April 14, 2004 11:10 PM

Just upgraded to SUSE Linux 9.1

I have spent almost the whole day by upgrading my notebook (DELL Latitude X200) to SUSE Linux 9.1. The upgrade went very well and everything is now working again with 2.6 based kernel.

I've changed several things in how I use the system with the upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6 kernel. Because I almost exclusively use X, I decided to go xdm way to get rid of the waiting for X to come up after boot. 2.6 kernel also handles extra keys on the notebook very well. This simple command:

        setkeycodes e001 112
will define key with scancode 0xe001 as key with keycode 112 and it is very easy to define other keys. With 2.4 kernel, I need to patch the kernel to get that small 'i' key to lock my screen ;-)

Next days will show how successful I was ;-)

Many thanks go to local SuSE CR offices, because they were able to send me CDs via messenger so I could upgrade just when my new harddrive arrived.


Posted by Pavel | Permanent link | File under: Work