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openSUSE 11.1 Released!

December 18th, 2008 by

The openSUSE Project is proud to announce the release of openSUSE 11.1. The openSUSE 11.1 release includes more than 230 new features, improvements to YaST, major updates to GNOME, KDE, OpenOffice.org, and more freedom with a brand new license, Liberation fonts, and openJDK. This is also the first release built entirely in the openSUSE Build Service.

openSUSE Installer

All of the Sneak Peeks for this release are available at on openSUSE News. You can also find a bevy of screenshots, and a list of features found in openSUSE 11.1. You can also find a lengthy list of packages and version numbers on DistroWatch.

Let’s take a look at some of the specific additions in openSUSE 11.1!

On the Desktop

Desktop users will find a lot to like in this release. Users can choose from the leading edge of GNOME and KDE development with GNOME 2.24.1 and KDE 4.1.3. We’ve also included KDE 3.5.10 for users who prefer the classic KDE experience.

What’s new in GNOME 2.24.1?

GNOME has gotten a good set of improvements since the 11.0 release. GNOME 2.24.1 features tabbed browsing and a new compact view in Nautilus, improvements for Gmail users in Evolution, along with mail templates, a new version of Ekiga, and additional improvements in F-Spot.

This release also includes a brand-new release of the ever-popular Banshee. Banshee 1.4 sports support for Internet radio, compilation albums, a Now Playing window for video and audio, support for syncing to Android phones, and many other features that make Banshee an excellent multimedia player for the Linux desktop.

GNOME Desktop

GNOME Desktop Apps

What’s new in KDE 4.1.3?

KDE 4 has a huge number of improvements since openSUSE 11.0. In this release you’ll find the KDE-PIM suite back in KDE 4, new games, the KSCD CD player, KSystemLog to keep track of system changes, improvements to Dolphin, Konqueror, and Marble integration with OpenStreetMap. KDE has now standardized on PackageKit for its backend, which means both desktops are using the same update stack.

KWin effects: cube

KDE cover flow

The openSUSE KDE team has also backported some key features from KDE 4.2, including compositing features for KWin to provide more desktop effects, and auto-hiding of the panel, and power management thanks to PowerDevil.

Classic KDE

If you’re not quite ready to make the transition to KDE 4, relax. openSUSE 11.1 includes KDE 3.5.10 for the “classic” KDE experience. Simply install openSUSE 11.1 from the DVD media and choose KDE 3.5.10 from the selection of other window managers in the desktop selection screen.


This release includes OpenOffice.org 3.0, which features many improvements over the 2.4 release found in openSUSE 11.0. OpenOffice.org 3.0 Novell edition provides better Excel interoperability, performance enhancements, 3D slide transitions, and other features not found in upstream OpenOffice.org.

This release also includes support for ODF 1.2, import filters for OOXML, Gstreamer and Mono integration, and a lot more. For developers, this is the first release that includes the split build, making it easier to work on components of OpenOffice.org and get involved in its development.

Under the Hood

openSUSE 11.1 also includes several changes “under the hood,” including a new kernel release, updated Glibc, new version of PackageKit, Smolt integration, and many other updated applications and utilities:

  • Linux
  • Glibc 2.9
  • Python 2.6
  • Perl 5.10
  • Mono 2.0

YaST Improvements

The YaST team has been busy with this release, working on a number of improvements including new and re-written modules. openSUSE 11.1 includes a new printer module, redesigned partitioner module, and a security module that allows you to check the overall security of your system.

Media and Download

openSUSE is now available for immediate download. openSUSE 11.1 comes with many choices of installation media.

  • openSUSE 11.1 DVD 32-bit
  • openSUSE 11.1 DVD 64-bit
  • openSUSE 11.1 DVD PowerPC
  • openSUSE 11.1 GNOME 32-bit Live CD
  • openSUSE 11.1 KDE 4 32-bit Live CD
  • openSUSE 11.1 GNOME 64-bit Live CD
  • openSUSE 11.1 KDE 4 64-bit Live CD

You can also purchase a retail box with openSUSE 11.1 that includes 90-day installation support, physical media, and a printed Getting Started guide.


We want to hear from you! The openSUSE Project has many channels of communication:

To keep up to date with openSUSE, be sure to keep an eye on openSUSE News and watch Planet SUSE for blog posts from the openSUSE community.

