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Why does grub2-install escape chroot jail?

I have an odd experience. Scenario: I am writing a Linux installer (based on OpenSUSE 12.2) that runs in an initrd (actually initramfs), and I'm trying to update the bootloader. A copy of the ...
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Installing OpenSUSE - Cannot format partitions

I'll make this fast. OpenSUSE is throwing up a whole bunch of errors when I try to install it. I am 90% sure that the partitions I set up are correct, but the installer doesn't seem impressed by my ...
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Install gcc4.9 on openSuse 13.1

I need to download and install g++4.9 in order to work with regex in c++11 for a school project. I downloaded the source but it seems it does not work .. I searched for the rpm and 1-ClickInstall and ...
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Change Linux Bcache device type

I have accidentally configured my SSD as a backing device instead of a caching device. Simply trying either one of the following: sudo make-bcache -C /dev/sdb1 sudo make-bcache -C /dev/sdb Gives ...
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YaST - Allocating a new partition leads to warning

So the Win10 Tech Preview will be expiring tomorrow. I need a change. I am trying to install OpenSUSE, but I'm not quite confident where I should designate the Linux partition. I put in the install ...
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Set a local static IP address on a network interface and have it permanent even after restart

I have openSUSE 13.2. My laptop connects to the internet through a WiFi network but I have an embedded device which I need to connect to it through the ethernet interface. It has an IP address of 192....
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How can I consistently tell OpenSUSE to refresh the clock / current time?

I use OpenSUSE in a VM and sometimes want to save the machine and get back to work later. I haven't had much success with hibernate or suspend, so I simply save the state of the machine and resume ...
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Multicast communication blocked?

I am struggling to create a multicast communication with basic client and server. So I looked on the web to find any working example... and they don't work. I mean the server is waiting for a ...
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Why are there capital letters in openSUSE packages?

In Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora, the package is called python3-sphinx. On openSUSE, the package is called python3-Sphinx. Same with python3-prettytable versus python3-PrettyTable. I find those capital ...
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how do I disable the firewall through YaST?

The fine manual states: The Start-Up section defines how your firewall will start. You can either have the firewall start automatically when booting (recommended), or you can set the firewall ...
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Postfix alias for root not working in SUSE

First try I've set up multiple servers running Postfix. To get a general grasp of the state of the machine I usually redirect e-mail for root to my normal adress. I recently installed SUSE and ...
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No GTK settings in Opensuse 13.2, KDE Plasma 5

I remember that in KDE 4 (at least in Kubuntu) and also in other KDE 5 environments I tested, there were some appearance settings for GTK applications. I have installed Opensuse 13.2 with Xfce ...
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Copy a large file to external disk

I am trying to copy a large (4.4 GB) file to an external usb drive. Unfortunately, about halfway through my computer freezes. I know my root partition is becoming too small (yes, I already emptied ...
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OpenSuSE libusb installation

My System: Suse Linux 9.3 (i586) (no, I definitely can't update), no internet connection (!), no possibility to run updates (the system must not be changed in any way) and more important: it is ...
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why can't I ping Google with a static IP address?

I'm trying to install vicibox, an OpenSUSE distro which includes Asterisk. The fine manual says to set a static ip address with yast lan. What's the difference between: ││[ ] Change Hostname via ...
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how do I set a hostname in yast?

how do I set the hostname, FQDN, in yast? I ran yast => network devices => network services => hostname/DNS: YaST2 - lan @ arrakis Network Settings ...
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Runlevel3 (systemd) - target on Opensuse 13.2 starts GUI

From my understanding, setting the default target to /usr/lib/systemd/system/runlevel3.target should not start the GUI--but it does. Also the file runlevel3.target looks exactly the same as runlevel5....
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Resizing home and root partions at opensuse

I have divided my ssd into two partitions, one for the root and one for the home directories. Unfortunately I have provided too few space for the root directory and I would like to expand it, by ...
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How do you tweak iptables limit rules on openSUSE Tumbleweed?

I have a fresh install of openSUSE Tumbleweed, it is logging a lot firewall related stuff due to my apple devices multicasting to enable airplay. Lines look like: Mar 14 12:45:13 server kernel: SFW2-...
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atftpd won't start on opensuse tumbleweed under systemd

I tried installing atftpd today. The package installed successfully: # zypper se atftp Loading repository data... Reading installed packages... S | Name | Summary | Type ...
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What is the best backup/restore tools for SUSE Linux system [closed]

All, Is there any tools like Norton Ghost for Linux to help backup and restore SUSE when necessary? Thanks.
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How to install Linux capabilities like setcap and getcap?

In my openSUSE 13.2 machine I can apply commands like setcap and getcap on some application. I moved that application to an openSUSE 12 machine that does not have capabilities installed. In the 13.2 ...
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How to install openssh-server on openSUSE?

I recently installed openSUSE, and I want to set up an ssh server so that I can ssh into this machine. However, I am having trouble installing openssh-server. I have tried $ sudo zypper install ...
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Disable Language Packages in Zypper

I am an OpenSUSE user, which means that I use zypper as the main package manager. When I install almost anything, I get a package with the same name but with a -lang suffix that is recommended by ...
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KDE Splash Screen doesn't disappear

Whenever I boot OpenSUSE, The KDE splash screen appears, which is normal. What is not normal, however, is that it never disappears again ! The previous session's windows just appear. KDE is ...
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nix package manager: perl warning: Setting locale failed

Whenever I run a command for the nix package manager (e.g. nix-channel --update) I get the following warning: perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale ...
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KDE 4.14 on OpenSuse, KDE Thunderbird with “Send as Email attachment”

I am running KDE OpenSuse 13.2 which has KDE 4.14. I could not find any way to configure the "Send as Email Attachment" service menu action to open Thunderbird through any standard configuration GUI. ...
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Make opensuse 13.2 accept remote logging?

