BACKGROUND==SuSE 8.0 just works fine to me. So I'm afraid of making some
upgrade that can corrupt my system. I'm giving a chance to trying new
kernels with newer Gnome and KDE: I decided to install Slackware 9.1.

you worry to update quite old 8.0 and at the same moment you are optimistic with Slackware 9.1 where you are a newbie. Where is a logic?

THE PROBLEM==I have two devices for reading cd-rom:
/media/cdrom (in SuSE it points to my Creative 4x CD-ROM reader); and
/media/cdrecorder (in SuSE it points to my LG combo CD-RW + DVD-ROM)
Untill this moment I don't understand why Slackware 9.1 had found LG
combo device as /mnt/cdrom and yet not found the another drive (Creative
CD-ROM reader).
It was so easy with SuSE...Some ideas? (What had SuSE done automatically
that shoudl be make manually in Slackware?)

I also have tried few times other distros and always back to great SuSE product. I doubt I will try once again in the future.

Good Luck,


Adagilson Batista Bispo da Silva
FIOCRUZ-Centro de Pesquisa Aggeu Magalhães

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