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Announcing openSUSE 10.3 RC1

September 20th, 2007 by

After quite a few rebuilds and testing, the openSUSE team is happy to announce that RC1 looks brilliant and is now available for download. We consider this release to be feature complete, stable, and suitable for testing from any user. For more information on the release schedule, take a look at the Roadmap.

10.3 - KDE Default Desktop 10.3 - GNOME Default Desktop
For more screenshots, head over to openSUSE.org/Screenshots/openSUSE_10.3

Technical Changes

  • libzypp 3.24
  • Virtualbox 1.5
  • OpenOffice.org 2.3
  • Countless bug fixes in every component: 535 bugs RESOLVED/FIXED
  • 485 packages submitted

A more detailed list of changes is available via http://en.opensuse.org/Factory/News.

Most Annoying Bugs

* Online update opens an annoying popup with the progress. We’ll prepare an online update for it, so it will only affect the first update (Bug #326247)
* On some machines we have problems with the kernel and ACPI – investigating, more data would be helpful
* GNOME is not yet final – we will update this right after RC1 and prepare a RC2. This one will be made internally, but you can get the update through Factory
* 32bit PPC machines have a problem with dependencies that try to install 64bit RPMs.

We’ll keep Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_10.3_dev updated as we go.

Call for Testing

If you want to help testing our standard test cases, please coordinate with others and subscribe to opensuse-testing@opensuse.org (subscribe)!

There is no focus area, so please use the product and file bug reports as if it was final and you wanted to use it for real.

Please note that the live CDs will contain an installer, but that installer is still under development, so you can test it, but be more careful than with the normal install.

Media and Download

openSUSE 10.3 RC1 for i386, x86-64 and ppc is available as different media sets. All can be downloaded at software.openSUSE.org/developer. Here’s the run-down:

  • 1 DVD containing OSS and NonOSS software (torrents for: i386, x86_64, ppc). Languages supported: English, Portuguese, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Chinese (Simpl. & Trad.), Japanese, Russian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Dutch
  • 1 CD with a default KDE installation (i386, x86_64, not for ppc, English only)
  • 1 CD with a default GNOME installation (i386, x86_64, not for ppc, English only)
  • 1 AddOn CD with only NonOSS packages (i386 or x86_64, ppc)
  • 1 AddOn CD with language packages that are used for extra languages (i386, x86_64, ppc, only to be used with DVDs!)
  • DVD containing the sources corresponding to the media
  • 1 Live CD for both KDE and GNOME (i386)

Comments, Feedback and Helping

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178 Responses to “Announcing openSUSE 10.3 RC1”

  1. Stef

    Could we please have the md5sums.

  2. apokryphos

    To install all the extra codecs, see openSUSE-Community.org/Restricted_Formats/10.3.

  3. Stef

    Thanks apokryphos I didn’t actually go there I’m sure it’ll help others looking ;)

  4. Richard

    Great work, thanks for all the hard work you have put in to this.

    I have to admit, waiting for the 10.3 beta’s I got slightly bored of Opensuse. So I downloaded Ubuntu, tried that, hated it, didn’t even last an hour on my computer. Downloaded Fedora, lasted about 10 minutes, Mandriva, lasted about 10 minutes. Then came home to opensuse, it really is the best distro out there. so thank you for all your hard work in bringing it to us.

    • Bharat

      I got an old desktop and I wanted to try different distros before installing Suse, because it had been a while I tested other distros. I tried Vector, Sabayon, PCLinux, Ubuntu,Fedora… Everything had issues. In the end I got tired and went back to Suse. I have to say, suse is one of the easiest to install and and at the same time very polished.

  5. Fred

    Great news! D/L now! Thanks! I’ll test an offline fresh install first.

  6. Thanks for the announcements.

    Downloading now and moving to openSUSE. :-)

  7. I’m impressed! Been waiting for this one, thanks for the impressive release

  8. Nanang Pamuji

    The dream OS finally closer and closer to to come true! Thanks for all your hard work to make it happen.

