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openSUSE netbook edition

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The growing demand for netbooks, has made several distributions of Linux, to create a specific version for these computers.

The creation of a version with moblin, with gnome, and kde would be a big step. and also enter a specific kernel for these computers, including drivers and kernel patches to improve stability of the distribution.

This would include a change in the interface in both gnome and kde, and both of these projects have packages to improve the interface little displays


icons/user_comment.png J. E. wrote: (8 years ago)

OpenSUSE already offers GNOME and KDE (though may not with Little Display Interfaces, dunno).

What specific kernel is needed, and why is not the one provided by default good enough? What extra patches are so strongly required?

icons/user_comment.png A. C. wrote: (8 years ago)

But the gnome and kde, have no version to little display, it will be goog a gnome netbook version or kde netbook version.

icons/user_comment.png T. R. wrote: (8 years ago)

KDE SC 4.4 is providing a netbook workspace by default.  KDE SC 4.4 Beta 1, which is already available in the build service, has it already.

icons/user_comment.png A. C. wrote: (8 years ago)

i mean an option in the installer to select GNOME or GNOME netbook, KDE or KDE netbook. or make and specific image

icons/user_comment.png M. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

There is no GNOME for netbooks. You can get Moblin for openSUSE, though.

The KDE part of this request is a dupe of https://features.opensuse.org/308269

icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (8 years ago)

We should have at least one version supporting netbooks (GNOME, Moblin or KDE). Andrew is working on Goblin, the Novell team around Michael Meeks is doing Moblin for Novell, KDE upstream is workong on netbook support and GNOME works on netbook support for gnome-shell as well.

icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

Michael, will we have Moblin UI for factory this month?

icons/user_comment.png V. U. wrote: (8 years ago)

(I'm not Michael ;-))

I was planning to sit down with someone from the moblin team next week to finally get all the packages in openSUSE. The main problem there is how to keep the packages worked on by moblin team and the openSUSE packages in sync, as far as I understood.

icons/user_comment.png A. B. wrote: (8 years ago)

OpenSUSE 11.2 runs already fine on netbooks, with just some small changes (see http://www.eeepc.de/thema-8927-KDE_Kubuntu_Netbook_Remix_oder_openSUSE_11.2.html )

Nevertheless, a dedicated NBR - or install option - would be appreciated. That makes not all user head for ubuntu NBR ;-)


icons/user_comment.png S. K. wrote: (8 years ago)

(in case someone - like me - wondered what NBR means: Netbook Remix)

icons/user_comment.png M. L. wrote: (8 years ago)

Coolo & Michael where are we with that feature? Will openSUSE 11.3 run seamlessly on netbooks?

icons/user_comment.png M. M. wrote: (8 years ago)

Well - we need install-time selection.

And we also need the last two packages fixing so they can be submitted; I believe network-manager-netbook was one (with some trivial sounding header problem) and the internet browser. Andrew Waafa is the best contact guy.

icons/user_comment.png A. W. wrote: (8 years ago)

I'm hoping to have Moblin installable for 11.3 I just need to spend some time on Monday to iron out the install pattern and pray it will be accepted.  I am still trying to get the Web panel to build but it is not critical but fairly imoortant. The networking aspect is resolved and is in Facotry.

icons/user_comment.png A. W. wrote: (8 years ago)

OK I've just had confirmation, that I am too late to get the pattern into 11.3 DVD for installation of Moblin.  Somewhat disappointed but not surprised, I do however have to appologise for not getting it in within the timeframe.  I had the opportunity but missed the boat.

This doesn't mean that people can't install Moblin, I will endeavour to have installable images available at or just after the release of 11.3.

Sorry for the delay.

icons/user_comment.png A. J. wrote: (8 years ago)

The moblin pattern is now available AFAIK.

icons/user_comment.png V. U. wrote: (7 years ago)

FWIW, the Meego stuff is more or less dead. On the GNOME side, we consider that GNOME 3 will actually offer a good UI for netbooks.

Not sure if it's worth keeping that feature open. (I can't close the feature for some reason)

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