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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! People imagine all kinds of things, not https://justdomyhomework.com/ only about our solar system, but about the universe

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161 Responses to “openSUSE 11.1 Released!”

  1. John Birkwood

    I have followed opensuse very well over the past two years and am at last pleased to see wireless connection is at last resolved. However Kaffeine still does not show DVB without searching for various codecs. Each time I load a linux distribution something is not right and I am left searching various community solutions. It is 2008 soon to be 2009 surely it is time to get it right.

  2. xavier

    I think I hate Kget (I paused it when openSUSE 11.1 was about 85%, whent I click resume it start at 0% again).

    Does any one knows about a good downloader manager to download openSUSE 11.1 DVD iso with stop/resume support?

  3. Velocity

    Comment by Igo
    2008-12-19 07:43:19

    Hey Igo after installing .(x86 aka I586 aka DVD) I have those issues as well, including yast not finding the medium source, or server when trying software install, hell even online update produces an error every few seconds , by saying it can not contact download.opensuse.org, this was with no touching or messing with anything before trying. it was straight from install to trying this stuff and none of it works. . i can not install flash, as it says can not find blah blah , even when i download it from adobe. I am sorry , but opensuse, just got crappy , very fast. Linus would be embarrased by this distro now. after all yast is the main command center to the kernel core. I told you one thing, and i am correct. You have taken a great Linux Distro, SuSe and made it bad. very bad. 10.2 was great. 10.3 awesome, then from there, lots of bugs, and not caring about resolving before releases, it got worse and then worse, it is done as far as i am concerenced. So much for working things out before releases. Andreas, you should be ashamed of yourself for letting this happen. you need a kick in the ars, for making this distro much worse. I will tell you now, you have already lost half of your users, soon you will lose the developers, and testers. All because you can not follow a simple step, making sure things are good before releasing. To bad. I have used SuSe since it’s creation, and in every release it got better and better until 11
    I hope you realize that you need to fix this crap for the people that are still here. they I am sure do not realize the extent of what does not work yet.
    ps. FYI FreeBsd is far better then OpenSuse nowadays, including OSX. which seems to getting better then Opensuse as well. Hell as outdated as Solaris is, even that seems better at this point.

  4. Wasteman

    My internet connection really sucks! Most of you have the distro already but my Ktorrent has downloaded just the 53% of the openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586-iso file. I want to make a new installation on my Compaq 6710b (well, not really mine but my boss doesn’t care, :-) I think I will be able to install until next monday :-[ Anyway, I really hope installation process will be painless to me. I used Fedora 3 years ago, and was very pleased but returned to Windows because of my company. The upgradig from XP to Vista was very disappointing and I want to leave Windows for ever. I am very pleased with openSUSE 11.0 but it has some annoying bugs that are driving me crazy. I hope this is fixed on OS 11.1. I’ll be here watching to the progress bar until dying bored :-)

  5. keiner

    Спасибо за Ваш труд!!!

  6. Hello!

    I just installed today 11.1, it is nice.

    I want to report this: I am the author of a free software project (FET: lalescu.ro/liviu/fet/). It is Qt based. When I compile it normally, it generates very large intermediate files and final executable file. This is because in /usr/share/qt4/mkspecs/common/g++.conf, for release, line 10, it has the “-g” flag, which I removed on my computer. Now everything is OK. But why did you make the official openSUSE 11.1 Qt4 contain this -g flag, which generates very large executables? I thought you will only use it under the beta versions.

  7. peteleinnen

    if u could see me with my new suse 11.1 lol- this is the by far the best release of opensuse ever . i think this is not only a milestone release for opensuse itsself , but for linux in general .
    install went smooth and kde is so awesome to look at and to use it . what a tremenous release .

    thx for all the hard work to all the involved people and a merry xmas to ya all :-))


  8. achavat

    is it better from ubuntu8.10 or not i mean how big the difference bitween 2 of them
    reason why im asking is id like to install one of them
    thanks for yr support and reply

    • Peter

      Best advice is to get the live-cds and test run on your machine/s first and see how well they work on your hardware. If both/all work OK, test drive them and pick one that suits you most.

