[Novalug] SuSE 11.1 vs Ubuntu 8.10
varokan at MovingSatellites.com
Wed Jan 28 12:13:51 EST 2009
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The install went actually fine but 3D was jittery and I could not get
audio to work ( and tried everything I could think off and what I found
on the support forums ).
So I decided 64 bit for that Laptop was a no-go.
My own Laptop runs 64 bit with all hardware working though.
Daniel Chen wrote:
> It's interesting that the 64-bit installs failed. Can you pinpoint where?
> On Jan 27, 2009 2:36 PM, "Varol Okan" <varokan at movingsatellites.com
> <mailto:varokan at movingsatellites.com>> wrote:
> Okay, not a rant, just an observation.
> I bought myself an hp2133 before X-mas and am very happy with it. I
> first tried to install Ubuntu 8.10 on it but after repeated attempts I
> finally gave up on it. The Gfx card hated the installer.
> Now fast forward to the past few days.
> I got a Laptop from a M$ user who wanted to give Linux a try ( after
> Vista vanished without a rescue DVD through a HD failure ).
> So My first thought was surely Ubuntu since it is supposed to be the
> most user friendly distro.
> After about 4 painfull hours I gave Ubuntu the boot and installed
> openSuSE 11.1 on the Laptop.
> I also encountered issues there but I made two mistakes the first time
> 1) KDE 4.1
> 2) openSuSE 64 bit.
> After switching to openSuSE 11.1, 32 bit, I had all HW up and running in
> a few short hours ( Web cam, wifi, Compiz, Audio etc ) and the system
> was actually very nice and usable.
> So why can't I seem to get a nice and fuzzy feeling about Ubuntu ?
> Every single try to get Ubuntu installed ended in disaster for me.
> Varol :)
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