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I went with the CD install because I needed my wireless drivers.

I still don't understand the repository list thing. Here are the repos I'm using:

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## Score: 10.8, United States
Server = http://schlunix.org/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
## Score: 12.9, United States
Server = http://lug.mtu.edu/archlinux/ftpfull/$repo/os/x86_64
## Score: 13.1, United States
Server = ftp://lug.mtu.edu/archlinux/ftpfull/$repo/os/x86_64
## Score: 13.2, United States
Server = http://mirrors.hosef.org/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
## Score: 13.7, United States
Server = http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
## Score: 13.9, United States
Server = ftp://mirrors.hosef.org/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
## Score: 15.1, United States
Server = ftp://ibiblio.org/pub/linux/distributions/archlinux/$repo/os/x86_64
I believe they're up to date. The ones that came with Arch though, even when I did rankmirrors, no love. I manually put those in.
    
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So this is what I just did. I went to http://www.archlinux.org/mirrorlist/ and got all the local mirrors.

I added them to mirrorlist, made mirrorlist.backup and uncommented all of the servers for the US and the ones I added. Then I ran rankmirrors -n 6 and took the best from the original mirrorlist and the ones I added.

I wound up with:

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Server = http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://hpc.arc.georgetown.edu/mirror/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://hpc.arc.georgetown.edu/mirror/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://mirror.yellowfiber.net/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://mirror.rit.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
Server = http://mirror.rit.edu/archlinux/$repo/os/$arch
These are supposedly the six fastest mirrors of all the mirrors I could possibly have.
    
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my reasoning, i clicked on the wrong iso image when i downloaded it, so i just went with it.
You can do a net install from the Core CD. I do this, because I'm not sure if the net install disc will have drivers for my wireless.
    
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I simply uncomment one server (Internodes for Australia) as it doesn't go on my download quota, they seem to have the latest stuff and the speed differences for me are tiny, within 1-2KB/s at most. (When I used rankmirrors)
    
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I uncomment all Aussie servers as I have no unmetered content, plus it's good to have a fallback mirror in case one goes down.
    
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Alright, so I just started using OpenSUSE with KDE in a virtual machine and I have to say, KDE, when done right, isn't half bad. I still don't care for the menu but I don't hate it as much as I did with Kubuntu
    
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Greetz
I am now running KDE 4.5.5 and have seen another improvement in resource management, even over 4.5.4. Ram footprint only dropped a few percent but then it was already really good by 4.5.4. CPU dropped on average 20-25%. The KDE team is excellent.
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Alright, so I just started using OpenSUSE with KDE in a virtual machine and I have to say, KDE, when done right, isn't half bad. I still don't care for the menu but I don't hate it as much as I did with Kubuntu
You hated it in Kubuntu? What version? I jumped in at 10.04 and 10.10 has been even better. Only crash so far came from vdpau dying and taking SMPlayer with it. Guess even with a GTX275 I don't have a strong enough card. Oh well. And I'm with you on the menu thing; but I hate all DE's taskbar menus. For KDE I either use the search and launch plasma containment or go for the plain desktop with widgets and setup the Run/Search hotkey from Alt+F2 to Alt+r. So much faster than GUI menus both ways.

Off topic I guess:
I find it ironic that everytime I have something nice to say about a distro it immediately finds a way to make me regret it. Case in point is that for no reason now openSUSE seems to have problems with KDE and getting it to fully start. I'm not sure how to explain it but my widgets work while the taskbar fails to appear and while I can launch programs I can't interact with them because it thinks I'm looking at the desktop still; IE I click in an area on the program and yet if that's where a widget is it will interact with the widget but still show the program's GUI. Granted this is on my netbook which has always been a tricky b17ch with Linux. I just can't find what's wrong with things on it since I don't even get crashes. So still better than Gnome was for me. At least in KDE, even with crashes or errors I don't have to hard shutdown/restart.
     
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You hated it in Kubuntu? What version? I jumped in at 10.04 and 10.10 has been even better. Only crash so far came from dying and taking SMPlayer with it. Guess even with a GTX275 I don't have a strong enough card. <snip>.
I'll try to post on the other stuff later but I just had to point out that your cideo card is PLENTY strong! I can play many video clips including Flash on a box with am 8MB TNT2 Ultra PCI card. My server has an 128MB FX-5200 that runs everything I throw at it. Games are a different story although the FX-5200 will eke out a spikey avg 125fps on Quake 3.

However in all fairness. even my 8800GTS does not support vdpau. Might be good to look at the nVidia readme for options. I would certainly try to recreate the crash and check logs. I have a very low tolerance for crashes and they are extremely rare for me on Slack although I have had some with FF 4beta9 using the search bar. I'll put up with that one in the interest of a better FF and besides it restores all my open tabs.
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I have Kubuntu 10.10 and OpenSUSE in virtualbox

Kubuntu settings:

2 cores dedicated
4gb of memory dedicated
VT-x/AMD-V and Nested Paging Enabled
64mb of video memory
3d acceleration enabled

OpenSUSE settings:
1 core dedicated
4gb of memory deducated
VT-x/AMD-v and Nested paging enabled
12mb of video memory
3d acceleration off (for now)

Guest additions are on for both.

The OpenSUSE VM is pretty much stock virtualbox settings since I just installed it earlier today. It is incredibly smooth compared to Kubuntu. I'm going to change the settings and see if it is user error. It very well could be. I'll report back.
    
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