      I prefer openSUSE because it has worked on my hardware and Ubuntu (and others) have not (for more than 12 mths), and because it has by far the best laptop power management (a very important consideration for some) controls in linux. Also, openSUSE Yast system configuration tools are far superior to what Ubuntu has to offer, IMHO, and allow easy control of running system services, display settings, network cards, etc…


  9. axxis

    Great job guys! Thanks a lot !!!

  10. Becky

    I downloaded it last night – the DVD version – and found that it’s still got the show stopper the pre-releasae versions had!

    On my test machine – with a Foxxcon integrated motherboard – with SiS graphics…. if I touch the mouse, the screen does a series of slow blinks (duty cycle of several seconds) Whether it’s the mouse driver or the driver for the SiS chipset, I don’t know….. but this release is unusable!

    I’m holding on to 11.0 which is highly usable – and I’m putting the test machine back to Mint 6 – because it just works. The control panels aren’t a patch on Yast – but at least I can use it. Maybe when we come out of recession, I’ll be able to afford a new state of the art PC to run OpenSUSE 15 on……..?

    Sorry guys – 8/10 – could do better! My business runs on linux – and for the time being, with my hardware, I’m now a ‘mixed shop’ with Ubuntu and the old version of OpenSUSE.

  11. vpc

    Very very nice job for a very very nice distro.
    I’m regretting some how migration to KDE4 cauz i’v got bed experience with 4.0. I hope this one (4.1) is definitely stable. (Yes I know KDE3.5 is still available but we have to accommodate with the 4.0 if we are to use OpenSuse 11.2 later, and i’m willing for sure).
    From Tunisia, once again thank you.
    (still downloading … arg….i’m out of patience….)

  12. myname

    still downloading it… 30 hours after release … sighs

  13. viola, at last

  14. congratulations! suse linux is the toppest of the top linux distros (imo)- and it keeps getting better.

  15. still downloading it
    Thanks !!!

  16. JulCes

    i can’t download from http://cdn.novell.com/opensuse/distribution/11.1/iso/openSUSE-11.1-DVD-i586.iso, i am on 70% of download but now it’s ask me for a user and password for ichain on cdn.novell.com, is very annoying, i don’t want start from 0 again

  17. GJ Eldering

    Thanks all…
    Did upgrade from 11.0

    Some yast problems;

    cat: write error: Broken pipe
    Command: /sbin/yast2 inst_source &
    Command: /sbin/yast2 online_update &

  18. robb

    great!!Distro thx for the update’s
    i’m a noob
    but when i started running suse
    i dith not wanne run win ever again !!

  19. Nelson

    Dell GX260 with an all-Intel chipset, video section uses the Intel “845” chip. Runs SUSE 11.0 without a problem, but recent releases of Kubuntu / Mandriva and now SUSE 11.1 share the same problem: Auto-config chokes on the video card. In the case of SUSE 11.1 the install runs fine until auto-config tells me not to panic, X-Server will be testing my video setup. Then I see a screen full of blue & green confetti and the machine locks up. Doesn’t matter if I choose KDE 4.1 or 3.5. I reloaded Linux Mint Elyssa (KDE) without a problem and might try disabling SUSE 11.1 auto-config to see if I can get past the video setup. Until that point the new SUSE installer looks good and runs well.

    Also… The printer is an HP LaserJet III that refuses to die. With CUPS V1.1.x the print area is noticeably offset toward the top left. PC-BSD uses CUPS V1.3.x and centers the print area perfectly, Windows XP centers the print area perfectly. Both on the same hardware. If a newer version of CUPS became available for Linux it wouldn’t offend me at all… ;)

    • Nelson

      UPDATE: Can’t get around the video auto config bug. Even with auto config turned off and VESA mode chosen for setup Yast2 must probe the video card and will lock up in the process. No Joy. Intel 82845G ‘Brookdale’ video chipset. But, I was able to resolve my printing issue when re-installing Mint. It’s not CUPS, it’s the (recommended) ljet3 driver. Chose the Gutenprint driver instead and the print area is now centered on the paper.