Want to help the openSUSE Project? To get involved with openSUSE see the How to Participate page on the openSUSE wiki. We can use lots of different skills to help the project, so feel free to jump in!


openSUSE 11.1 represents the combined effort of thousands of developers who participate in openSUSE and upstream projects shipped in openSUSE. The contributors, inside and outside the openSUSE Project, should be proud of this release, and they deserve a major “thank you” for all of the hard work and care that have gone into 11.1. We hope that openSUSE 11.1 is the best openSUSE release yet, and that it will help to encourage the use of Linux everywhere! We hope that you have a lot of fun while you use openSUSE 11.1, and we look forward to working with you on 11.2!

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161 Responses to “openSUSE 11.1 Released!”

  1. we have it on digg already:


  2. Jens Uhlenbrock

    Alright, congratulations and thank you so much!! Can’t wait to see what you guys have achieved this time…

    Again, does anybody know how I can speed up my torrent in ktorrent with webseeds? http://sunsite.rwth-aachen.de:3080/ftp/pub/Linux/opensuse/distribution/11.1/iso/openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso or http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.1/iso/openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso don’t work. It always returns “Error, not found.”

    • Bobby

      Congrats to the very industrious, dedicated and reliable openSuse Team me too!
      You can download from a local site or try a German site instead of using a torrent, maybe it’s faster.
      Here is a list of Suse loving sites :)

  3. Bharat

    Great job and thanks for the excellent release. I had the WOW feeling back after the 9.x series. Package management improved by leaps & bounds thanks to good mirrors. I was able to do net installation in less than 2hrs. And the packages are getting installed freaking fast. KDE4 is stable, fully functional, and beautiful. Congrats and thanks again for a solid release.

  4. Matus

    Great release. Cant wait to install it. Thank you.

  5. Yet I got this E-Mail in reference to my pre-order just yesterday…
    (I placed the pre-order on Dec. 9, FYI)
    Dear . . .

    Thank you for ordering on Novell. The date when the product that you
    Pre-Ordered will be released has been changed.
    The product listed below will now be available on January 5, 2009

    Order ID: . . .
    Product ID: 110175300
    Product Name: openSUSE 11.1

    If you have further questions regarding your order, please click on the link
    below for assistance

    • Dear ……………………

      Thank you for ordering on Novell EMEA. The date when the product that you Pre-Ordered will be released has been changed.
      The product listed below will now be available on 22 December 2008

      Order ID: 6850047113
      Product ID: 110497200
      Product Name: openSUSE 11.1 (English)

  6. Huge thanks to the OpenSUSE team all the way from the Philippines!

    OpenSUSE is simply the best Linux Distro there is for us.

    It can even transform Filipino lives ;)

    Thanks again.


  7. Bibek

    Downloading it right now! 72MB downloaded so far ;)

  8. Dimble

    Kongrats to the opensuse devs.

  9. Congrats to the openSUSE team. I downloaded through FTP, started the torrent, copied the FTP version to the torrent directory, let ktorrent check the data and WHAM! Seeding the entire x86_64 dvd now. :) 50k/s isn’t much, but it helps. :)

  10. Great work everyone, I’m looking forward to use this release.

  11. Downloading! :D

    Thanks for another great release. ;)

  12. jeison

    downloading! tank you for the best distro.

  13. Emrah RaÅŸa

    Downloading, thanks for new release…

  14. Dr. Asfak Motiwala

    Congrats to all contributers for this great release.

  15. Andres

    WOW. This is the most professional distribution arround. Easy to use, exellent installer, manual & language support. I will give a copy of openSUSE 11.1 as a christmas present to all my friends!! Thank you!!

  16. Cristian

    Muy bueno, sigan asi.
    Saludos desde Argentina.

  17. Atul

    Thanks guys !!! downloading it right now can’t wait to get it installed….i was hoping for DVD delta iso but unfortunately its not available so downloading the entire DVD ….. thanks again

  18. MrViklund

    Very nice. All your hard work are very appreciated! Downloading the i386 DVD Torrent right now! :)

  19. Sukhbir

    Thank you for all your hard work. Lots of respect to the openSUSE team for such a ‘complete’ distro.

  20. Madhan Mohan

    Congrats to openSUSE team. Great work. One of the best distro. Had a wonderful exp using 11.0 since then. xcited to use 11.1. Thanks for all your hard work.

  21. 6205

    Excellent job gentlemen. Again it is much better thhan Ubuntu.

