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Re: [SLE] Disappointed in 9.3
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 21:55:47 +0100
  • Message-id: <42C5ADD3.3030508@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Donn L Washburn wrote:
On Fri, 01 Jul 2005 16:54:07 +0100
Info <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Was ruuning 8.2 and quite liked this distro. Decided to upgrade to 9.3. Wouldn't updgrade so had to install from scratch - big mistake!

Finding 9.3 very slow. Took install suggestions as far as disk configure is concerned but do not really understand what happened. Told it may be something to do with the way the disk(LVM) is configured? Open Office keeps falling over. Desktop hangs quite often - what does this remind you of? At least killing the X-server allows me to sign on again. Would like to be able to switch on/off NIS also network devices?

Seriously considering reverting to Fedora

I also agree. SuSE9.3 has been nothing but a headache. About 50% of the programs that compiled very clean under 9.2 fail to compile in 9.3.
Try jpilot that worked under 9.2. The only way I got it to work was via a RPM. My guess is SuSE is now using old RPMs and not one compiled under 9.3.

It could also be the sources at fault. If I build anything, I get the latest as they are more likely to build and work. Earlier you mentioned wine-20050524, that fails to build, but wine-20050628 builds fine.

To also to get a USB drive to work it takes about 4 or 5 reboot efforts to be seen by the system. However, "lsusb" see it just fine

I wonder what dmesg said about it.
I've not had any of the horrors on upgrades that I had with 9.2. the 9.2 fresh installs worked great, the upgrades took a lot of jiggery pokery to get working. 9.3 both upgrades and fresh installs have been 100%, x86 on Athlon and P-II/333 64M + 2M video card laptop and x86_64 laptop.
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Keen licensed Private Pilot
Retired IBM Mainframes and Sun Servers Tech Support Specialist
Microsoft Windows Free Zone - Linux used for all Computing Tasks

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