      • nineball

        Same thing over here – I have about the same hardware and experienced the same problem with the Intel 845G Chipset on a Dell Optiplex 260 machine – hopefully a later update will fix this issue – I really wouldn’t want to switch distribution for I’ve always been very happy with opensuse so far.

  20. Linuxrio

    No good openSUSE 11.1, openSUSE 11.0 is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Linuxrio

    The best is openSUSE 11.0

  22. Geraldo

    Um verdadeiro fiasco o lançamento desta distribuição do openSUSE 11.1, com vários erros. Com certeza à distribuição openSUSE 11.0 é melhor que esta que foi lançada em 18/12/2008, uma grande vergonha para o projeto aberto da Novell.


  23. jengelh

    But you forget telling us that the source directories moved, they are now at

  24. Stefan


    Just installed 11.1 x86-64 on my desktop. An absolutely flawless install experience! Even some nifty details like clicking on a button at some point and the installer asked: Right click where left click was expected. Do you want to switch the mouse buttons? Great Detail! After install everything just worked out of the box, unlike earlier on 64 bit both java plugin and flash worked in firefox without any messing about. Only problem still ofcourse is the nVidia graphic driver not being installed, but adding the nVidia repository to YOU and installing the driver was a breeze. The only minor annoyance was that I had to run sax2 -r as root before the driver was activated, but that information was stated on the driver installation page, so no real problem!

    Thanks for the best release of (Open)Suse ever (well at least since 7.0 which was the first one I installed)

  25. Jens C Hansen

    Installed it on my notebook. But NetworkManager could not initiate the WLan, had to use Ifup to get i running. Looks great, may be I will change from 10.3 to 11.1 on my desktop.

  26. Congratulations guys!

    Currently downloading the 64 bit version now and can’t wait to install it once it’s finished

  27. Diogo

    After wasting 64 hours of my life with 11.1, i decided to keep 11.0 on my PC. Why? Because 11.1 REFUSED to install my ATI drive, even manually. How? After i found out that the ATI repository is not present on 11.1 (maybe because of this new brand new license), i downloaded the drive on ATI site and proceeded with the manual installation. How surprised i became when i typed “fglrxinfo” on Konsole and i read some letters soup that had nothing to do with the successful installation of FGLRX drive. I tried TWICE to install the drive and the result was the same. Searching on Google, i found out that some ATI users had the same problem and the only solution was to stick with that %%#@ of Raedonhd, in which is installed on HDE3.5.10 and NOT on KDE4.3.1 and cannot run Compiz-Fusion properly. What pissed me most is the nVidia repository is present on 11.1, symbolically showing in the middle finger at me. I presume, them, that Novell has some kind of relationship with nVidia. This is the most accurate answer.

    So, here is my piece of advice for all ATI video cards users: DO NOT INSTALL openSUSE 11.1. Install 11.0 for great justice!!

    Congratulation, Novell. You made my day!!

    No love.


    • Brian

      Diogo, I just did this to get my ATI to work thanks from Vince4Amy:

      zypper in gcc make kernel-source compat-libstdc++ patch
      wget https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/64bit/ati-driver-installer-8-12-x86.x86_64.run
      sh ati-driver-installer-8-2-x86.x86_64.run
      Ran Through All the Automatic Steps
      aticonfig –initial -f
      sax2 -r -m 0=fglrx
      Saved all Settings
      Logged Out
      Restarted X
      Logged back in

      OpenSuse is awesome by the way.

      • Diogo

        Thank you very much for the advice, Brian!! I will try it out :)
        Be well and have a wonderful Christmas!!

