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Re: [SLE] SUSE 9.1 - BAH!
  • From: Geoff Horn <geoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2004 23:49:44 +0100
  • Message-id: <200405172349.44268.geoff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 17 May 2004 16:44, Basil Chupin wrote:
> Sorry folks, but to me v9.1 is a damn waste of money, and a pain in the
> bum to boot.
> I was really looking forward to getting 9.1 but now am sorry I got it.
> The annoyances may be small (from those I found so far) but nevertheless
> they point out the lack of quality control of the product.
> Firtsly, v9.1 is NOT modem friendly. It may be OK for those using it on
> broadband - and those who wrote and tested it on broadband - but for me
> who is on a dialup modem v9.1 is totally useless.
> I've had a "soft" modem connected to my second machine (the one on which
> everything is tested before being applied on my main computer - this
> one, the one I'm typing this message on) for over 6 months and I've had
> no problems with it while running v9.0 was released. I even had no
> trouble with it when I installed the Mantel kernels of the 2.6.5+
> variety. But I install v9.1 and nothing works.

From 9.0 to 9.1 SuSE has apparently dropped the drivers for the Intel-Ambient
536ep pci modem and the Logitech Quickcam. Neither of these is so old as to
deserve it! I managed to download and compile the sourceforge driver for the
Quickcam, it installs and works fine. I've failed to compile the 536ep source
for the modem. Isn't it a backward step for SuSE to drop support like this?
There are few enough drivers for Linux as it is! Are there SuSE 9.1 drivers
for these hiding somewhere else than the DVDs?


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