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Re: [SLE] SuSE 8.1 broken?
  • From: FX Fraipont <fxf@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 22:59:13 +0100
  • Message-id: <3DEA8631.3040503@xxxxxxxxx>
Rob Benton wrote:

Well I'm not on a laptop, but the problems I had were java in mozilla
(so did everybody) and gnumeric crashing. Haven't had any real hardware
related problems except for IDE vs SCSI emulation and the funky links
Suse creates in the /dev directory.

On Sun, 2002-12-01 at 15:26, Dragan Stancevic wrote:

We'll, I've been using SuSE since 5.3, and 8.1 has been the most problem-prone up to now.

Yes, there was this silly cdrom link issue, no big deal except that I find myself recommending everyone to switch to SuSE Linux at work, and this is the kind of problem that a total newbie can't solve easily. Plus, it's totally unacceptable if you consider the money you pay ...

Then, I think I rebooted my box some ten times yesterday - I've never seen anything like this since the problems I had with windows 98 on a K6 box which had an Intel740 video card, the repeated problems that made me try out SuSe 5.3, and discover real stability. The reboots were due to installing a speedtouch usb modem the SuSE way (as advised by the SuSE KB), losing the connection Oh soooo often, and having to reboot as the last resort to regain internet access. Don't tell me it's nothing to do with 8.1: I had the very same setup on 7.3, but made a script myself with the open source speedtouch drivers, and found it to be much more reliable). Then there's the repeated crashes with xine and mplayer, despite trying out, reinstalling , rpming and compiling various versions. the various times when my mouse cursor goes mad , and I have to redetect it with yast2 to calm it down.

Definitely not a good number, 8.1. sure, it's pretty to look at, but if the choice is between reliability and eye candy, my choice is easioly made ...

My own 2 eurocents


Courtesy of SuSE Linux

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