    • oldjoe

      Sorry for appearing off-topic, but this page is read by lots of people.
      I don’t like Ubuntu. My machine doesn’t run Ubuntu well. I haven’t touched Ubuntu in over a year.
      BUT, it makes many people very happy and it has its place and its purpose.
      So, I’ll be pedantic (nit-picking / finding faults) and say this:
      “Again it is much better thhan Ubuntu.” … “FOR MY NEEDS”. <– add those 3 words.

      A certain “elite” cretin said the same thing about a couple of other distros over at slushpot, and I didnt use those distros for some time based on that impression, and I feel robbed of my time and right to try out a good Linux distro.

      Point being, don’t name a distro as bad unless it is REALLY bad for *everyone*.
      Again, for my situation (business + hardware), Ubuntu is a useless distro, BUT, it has its place and purpose. Same with most others (99%).
      The really useless ones fade generally away over the years
      (again an exception: Linspire, faded away but was brilliant for its purpose.)

      Don’t bad mouth a distro from your personal experience.
      This is a lesson learnt by virtue of being a victim of this “XYZ is useless” syndrome.
      Don’t do that. Not good.

      • Sanjay Mishra

        Thing which is most important is that Ubuntu and OpenSuse both are powered by linux. The only difference is in the drivers which they pack with the distro and a bit in look and feel. So saying that Ubuntu is crap or Opensuse is worst is not good. It depends upon your taste and liking. I tried both Ubuntu and OpenSuse, and found that both are very well in hardware detection and look and feel. I never had any problems with any of these (except in those old days when they were unable to detect my PCs graphics card). I really like the freedom and choices which comes with linux.

  22. j

    i can’t get more than 640×480 after installing. sax says “the selected resolution and/or colour settings are not supported by the graphics cards framebuffer.” after starting it. in xorg.conf it looks like this:
    Section “Device”
    BoardName “i845”
    Driver “vesa”
    Identifier “Device[0]”
    VendorName “IBM”

    but settings driver to Intel or i810 doesn’t work at all.

    i’m really disappointed by this. is there any workaround?

    • Hi, My system; Dell E193FP/ Intelchip-set 82845G-ICH4
      OpenSuse live-cd…All I get after boot is a screwed up screen with vertical colored stripes…No login

  23. Launched KTorrent and downloading openSUSE-11.1-KDE4-LiveCD-i686.iso.

    Download speed is at 100KB/sec., but upload speed is surprisingly slow: just 14KB/sec.
    Does someone need fast seed? :-)
    I have 100Mbit/sec. connection and 50Mbit/sec. upload can be realistic.
    Would leave Ktorrent running for a night, so everyone can enjoy fresh OpenSuSE 11.1!

    Greetings from Moscow, Russia.

  24. Velocity

    THank you very much for this, and i speak for every college in the United States, that i formed opensuse college parties. We have thousands of members. Thank you again.

  25. aco

    tanx ! guys
    why I cant download it ?

  26. Eliasse

    Best Greetings to The openSUSE Development Team for The Great Job.

    Have a lot of fun at the Release Party Tonight for …THE UNBREAKABLE AND THE BEST LINUX DISTRIBUTION

  27. Roel

    openSUSE guys
    Gnome guys

    Thanks so much
    Greets from Roel from the Netherlands

  28. suseuser

    There is a very good article about downloading openSUSE using this Black Magick thingy called Metalink in combination with Voodoo Aria2.


  29. Fernando

    Congratulations and thank!!!

  30. Anon

    Not too impressed with this release, I don’t mean the quality of the product, I mean what has gone on around it.

    The past week we have seen a few sneak peeks, but no sneak peak of KDE. Despite that KDE seems to be more popular than Gnome. Is this a return to OpenSuse pushing Gnome more than KDE?

    On top of that, releasing so close to, and in some cases during the Christmas break, while it has been sitting on servers around the world gathering dust since December 11th. I guess rather than treat your users to an early release, since it was up on the vast majority of mirrors on the 11th and 12th, you’d just prefer to try and build some silly hype.

    Thank you for this release, but public relations need far better improvements, including delaying the release of the boxed dvd, and not explaining to people why. Come on, they’ve paid for it, they deserve an explanation.

    • freedguy

      Now KDE sneak peeks is available: //news.opensuse.org/2008/12/18/sneak-peeks-at-opensuse-111-kde-in-opensuse-111/

    • Jarl E. Gjessing

      I’m also a bit dissapointed in how little sneak peak of KDE has been on the site. There is visually very little new in gnome, and so much more to show in KDE. It would have been nice to see more of this.
      Also I just dont understand people complaining about this version of KDE in opensuse.
      I find it extremelly nice and pretty stable.
      I’m also running OpenSuze 11.1 – RC2 with the “unstable” KDE 4.2 and even that is pretty stable and running snappy.

