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Announcing openSUSE 11.0 RC 1

May 29th, 2008 by

The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the openSUSE 11.0 Release Candidate 1 (RC1). The good news is that we’re closing in on the final release of 11.0, but it’s not time to relax just yet. We’re getting really close, so we need all hands on deck to help test this release candidate. Since beta 3 we’ve fixed 578 bugs and resolved 1,118 bugs! Read on to see how you can help get 11.0 into top shape.

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Information and Download

The first step is to download the release candidate. Please remember that RC1 is not a stable release. As a release candidate, openSUSE 11.0 RC 1 is almost ready for day to day use, but may still have some interesting bugs that make it unsuitable for running a production system. Be sure to have backups of any important data before using openSUSE 11.0 RC 1 on a system.

Media and Download

You can download openSUSE 11.0 RC 1 for x86, x86_64, and PPC at http://software.opensuse.org/developer. Deltas from Beta 3 are also provided. Note that you will need the latest deltarpm from Factory, or for openSUSE 10.3 you can use the home:coolo repository to grab it.

Most Annoying Bugs

This is a list of the most annoying bugs, that we’re aware of, that still exist in the release candidate.


  • GRUB config broken for other partitions. Bug #395085
  • NVIDIA driver doesn’t compile. Workaround: check here for a patch


  • GNOME asks for the root password on first login. Bug 390658
  • GNOME has wrong icon theme by default. Bug 391865

See the Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.0_dev page on the wiki for an up-to-date list.

Call for Testing

To help testing, take a look at opensuse.org/Testing, and the Feature Test List page. The Feature Test List page includes a definitive list of new features included in openSUSE 11.0.

We need to test these features in particular, so please look through the features on the page, pick one that has not yet had its test completed, and make sure it passes. If not, be sure to file a bug in Bugzilla and mark the test “failed.” See the full instructions on the Feature Test List page.

Comments, Feedback, and Helping

With RC1, openSUSE 11.0 is almost ready for release, but we can still use help with testing before the official release. This is a great chance to contribute to openSUSE, by filing bug reports, testing features, and giving feedback to the openSUSE developers.

Here’s a few ways to help:

  • Report bugs: If you do find a bug, be sure to report it in Bugzilla using the procedure given on bugs.openSUSE.org.
  • Provide feedback: We welcome feedback! Please join us on the opensuse-factory@opensuse.org (subscribe) mailing list. Or in the #opensuse-factory IRC channel.
  • Let the world know! Be sure to spread the word about openSUSE 11.0! Blog about it, tell your Linux User Group, start planning a Launch Party — whatever you can do to let the world know about openSUSE 11.0!

Thanks to all the developers and contributors for all the hard work that’s gone into openSUSE 11.0 so far, we’ve come a long way and only have a little more work to do before we have a final release. Fire up openSUSE 11.0 RC 1 and have a lot of fun!

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322 Responses to “Announcing openSUSE 11.0 RC 1”

  1. donie

    I’m Indonesian and am waiting for 11.0

  2. BhaKi

    I don’t know why, but Fedora has a higher userbase in India than OpenSuSE. I love OpenSuSE because Fedora is nothing more than RedHat’s playground for testing alpha-quality software. OpenSuSE 10.3 especially rocks! Looking forward to 11.0. Hoping that KDE3 in 11.0 gets as much attention as KDE4.

  3. neuromancer

    Don’t know whether somebody stated, but Ukraine is looking forward for OpenSuse too!!!

  4. FenXas

    Gimme, gimme, gimme more… SUSE!!!! :)

  5. Tapio

    Finland is eagerly waiting for this major release. I personally will switch from Debian to SUSE in 14 days…

  6. somedude

    Malaysia’s in the long line of openSuSE 11.0 fans too! can’t wait!!!

  7. dioromi@msn.com

    uruguay waiting for you!
    openSUSE: just not an oerating system, ITS A WAY OF THINK

  8. David Haskins

    KDE4 is truly deeply horrible – the really good things in Konqueror (move to, copy to, compress…) are gone and instead it seems to have tried to become a really bad browser – and instead we have the useless Dolphin. Also the toolbar crashes and is then unusable. Don’t know what to do really… used KDE for years, never a Gnome man but have have no choice…!

