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Low battery freezes laptop [closed]

I have a laptop Lenovo G575. MS Windows works without any problems on it, but with Linux, it freezes during login or up to 10 minutes after power on. I have tried Ubuntu, Fedora 15 and 16, Fedora 16 ...
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Installing to a PCIE sata card

I have an ASUS P5Q deluxe from an old gaming computer that I'm converting to a server. Unfortunately, while their silly onboard fake RAID thing(drive xpert) worked fine in Windows, the drives are not ...
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play quicktime from browser

When I try to play a quicktime trailer from http://trailers.apple.com/ my OpenSUSE 12.1 system freezes. This can sometimes be so extreme that I have to force shutdown the machine. Is it somehow ...
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How to port printer settings between different distributions?

My wife's netbook has two distributions installed on it: OpenSUSE 11.4, which she no longer uses much, and Debian testing. The only reason why OpenSUSE is still installed is that, for some odd ...
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Dell XPS 15 runs hot on linux

I'm worried about my Dell XPS notebook. When I'm on Linux, its temperature is always higher than on Windows. I was facing some pretty ugly slowdowns earlier today and it shut itself down the first ...
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Impossible to log out from OpenSuSE's KDE menu

I'm running OpenSuSE 12.1 with the KDE desktop on a test machine. The "logout" menu entry in the KDE menu does not seem to do anything. I am not aware of changing any KDE settings that might be ...
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NVidia, Compiz and Desktop Effect Problem

I installed the Nvidia driver on OpenSuse 12.1. The driver was downloaded from http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers. But after I installed the Nvidia driver, I cannot activate any desktop ...
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How do I downgrade my nVidia Driver in openSUSE 12.1?

I’m trying to trouble-shoot a problem that I’ve been having. Downgrading my nVidia driver is about the only thing I haven’t tried. I have an nVidea GeForce 6200 and installed the ...
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Hotmail Folders

Is there a linux mail client I can use that will let me see my folders in Hotmail and persist the changes back to the server? Kind of like the Hotmail connector for Outlook, or Windows Live Mail? I'm ...
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How do I prevent ssh remote login from breaking dbus?

I'm running openSUSE 11.3 on my workstation at work under KDE, I don't have root access to it. The default shell has been set to tcsh. When I am logged in at my workstation and log in remotely from my ...
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How to install exactly the same packages on another computer in openSUSE?

Another computer can be as well virtual machine. I cannot make disk clone because of hardware differences and settings. I have computer A, installed and running, I also have computer B. I will ...
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Configuring OpenSuSE's xinetd

I need to run approx, a package proxy for Debian / Ubuntu packages, on an OpenSuSE box. Until now, I converted the installation package from .deb to .rpm using alien. Installing the resulting .rpm ...
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How do I “fix” Flash?

I’m brand new to linux and, coming from Windows, I sometimes find it quite daunting. I managed to install openSUSE and after much trial and error I discovered how to install some software, and ...
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Netbeans has no display on my computer

I installed netbeans using zypper install netbeans. Trying to run it, I get the "loading" splash screen which is proceeded by a small popup which asks me if I want to register my copy and receive some ...
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Custom hotkeys in dwm

I'm trying to create an array of simple hotkeys on my desktop, running OpenSuse with dwm. Things like: Ctrl+E /opt/eclipse/eclipse Can this be configured from within dwm? If not is there an ...
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How do I upgrade to the newest Firefox via YaST in OpenSuSE 11.x? [closed]

I'm running OpenSuSE 11.2 and I would like to upgrade to the newest version of Firefox (v 8 I believe at the time of this question). I'm not interested in extracting a tarball, I would like to do it ...
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Unpacking kernel-source rpm off-system (OpenSuse)?

I'm using OpenSuse 11.2 from a LiveUSB USB flash/stick, which arguably has not much place on it. I need to get the Linux sources for this version of OpenSuse, as they are needed to build a driver for ...
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Forcing a fullscreen game to run windowed?

I'm having some issues with fullscreen games ruining my display and forcing me to reboot. I'm wondering if there's a way to trick the game into thinking its going in fullscreen, when really I've ...
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“Digest verification failed” when updating system

When I run sudo zypper update: Overall download size: 134.1 MiB. After the operation, additional 5.7 MiB will be used. Continue? [y/n/?] (y): y Automatically agreeing with java-1_6_0-sun-devel ...
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Forcing 'yes' to new update license agreements?

Sometimes when a new version of a big piece of software is released (java, flash, etc), the developers will require that a license agreement be combed through and then ask you to type (yes/no) at the ...
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Can't run certain fullscreen applications

I have a dual screen setup which I've configured by running this command at startup: xrandr --output VGA-0 --auto --right-of DVI-0 I'm running OpenSuse 11.4 with dwm as my window manager. I can ...
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Getting Samba on suse to work with NTFS drives [closed]

For a server with samba. I've just added (to the server, just shoved it in) an ntfs drive with some stuff and I want to access it through win7 (home edition). After a small struggle I've managed to ...
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What was the paid only period in history of SuSE?

Around version 7.0 (? just guessing) SuSE became paid only distribution (i.e. you had to pay to get the copy), after several releases SuSE came back to free + paid model. Now -- the most important to ...
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How to disable root account on openSUSE?

Is there a way to disable the root account completely on openSUSE so you can administer your system like the way you would do in Ubuntu?
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Tips for making software updates automatic in OpenSuse (zypper)

I'm currently working in a command line only environment. I would like to perform daily updates automatically using zypper, however I can't find a good way to do it. By good I mean clean and simple. ...
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How to check if the system is ready for mounting NTFS by user?