  9. Ken

    Can we have the xdelta patch file from beta3 to RC1-Gnome-i386.iso ??
    That will save BW Thks

  10. phrgarek

    Brilliant! Really looks brilliant. I tried these RC1 version and works “almost” great! I’m using KDE envirovment, so, for now, works probable better than gnome…and, according to these minor bugs(’cause still rc1 ver.), it is already much better than many other final “praised” distros, like ubuntu, fedora, mandriva, as Richard said, ‘casue i also tried these other distros. So, masters of suse, big compliment !!

  11. davidcanar

    Awesome job. It is beautiful! I love it! Just 3 suggestions:

    1. The BYTECODE_BW_MAX_PIXEL setting should be 18 by default. Fonts are horrible by default.
    2. Gnome icon set should NOT be Industrial by default there are better icons like Tango.
    3. Style (for KDE) and Theme (for Gnome) both should be the same. Even though Plastik and QtCurve look very similar you can see the differences. I think both should be QtCurve so if you make changes on QtCurve, both KDE and Gnome will have a consistent look.

    Just my 2c


    • m

      Please, don’t. QtCurve is fugly as hell and i sure don’t want my KDE desktop looking the same as Gnome. Gnome can rot for all I care.

      • davidcanar

        Have you played with QtCurve? you can tweak it and make it look as nice as you want. The point is to have a consistent look between Qt/KDE and GTK/Gnome applications.

    • David

      Industrial basically is Tango, but with a few icons changed,such as the folders, so….

      • davidcanar

        That is exactly what I hate about Industrial: the folder icons, they look from the 70s or 80s. There are way better options.

  12. mark

    I can´t find the Powermanagement inside of YAST?

    • The yast2-power-management module has been dropped. You can find nearly all settings still within kpowersave and gnome-power-manager.

      • Peter

        Comment by Beineri 2007-09-20

        The yast2-power-management module has been dropped.
        I don’t think this is a good move! Too soon, IMO, to drop a tool that puts openSUSE ahead of the pack. I dropped Fedora 7 and went to openSUSE 10.2 primarily for this extra bit of tweaking. Looks like I might have to stay with 10.2 for another year because 10.3 does NOT offer the same power management control. If this is progress, I don’t want it!

        You can find nearly all settings still within kpowersave and gnome-power-manager.
        No you won’t, they are the basic settings KPowersave offers and nothing more, as far as I can see in RC1-Live Cd editions. The CPU Frequency Scaling Applet in Fedora 7 (Gnome) at least offers a choice of configuration options (for my hardware – intel 760 m cpu), dynamic or a choice to lock in 1 of 4 frequency steps. When on AC power on my Acer Notebook, if I open multiple tabs (more than 6) in Firefox using 10.3 (or Fedora 7 and any other distro I tried), the cpu cooling fan goes off and makes annoying noise. In 10.2, I can open 20+ tabs in firefox and the cpu fan still does not go off, thanks to the yast power-management tools.

        Thats my 2 cents worth!


        • Mandarinka

          But I believe that all the settings previously available in Yast powersaving module can be set with the sysconfig module, am I not right?

  13. gj.eldering

    Thanks all.

    The java applet still won’t work in Konqueror or Firefox?

    • apokryphos

      Hrm, they work fine here. Check if classpath-webplugin is installed. If it is, then: su -c “rpm -e classpath-webplugin”

      …if it’s still not working in Firefox (for Konqueror you need to refresh the plugins), then Sun Java must not be installed afaik.