  9. Argentina is waiting for SuSe too!
    Hola a todos! Desde Argentina tambien esperamos anciosamente por Suse 11 y KDE 4.1

  10. ASCII

    openSUSE 11, Trinidad and Tobago is waiting for you!! suse Linux is one of the best and I have no doubt it will set standards. It’s Already looking more attractive and useable than microsoft windows vista

  11. Widyachacra Rajapaksha

    openSUSE 11.0: Sri Lankan Sinhalese are waiting for you!

  12. wally

    A formidable number of countries!
    Is there a country Suse comes from or its a NetworkTeam ?
    regs wally

  13. VietNam is waiting for you also :D

  14. druuuzz

    Seattle, WA is also waiting (fortunately there is a big lake between us and Redmond)

  15. Concerned Individual

    Has anyone read the End User License Agreement for 11.0b3? I have looked and looked for the EULA for this release but have not found it anywhere.

    My concern is that Novell might be changing the license to limit our previous rights? This is according to an article at

    Will the next release have even fewer rights? Why?

    • Beineri

      Why bother about a Beta 3 pre-release license when RC1 is current and has another license?

  16. pete

    Can anybody tell me what I’ll be able to actually do with this version, that I can’t already do with Suse 10.0?
    I don’t want to know about new versions of old software – or more options or applications to do the same old things. What NEW things will I be able to do that I couln’t do before?

    • Beineri

      If no new feature/version can convince then you should consider that 10.0 security update support ended last year – and you’re obviously with that connected to the Internet!

  17. manchette

    I have installed the RC1 on a computer i have next to me. I used install icon on the desktop of the live cd for Kde and i386.
    i began at 3.12pm and was on the installed desktop in brand new kde 4 at kde 3.32pm.
    This amazed me !!
    i thank the team for the great job done : the install process is a jewel and joy !
    All worked properly and was recognized normally :D

    Things i noticed after a while :

    -Something strange is that Amarok does not recognise my external HDD, even though i thicked the media box in the collection parameters and the HDD looks normally mounted and available in the bottom right applet on the desktop.

    -the 1-click install codec pack for kde does not install for it depends of an amarok version it can’t provide. You 1st need to add this new amarok, or to skip the amarok install in the 1-click codec pack to be able to continue. Kind of disturbing for a 1-click item …

  18. one

    Belarus steel waiting openSuse 11 too …
    Great thanks for your work …

  19. sinisa

    my birthday is on 9th of june, but I shall move it to 19th :)
    greetings from Serbia

  20. We are anxiously waiting for the final release of the product.Hope it will be of real help to the users and will satisfy the end users as per their expectations.

  21. roel

    Waiting for openSUSE 11 + KDE 3.5.9

    YEAH (H)

  22. DruidoBianco

    Go OpenSuse! Please help me get rid of winzoz and give me a linux-based that support my video drive!

    In OpenSuse we trust… (P.s. it was my first linux distribution!)

    Italy is waiting

  23. Uruguay waiting!

  24. Linux Guru

    India is eagerly Waiting :)

  25. OpenSUSE

    It would me really glad if OpenSUSE 110 final release can have a modification of the pager at this very moment, cause I think the yellow colour of it and the black border is not so pleasant. ( if possible, can the square shape be modified? The sharp angles are a bit too weird compared to the taskbar

  26. Lukasz


    Will my SB X-fi work properly on OpenSuse 11??

  27. insane74

    great release, but i’ve same strange problem…
    the gnome calc doesn’t work: i start it and my cpu go to 100% but nothing appens…
    my touchpad doesn’t work after login (buttons and the two scroll area works, but no movement of mouse pointer): worked in the setup process, works at login screen but after that stop responding.
    i’ve a dell xps1530, btw.
    and pulseaudio seems having problem too.

    hope everything will be fixed soon!