There are (too) many posts already on the subject, yet I am stuck. I found very relevant post here: Unable to mount NTFS partition from user account and I also read FAQ here: ...
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Disable loading of Touchpad

I am currently trying to fix an Advent 4211 Netbook (a rebranded MSI Wind) - and whenever I use the touchpad the mouse (even an external USB mouse) stops working - when I run xev it does not register ...
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Allow su without password for users in a particular Active Directory group when using pam_winbind

I know on my Gentoo system, the /etc/pam.d/su file comes with the following commented out: auth sufficient pam_wheel.so use_uid trust Which allows a user to su to root without a password as ...
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openSUSE 11.4 doesn't wake up from suspend to ram, sometimes doesn't logout

I have openSUSE 11.4 on a vaio S series laptop, using KDE, and it is nearly up-to-date. Everything was fine but after an update (whose details I can't remember), these problems appeared: Nearly ...
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Configure dwm to automatically open applications

I've just got dwm configured to my liking in terms of colors and tags. I'm just looking for one more thing: the ability to have certain applications automatically start with dwm on certain tags. For ...
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Easily switching over to a dynamic window manager from KDE

I've been using KDE on Opensuse for some time now and I feel like improving performance and using the most of my dual screens. I discovered tiling window managers and thought it would be a cool thing ...
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How to disable the trash can in KDE

From what I gather, the idea of a "trash can" is of Windows descent, and was to make a user's life easier. However, when I go to delete a file, I don't hit delete unless I know I don't need it and ...
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Package managers Update versus Upgrade?

sudo zypper update The following package updates will NOT be installed: amarok bluedevil choqok cln digikam digikam-lang GeoIP gstreamer-0_10 gstreamer-0_10-plugin-gnomevfs ...
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Xen on openSUSE 11.4

I have done a few installs of openSUSE to use as a Xen dom0 and have not got it working yet. These are the steps I followed: Installed openSUSE 11.4 from Live KDE CD. Installed all updates via ...
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How to figure out the exact package name of a `.so` file, so that it can be installed through `zypper`?

anisha@linux-dopx:~/tarBalls/qtFlash/bin> ./flashscript ./flashscript: error while loading shared libraries: libqtnmedia.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory ...
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Atheros ethernet driver

I have openSUSE 11.4 installed on my HP pavilion dm4-2015dx. The ethernet card (Attansic ethernet controler is shown in Yast's hardware info) was not recognized and after many days of googleing i ...
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What is reliable, autoconnecting wifi manager?

openSUSE 11.4, one wifi connection with static IP. Requirements: after autologin connection should be automatically established with defined static IP after connection dropped, manager should try ...
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“This is a 32 bit computer, you can't use 64 bit software on it”

anisha@linux-uitj:~> cat /etc/issue && uname -a Welcome to openSUSE 11.2 "Emerald" - Kernel \r (\l). Linux linux-uitj 2.6.31.5-0.1-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-10-26 15:49:03 +0100 x86_64 ...
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Disable action keys

I'm running openSUSE on HP Pavilion dm4. I have a bunch of action keys (volume up/down, brightness, wifi etc.) on my function keys. For using standard Fx keys I have to hold Fn key. The problem is ...
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How to repartition pendrive again?

My 8GB pendrive originally contained only a FAT partition, but I tried to install OpenSUSE 11.4 on it. I created a 200MB partition for /boot and the rest was for the root partition. Despite the ...
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How to completely rebuild boot partition with grub as well?

openSUSE 11.4, I have boot partition on pendrive. The problem is when I boot computer, grub immediately shows error "file not found" (I have no clue which file) and switches to "rescue mode". I can ...
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How to make grub work again after drive reassignment?

My config: opensuse 11.4, boot partition at pendrive and hard drives with partitions sda1, sda2, sdb1. Today I changed chassis for my computer, and by mistake I attached second drive to SATA 3 ...
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Unable to mount NTFS partition from user account

I'm trying to mount a Windows ntfs partition on openSuse 11.4. When I mount it using the root account (either directly or via sudo) it mounts without problems. But when I try mounting it without any ...
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How to rescan scsi bus devices?

How can I rescan a scsi bus for new devices under OpenSUSE? I think it contains something like this: echo "- - -" > scan
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where is log file of Gnome 3?

I've just installed gnome3 on openSUSE 11.4 following these instructions but when from kdm I try to load gnome3, it just shows me a page saying that it cannot load and it doesn't give me any further ...
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can i modify an .rpm-based system to use .deb files, apt-get and debian/ubuntu repositories?

I recently ran into trouble when installing Debian on a netbook. There were three major hardware/kernel issues that I didn't feel like fixing, and since every single forum/wiki writeup reported the ...
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openSUSE not starting up after failed update

More than failed it was a partial update, when I was updating there was a power failure and my laptop shutdown (battery is broken). Now when I try switching my system on, it shows the chameleon and ...
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How to stop firewall from writting logs to /var/log/messages?

I'm running OpenSUSE 11.4. The problem is that I can set easily what to log, but not where to log. And currently the same logs are written to /var/log/firewall and /var/log/messages. I still want ...
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sulog with openSUSE 11.2 (x86_64)

I need to log as much as possible when users a doing su *... Best would be to log all commands especially for the case root does something as a user. We can assume root would not change this logging ...
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Choppy animations in desktop using fglrx driver in openSUSE 11.4

I downloaded and installed the ATI driver, but my desktop effects were not working. Moving windows creates choppy animations. I changed the rendering backend in kwin from openGL to xrender and the ...