      • gj.eldering

        Thanks….now it’s working :)

        • gj.eldering

          classpath-webplugin were the problem……
          It was not installed

        • Jarl Gjessing

          Dont get me wrong I love openSuSE I’ve been using it from it startet, after using SuSE and I still do love it.
          But this is exactly why many “ordinary” users wont touch Linux and this is exactly what I think that Linux distro’s should fix.
          Stuff like Java plugins should not be something that you CHOOSE to install. It should be selected by default.
          Same goes with media plugins like win32-codecs. I dont understand why they dont automatically add the i.e. Packman repository, hidden behind dialogs like for adobe and such.
          I know for sure that if these things where automatically selected and installed a lot of peoeple I know would not be so “afraid” to try Linux

        • gj.eldering


          I think you are right about this point.
          I hope the do that in the future!!!!

        • Jarl,

          That was an old bug (regression). Java, Flash and MP3 support are all the “default” option on any install (CD, DVD). Packman of course isn’t included because of the legal issues. Still, MP3 is a big step forward.

  14. cripto

    nice work guys

    keep on improving.
    you novell people are great. Now with SCO dying, and Microsh.t paying,

    we have the road clear for unix / linux / bsd

    this 10.3 looks great.


  15. Rolf

    Can someone please give me directions on how to easily enable desktop effects in KDE?
    HW: Thinkpad with ATI X300.

    • Jarl Gjessing

      As far as I can see it does not work at all. The only desktop effect I managed to get working was beryl. But it is very buggy. Install beryl and use the beryl-manager.
      I tried using compiz –replace and start the kde-window-manager but no windowmanager was started at all :-(

  16. edo hikmahtiar

    can i do delta iso from beta 1 into rc 1?

    • apokryphos

      Nope, deltas only work from the immediately previous release. You could try upgrading with:

      zypper update -t package

      …but there have been an awful lot of package changes.

    • In theory you can apply the beta1 to beta2 delta and then the beta2 to beta 3 delta. In practice the first one disappeared already from the download servers.

  17. Hi, nice work! I’m running 10.3 from beta 1 and it just works! Boot speed is really impressive too. I had problems with booting to RC1 kernel but it’s on list of most annoying bugs now. So please let old running kernel in Grub list!!! Another problem is that 10.3 is really too loud on my laptop even in run level 3. Wich service works with HW too often to heat it so lot? In ‘top’ there is nothing running over 1%. It’s really annoying more than not-booting bug :)

  18. eric

    What about Incollector package (http://www.incollector.devnull.pl) ?

  19. dean

    Any chance of posting the entire DVD.iso instead of via torrent??

  20. Bharat

    Can somebody please post instructions on dual booting Solaris and opensuse 10.3 (preferably for XFS filesystem)?

  21. Okan

    I’ve an urgent question which i need a quick answer please :)
    i’m at work, faster download then home so..i’m going to download rc1, but,
    If i install RC1, do i need to re-install everything when FINAL is out?
    or can i online update it to final..or can i use rc1 like the Final ? :)
    If so, i’ll wait to download it or i’ll download it right now..

  22. drokmed

    Can anyone recommend a new laptop that runs 10.3 perfectly?

    I’m going to buy a new laptop, too many to choose from. Would like to hear if anyone here is doing it.

    New Intel Centrino Duo vs AMD Turion Duo vs AMD Athlon Duo vs ?. Pros/Cons


    • DanishRulez


      I’m using an IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad T61p – and everything seems to work pretty good on beta 3. I’m downloading rc1 now and will keep you posted.

      • DanishRulez

        Installed rc1 (x64) on an external USB disk attached to the T61p, and it works like a charm. Compiz-fusion took some fiddling in order to make the nVidia adapter work properly, but now I have a school of fish swimming inside a rotating cube, floating inside a nebula (made the wife nauseous). Only the fingerprint reader doesn’t work for logins with KDE (a KDE issue, from what I understand) and the wireless activity light doesn’t show when there’s activity on the wlan card.

        Conclusion: I lost OS/2 to Windoze years ago, but now I can’t wait for Oct 4, when I can get rid of this crappy Vista. Billy Goats, eat your heart out :-)

    • Vali

      hi, I have HP Compaq nx7400, everything works just fine.