      • Wu Hung

        you are one of the lucky guys who have a working network connection right away.
        the problems beginning when you cannot use “one-click-install”.
        i’ve tried to get my network to work, without any luck. not wired nor wireless.
        i’ve tried to get my ati to work, without any luck. (in 11.0 it was working, just like internet)
        guess things are more complicated if the computer is a notebook.

        i would love to see if you can get opensuse 11.1 that easy to work on my asus x50sl!

  28. 24 hours with openSUSE 11.1 . http://bear454.blogspot.com/2008/12/24-hours-with-opensuse-111.html

  29. James invited you to his 24hr experience with openSuSE. His claim about the smoothness of the install I can not agree with. I have spent a lot of time over the past couple of days getting things to work and… all is still not working. If you care to view the experience jump over to http://www.trcompu.com/Computers/LinNotes/NewSuSE-11-1.html Some of you may say “How Stupid.” and others will say “So that’s how I fix that.” All kinds of troubles were encountered. Some were fixed and some are still being worked on. As problems are encountered and fixed, or not, they will be recorded on this WebPage. References and Credits are provided to and for various individuals. If you are a fixer and you go to my site and find that I missed you… please yell at me via an e-mail and the situation will be corrected. Enjoy if you can and Merry Christmas to all.

    • Wu Hung

      yet i hadn’t the time to read your article full.
      but there is a little note which popped in my eyes.
      “Will we ever get anything in CSS that both can agree on??”
      i agree that it is sometimes really a pain in the arse to get websites done for ie, firefox, opera and what else.
      while i am used to blame the internet destroyer for it (such it’s mostly the only one who got problems with my sites)
      in your case i would say that this is your own fault!
      before blaming firefox for not showing the border, you should “validate” your html code!
      your site got 47 (!!!) errors

      html validator

      it seems you’ve mixed html with xhtml

    • I want to apologize to the openSuSE Developers. I have read comments from others and did not agree with their harshness. Then I re-read my own and am embarrassed. There are a zillion computer configurations out there, and to get an operating system, developed by individuals, separated by thousands of miles, to work on just half of them, is quite a feat. We ALL need to run into our problems… take deep breath … think about a possible fix … search the Web … and then get back to the Developers with the information that we have. This would be part of the Comrade, Community and Co-operative Development of this system like it is supposed to be. Throwing stones at something that is Free is not really cool. I have run into a number of problems during the install of the various SuSE’s I have used since version 6.2. BUT ALL have been fixed and most of them by the Developers AFTER they were informed.

      So let’s take this Christmas Season and Start of a New Year with a new way of expressing our difficulties. We don’t all think the same way, nor comprehend the same way. I taught a computer class and learned that from my students. I had them turn in reports on the previous weeks studies. I had ten students. I literally got ten different versions of what I said. It was an eye opener. So, why not in the future take a little different look at the problem and try to help solve it instead of lambasting a weary, struggling, harried Developer.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

  30. cubinec

    Большое спасибо всей команде участвовавшей в создании релиза

  31. Thanks a lot and congratulations on another great release.

  32. amku

    dametoon garm in suse 11 ya 11.1 khily mashte
    koli hall kardam
    bazam dame suse bazha garm

  33. vancik

    Спасибо подрачил

  34. Jim Pennino

    I’ve upgraded from 11.0 to 11.1 and am less than thrilled.

    So far I’ve found totem does bizarre things and I can no longer burn CD’s or DVD’s.

  35. beavis

    A serious step backwards in usability. KDE 4 still sucks, as does YAST and the updater(which is more or less broken). The installer is crap, the partitioner is a total mess.

    I can run the newest kernel and all the new packages in 11.0 so what is the point of this? Other then to make this harder and break a few things.

    • Don’t think it was backwards. Maybe a little to far forwards for some to comprehend. Not possible, it doesn’t have lips. Ditto. This depends. If Update is selected at the initial install screen, it has flaws. But later after going thru YaST and updating to a ‘Newer if available’ works just fine.

