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PostSubject: 12.2 release   Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:27 pm

12.2 is being released tomorrow. Who's going to be first to install it? I will get around to doing a tumbleweed update sometime after its released.

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:41 pm

I'll probably download it sometime this week, but I'm not the early adopter type. I'd rather let somebody else find the problems (and solutions!) before I install. But I really need to upgrade from my 11.0 installations; I don't meet minimum requirements for several things I want to install.

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:38 pm

Well I did a tumbleweed update to 12.2 tonight on my old mythbox. All went well. Only glitch was I had to re-add the "nomodeset" to my grub config. The login screen is kind of ugly and old looking, but that doesn't bother me. I did change the kdm login theme from "suse" to "opensuse", which is still ugly imho but more modern looking. Otherwise I haven't spotted many changes. Alberto in the IRC room has been bragging about it being more solid than 12.1, as he has been running the release candidates for some time.

Very happy with the tumbleweed update. Its so much easier when all your settings are saved.

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:55 am

Started the download last night. 10 1/2 hours later it's done! Now I need to get the DVD burned and get it installed in both desktop and laptop. That will probably be a while. 11.0 has served me well and I don't have any real complaints, except there's some software that insists on a newer version. I'll post again when I actually install it.

Don't hold your breath, I'm not real quick. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:19 am

I only downloaded the live version thus far, but since it is running without a hitch I'll go for the DVD next. (A lesson learned from past experience.) It is refreshing to see that openSUSE does not bother with cutesey code names.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:04 pm

Installation was quite smooth, taking about 20 minutes from start to finish. Hardware recognition - on the money. Some minor annoyances though.

1. I selected a lower resolution, but oSS used the default 1920 x 1200 anyway.
2. Could not install the IP printer either through System Settings, or Yast /
printer due to FirewallD issue. However, the Printing applet in System Tools
did the job requiring only the IP address.
3. No "Remove Safely" for USB stick, only "Eject" which does not turn off
the LED indicator. I'm going to miss that!

All in all, it's a great release, well worth the wait.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:52 pm

Can't say I remember my usb stick lights turning off, but then half the time I just pull them out. I'm a little more cautious with usb hard drives.

Did the screen resolution stick once you set it in your window manager?

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:19 am

Ok, normally in the past I've been one of the first to install the latest release. But due to other factors I've kinda put it on the back burner this time. Since we're now finally getting settled into the new house, will probably upgrade sometime soon.(this week?) Stand by for penguin OS breakage erm um I mean testing.... Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Sat Sep 08, 2012 2:53 pm

bdquick wrote:

Did the screen resolution stick once you set it in your window manager?
Yes it did, but the clock problem re-surfaced. Reverts to network time even though it is disabled in system settings. If I remember correctly, I got around this before by editing something, but I forget what! I used to have a sharp memory. Sure miss it now.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:02 pm

Did you possibly setup the NTP (network time protocol) last time. Guess that's what I always do for simplicity.

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:00 pm

bdquick wrote:
Did you possibly setup the NTP (network time protocol) last time. Guess that's what I always do for simplicity.
After fishing through a ton of notes I found my old solution: Set Windows to NTP in the registry.
This is not a new problem though, I see postings about this issue all the way back to ver: 9. It's surprising it has not been fixed yet.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:04 pm

bozo wrote:
Started the download last night. 10 1/2 hours later it's done!

clown
Wow, that's more persistence than I could muster. Next time why don't you pm me with a mailing address. I'd be happy to send you a SHA verified DVD.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:58 pm

Thanks, but that would take even longer! I just set it up and go to bed. Next morning it's done (more or less).