  23. Scoobster

    I’ve installed RC1 KDE i386 under VMware, can’t install VMware tools correctly. Tools installer cannot find gcc or make. Ay ideas?

    • W Meens


      1) before installing vmware-tools, first install the packages (via YAST is the easiest way):

      (You always at least need these packages to be able to compile/install software that has not specific lay been made for your distro)

      2) Then install the vmwaretools rpm or do it via the tar method

      3) and as last step run the vmware configure script via a terminal console… it should run as expected :)

      • if you still run into problems it can help to get the last vmware-any-any-update patch (mostly only needed when using the newest kernel).

    • ray

      I’m completly new to Linux and I’m having difficulty in following W. Meens help. Did you manage to get VMware tools installed?

  24. It is beautiful!

  25. Is there a single CD server version? (no Gnome or KDE)

    • Erunno

      This is not Ubuntu. openSUSE gives you a choice which packages to install during the installation procedure. Just uncheck everything you deem unnecessary (or use a minimal install, an option which comes up during the installation as well). Either of the CDs will do for that purpose I guess.

      • aopi

        Neither of the single CD installs include things like gcc or apache (which are things that the Ubuntu server cd includes).

  26. I just installed RC1 on my Thinkpad T41. Everything works perfect! That is the best system I ever saw. Great! Thanks a lot! Great performance.

  27. how do i run plasma on RC1?

  28. tactus

    Somehow my “Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)” didn’t connect to dhcp server during installation.

    pcspkr is built into the kernel and not as a module. I know it’s not considered a bug by the developers but blacklisting is the only way to garantie it not to appear when you least expects it, i.e. in a vmware session.

    I need to enable-disable network in nm-applet before “Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)” is able to connect to wireless after hibernate. But then again Dell makes buggy ACPI implementions, judging from by my D520. Suspend made everything wonky. Trackpad need some tweaking, too jumpy.

    Other than that, this seems like a strong rc candidate so far. Good work!!! Will probably see if I can use it as a main system when I receive a Novell certificated hp nc6400 in the next few days. Question remains: go for 32 or 64 bits? :)

  29. Thomas S. Pangborn

    Will X.org 7.3 make it into this release? Having a dual-monitor setup, I have found it difficult to un-dock/dock with X.

    • Wendell Nichols

      I upgraded from suse 10.2 to 10.3 for no particular reason and am now considering going back. In 10.2 I could plug an external flat panel display into my laptop and use the “personal settings” applet to adjust the display to the other monitor. Suse 10.3 says it hasn’t got “scripts” for the new xrandr 1.2 so this won’t work.
      I’ve tried all morning to get the dual head monitor working with no luck. sax2 is absolutely useless for configuring a second monitor! All I can get the second monitor to do is display a portion of the laptop monitor (which has more resolution).
      Why is such a common thing so hard? Windoze has been able to do this for years!

      • Greg Swallow

        Same problem here. Had 10.2 working ok and got 10.3 in hopes maybe a little speed increase. Maybe after I get xorg to work with dual heads again. Sax2 does not seem to make any changes for Monitor2 (Hansol 720E). It does configure for Monitor1 (Samsung SyncMaster 900p), but Monitor2 says out of range 96kHZ 89mHZ. These numbers would be in the range of the Hansol, but these are the numbers for Monitor1. xorg.conf has nothing in it for Monitor2. Seems Sax2 is forcing the use of Monitor1 settings on Monitor2? That would give an out of range… trying to drive a 17in monitor with 19in settings.

  30. Wolfgang Feichtner

    Not able to boot live CD

    Loading KIWI CD Boot-system…
    Failed to detect CD drive !
    rebootException reboot in 60 sec…

    with openSUSE-10.3-RC1-KDE-Live-i386 on notebook Acer Aspire 5650

    • Gareth

      I also get this same error on my Acer Aspire 5672 laptop. Hopefully the install will work, but I haven’t tried that yet.

