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Bugs:Most Annoying Bugs

Şuraya atla: kullan, ara

The most annoying bugs and their suggested workarounds:

For general information about reporting bugs, see Submit a Bug. During the alpha tests do not report partly translated dialogs or completely missing translations; expect updated translation during the beta tests. Also see the OpenSUSE Localization Guide.

openSUSE 10.2 Alpha 3

  • YaST does not allow X11 configuration since it asks for non-existant xorg-x11-server-glx Bug #198250. Note: I could run X11 nevertheless and logged into both KDE and GNOME
  • zen-updater always shows patterns to update Bug #198379
  • f-spot does not work Bug #198377
  • gnome-wm does not handle X11R7 Bug #197093
  • Firefox does not start Bug #197928
  • Registration fails with an internal server error Bug #198381
  • applications using python-gtk are broken, e.g. smart-gui Bug #198391
  • kde su does not accept correct password Bug #198408
  • Most kernel module packages are not build against the new 2.6.18rc4 kernel. If you need them, I advise to wait for their update. The Xen packages are not adjusted either.
  • The change of branding (from "SUSE Linux 10.1" to "openSUSE 10.2") is not complete.
  • X Server fails to start with error message "could not open default font 'fixed'", because SaX2 writes wrong font path entries into /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Replace /usr/lib/X11/fonts with /usr/share/fonts/ as workaround. Bug #198653

SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 2

  • Second stage installation in graphic mode is broken. It is recommended to do only text mode installations or kill the Xserver once the machine hangs. [1]
  • A GNOME/x86-64 installation will complain about broken dependencies, just disable the banshee packages.

SUSE Linux 10.2 Alpha 1

  • Partitioning is seriously broken. Creating any partition will possibly destroy all data on the affected disk [2]
  • Second stage installation in graphic mode is broken. It is recommended to do only text mode installations. [3]
  • Download of release notes does not work yet (server side issue).

SUSE Linux 10.1 (Final)

General issues

  • Adding unsigned repositories to ZMD. Currently adding of unsigned repositories via rug is not working, since rug has not the necessary callbacks. Use "rug set-prefs security-level checksum" for adding them, or use YAST.
  • Fixed with first package management update (please install using YaST Online Update for instance via "kdesu yast2 online_update"):
    • Applying security fixes via zen-updater might not work. [4] Workaround: Use YaST Online Update.
    • Installing an RPM which is both on the install media and on the online update source will crash YaST. (For instance if you install a package that is has got a security update already, like opera). [5]
    • Unsigned or badly signed installation sources always report error even if you select the "Do Not Show This Message Again" checkbox [6], [7]. This error message would reappear again next time you run the application (installation sources, packager).
  • The MS TrueType Corefonts fetch script is not yet available, but is planned to be provided. It might take some days due to testing. Also zen-updater would currently install it everytime time, this bug needs to be fixed first. Until then, the Jan Engelhardt's RPM works wonderfully.
  • Patch and Delta RPMs are not supported currently. This means the update will always download the full RPMs. This regression from previous releases will be fixed in one of the next package management stack updates.
  • kdebase3 vs kdebase3-SuSE conflict during update. This is tracked here and was a repository generation problem.
  • drbd Tools are included in the DVD Sell Version, but not the drbd kernel modules!

Driver Issues

  • Support for Atheros-based wireless cards has been removed due to license reasons with the madwifi-ng driver. [8] Possible Solutions:
  rug sa --type=ZYPP http://madwifi.org/suse/ madwifi
  rug sub madwifi
  http://www2.ati.com/suse/
and then install the packages x11-video-fglrx and ati-fglrx-kmp-default (replace default by your kernel type)
  • Nvidia: Add the YUM repository to YAST (Installation Source dialog):
  ftp://download.nvidia.com/novell
and then install the package nvidia-gfx-kmp-default (replace default by your kernel type)
  • Support for Smartlink Softmodems (a set of "WinModems"),Intel 536EP-based (and 537?) modems was removed due to license reasons.
  • Some users have reported that they have been unable to properly install 10.1 on laptops that require the Intel i810 video chipset driver. Specific examples include the 855GM. Other chipsets may be affected as the i810 driver supports i810, i810-DC100, i810e, i815, 830M, 845G, 852GM, 855GM, 865G, 915G and 915GM chipsets. For more information see Bug 168618.

There is also a history of the most annoying bugs of SUSE Linux 10.1 during Beta and also the history of the most annoying SUSE Linux 10.0 bugs.