Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 4th Oct 2007 15:34 UTC, submitted by te_lanus
SuSE, openSUSE OpenSUSE 10.3 has been released today. "This version contains new beautiful green artwork, KDE 3.5.7 and parts of KDE 4, SUSE-polished GNOME 2.20, a GTK version of YaST, a new 1-click-install technology, MP3 support out-of-the-box, new and redesigned YaST modules, compiz and compiz fusion advances, virtualisation improvements, OpenOffice.org 2.3, Xfce 4.4.1, and much more!"
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RE: disappointed
by HeLfReZ on Thu 4th Oct 2007 19:23 UTC in reply to "disappointed"
HeLfReZ
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2005-08-12

Not to rag on anyone, but this is common...the notion that if it doesn't work properly on my particular machine with no touching it, its a bad release. Again, please don't take offense to this, its no directed personally at you.

Guess what, most modems, wireless cards, graphics cards, sound card...dont work on windows without a little help either. With windows its a driver hunt, with linux, more often, it's supported or not. I have a Sigmatel in my dell, and it worked fine AFTER I unmuted the front speaker channel...Sigmatel HD in dells cards usually have 5.1 channel sound, and by default PCM is usually unmuted, but everything else is muted. Check you volume control, you might be surprised...

If the wireless is on the driver list, its probably supported, I would suggest taking 10mins to try to confiure it and reboot, or check the website for details. 2minutes to type broadcom 1390 on the opensuse website brought me to a hcl LIST http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Laptops/Dell that says you need ndiswrapper for that particular card, I would bank on a ndiswrapper search returning exactly how to install it...

Again, I'm not ragging on you, but with any distro it seems that we have been getting alot of, x didnt work on boot so i reinstalled, with no attempt to configure it. I can't remember the last time I installed any windows distribution and didnt have to install drivers for 60% of the hardware...give it a shot, or at least a day before you back out.. I recommend using a distro for at least a week before writing it off as no good.

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