Mar 162012

Yesterday I upgraded from 11.4 to OpenSUSE 12.1. I’m not fond of the new Gnome interface, but everything works, so I’ll get used to it. What didn’t work (in one go) was the squeezeboxserver. I had to:

ln -s /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/Slim/ /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.14.2/Slim

as found on this page.

Jun 262011

I was frustrated about not having Firefox 4 on my desktop, so last week I decided to upgrade OpenSuSE. I still used 11.2, so I figured I’d upgrade in two steps. First to 11.3, second to 11.4.

The upgrade to 11.3 went rather smoothly, apart from the fact that I did forget to include the NVidia repositories, so I did not get X up and running the first time. No biggie.

The upgrade to 11.4 should be simpler, I guessed, since I just succesfully upgraded to 11.3. To my surprise, I could not even get the system booted. The problem? For some reason my drives all got mixed up, so the /dev/sd[abcde] references where all wrong. What I eventually ended up doing, was a cat from the grub/menu.lst, sed-ing the correct /dev/disk/by-id-references in it, so it booted. Next I could “vi” my fstab, and changed all the references there. Reboot again. Pffffff….. Now it works.

Couple of things though. To use samba-shares, in 11.4 you have to disable Novell’s AppArmor, since there seems to be a bug that effects samba.

Another thing is the squeezebox server software. I had to actually uninstall and reinstall (a newer version while at it) it, to get it working again.

VMPlayer needed a higher version as well, but that was not a problem at all.

So, I now run 11.4.