This is a short update on the progress of my OpenSUSE experiment. After initial fiasco with OpenSUSE Tumbleweed I decided to switch to the Leap. Reason being, Tumbleweed is not so “stable rolling” after all. My expectations, from marketing and everything, were that OpenSUSE Tumbleweed is basically like Arch, but more stable.

I’m sad to inform, this is not really true. In my experience, Arch has always been waaaay more stable.

Anyhow, without dwelling to much I decided to switch to the Leap to give OpenSUSE proper chance, as I feel many of my issues are caused by really bleeding/cutting edge packages and frequent rate of updates.

The drop that spilled the glass was the latest issue with X11 session (default). So basically my effects got lost, and I had really weird screen effects.

OpenSUSE X11 “effects”.

Logging out and back in to “Full Wayland” session made everything work flawlessly again, so I guess something is broken in X11 realm, and I have no real incentive to play with it further.

Now, I only have to convince myself on what the advantages of Leap and OpenSUSE in general might be when compared to Ubuntu or Fedora :-)