SUSE 9.1

In a previous posting, I mentioned in passing that I had received my copy of the new SUSE 9.1. I first installed it last Friday; both on my laptop, and my Rebecca’s laptop. Naomi wisely argued that she was satisfied with her 9.0 installation, and begged me not to bother. Ten years old, and already knows the value of the old adage ‘never mess with a working system’.

Installation on Rebecca’s laptop went without a hitch. And, in some ways, installation on my Dell wasn’t that problematic, really. I mean, ten years ago I would have been floored, flabbergasted, astounded and struck with awe with being able to install any Linux on any computer in half an hour from inserting the medium (of course, ten years ago, that would have been Slackware floppies) to hearing sound (but ten years ago I didn’t have any computer with sound), to seeing X11 run happily, have networking with the pcmcia wifi card work instantly. Ungrateful me, therefore, to be disappointed that even after a weekend of tinkering, suspend and resume nor DVD playback work. And the great apt repository on gwdg is still inordinately proud of their large repository of 9.0 rpm’s — and have precious little for 9.1.

And I didn’t spend much of the weekend hacking: Saturday afternoon, I spent painting something I’m going to call ‘The Contented Bureaucrat’, Saturday night I went to Church, as I did Sunday morning, and Sunday afternoon I became godfather to a dear friend who is currently hospitalized. And Sunday night, I was completely tired out…

Anyway, I’ve planned Wednesday night as the Suspend And Resume Will Work night…