    • Amar Singal

      I too have the same problem on my Dell Inspiron. I am a windows user trying out alternatives, as I would seriously like to switch. I do hope this is not the usual greeting for every one who wants to try out linux. :-)

      In any case, best wishes for your attempts to make a viable and easy to use (actually use not just keep on configuring :-) ) alternative to windows. I am keeping my fingers crossed, and hoping for SLED’s success.

  31. blessmur

    Is opensuse 10.3 planning to include tickless kernel. I read Kernel 2.6.23 version is including the tickless pacth.

  32. spookykid

    Hi all, I downloading Suse and I want to know if instead of burning the ISO on a cd, if I can use a USB pen and boot from there? Thanks in advance!

    • Duc Doan

      Hi spookyid,

      I just installed opensuse 10.3 rc1 from a usb stick. Just follow the instructions from the opensuse howtos! :-)
      But there was a typo: I had to enter /name_of_isofile.iso WITH the slash “/”…

      At the end I had some probs with grub, because the installer installed grub into the mbr of the stick and NOT into the mbr of my harddisk. So I had to reinstall grub via YasT and configure the menu.lst manually. There were same errors with the order of the disks (hd0,x hd1,x).

      But now it works!!

  33. maitreya

    Is there a repository I should add in order to update to this release? Is that possible? I currently have beta 3 installed, and I am not reading any updates. I am mainly interested in updating the GNOME desktop components.

    • apokryphos

      Only the OSS, Non-OSS and “Update” repositories (see “Community Repositories” YaST module to check that you have them). If you’re talking about the openSUSE updater then by default you won’t see any package upgrades, only updates (patches).

      You can enable it showing package upgrades though by changing a setting in openSUSE updater (right-click on it).

  34. Melanopsis

    Hi all,

    I’ve been using SUSE for quite a while now and I can easily say that it’s one of the best linux distros around. Couple of months ago, I bought a new Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop and installed SUSE 10.2 right away. There are several driver problems (Broadcom 59xx ethernet card, Intel wireless 4965AGN, Sound Card (Sigmatel High Definition) etc…) with this version and I was wondering if those were addressed in the new version.

    Have anyone tried to install 10.3 on a Dell Inspiron 1420 ? or have people with similar components managed to get them work properly ?

    Thank you

    • David

      I installed 10.3RC1 on my HP laptop with the 4965AGN card – it worked fine after it was configured.

  35. Richard

    Just a suggestion, but would it be possible for the Novell KDE team to do some work on Kmail/Kontact.

    I look at the direction that Windows Live Desktop Mail is going, the direction of Apple Mail, and Evolution, and Kmail just seems to be stuck in the 90’s. The Kmail team seem bent on not bringing html or anything into Kmail because of anal security beliefs, but it is more about what the people want, and a look at the changing direction of email clients show people want Rich e-mail. So please can you people tackle Kmail or port evolution to KDE so we don’t need to use the gnome library’s to run it. That is really the only problem I have ever had with KDE the prehistoric email client.

    • apokryphos

      > Just a suggestion, but would it be possible for the Novell KDE team to do some work on Kmail/Kontact.

      You might be pleased to know that this version will contain KDEPIM enterprise version (which has a few enhancements). :-)

      • Richard

        still is rather dated compared to what has been around for years, it’s like using an email client from the 90’s. It’s unfortunately the downfall of KDE

  36. Gibran

    Been using SuSE since 7.3, i believe the box came with 7CDs + 1DVD…. *wonders*
    Where it is now is truly incredible. Loving every moment of SuSEing! :)
    Great work guys, keep it up!
    Love and Respect! – ^G^

  37. Misko

    I’m on notebook nx7400 with integrated Intel 945 GM graphic card…and I have a problem.
    I set my res. to 1280×800 but it can’t recognize, everything is very very big..
    What should I do…?? This is a problem on RC1, or ??

    • apokryphos

      Run YaST -> Monitor and Graphics card, and try to configure the resolution there. If it’s still not working, please file a bug about this! Thanks :-)

  38. Ken

    Everything better than beta4. Installed amarok (Gnome CD) but amarok won’t launch.

