Opensuse 13.2

Problem with it.

  • When installing, the expert partitioner is not very friendly. It by default already have various suggesting setting in which I don’t know how to change them, like remove the extended partition and make it primary again. Tips: There is a reset button.
  • VLC says, it can’t decode h264. Its VLC and it actually can’t do that if you install from official repository.
  • The Yast2 package manager is not very intuitive.
  • It is not obvious that Opensuse 13.2 version of packman repository exist. (13.2 is still new right now and the documentation has not been updated).
  • It is not clear how to change installed version of library that is also in packman repository to the packman repository version. Hint: change the repository priority so that packman has a higher priority (lower number) then run zypper dist-upgrade.
  • nginx is actually not in the official repository.
  • By default it does not use the usual NetworkManager. Causes confusion. And for some reason, I need to restart the network.service in order for it to work after switching the network backend in Yast. Shouldn’t it do that for me?
  • When I’m installing something, it keeps giving warning about low disk space on an unrelated ntfs partition I used to store various things. I checked the “don’t warn me again checkbox”, but it still warn me.
  • I have to update the repository on every startup of software manager.
  • I have to update the repository every time I want to install something.
  • I have to upgrade any upgradable software every time I want to install something.
  • FGLRX is not working. It just boot to terminal login.
  • The open source radon driver has a tendency to hang at some point.

Plus side.

  • systemd starts really fast.
  • One click install is literally one click install.
  • The repository has priority. Neat.
  • Delta updates.
  • Kde and Gnome desktop is more complete than in ubuntu.
  • zypper is very nice. zipper accept both package name and rpm file. Much nicer than ubuntu/debian separate dpkg and apt-get.

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