  28. Dexter1979

    Lukasz, My SB X-Fi Xtreme gamer works fine in Opensuse 10.3
    Check out http://www.suseforums.net/index.php?act=ST&f=4&t=49004 for more information and hope Creative make more and better opensource drivers!

    Ireland is waiting for OpenSuSe 11.0! Bring it on! :)

  29. Another greet from The Netherlands, we’re waiting for you!

  30. Julio Sosa

    Puerto Rico is on the way!!!
    Latin America is ready for OpenSuse 11.0!

  31. mimoune djouallah

    yeah algeria is waiting, you rock guys

  32. mario

    I’ve tried KDE 4.03 in Ubuntu 0804, Fedora 9 and Opensuse 11.0 Beta3.
    KDE 4 not ready yet for daily use. Many apps that run fine in KDE 3.53
    either don’t run at all or crash very fun.
    Wait for first fix of KDE 4.1 (4.1.1 ?!)before trying to install and
    use daily. Gnome works fine in all 3 distros mentioned.

  33. Ariel

    Argentina is waiting for 11.0!!!!

    Nvidia easy solutions ,please!!!!

  34. Tatarstan (Russia) is waiting for 11.0!!!!

  35. Laszlo

    I installed Beta 3. Autoupdate always updates. Will my system automatically becomes to FINAL?

  36. Christian

    Norway is waiting!

  37. beta 3 has decided to crap out on me, and I’m too impatient to wait 10 days for the final release of 11.0, so I’m downloading the RC. Looks really good!

  38. The United States is waiting!

  39. pillar

    China is waiting!

    • La mona Jimenez

      Hey…..China, Cordoba se la re-banca con OpenSuse 11,…..aqui tomando ginebra te estamos esperando

  40. jackjack

    Yes! The USA! Why is it that there are so many more people from Europe waiting than Americans? openSUSE looks GREAT!


    • Anonymous

      china is not europe

      • jackjack

        Dude, that’s not the only commentator. Don’t worry about my precise wording, it’s the same question: There are about as many people talking about Chile (I know that’s not Europe), for example, as America, and there are lots of European countries. I’d just expect a little more comments from Americans than there are, but maybe Linux just isn’t as big here as it should be.

  41. sawibo

    Is there a way to upgrade RC1 to final version without having to re-install?
    In Konqueror, after I click a jpg file, the Konqueror crash.

    • jackjack

      Technically, yes. But it’s easier just to wait a few more days.

      From Mani (above):

      It is possible to upgrade (by deleting beta sources from repository and adding stable release repository and full update).

      KDE4.1 is in beta – it will be released after suse 11 releases. (July, i think)

  42. hey guys.. Italy is here too

  43. afrodite

    Venus is waiting…

  44. Ro

    Uruguay is waiting for 11.0 !!!!

    come on guys, let the party start!

  45. Russia is ready to get a new release! We are waiting for 11.0!

  46. j3rNy


  47. Fernando

    Felicidades excelente distribución, esperando el día final para la descarga.

  48. Dich

    the last update is broken:

    zypper up
    Reading installed packages…

    The following packages are going to be upgraded:
    gspcav-kmp-default uvcvideo-kmp-default ndiswrapper-kmp-default
    wlan-ng-kmp-default kernel-source kernel-default libgnomeui

    The following NEW patches are going to be installed:
    kmps libgnomeui kernel

    Overall download size: 75.4 M. After the operation, additional 60.0 K will be used.
    Continue? [YES/no]:
    Downloading package kernel-source- (1/10), 53.1 M (263.0 M unpacked)
    Downloading: kernel-source- [error (60 B/s)]
    File ‘./rpm/i586/kernel-source-’ not found on medium ‘http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.0/’

    Abort, retry, ignore? [A/r/i]: a
    Downloading: repomd.xml [done (187 B/s)]
    Problem downloading the package file from the repository:
    Can’t provide ./rpm/i586/kernel-source- : Media Exception
    Repository ‘http://download.opensuse.org/update/11.0/’ is out of date. Running ‘zypper refresh’ might help.

  49. Dich

    the new KDE4 konsole doesn’t seem to support tranparency anymore :(

  50. Carlos

    colombia !! is waiting