OK…looks like I have solved two of the three ‘Problems‘ mentioned in Part 2, i.e. the Nvidia & Clonezilla problems. Slow Servers is probably never going away for YaST GUI, and Zypper (a command-line package manager) seems faster most of the time. However, I found there was a fourth ‘Problem‘ that was probably causing two of the other problems… 😉

Conclusion

As mentioned in the two earlier Parts of this series, I had made several earlier tests on installing openSUSE Leap 15.4, and the first was done on a test SSD. Everything had worked perfectly on it so I had figured to move to USB test installations next.

Nvidia driver had installed w/o any problems on the SSD:

Cinnamon DE worked great, and all the other added apps had no issues…on the SSD.

openSUSE Leap 15.4 had even worked great on the USB installations until I added a Nvidia driver. As my readers know, I install my favorite Linux OSes onto USB’s…no exceptions, except for tests. Thusly, these openSUSE Leap 15.4 tests have been a huge disappointment for me, since I had such high hopes for Leap 15.4 Cinnamon. 😞

I may still add it to Tier Three or Four on the Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page, but it won’t be a favorite without USB portability & fully installable ability to a USB.

  • BTW, I just downloaded openSUSE Tumbleweed ‘n am about to test it… 🤞

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!