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[opensuse-announce] openSUSE 10.2 Alpha5 (DVDs, i386, x86-64 only) available
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2006 18:27:41 +0200
  • Message-id: <m3irixjtoi.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>

Our Basilisk Lizard has shown this week its other side and I'd like to
thank especially Jürgen, Lars, Christoph, Steffen, Jiri, Ladislav for
taming the lizard. Fights come with a prize to pay - ours are
two-fold: The PowerPC distribution and the CD installation.

We only have DVDs for i386 and x86-64 this time. They are available
via and its mirrors. Mini-ISOs for remote
installation are available as well. So, there are neither CDs nor

If you download the DVDs, check the media sizes first, they are:

openSUSE-10.2-Alpha5-DVD-i386.iso: 4165675008 bytes
openSUSE-10.2-Alpha5-DVD-x86_64.iso: 4203270144 bytes

Since most webservers are not setup to deliver files greater than 2 GB
via http and our handles http download mainly,
please use ftp to download from one of the known mirrors (see

The URL for the DVDs torrents are:

The list of known annoying bugs is available as usual at

It currently contains:
* Registration fails Bug #205392
* After logging in to KDE, a popup window will inform you that dbus is
not running. Just ignore the message - dbus is running Bug #209009
* Suspend to disk will fail with an error message "The resume device
configured in /etc/suspend.conf". (fixed powersave package should be
in factory by monday, until then you can edit /etc/suspend.conf and
put your resume device from the resume=... boot parameter
there. However, the fixed package is better).
* The x86-64 uses nearly double the disk space for installed packages
than usual. It looks like a bug in binutils stripping the binaries
Bug #210331
* Instead of /dev/hd for IDE disks using Intel ICHx chipsets the
libata interfaces are used and disks show up as /dev/sd Bug #210478
* zen-updater always shows patterns to update Bug #198379
* It's not possible to start applications via kdesu, eg
yast2. Workaround: use "su" in a shell. Bug #208272
* The bootloader configuration on BIOS-based RAID (so-called FakeRAID)
systems fails. BUG #208076
* gnome-screensaver does not accept the correct password. Bug #204364
* Workaround: Kill the gnome-screensaver process.

This is the last external Alpha, we will deliver in three weeks our
first Beta of openSUSE 10.2.

Alpha5 includes the following important changes:
* Linux kernel 2.6.18
* glibc 2.5
* Python 2.5
* Installation allows comfortable LVM partitioning
* Setup RAID automatically via the BIOS (so called fake-RAID support)
in the partitioner
* GNOME 2.16.1 (most packages are updated)
* KDE 3.5.5 SVN version
* Firmware test as additional bootoption (this is the Intel firmware
test tool)

Have a lot of fun with openSUSE 10.2 - codename "Basilisk Lizard",

Andreas Jaeger, aj@xxxxxxx,
SUSE Linux Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
GPG fingerprint = 93A3 365E CE47 B889 DF7F FED1 389A 563C C272 A126
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