opensuse 10.3

this is just a collection of hints about using opensuse 10.3 on some machines or with some devices
maybe this page helps someone succeeding faster...

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old athlon

functioncomment
Soundblaster AWE32needs manual installation, module has to be unloaded for suspend
LANok
VGA ATI Rage128needs manual dpi-adjustment
Suspend to diskok

Targa Visionary 1600

functioncomment
Soundok
LANok
Modemmanual installation
VGAneeds manual dpi-adjustment
Suspend to diskok

Dell latitude D531

functioncomment
Soundok
LANok
Bluetoothok
WLAN BCM4312OpenSuse ships with the older BCM43xx driver which has no WPA
the b43 driver from linuxwireless.org at least handles WPA, instructions in german are here Unfortunately this driver is crashing the kernel if you are in a crowded WLAN-cell!
the proprietary driver from Broadcom seems to work, packet name is "broadcom-wl", the kernel module is just named "wl"
Modemmanual installation
there is a closed source driver for the HSF-modem available (here), needs kernel source
VGA ATI Radeon X1200 (RS690 791F)ok, load proprietary fglrx driver, otherwise screen looks really ugly
Suspend to disk or ramno way

there is a dell repository on http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/repositories/isv:/dell:/community/suse10.3-i386 - don't know yet what to do with their packages...

HP ze5526ea

most important there is an issue with the integrated ALI chipset. opensuse tries to load the driver pata_ali and this somehow fails with the DVD-combo. While booting there is a long delay until it finds a solution. Luckily I found a workaround on some webpages: add the option "libata.pata_dma=1" to the grub entry or enter it manually at bootprompt.

functioncomment
Soundok
LANok
WLANBCM43xx-firmware, but no WPA!
might work with b43 driver from linuxwireless.org but I did not checked that yet! instructions in german are here
or try the proprietary Broadcom driver "broadcom-wl"
VGA ATI RS200M (Radeon IGP 345M)ok
Suspend to diskok

peripherals

Printer HP Photosmart C5180
works. I only tried the network connection, but using HPLIP you can control everything, CUPS serves printing and the scanner is to be used with xsane when started by the HP Device Manager.

mobile phone HTC Touch Diamond (XDA Diamond)
USB-Storage and Bluetooth work out of the box, synchronization using opensync and synce works as well, but is really hard to install. see here for details

hope it helps,
Christian G├╝ssmer 2008