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Quickies: openSUSE 10.3 Beta3+ Live-CDs, 10.3 Beta 3 Report, oSC Changes, KDE 4.0 Beta 2

September 16th, 2007 by

Stephan Kulow has announced Live-CD builds (GNOME, KDE ISOs) based on the openSUSE 10.3 Beta3plus packages. tuxmachines.org published their report on and screenshots of openSUSE 10.3 Beta 3. The openSUSE-Community site got a facelift and offers 1-click-install definitions for 10.3 packages. KDE 4.0 Beta 2 has been released and as usual unsupported packages are available as well as a new “KDE Four Live” CD which was created with Kiwi.

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8 Responses to “Quickies: openSUSE 10.3 Beta3+ Live-CDs, 10.3 Beta 3 Report, oSC Changes, KDE 4.0 Beta 2”

  1. Peter

    Well, I downloaded both Live CDs and took them for a quick spin on my Acer Aspire 1644WMLi Notebook [ http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Laptops/Acer#Aspire ], on which openSUSE 10.2 is running perfectly well, but still same old issue of oversized fonts; desktop icons, open program window menus and kdm greeter and login screen options (kde edition), gdm greeter and login screen options (Gnome edition).

    I can not do much more because the old (live cd beta 1 = linux) root password does not work. Could someone please post the password for root.

    Below is monitor section from xorg.conf (all seems ok,but defaultdepth 16 is too low):

    Section “Monitor”
    DisplaySize 330 210
    HorizSync 30-62
    Identifier “Monitor[0]”
    ModelName “LGPHILIPSLCD LCD MONITOR”
    Option “DPMS”
    VendorName “LPL”
    VertRefresh 43-60
    UseModes “Modes[0]”
    EndSection

    Section “Modes”
    Identifier “Modes[0]”
    Modeline “1280×800″ 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828
    Modeline “1280×800″ 69.75 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823 +HSync -Vsync
    EndSection

    Section “Screen”
    DefaultDepth 16
    SubSection “Display”
    Depth 15
    Modes “1280×800″
    EndSubSection
    SubSection “Display”
    Depth 16
    Modes “1280×800″
    EndSubSection
    SubSection “Display”
    Depth 24
    Modes “1280×800″
    EndSubSection
    SubSection “Display”
    Depth 8
    Modes “1280×800″
    EndSubSection
    Device “Device[0]”
    Identifier “Screen[0]”
    Monitor “Monitor[0]”
    EndSection

    Section “Device”
    BoardName “915 GM”
    BusID “0:2:0″
    Driver “intel”
    Identifier “Device[0]”
    VendorName “Intel”
    EndSection

    Section “ServerLayout”
    Identifier “Layout[all]”
    InputDevice “Keyboard[0]” “CoreKeyboard”
    InputDevice “Mouse[1]” “CorePointer”
    Option “Clone” “off”
    Option “Xinerama” “off”
    Screen “Screen[0]”
    EndSection

    Section “DRI”
    Group “video”
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    • Peter

      The above xorg.conf monitor section is from openSUSE beta 3+ Gnome Live CD.

    • Peter

      Well, I downloaded both Live CDs and took them for a quick spin on my Acer Aspire 1644WMLi Notebook [ http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Laptops/Acer#Aspire ], on which openSUSE 10.2 is running perfectly well, but still same old issue of oversized fonts; desktop icons, open program window menus and kdm greeter and login screen options (kde edition), gdm greeter and login screen options (Gnome edition).

      The cause of ALL my problems above (and with previous Beta and Alpha versions) was the new “intel” experimental modprobe graphics driver! I reverted back to the old intel “i810″ graphics driver and ALL OK now! Great, I can now check out 10.3 and see what all the rave is about. :-)

      The workaround for reverting back to i810 (from the release notes in 10.3 RC1)is following:
      in init 3 console mode, code: ‘sax2 -r -m i810‘ (without inverted commas)

      and use code:sax2 -r to go back to the default new “intel” driver.

      I will be submitting a bug report for my hardware, soon!

  2. Peter

    Worked out the password issue, none used (blank)! :-)

  3. superjan

    Still unable to boot the beta. Kiwi tell’s me it can’t find the CD-drive en hangs :(

  4. tactus

    Like superjan kiwi reports it can’t see the cdrom, this is with the GNOME cd. Will try the KDE spin now.

    • tactus

      Unfortunately that didn’t work either…

      • Peter

        Comment by tactus: Unfortunately that didn’t work either…
        Hi,
        I tried the lot and had no trouble booting (but plenty of other issues) from the CD-ROM drive (I posted the first 3 messages above), did you check your md sums and did you burn the isos at the lowest speed you could?

        Maybe you should check whether your bios is enabled to boot from the CD-ROM drive.

        Cheers