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openSUSE notes

Kristian Hermansen wrote:
> On 4/23/07, Jonathan Arnold <jdarnold at> wrote:
>> Well, personally I tried a bunch of Linux distros, including Ubuntu,
>> and finally
>> settled on openSUSE. I know the whole Novell thing is anathema to
>> some, but it
>> was a distro that just worked, out of the box, for me and my slightly
>> offbeat
>> setup. I used Ubuntu for about a week, when things started to go wrong
>> and
>> there were enough annoyances to send me back on the Linux trail. I
>> wrote about
>> my quest here:
> Yeah, Ubuntu does lack a nice dual-monitor configuration utility by
> default.  One problem is the differences between ATI and NVidia
> configuration settings.  They each have their own options.  Or you
> could use some generic Xorg options without the driver-specific
> option, and I'm not sure what SuSE does.  It's definitely something
> that could improve in the default Ubuntu install.  In fact, I'm
> interested in other problems you ran into so that I may bring them up
> for Ubuntu dev...

Not too much else besides what was mentioned in the posts. Some apps, like
Amarok, either stopped working or never worked. In the case of Amarok, I'm
beginning to feel it isn't the most stable piece of work out there:-) Probably
nothing I couldn't get fixed, but I given the effort required, and the fact
it didn't work (yet) with my dual monitor setup, I figured I might as well
look around more. And openSUSE has proven to be a very solid setup (he says,
knocking on wood).

Jonathan Arnold     (mailto:jdarnold at
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