  39. Andre

    Hi there.This are great news, testing. OpenSuSE in my favorite distro since 10.1 :)

    One question, can i upgrade from a 10.2 install ? Can i use a live version, or should use the other (install) ?

    and keep the great work
    (new layout is great)

    • apokryphos

      > One question, can i upgrade from a 10.2 install ? Can i use a live version, or should use the other (install) ?

      Of course you can — but you will need to use one of the normal installation CDs (not the Live ones).

  40. zloty

    YES !!! Works Great and Look Beautiful :) This is the best OS EVER!!!

    Some Bugs Fixed and if You have a Intel Graphic Card like MY you must install OpenSuse 10.3 :)

    VERY FAST :)


    Wszystkim gorÄ…co polecam ten system. Mam grafikÄ™ Intel-a i miaÅ‚em z niÄ… pewne problemy a to Kdm i Gdm siÄ™ wieszaÅ‚ a To X11 nie startowaÅ‚, ale teraz już wszystko jest poprawione i dziaÅ‚a naprawdÄ™ super – system szybszy okolo 6 razy od wczeÅ›niejszej wersji…

    Polecam GorÄ…co :)

  41. Morgan Smith

    I am trying out the live cd and I like what I see, but I have one question what is the root password?

  42. SpeeLaT

    Anyone installed using NFS?
    Have tried installing on both physical and in VM and keep getting the following using the 32 bit version.

    nfs: mount ok
    Loading image “/var/adm/mount/boot/i386/root”
    /download/image0: unknown fs type
    mount: /download/image0: No such file or directory


  43. tom

    I installed the kernel source and headers through YAST but when i run the nvidia installer in “innit 3” it stills says it cannot find the source files, will there be a driver repository like there was for 10.2

    • Francis Giannaros

      Did you make sure that you installed kernel-source, make, gcc? That should be enough for the script..

      There will be a repository for NVIDIA and ATI for the final release, and you will be able to easily enable it in the “Community Repositories” YaST module.

  44. goldenboy

    Anyone having problems with the torrent? I have tried to download the DVD twice and both times the MD5 sum was incorrect.

  45. I have a Broadcom WiFi Adapter on my Compaq Presario. the driver is/are bcmwl5a.inf and bcmwl5.inf . I have tried several methods to enable it. At best, it works temporarily, but stops doing so as soon as I reboot the PC, and have to go trough the entire process again. Can someone tell me if this issue will be addressed in future versions? Is there a new method to enable it, perhaps other than using NDISWrapper?

    • eingmt

      install the win2k/XP driver via ndiswrapper (write all the configs ndiswrapper can write), then open YaST, go to the config page for your wireless card and enter “ndiswrapper” as module name instead of “bcm43xx” or whatever it says there. now it at least boots at system startup. the only problem is, that if you try to connect to a hidden WLAN that doesn’t send beacons, then you’ll have to connect manually via KNetworkmanager everytime you boot.

  46. No thai language in list for add keyboard layout and font. Could it add in final version?

  47. Luis

    Hi all,

    I need some help or feedback on the installation process:

    Here I go throwing away my previous openSUSE 10.2 installation, which I loved but took me centuries to “master”, and compelled by the trend, the comments, the rate and all on this page, I downloaded and installed openSESE 10.3. Everything were more or less smoothly, except for the update on the installation, but I thought “what the f&*k, I’ll update later”…

    And on my first attempt to use it… everything is so big, it looks like the font size is not adjusted, the windows are enormous and basically I can’t do anything because of that. It even is so f%^%^ng hard to find the shut down button.

    Any ideas? I really need some help, coz I love SUSE and this is killing me again. It was supposed to be an “easier” distro and I was just so disappointed to find this little problem… BTW, my machine is a Toshiba Satellite A105 S361, 32bits, which ran suse 10.2 just perfectly…


    • SpeeLaT


      Right click on the task bar and select “Switch to KDE menu style” that should help you shut down quicker or you could have always right clicked anywhere on the desktop and selected Logout which will give you all the shutdown options.