      Rather than throwing out insults, why not provide the harried, struggling, over-worked Developers with some details as to what problems are being experienced and then maybe a fix could be provided. No I am not innocent. I too in the past have fanned the flames but I am now trying to think before I complain and provide useful info instead of insults. Programming is difficult. Especially when trying to pacify and satisfy the whole world.

    • freedguy

      “KDE 4 still sucks” – KDE4 is still very young, wait for KDE4.2 which will be out Jan end.

      “as does YAST and the updater(which is more or less broken)” – working flawlessly here.

      “The installer is crap, the partitioner is a total mess” – care to give reasons than just ranting?

      • Wu Hung

        unfortunatly yast is not working flawlessly here. i dunno if this is a feature or a bug, but after every installation yast closes without a note. in 11.0 there was at least a question if i would like to install more or not. maybe a bad question for some people since you can – or better you should can – install all programs at once. my experience with yast is, better not to install many programs at once especilly not if the packages are coming from the internet. as this leads – at least on my system – to e2fsck sessions afterwards. it seems that yast doesn’t check if a download was succesfull or just timed out.

        the partitioner is really a step backwards compared with the one from 11.0 because it’s way harder to use. senseless gui IMHO.

        there are also problems with grub (made the whole computer useless), the ati driver won’t work, no internet connection (not wired nor wireless)… and so on.

        i’ve downgraded to 11.0, coz there aren’t problems i’ve mentioned…

  36. coney

    I like it !!

  37. max

    Thank you for making openSuse more simple to use. Well done !!!

  38. Ali

    I have a question, that turned me confused.
    I downloaded more CDs or DVDs of suse, different versions during a long time, from 2 years ago, but I did not receive a good media for install, please tell me how can I download a DVD of iso file for my AMD athlon 64 PC, that can installed? Please tell me through my email: a1361_ali@yahoo.com , I will be happy if you answer me.

  39. Tomay

    I was Mandriva user. But till mandriva is $$$ & openSUSE 11.1 is released, I say now openSUSE is the futur & many thanks to openSUSE developers ;)

  40. d vlatas

    I am very impressed with how good the quality of OpenSUSE 11.1 is. The developers are to be congratulated on their efforts. As with all new systems, there are bugs, and I have encountered them. But, they are always curable. One, (probably not an 11.1 issue) that I haven’t been able to get my wireless to work, and downloading the ndiswrapper is discouraged. The two problems I have had was that when I try to eject a dvd by right clicking, I can’t find a command for ejecting. Also, I get an error message that the dvd data disk generated with an HP desktop running Vista into my Thinkpad x-20 can’t be read. However, the system will accept and read data disks generated on a toshiba A75 using XP. Another glitch seems to be that when I try to copy a spreadsheet in OpenOffice Calc (control A) it will select the entire spreadsheet, but when I follow with control C, and try to paste into another spreadheet, I get an error message that tells me this is not allowed. Other than that, I am quite pleased with OpenSUSE 11.1.

  41. tomask

    Thank you very much – it certainly is improvement over 11.0 :-)

    The only thing I cannot figure out is how to configure HAL to allow crypto mount to not-root users after boot. Any ideas (thought I admit that this is bad place for a question)?

    I was switching from 10.3 and I noticed “badly” that it is impossible to configure users at the install time. This was present in all SuSE prior to 11.x – not anymore. Sure there is workaround using yast after the install, but this is “dearly missed” feature ….. none of my user’s UIDs start from the default and it is not continuous UID sequence anymore (after the years), so one needs to come up with trow-away user account first …..

    Could the user config be added back from old(er) Yast codebase please?