  31. UnLuckyDog

    Thanks alot! I’ve been looking forward for what good stuff you guys have been able to cook up this time! Can’t wait to get home and install!

  32. Congrats.

  33. xavier

    I don’t know what happened, It was about 60% with KGET but suddendly it is 1% again! :( !!!!! all the morning is lost.

  34. Wasteman

    I have been downloading all the day at my office. Download average speed is 11.4 kB/s. It seems I will be able to install until next monday (today is thursday here) :-[

  35. Rodrigo

    Thank you for all your hard work

  36. initialzero

    Thanks to the KDE team for the best KDE4 experience available.

  37. YoklJO

    When I installed OpenSuSE 11.1, it “crashes” while it is booting when it says “Starting jexec serviceStarting NFS client services: sm-notify idmapd”. Does anyone know how I could fix this?

    • Scott

      I can help guide you until official reply to your Bug – I think once you are up and running you need to join a mailing list for general suse help.What the error message is indicating is that you appear to be doing a Network Type install will the whole DVD installed on a NFS drive and you are installing another PC using the mini version.

      The Boot error message is trying to find the NFS drive you must have created as an install option. The Process SM-notify advises all other NFS servers that a client is about to connect to its associated NFS drive.

      If none of the above makes sense then you possible have the wrong media installation. – The installation media or boot options has been set to use a NFS drive for accessing the complete installation files.

      To fix everything real quick I would suggest you order the complete DVD from either Novell here or from Linux PC –

      You will need a DVD drive in your PC – I assume you have one DVD Physical drive. Otherwise you need to look at the Procedure for Network installation.

      Remember the complete installation disk is now on a DVD. If you purchase the Boxed Set form Novell you will get a double sided DVD. The biggest advantage of getting the boxed set from Novell is the speed of delivers, The Printed System Manual which explains the installs and different desktops and their effects options. I would recommend that everyone has at least 1 boxed Set from Novell for each Major Update. I.E V10.0/V11.0/V12.0- when we get there. The Printed Manual is invaluable – especially for first time or new users or even adolescent type user such as myself.

      • ulf

        I have upgraded to 11.1 from 11.0 from a DVD, but have the same problem.
        On the first boot I get the message:
        Starting jexec services
        and after some time the line is appended to
        Starting jexec servicesStarting NFS client services: sm-notify idmapd

        From here on the Computer hangs.
        It makes no difference whether the Computer is connected to the network or not.

        I have repeated the upgrade procedure with no change of this strange behaviour.

        On my first upgrade I was asked (was a surprise for me) for a network connection and I entered wlan. The connection to wlan0 failed however, since my wlan is WPA protected and no question concerning the password was asked. I am now connected to eth0 but the strange hang remains.

        • purbeck

          I too have this exact problem – installing from DVD. Anyone got any clue how to get round it? I don’t want to go back to 10.3 but will have to shortly just to get a working system again.
          I knwo what idmapd is and what it’s supposed to do – but why is it hanging on boot? And more importantly, what is calling it (something from rc.5 in init, but which script?) so I can hack a workaround?

          Anyone, please? This is such a disappointment, after waiting such a long time to upgrade.

          FYI – clean install, so no clash with legacy 10.3 stuff.

        • Angus MacDuff

          The Sun rpms for the JDK put these start items in /etc/init.d for the jexec services. You can “fix” this by booting off your 11.1 DVD in rescue mode. When you get to a shell, mount your root disk:

          # mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/root

          change /dev/sda1 to whatever your device for root is ensuring that /mnt/root exists as a directory.

          Then cd to /mnt/root/etc/init.d
          # rm jexec

          # cd /
          # umount /mnt/root

          # reboot

          That should get your system to boot up past the sun service script…

          hope that helps.

        • KSR

          Hi Duffer,

          This has solved the problem. Thanks for the help.
          We can move jexec instead of deleting it ;)

          Also, instead of booting from the DVD, we can give the boot argument “single” at the boot loader (grub) and then get into a shell.