      Again right click anywhere on the desktop and select “configure desktop” Select display from the right hand column adjust from there if that wont help you will need to run Yast and set the display through Hardware

      • LuisLO

        Ok see, the problem is that I have enormous windows, that’s the main problem, not the unbootable situation.

        So, I can’t do anything coz the windows are of sizes literally of meters! So, it’s completely inoperable. Of course I thought changing the settings, but again the sax2 windows is just too big that it is impossible to work on it. Of course I thought right clicking the desktop top shut down the computer, but the dialog box is enormous and completely inoperable.

        I don’t know if you actually understand what I said and still am saying.


        • Misko

          I have the same problem. Are you using integrated Intel graphic card ??

        • Denis

          I had the same problem with the RC for openSuse 10.2 (a long time ago) but I had to admit I upgraded suse enterprise 10 to opensuse 10.2 and other wrong things.
          since I couldn’t figure out the problem I ‘hard’ reinstalled the distro and everything worked fine.

          It’s indeed the font-size, I think the size was somehow lost and the fonts were displayed at 100% of there size which makes them huge (indeed 2-3 letters on a 1024×768 screen …) since everything, as well as sax2 (which is ment to be for resque) as gnome/kde, say X in general was depended on that setting nothing but commandline works.

          A nice ‘bugfix’ for the future could be that sax2 uses his own setting (of even xserver?) for everything which has to deal with X

        • Luis

          Yes, I’m using Intel integrated graphic card.

          So, what do you think I should do? Will I have the same problem with the final version?


  48. I was a windows user for 10+ years, I tried Linux distros like red hat, ubuntu, vector Linux soho etc. recently moved to opensuse. I admit I am really addicted to it. it’s an amazing product, congratulation and many thanks to all the people who work behind this marvelous product

  49. Nischal


    I am an ardent SuSe linux user.
    I love the 10.2 version
    on my dell optiplex 320 it had several errors including the InFamous error of Grub which makes the system unbootable and the sata hard disk undetecable.
    has anyone installed 10.3 on a SATA hard disk with GRUB on it
    If so can you just let me know if it works fine


    • jacques

      I have a Dell workstation Presicion 390 with 3 SATA harddisk and dualboot with XP.
      I have the same problem when I like to use RAID 1 (installed in the bios).Without the raid configuration SUSE10.2 and Grub works very well.

  50. Loque

    Hi there, please, what is expecting to upgrade from 10.2 to 10.3? Is it neccessary to delete all and make a complete reinstall all will be possible to upgrade via updater?

    Thanks a lot,


    • Francis Giannaros

      Nope, but you can download the ISO, boot it up, and then select the “Upgrade” instead of “Install” option.

      • Loque

        Ok. it is not a problem. Can I expect any problems with dependencies? I am not an linux expert but newbie and it seems me that in 10.3 will be a lot modifications so how smart will be the upgrading? Can you recommande to do it? I suppose always is better to start with blank page but as I wrote I am newbie and happy all is working so I prefer to upgrade and get new features and advantages. Thank you!

        • Francis Giannaros

          It should be ok. I tried an upgrade a few days ago and it was the smoothest openSUSE upgrade I’ve ever done. This is because it can adds online repositories before installation, which takes longer, but will upgrade __all__ your packages.

          It will also ask you if you want to enable the current repositories that you have in order to use those during the upgrade. I recommend leaving them all disabled except Packman, whose URL you should change from “10.2” to “10.3”.

          It’s all pretty easy to do though, so I think you should be fine. If you require extra help then, by all means, join #opensuse and ask there; you should get help pretty quickly.

        • Loque

          It is exactly what I love on openSuse project – very kind people, perfect community. Thank you for it and of course for your answer! M.