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Alternative SUSE's hal policy

After about two miserable weeks searching for solution about `umounting USB sticks problem', I can finally figure out how to make things work. Somebody told me after my post in that someone reported this bug to Novell's bugzilla . Don't know if he/she had this problem before me or not. One thing that bothered me, is that just a few people scream for this annoyingdisturbance. And now is been a couple months after the release of OpenSUSE 10.0 . Some people say that this could not be a problem, since we can simply unplug the usb devices (USB sticks) and it won't ruin the filesystem in the device. ButI don't think it's a convenient nor the right way. A lot of people, I think mostly, only feel comfortable to unplug their USB sticks after the computer told them that it can be safely removed. They probably don't know what is happening in the system. But in some cases, system notification about this is truly necessary, because most people never know

OpenSUSE 10.0: sad sad situation

Maksud hati ingin pindah distro (aku gak suka nama Mandreevah). Jadilah pilihan jatuh ke SUSE yang sekarang punya OSS edition. Berhasil di-download dengan penuh penderitaan, sukses diinstall, dan nangis. Nangis? Firefox yang sudah dipasangi plugin AdobeReader selalu `segmentation fault', nulis ke media USB lemot abis (ada penyelesaiannya), dan yg paling parah: USB plesdis tak bisa di-umount secara benar (masak harus selalu oleh root?). Oh, iya, tambah parah, tak ada seorangpun yg peduli dengan masalah ini. Tidak developer yg bekerja di SUSE dan Novell, tidak juga para forum supporter. Bener2 menyedihkan. Terpikir, sih, beberapa solusi, tapi kan harusnya distro sebesar SUSE punya support dan problem-solver yang lebih baik. Entah apa yg harus kulakukan.