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OpenSuse 11.1 on Lenovo/IBM Thinkpad X60

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 19:11:57 -0300 (CLST)

I just updated my laptop to 11.1.  I burnt the DVD (downloaded via
bit-torrent), booted using the superdrive (or whatever it's called - the
base with the CD reader that cost way too much), and used the "update"
option rather than doing a completely new install.  I also selected to
only update installed packages (it wanted to install a whole pile of new
stuff).

There was one fairly major issue - the bootloader install failed.  This
gave a message asking if I wanted to try again.  I tried again various
times, doing things like dropping the resume argument and the windows
entry (it's dual boot).  Nothing worked, but when I hit the "back" button
the install completed just fine!  Once everything booted normally I used
Yast to set the bootloader options back (adding resume and windows - if
you need to do this note down carefully anything you delete during the
install as you will needto enter it later...).

There's no big change apparent (I was already running with repos that give
the latest KDE etc).  The only two improvements I can report so far are
that (1) the Wifi light now comes on as when Wifi is working and (2)
screen dimming works again (in 11.0 kpowersave would reset any dimming
done through Fn+End).

Suspend to ram and disk both work fine (there was a time when both were
broken in 11.0 - not sure exactly why).

Andrew

Suspend Broken

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 21:04:08 -0300 (CLST)

I was wrong above - suspend is broken.  Fails intermittently (for some
reason I think it's the wifi driver).

Andrew

Works now

From: "andrew cooke" <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2009 18:35:37 -0300 (CLST)

Should update this to say that suspends now works fine.  No idea when it
started working, and I use various "unstable" repos, but I use suspend to
RAM all the time, no problems.

Andrew

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