    Congratulations to the progress and Happy New Year

  42. sami

    Hi all,

    I’m new in Linux World and i’m happy that i become, i start with Opensuse 11.0; and once the new version came out the 11.1, i start having problem to get it, it’s the fourth time that I’m downloading the new version, ftp or bittorent, burning ISO to DVD as i did wit old version. and i’m getting the same problem when i try to make a new installation… that there’s a file that have a wrong checksum !!! with a message that if you trust the source continue but the things become wierd, with different interface something, and I’m not able to continue (i checked the checksum of the ISO and it’s the same as they offered in the website md5)
    So what should i do??? any idea please?


    • Hi Sam, Just in case you didn’t know it, you have to do a special burn of the iso. It is NOT just a copy. There should be a tool in your burner that says something like “Burn DVD ISO image”. The other problem I have experienced has been the DVD itself not being a good quality. So if you haven’t already try a new DVD. And last but not least do a slow burn, it produces better quality. The only other item I can think of would be a bad download which would require another download… which you appear to have done many times.
      Good Luck,

    • barney

      Hi Sami. – I wanted to install openSUSE 11.1 using a CD for booting up in combination with a local HTTP repository, and got the checksum problem as well. I realized one of the files coming with the DVD ISO, ‘boot/i386/branding’, is zero size. The installer complained and would not let me continue, so I unzipped the ISO, downloaded just that single file from the online repository and copied it over the local file. This worked for me to bring up the installer on the remote machine.

      – barney

  43. MarkL

    Great release, I loved 11.0 but the improvment with 11.1 exceeded my expectations. I just installed 11.1 as a test on an eeepc with 8GB ssd. Runs exceptionaly well even on the tiny netbook.



  44. Sami

    Hi again, and big thanks for Chuck reply.

    Well; i still have the same error, i download opensuse 11.1 for the 6 time !!!, 4 of them bittorent, checking the iso md5 checksum, burning the dvd iso image to a DVD, with low speed, normal speed….

    and i’m still getting this error below:
    On a black + blue screen on the top:
    Linuxrc V3.3.22 Kernel default

    file:/Var/adm/mount/boot/i386/common:SHA1 sum wrong;
    If you really trust your repository you may continue in an insecure mode.

    Can somebody please explain for me what is that, really i give up…

    even if i try to continue from that point that i trust the repository….im still not able to continue the instalation.

    Hope to get some help please.


    • I do believe that you have previously installed a version of openSuSE… version 11.0 if I am not mistaken. I have enjoyed the trials and tribulations of SuSE since version 6.2. Not all were fun in the beginning. In fact 11.1 was not fun to install. However, it can be done. Sometimes we need to drop back and punt.(Ummm, start again) First thing is to get your system back in an organized manner. See if you can re-install version 11.0. If you can then we have a start. If you can’t then we will have to back up further. You could also check out my experiences on my Web Site at:
      Even though it is labeled 11-1, 11.0 is covered in it also. Let us know if you can get 11.0 back on your system. Ok? You can also contact me by e-mail from my Web-Page(s) if this needs to be continued away from here. Moderator decision.?.?

  45. Maxime

    All is quite well but lets face facts: Opensuse is nice though cannot really challenge Fedora 10 and for flawless everyday computing just stick to Ubuntu. For me number one is Fedora and then a good second Ubuntu. I used to like Opensuse though to ‘melodramatic’ on the system.

  46. I would like to buy wow gold in mmoinn.com.

  47. Thomas

    Wow, I’m really amazed. First openSUSE release that everything works out of the box on my laptop! Thank you, I’m gonna buy this release!

  48. Great news! Happy new year everyone! try openSolaris also, dtrace is great system!

  49. $erzH

    Ачуметь :) Хочу эту ОСь надеюсь там есть русский и есть возможность установки всех приложений LinuX :)

  50. Maxime

    Finally I got round installing this newest from Suse and also finally I got my Broadcom wireless working. Great! Ubuntu is great, I love Fedora but for now I stick with Opensuse. Really a very pleasant and nice distro. However, is there somebody out there who could tell me how to install “mmsh”. This one I need for listening live to Classsicfm.co.uk Hopefully there is somebody who can enlighten me. My cap off for Opensuse!