2013-03-15

First openSUSE 12.3 Upgrade

Last night I upgraded one of my spare laptops (an HP DV7-3165DX) to the new openSUSE 12.3.  In a word: flawless.  It updated, rebooted, and was ready to go.  Everything just works and all my work-a-day applications resumed operation with their expected configuration.  Defined VPN connections all remained operational as well.

Now running the 3.7.10-1.1-desktop kernel and some shiny new versions.  No separate repository is required to get to the excellent GNOME Shell 3.6.x (the version where GNOME Shell got all grow'd up).

Now I can get back to work.  As good as this is looking I'll probably upgrade my workstation and work-a-day laptop in short order.

gnome-shell-3.6.3.1-1.1.1.x86_64
pulseaudio-3.0-1.1.1.x86_64
evolution-3.6.3-1.2.1.x86_64
banshee-2.6.0-3.2.1.x86_64
python-2.7.3-10.1.1.x86_64
libreoffice-3.6.3.2.4-2.4.1.x86_64
gnucash-2.4.11-2.1.2.x86_64
cups-1.5.4-5.2.1.x86_64
rabbitmq-server-2.8.7-2.1.3.x86_64
postgresql-server-9.2-2.1.1.noarch
glade-sharp2-2.12.10-38.2.1.x86_64.rpm
monodevelop-3.0.6-1.2.1
cadaver-0.23.3-65.1.2.x86_64
ghostscript-9.06-4.1.1.x86_64
MozillaFirefox-19.0-1.1.1.x86_64
tracker-0.14.4-2.1.2.x86_64
zeitgeist-0.9.5-2.1.1.x86_64
gnome-activity-journal-0.8.0-8.1.2.noarch

New Versions!
Only disappointment is that LibreOffice 4 didn't make the cut for the new release.

For anyone researching hardware issues, below is the low-down on the DV7-3165DX.  Probably nobody is looking, as the entire DV6 & DV7 seem to work flawlessly with LINUX,  but for the search engines...
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 9602
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI
bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI
bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge
(PCIE port 2)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB
OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0 USB
OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus
Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia
(Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to
PCI Bridge
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor
Link Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series]
01:05.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RS880 HDMI
Audio [Radeon HD 4200 Series]
08:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless
Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
/sbin/lscpi


processor       : 0 [and 1]
vendor_id       : AuthenticAMD
cpu family      : 16
model           : 6
model name      : AMD Turion(tm) II Ultra Dual-Core Mobile M620
stepping        : 2
microcode       : 0x10000c7
cpu MHz         : 800.000
cache size      : 1024 KB
physical id     : 0
siblings        : 2
core id         : 0
cpu cores       : 2
apicid          : 0
initial apicid  : 0
fpu             : yes
fpu_exception   : yes
cpuid level     : 5
wp              : yes
flags           : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov
pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt
pdpe1gb rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc rep_good nopl nonstop_tsc
extd_apicid pni monitor cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic
cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch osvw ibs skinit wdt
hw_pstate npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save
bogomips        : 4986.89
TLB size        : 1024 4K pages
clflush size    : 64
cache_alignment : 64
address sizes   : 48 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate
/proc/cpuinfo

1 comment:

  1. My fresh install only took 10 minutes on SSD - and had no network capability. Re-installed 12.2 and upgraded to get wireless and eth back.

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