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openSUSE 12.1 - Soon to be released

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It will soon be released, and I'm already up N running 12.1 RC 1, it's performing well after some minor tweaks.

First of all, if your running a NVIDIA gfx card, you might have some issues booting you're machine, but that's easy to fix, in Grub, add the following as a boot flag:

nomodeset

After working around that, it's just a matter of adding it as a persistent option to Grub. The easiest way to do is to open YaST and go into boot, select your boot entry and add nomodeset at the end of the boot options.

openSUSE 11.4 GM

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After the dust has settled and I've used the GM release for a couple of days I thought that I would write up what does and doesn't work for my part.

Stuff that doesn't work
VMWare workstation; It will not compile the needed modules after install. A patch was made for 11.4 RC1 if I remember correctly, but it doesn't seem to be updated to support the GM release yet.

openSUSE 11.4 < 24h to release

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In about 21 hours, writing time. openSUSE 11.4 will be released into the wild. Finally. This is one release I've really waited for. Aldo I have been running it on my main machine for the past week via the RC2 release, but it's always nice to be able to do that final upgrade to the stable GM release.

So, what's new in openSUSE 11.4? Well, a lot, as usual =)

* KDE 4.6
* Kernel 2.6.37
* LibreOffice (First stable release)
* And many many more...

openSUSE 11.4

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Soon, a new version of openSUSE will be released. It will bring many nice improvements, but for my part, the most important one is KDE 4.6. I think that I might have used this line before, but it's really what I do feel about KDE. "KDE 4 is finally ready for mainstream usage". KDE 4 in it's early releases was horrible to say the least.

KDE 4.6 is so much easier to use, and the overall experience just feels awesome, it doesn't get in my way while working with something, it just works and enables me to work in a more efficient way.

openSUSE 11.3 released / fglrx driver fix

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It's finally here, the much improved openSuSE 11.3 release. And I have to say that the team behind it have done a fantastic job!

I've upgraded my main desktop to run the new OS and as usuall, the ATI prop. driver isn't updated to support the new kernel shipped with openSuSE 11.3. But no worries, a work around has already been published AND it allows you to download a pre-built RPM both for x32 and x64.

Plan your openSUSE 11.3 release party now!

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As openSUSE 11.3 is around the corner and will be released on July 15. Make sure to plan your own release party!
Read more here [news.opensuse.org].

openSUSE 11.3 soon to be released

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It's finally starting to get close to the new openSUSE release, this time it's 11.3 that's on it's way out of the door. And it will be released on July 15.

There are a lot of new and improved stuff in this release. Take a look at the initial screenshot tour and later on I will try to have a more detailed write up about what's new.

openSUSE 11.2 with ATI graphics

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I ran into some problems while setting up my openSUSE 11.2 x64 system using ATI graphics. The problems occurs during the install and configuration of ATI's proprietary driver.

First of, you must enable POSIX shared memory, since this is not enabled by default in openSUSE. (At least not in my case).$[BREAK]$

Please note that this guide is intended for x86_x64 only. It might work for x32 as well if you mod the pre-requisite part.

KDE 4.3 finally released

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KDE 4.3

It's a great day, KDE 4.3 is available for download/upgrade.
The KDE community has fixed over 10,000 bugs and implemented almost 2,000 feature requests in the last 6 months. This is very impressive and it really shows in this great release.

I for one have been sceptic towards KDE 4 and especially the early releases. It's a brand new game now, everything works as expected and you get to work in a solid desktop enviroment loaded with lots and lots of eye candy.

openSuSE 11.2, mark your calendar!

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Mark November 12, the date for the final release of openSuSE 11.2. If you have some time during this summer, please consider participating in testing the milestone releases or contribute in some other way that may be within your area of expertise.

Some of the new features for end users:
For Gnome users, the Sonar theme seems to be one of the bigger GUI changes.
For KDE users, KDE 4.3 will be shipped, and hopefully it will be really stable and actually usable.

openSUSE and Apache with Mono 2.0

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So, I started to try to port some of my Web services running on IIS and Windows server to Linux (openSuSE). The first problem that occurred was that mod_mono is running with version 1.1 as default, nothing strange with that, but I need support for 2.0+
So, what to do you might ask, and here is the solution that got me up and running for a quick and dirty test. It's not a optimal config, but it's good enough for testing.

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