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Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 14:27:17 +0100 (CET)
From: Lenz Grimmer <grimmer@suse.de>
To: Linux Weekly News <lwn@lwn.net>
Subject: Beta1 for SPARC


The first Beta of SuSE Linux 7.1 for SPARC is now available for download.
You can find the ISO-image at:


There are some known bugs:

 o YaST2 Update: silo will not be installed, you have to run
   "chroot /mnt /sbin/silo -t" on the second console before you reboot.

 o When doing an YaST2 update on UltraSPARC, the wrong kernel image will
   be installed (the 32bit version, not the 64bit one). You have to
   install CD1:suse/images/sun4u/k_deflt.rpm manually before rebooting.

 o You can configure XFree86 4.0.2 only during the installation with
   YaST2 yet. (SaX2 does not work with SBUS cards yet)

 o If you have more then one video card, YaST2 may start in ascii mode

 o Sound configuration does not yet work

 o XFree86 4.0.2 does not yet work on Elite3D, Leo video cards as well
   as all PCI cards. The Sun TCX, CG14 and bw2 have not been tested yet
   - feedback is very welcome!

If you want to tell us about your experiences, there is a mailing list for
SuSE on SPARC <suse-sparc@suse.de>, you can subscribe to it at



 Lenz Grimmer                                           SuSE GmbH
 mailto:grimmer@suse.de                       Schanzaeckerstr. 10
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         When CPR fails, does the doctor order "Barium?"