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June 19, 2008

OpenSuse 11 KDE4 already installed

Filed under: computer, linux, Software — Tags: , , — guilleml @ 6:09 pm

The installation has been nice and fast, it even detected my atheros wifi card, this version installs the ath5k madwiki OSS driver, it didn’t work for me, but at least it detected my wifi.
After install I booted another linux, and I mounted the OpenSuse volume under /media/sda3, then:

#cd /media/sda3
#cp /etc/resolv.conf etc
#chroot .
#zypper ref
#zypper in gcc make kernel-source

I downloaded the madwifi source package from and I installed it:

#rpm -i madwifi-0.9.4-1.src.rpm

Then just build it:

#cd /usr/src/packages/SOURCES/madwifi-0.9.4
#make && make install
#rmmod ath5k
#modprobe ath_pci

And that’s it, I selected my wifi network using knetwormonitor and everything worked great.
Now my first impressions:

  • Desktop looks great, beautiful
  • KDE4 works pretty well, as fast as KDE3 in my computer
  • I had to configure my monitor to set it to 75Hz editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf, maybe it’s possible using sax under yast2 but it didn’t work for me, now it’s set to 1280×1024@75Hz and Direct rendering is working fine.
  • I like Konqueror4, it renders webpages pretty fast and seems very stable, no crashes for now.
  • System is updating packages right now, just 2 clicks, I didn’t have to configure repositories.
  • System speaker is working and the pcspkr module is not loaded so I have to guess how to disable that little devil noise when I press tab key.
  • Fonts are great, just as I like them, not like Mandriva…
  • Yeah! package managing it’s lovely now, fast and easy, they’ve solved the thing I didn’t like about OpenSuse.
  • Firefox version is 3 beta 5, a little old, yesterday version 3 came out, I don’t mind because I don’t use it too much, just for posting in the blog because Konqueror doesn’t support the wordpress visual editor.

That’s for now, I’ll post more impressions and conclusions, desktop is really fast.

Downloading OpenSuse 11.0

Filed under: computer, linux, Software — Tags: , , — guilleml @ 3:21 pm

The torrent doesn’t work but the direct download does, you can get it from:

I will install it later, I hope it does better than the RC…will it include the madwifi driver? I don’t think so.

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