14 October 2011 by Lars
Oh well, Fedora or SUSE? Shortcomings abound… and one bluetooth solution.
So I put openSUSE 11.4 onto the X220T yesterday (10 minutes), then proceeded to try and get the other things into working order:
- multi-touch screen
- Gnome 2 or 3
- Upgrade to newer Xorg server (Fedora runs 7.5-1.10, stock 11.4 runs 7.6-1.9, but http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_11.4/ provides 7.6-1.10)
- Upgrade to newer kernel (Fedora runs 2.40 which is 3.0 according to some, so I went with http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Kernel:/stable/standard/)
On to other things… OOPS!
And so I thought I was done, installed a couple of other things, and then closed the lid to put it into sleep mode. Oh wait, the light is still blinking.
Well, it looks like with the 3.0 kernel, sleep wasn’t working. At all. That’s pretty major dealbreaker….
So… back go Fedora 15
I learned at least some things: back in Fedora 15, I looked through the available packages for anything bluetooth-related. And found ‘blueman’, which I had used before, before Bluetooth settings got so well integrated into (SUSE’s) Bluetooth settings. And lo and behold, I paired with the phone, and easily got the sending of files to work. SOLUTION FOUND.
sudo yum install blueman
They all have problems… the join of all the distributions would be an awesome operating system… Each one on its own is only part of it…