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PostSubject: openSUSE12.2 64 bit Gnome flavour   Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:31 am

Greetings from Guelph, Ontario Canada.
I normally go with the KDE flavour of openSUSE but this time I decided on the Gnome variant. I used the live 64-bit live CD image for the install (downloading the DVD version today for future possible repairs etc.), and so far I actually enjoy it.
All hardware on my laptop seems to be recognized and performance is fast and smooth. (My machine is an Asus X53U with 2 AMD Brazos 900 mhz cores, Radeon graphics and 4 gigs of ram.
I will most likely add the LXDE desktop pattern to the laptop as I like to use LXDE in Linux Users' Group meetings as LXDE seems to prolong the battery charge better.
I also downloaded the 32-bit DVD and installed the LXDE version on an old Asus AMD dekstop from 2003 and it flies!
So far, since installing last Thursday September 6, I am very impressed with 12.2.
Cheers! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:34 pm

[quote="but this time I decided on the Gnome variant. I used the live 64-bit live CD image for the install (downloading the DVD version today for future possible repairs etc.), and so far I actually enjoy it. [/quote]

Hi Freshmeadow
I installed both versions (64bit) and like you, I prefer Gnome, even though I found allplicatios start somewhat slower with this front end. Did you find that the splash screen came up cleanly, or scrambled? If scrambled, could you please let me know what is the default screen resolution on your monitor? The reason I ask is because I might have found a bug in Gnome2 that would cause this when a high resolution monitor is detected.

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi Laz. The setting on my laptop monitor is 1366 X 768. Yes, I briefly get a garbled screen during the boot sequence, but it clears up so I can log in ok.
I find Gnome 3.4 gorgeous to look at. I hope Gnome does not fade away, as many users have given up based on the early iteration of Gnome 3 from last year. It has come a long way since, just like KDE did after the unloved KDE 4.0.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:28 am

Hi Freshmeadow
I agree with you about the Gnome eye candy. Very attractive, but purists tend to gravitate to KDE. In my opinion Gnome will survive if the improvements keep coming the way they have. Newcomers weaned on Iphones and such will love it, specially if it goes touch-screen on tablets.

Regarding the resolution, I believe that's the source of the problem. There is a mismatch between the standard Gnome2 resolutions and your display resolution. I am guessing that Gnome sets the resolution according to the display native resolution, and thus creates a mismatch. On my display it sets 1900x1200, which is allowed, but my video card won't support it without a driver, which it does not have at this point. If I'm wrong in this, hopefully someone will correct me.
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PostSubject: Gnome resolution   Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:39 am

Hi Laz. You may be right. Ubuntu 12.04 on this laptop complains about a missing video driver, but openSUSE is silent on the subject, meaning I receive no messages from the system regarding the video setup. Maybe the drivers will catch up with Gnome in time.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:56 pm

Thanks for your input Freshmeadow, it helps. I'll have to work up the nerve to modify the gnome menu to see if it clears up the problem. By the way, I installed mageia2 today. I believe a new standard has been set by this distro in terms of setup and installation. Menu guided through all the options, it bypassesl the problems mentioned. I'm impressed.
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PostSubject: openSUSE 12.2   Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:04 pm

You're welcome,Laz. I will try Mageia in Virtualbox.
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:59 pm

I haven't tried Mageia, but I bet its a good distro. I always did like Mandrake when I tried it.

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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:47 pm

It is another monster download at 3.9Gb, but it contains all the major desktop choices.
For me the key attraction was the DrakX installer, which is superb. The one caveat with the distro is that it is a truly small budget (30K Euro annually) group, which puts to question its longevity. I hope they make it, they do great work. At any rate they rate a good look.
http://www.mageia.org/en/map/
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PostSubject: System Upgrade   Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:22 pm

Upgraded my 12.1 to 12.2 following the procedure here,

http://en.opensuse.org/Upgrade

Went completely without a hitch, fantastic!
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PostSubject: Re: 12.2 release   Sat Sep 15, 2012 7:09 pm

Yep. It's a winner all right. I never upgrade myself, preferring a fresh installation.
12.2 corrected a lot of problems I had with both Gnome and KDE.
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