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TechNotes: Fixing SuSE 7.3
When Little Problems Get Big
November 2, 2001
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:
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.