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Re: [opensuse-factory] Alpha 5 installation and setup issues
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2006 17:04:31 -0400
  • Message-id: <1160341471.32274.32.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-10-08 at 19:40 +0200, Terje J. Hanssen wrote:
> I just did a new attempt with 10.2 alpha 5 x86_64 on a Dell Precision
> 490 Xeon workstation. Happily the alpha4 USB mouse problem was fixed and
> the Gnome dekstop was possible to start testing. But I encountered
> several issues during the installation or with the setup after login, as
> noted below.
>

My install was on an older Compaq laptop using ftp as the install method
(downloaded the dvd iso and shared via ftp). On reboot X would not start
and system went into text mode for second part of install. Culprit: the
xorg-x11-libXext rpm was not installed with the system.

The Linksys WPC54G PCMCIA card is being configured as a network card
*_not_* a wireless card therefore you cannot configure the wireless
settings since you cannot change the card type to wireless in YaST.

Waiting for the screen saver to kick in to see if the system still locks
up using the bcm43xx driver. This is a kernel issue not opensuse. Still
need to download the firmware from Ubuntu in order to use the card.

The package selection screen during initial setup shows up as an 800X600
window that cannot be maximized when using a larger resolution during
initial setup.

Bottom line: keep up the good work it keeps getting better with each
release.

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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