Thursday, August 18, 2005

I installed SuSE 9.3 on my laptop yesterday, and the system feels nice over all. I've had two problems with it so far. I did a system update yesterday. Firefox and mozilla refused to work in KDE, giving me a segfault each time I try to run them. I downloaded the standalone tar file for firefox, untarred in my homedirectory, but that too would segfault. However, it does not really matter to me, since I use Windowmaker as the default window manager, in which firefox works.

The second problem occured when I came home today, I found that the mouse would not work. It turned out I needed to create a symlink from /dev/mouse to /dev/psaux and the problem was fixed. The strange part is, I used the system all day at work, and it worked fine. What caused the symlink to be deleted is beyond me at the moment.

The good is that the Netgear WG511 network card was recognized automatically. I did have to download the firmware separately which I did during the system update. Plus, you can tap on the touch pad now to simulate a right click on the mouse, which was nice. So far I'm sticking with this release.

Mozilla and hypocrisy

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