LinuxPlanet: TechNotes: Fixing SuSE 7.3
Nov 02, 2001, 13:45 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
"Those who read this week's .comment column on
LinuxPlanet.com learned of the difficulty that I and some others
have encountered in installing, configuring, and using SuSE Linux
7.3. These problems are not universal, but for a substantial number
of users they render a nonfunctioning or barely functioning system.
As it turns out, at least two significant problems can be
relatively easily solved, even by users who have little Linux
experience. A third problem is not a critical issue but still one
for which a solution remains elusive.
The problems are these:
- Difficulty of installation and limited usability on machines
using the Matrox G-400 video card and perhaps other cards in the
- Unattractive rendering of anti-aliased fonts for video cards
that can use them, for users who choose the KDE desktop.
- An inability to apply the Ext3 journaling filesystem to
The first problem was solved through a suggestion made on the
SuSE English-language mailing list. The second has been solved by a
SuSE employee who encountered it while preparing the Japanese
language version of the distribution. The third problem, well,
remains a problem. But because this is Linux, that will probably be
sorted out within a day or two."