My question is how can one make opensuse 13.2 accept remote logging? Since it uses systemd-journal, which conflicts an installation attempt of syslog or rsyslog? Many thanks!
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why are there different formats for the hosts file between OpenSuSE and Ubuntu?

How is 127.0.0.1 related to 127.0.0.2? Using ssh to login to tleilax (OpenSuSE): tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname tleilax tleilax:~ # tleilax:~ # hostname -f tleilax.bounceme.net tleilax:~ # ...
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How to create wifi hotspot in opensuse 13.2

Using Opensuse 13.2 on a Toshiba Satellite. I have been unable, so far, to make WiFi hotspot in my laptop, so that I can access internet from my WiFi enabled devices. How can I make it a hot-spot?
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Unlist update from update list openSuse

Is there a way to stop openSuse from trying to install a particular update? Everytime I have new updates, it tries to install kernel-desktop-3.11.10-25.1 (x64) along with a newer version (currently 3....
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yast routing problem — connect: Network is unreachable

---------------------------------------------------update----------------------- on doge the route works: thufir@doge:~$ thufir@doge:~$ route Kernel IP routing table Destination Gateway ...
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Where does zypper source-install put the sources?

When using a command like zypper source-install kwrite where does zypper install the sources to?
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Can't start mysql server on OpenSUSE 13.2

Try to start the server: # service mysql start Output: Job for mysql.service failed. See "systemctl status mysql.service" and "journalctl -xn" for details. Output for "systemctl status mysql....
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Will a 32-bit linux OS work on modern desktops that are compatible with 64-bit?

I'm building a minimal "appliance" via SuseStudio (OpenSuse 13.x) - nothing fancy... just running some emulators on it. I'd like the OS to be compatible with as many workstations as possible so I'm ...
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KVM Disk Image File Path openSUSE

I need to enable networking for my guest KVM Windows 10 VM under openSUSE Tumbleweed host. I need the default file path for the virtual disk image as per here. Running the following command: qemu-...
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How to make MTP work

I'm experiencing many problems trying to properly connect and access the memory of my phone from my Linux system. I'm running openSUSE 13.1, with KDE, and my phone is a Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo equipped ...
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If I install linux to a USB thumb drive, would it become a live USB?

I need a live USB that functions like normal install, with the ability like install app, add/remove user account etc... the guide on the internet which I have found require me a Live CD, but the linux ...
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Clear all Snapper snapshots

OpenSUSE (among other distributions) uses snapper to take snapshots of btrfs partitions. Some people think the default snapshot intervals take up too much space too quickly, but whether or not you ...
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How to run TOR on boot instead using Vidalia?

I am new to TOR and I really have a hard time understanding how to set it up. What I did so far: run Vidalia from my personal account -- after few seconds I am connected run Vidalia from root ...
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iptables / VLAN: interface names

I have just started working with VLANs. My memory was VLAN interface names are the interface name plus dot plus the VLAN ID. And that is what vconfig offers. After some (successful) manual tests I ...
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authenicate OpenSUSE 10.2 client to CentOS 6.6 LDAP server

In our company, we have a network where I installed a working LDAP server for our CentOS 6 servers (FTP/WEB/Pydio/VOD/etc servers) about 25 of them. All working perfectly with LDAP authentication. ...
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Location of Language and Locale files

I'm using OpenSUSE 13.2 with GNOME 3.14 Desktop Environment. My interface language is en_US while my locale is ar_SY. My locale contain some wrong data about months names (May and June) and I want to ...
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empty 70-persistent-net.rules on SuSe 13.1 and ethernet device called eno1

openSuse 13.1 configured my network controller as eno1 during installation. Also eno1 device can not be configured by KDE Network Connection tool, it doesn't allow you to add a connection for this ...
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A small black square appears on my screen after toggling off desktop effects in OpenSUSE 13.2

It blocks mouse click on what it covers, and sometimes follow my input cursor. Desktop environment is KDE. My graphic card is Intel Mobile 915 family and my laptop is Lenovo X200s.
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unable to mount disk in opensuse 13.2 KDE 5?

I am Using Opensuse and Linux mint 17.1 and when I open dolphin and open mint partition I get an error: When I run as root: $ sudo dolphin I am getting this error: dolphin: cannot ...
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How to delete temp folders created for live booting?

I have followed this document for live USB creations for opensuse13.2, https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/USB_flash_installation_media. Accidentally, i have used sd instead of sdx, hence it created ...
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No brightness control for opensuse 13.2?

I have posted on brightness issue Here!! After upgrade to KDE 5 Now i cannot change brightness through controls !! AND ALL FUNCTION KEYS (wireless,brightness,touchpad,sound +/-) are not working !...
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Opensuse 13.2 doesn't hibernate when closing laptop

I've recently upgraded to OpenSUSE 13.2 and everything seemed to be working fine. The last couple of days I noticed, when I close the laptop it would not hibernate. I tried to go into Gnome Tweak and ...
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Get password login for opensuse 13.2?

Hello I am using OpenSuse 13.2 KDE How to get login protected ie. Password when i switch on my system i go directly on on (without password vitrifaction )