A general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project.

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When networkmanager is used, OpenSuSe gets stuck during boot for 10 minutes

I have this problem on all machines that I every installed (different configurations, different geographical locations, even different OpenSuSe versions) and it's extremely irritating. When I turn on ...
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How to build a cross-distro binary RPM package?

I'm trying to build a cross-distro binary RPM package that works under Fedora and openSUSE. I'm using a Require: tag to set the dependencies package names. The problem is that the package names are ...
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How can you get console backgrounds for Arch Linux?

I have tested out openSUSE and found that the tty1 is a bit different from other systems as the tty has got a background. I know that Knoppix has a tux penguin for each core the computer has, but I'm ...
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Diskless workstations

For various reasons I need a setup with one server, and two diskless workstations. The workstations are to be "fat clients", which means I want to enable them to use their own CPU, memory, etc, for ...
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There are no items in GNOME main menu after openSuse 11.4 upgrade

I've upgraded my openSuse os from 11.3 to 11.4. Everything went smoothly but now I cannot see any item in main menu (analog of Start in Windows) and I cannot set any background picture, so now I see a ...
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YaST2: Command-line equivalents to GUI naviagtion

I'd like to automate some interactions with yast2. I assume I can do everything on the command line that I can do in the curses interface, but I'm not sure how to figure out what the commands are. ...
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Which version of openSUSE is closest to SLES11SP1

Which version of openSUSE is closest to SLES11SP1 in terms of package versions?
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Installing mplayer in Linux

I don't know if this is the right forum to ask, I have started to use Linux (OpenSUSE). I need to install mplayer on it. I unpacked the mplayer archive. Then in the command screen I navigated to the ...
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installing Scilab in OpenSUSE 11.3

I want to install Scilab on OpenSUSE 11.3. Which repository is it located in? I cannot find it listed in the package manager. I have tried to install the rpm manually, but I cannot resolve the ...
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gdm graphical login prompt problem (OpenSUSE 11.2)

I'm trying to figure out why the graphical login prompt won't show up at the login page. I see the wallpaper just fine, but the graphical login prompt wont show up no matter how long I wait. So, In ...
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restore suse grub

I upgraded my ubuntu and that resulted in its grub loader being used. I have a triboot of windows, ubuntu and suse. I prefer the suse bootloader which I was using before the ubuntu updates. I would ...
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blank screen after kernel upgrade

I am running ubuntu 10.10 with catalyst ati drivers which I installed from the amd website. Recently I took some updates which included a new kernel. I cannot boot into ubuntu. The screen shows ubuntu ...
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How to upgrade mono on openSuse

I have a virtual machine running of openSuse 11.2 that has mono 2.6.4, I use this VM as a test server to test asp.net applications under Apache mod_mono. I wanted to upgrade (in the same virtual ...
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How to fix icedteanp plugin error?

I'm using openSUSE 11.3 with "latest updates". I have installed vimprobable and uzbl. Whenever I start one of those two browsers, I get the error message: icedteanp plugin error: Failed to run ...
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How do I install mercurial on openSUSE?

Hi I need to install mercurial on my opensuse but I couldn't find the rpm so I just download mercurial.rpm and wanted to install it by using: sudo zypper ... but it said to need python 2.6 so I ...
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Installing opensuse through an USB

Can anyone explain BRIEFLY as to how to install OpenSUSE through an USB?. I searched in lot of forums, but i couldn't find anything helpful. Moreover, there was something written about installing it ...
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suse cannot install software

I just installed suse 11.3, but cannot update the system. Update Applet says: PackageKit Error repo-not-available: Failed to download /media.1/media from ...
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Multibooting FreeBSD and other Linux distros

Long story short: Have one laptop, need to multiboot FreeBSD/OpenBSD as well as a number of Linux distros. Which one do you think should go first? FreeBSD offers a bootMgr, but I'm not sure how it ...
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Trying to set up a server/workstation SLED environment

I'm considering a number of desktop distros for use in our office. It seems like SLED matches what I want more than any other distro, especially home user focused distros. In an attempt to learn more ...
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difference between Fedora's, openSUSE's, and Mandriva's initscripts?

I'm trying to figure out how the init system works for these distributions, but they seem to use different layouts... How do each of them work?
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vmlinuz file for Ubuntu

How do I look for the vmlinuz file for Ubuntu from SUSE. I try: mount /dev/sda5 /mnt then cd /boot, but I don't see the vmlinuz file for Ubuntu. Where is it? The /boot directory is empty.
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Opensuse 11.3 with Dell inspiron 1564 wireless

When I was using ubuntu i used to add the cd to software sources and install a package called bcmwl* and the wireless would work immediately. Now on Opensuse the wireless is not working and as a ...
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Cannot add ubuntu to the suse grub

I am running SuSE 11.2. I also have windows and Ubuntu on the same machine. The problem is that I cannot get Ubuntu to show as a boot option on SuSE's grub. The Ubuntu partition is on /dev/sda5. Here ...
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Just installed openSUSE 11.3, and after 5 seconds , my keyboard goes to sleep for 1-2 characters?

My keyboard skips one or two characters, whenever I stop typing for 5 seconds or more. Since I just installed 11.3 openSUSE, I don't know if this issue is an improper configuration, a bug in 11.3, or ...
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How can I write an OpenSuse script that will change my boot menu.lst file and add “nomodeset” automatically both to failsafe and normal boot option?

How can I write an OpenSuse script that will change my boot menu.lst file and add "nomodeset" automatically both to failsafe and normal boot option? (This script is for suseStudio I'm going to write ...
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OpenSuse custom keyboard shortcuts not working

Note: This question is specifically on a clean install of OpenSuse 11.3 with gnome as the display/desktop manager I can't get custom keyboard shortcuts to work, default shortcuts are working ...
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Configuring the display properties on openSuse (Gnome) running as VirtualBox VM

I just created a VM using Suse Studio and I built just a simple openSUSE 11.3 VM based on the gnome template. I have not added any other software (except for Firefox and the Kernel modules, to be able ...
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What should I expect if I switch from Ubuntu to openSuse

As probably most of you I have been long using Ubuntu. I'm not an expert, but I have been using different distros until I settled with Ubuntu. I started using SuSE 5.x, Conectiva (that later became ...