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Re: [SLE] Disappointed in 9.3
  • From: James Wright <jwright@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 12:32:24 -0400
  • Message-id: <42C57018.7000909@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.

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 have had no problems with 9.3. I installed it on an IBM Thinkpad, and can plug in my USB Zip Drive or USB CD-Recorder and both work perfectly, no rebooting required. OpenOffice also works very well. 9.3 is about as fast on my 1.13 Ghz laptop, as 9.2 on a 2.8 Intel system. My guess is your hardware. Possibly memory or hard-drive, either configured incorrectly, detected incorrectly, or possibly faulty. I think most people do not have these problems, so I would definitely check out the hardware.

James Wright

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