          Thank you,

    • Keyur Mahajan

      Helloo…everyone no need of DVD and mounting your drive…
      Just run your system with “single” option which start ur system in directly shell
      and then just check the configuration using “chkconfig” command..
      It will show you the list of different configuration which is on or off..
      Now as we are having problem with NFS Server just closed it with command..

      linux:~ # chkconfig nfs
      nfs on

      Now ….

      linux:~ # chkconfig nfs off
      nfs off

      now just reboot the sytem…

      linux:~ # reboot

      now your system will reboot and will work fine…
      Your problem is resolved…
      Try and reply…

    • keyur

      Helloo everyone….Do not require any DVD or not have to do any network setting..
      Just open your system in shell mode with giving “Single” at boot option and then login as root
      then just check whether ypur nfs server is on or off using “chkconfig nfs” command and then if it is on then
      turn it off using command “chkconfig nfs off” this will turn your nfs server off….
      Now you just have to reboot the system and all will work fine…
      reply if ur problem get resolved…

      Keyur Mahajan

  38. GNW

    Nice job. Thanks from Colombia.

  39. Dub

    Très bon travail et Merci du Québec!!! :-)

  40. Ryan

    Awesome! KDE works and looks better than I’ve ever seen it. Everything works great so far with 11.1. Awesome job.

  41. Gian

    Hi OpenSuSE Team,
    This is the best linux distro for me. I have been on SuSE since 7.2.
    Best KDE 4+ available.
    Great work!
    Just a question, since Novell has a deal with Micro$oft, does it includes also OpenSuSE?
    I hope not… otherwise Kubuntu is my next choice.

    Regards from Chile!

  42. Scott

    Version 11.1 out now – I think we need to desperately clarify is the
    RC2 or is there going to be a RC3 or is this release of 11.1 the
    Final Release. I think this needs clarification without delay to all
    users and all advertisements!

  43. Kartikeyan Skanda

    Excellent release; 11.0 was excellent too. Am an old hardcore Solaris developer and architect, SUSE is EXCELLENT. It’s funny to see the reaction of friends and family when they notice that the latest release of Suse Linux is usually faster and more stable than the previous release (continuous improvement), which is the exact of opposite of what they experienced with Micro$haft Vista (which is slower, unstable and less usuable than XP which in turn is slower, less stable and less capable than linux). Do you folks know when you’ll fix the rgb anti-aliasing bug in QT4 for KDE 4.x which ignores the user’s font settings in the “.font.conf” file [font anti-aliasing with and without RGB hinting works fine in KDE3.x, QT3 and GNOME x.xx, does not work with QT4.4 and below, nor KDE4.x]. Inconsistent font anti-aliasing and hinting in KDE 4 and Qt4 apps harm the professional look of the product. Hope you folks would put out some information as to when that would be resolved, or not.

  44. Thanks, I will test soon.

  45. Joe

    I downloaded it, I installed it, Oh ya, I’m talking about openSUSE 11.1 and it works rather well. I am stumped as to why the so called restricted formats are getting harder and harder to find and keep working. It really makes good business scene to allow people to play DVDs and MP3s on there computer, after all, I never had to buy anything special to play a record in the 70s. I bought a stereo and a record player; right? Oh ya, I bought lots of freeking records too… OK I bought a computer and it has a DVD drive in it and I CAN’T F$%K*&G play a DVD until I pay MORE money! Well as long as I can still find sites where I can get the software to make it work, I will. Also note, I pay for my copy of openSUSE by ordering it in a box set and it still ships without all the stuff you need. All the open source distros out there have to do this, IN THE USA, the land of the free my ass. Hay don’t get me wrong, I love my homeland, but somethings go a bit too far. One word, GREED! OK, back to the install. It took a long time to install, about two and a half hours. Then I had to reinstall a bunch of stuff to get it to work again. I have some older versions of Linux distros on my hard drive, so I save some of the older files that work still, when placed in the right directories. I will post more on that when I get it all running again. I found the two icons on the desktop locked, and where do you think they were? Not in the desktop folder, no, they are in /usr/share/dist/desktop-files/ You need to use nautilus file browser as root. I do this by opening a root terminal and starting it from a command line. Not all distros will do this. Then I cut and past them somewhere else and keep them for prosperity. I still have not found all the quirks yet in this new version, but I’m sure I will, and I will have them fixed in no time. As I find work arounds, I will post them. All in all, this is a fine OS. Much better then I expected too. I still prefer openSUSE to all the others. I will say this; “They call them flavors for a reason” If you change the flavor too much I will look for something new. I like the taste of openSUSE, please don’t make it too bitter! Let’s hope that doesn’t happen too soon. ’till then, happy Linixing!

    • Scott

      In one item above, I’m not quite sure what you were talking about in most of it, however – Do you really expect to be able to download an artists music for free! or Download a Movie for Free.
      I suppose you use to be able to get LP’s without paying the artist and I suppose you sneak into the Cinema to see all the movies or have free access to your Video Library in the past.

