[lug] Fustration with SuSE

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Mon Jan 30 12:25:29 MST 2006

One of the joys of being a neophyte is that your toolbox usu. consists of
a hammer (i.e. reinstall) and everything looks like a nail.  With time,
your toolbox gets bigger and better and the old problems seem trivial.

YaST does have the ability to specify on online source, so once you've
installed, you shouldn't need the CDs again (assuming a fast network

The SuSE tool for X configuration is SaX (which should be linked out of
yast).  The monitor problem was likely due to SuSE incorrectly identifying
your monitor's sync rates.


On Mon, 30 Jan 2006, Siegfried Heintze wrote:

> Thanks Hugh,
> That (YaST) worked. I dearly regret that I cannot figure out how to burn a
> DVD that that old notebook can read. It is really tedious feeding YaST all
> those CDs over and over and over again.
> I'm really surprised that I missed the option for SuSE's development option
> in the installation. As I have been experimenting with different
> distributions, I've installed SuSE quite a few times and never saw it. And
> you would think I could have performed a google search and found that
> information. Surely other neophytes have had the same problem.
> Another strange thing is that if you don't set your screen resolution to
> something greater that 800x600 during the installation, it is not obvious
> how to set it to 1024x768 later. After the initial installation I could not
> figure out how to set it to anything larger than 800x600. I could set it to
> lower resolutions but not larger. Weird! So I started over and installed all
> 5 CDs over again.
> Good think I had nothing better to do.
> Siegfried

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