      For me I would just like the default spell checker in the Browser to offer the correct spelling rather than offer a word totally unrelated.

      • Joe

        I’m not talking about downloading files. I say clearly I am talking about having the right to play a file I own and payed money for without having to pay extra money to play it. As I said I had a record player and it played the records I bought. So if I have a dvd drive doesn’t it seem like I should be able to play a dvd on it? When you buy a stand alone dvd player it comes with the decoders in it. Why should it be any different for one installed on my computer? Look I could go on and on about this, What I want people to understand is in my opinion it would make more money to open up the dvd and other files for PLAYBACK!!! I really don’t mind buying copyright stuff, hell I myself record music and don’t want people ripping it off. But if they can’t even play the stuff on their computer AND THEY DON’T LIKE WINDOZE OR MAC I will go broke real fast now won’t I?. Like I said before, one word… GREED!!!…

    • Bobby

      All you need is Packman for the Win32-codecs and the vlc repository for libdvdcss, then use yast to install the packages. It can’t be easier.

  46. Igo

    Unfortunately, this time I can’t say “good job”. Grub errors during install (corrupted disk, missing disk – took me over hour to fix it), missing “install more packages” in yast, gnome – is it piano or what? – I don’t need sound on my every action, crashing nautilus when selecting more items, disappearing scrollbar in nautilus when loosing focus, two links on MY desktop which I’m not able to remove as regular user, crashing amarok2, as always problems with pulseaudio, and what has happend to this beautiful, nuanced look from 11.0? I use OS starting from 10.2 but now I’m really disappointed.

  47. lucmove

    I am new to Suse, still downloading it. What are these people talking about, I will have to pay to have MP3 and DVD codecs on Suse?

  48. SpaceRambler


    I got OpenSuSE 11.1 installed on an Acer Aspire One yesterday evening. Great job!!! I made it using the network installation – and the first dialog to pop up asked me for the details of my wifi configuration!!! Thus the complete network installation took place via the wifi connection. This is the first time that an Atheros wifi chip works from scratch. Thanks to your work, the Aspire One has become a full-blown mobile computer.

    Thanks so much to the OpenSuSE team for the great achievement – and merry Xmas!


  49. Scott

    When or IF can we expect to see 11.1 RC2 and RC3 and Final Release of 11.1 – Due currebnt list of 11.1 bugs I would like to wait until I order Multiple Boxed Sets.

    Can you please let me know what time frame is. Sorry too many bugs in to high priority for a RC to be considered for me – Happy to wait as anticipate many more bugs will be added in coming weeks.

    Anyway if you have time can you let me know time frame or if no RC2 or RC3 of 11.1

    • Hmmmmmm… I don’t know your understanding of the English Language but as of December 18, 2008 the GM release, or the Official Public Release, is out and it is what you can download. http://en.opensuse.org/Bugs:Most_Annoying_Bugs_11.1 is a list of Most Annoying Bugs and I didn’t see any real biggy there unless you have a 64bit Power PC. Even at that they give a solution. The only other “bugs”, would be some unforeseen incompatibility between your hardware and this latest software. I installed it on my machine, an HP 7480, under VMware and haven’t had any problems yet. I plan to UpDate my Main system this week-end using this same software. I’ll keep you informed … if you are interested. (However, Christmas shopping and Family time take precedence.:-) )

      • Well, I tried to “Update” from 11.0 to 11.1 and was not successful. As stated above I had relatively no problems in the virtual machine version. Biggest problem now is with the HD change. I get a warning about using kernel-device names with a strong suggestion to change my mount-by method. First time I have seen this and I believe that it is a recent SuSE change. So far I have not figured out how to comply with their wishes other than to just wipe out my current 11.0 system and install the new 11.1 system. Does anyone have a clear and simple explanation on this subject. At this point all the items I have found in my searches are not clear on what to do to correct (change) an existing system.

  50. Andrei

    I would like to say cheers from all over the world including New Guinee, Zimbabwe, The North Pole, Santa’s Workshop, the mobs from the den of evil and the cow level in diablo II and so on. Also Burundi and the center of the earth. :). This is to help the guys who don’t get the spam sum right but still want to thank from different parts of the earth or parallel universes. I would also like to thank the electric company for not cutting my power off while i am downloading, which would leave me emoishly crying in a corner in total darkness. Doesn’t my speech get you right in the guts? Anyway thanks a lot and can’t wait to install it!