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Questions tagged [opensuse]

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

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“error constructing proxy…” when trying to launch gnome-terminal as root

openSUSE Leap 42.2 Gnome Terminal 3.20.2 I have a terminal window open. If I type the following command: gnome-terminal as a non-root user it successfully launches a new terminal. However if I run ...
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Setting DISPLAY in systemd service file

I'm trying to learn systemd services by trying to start xclock as a service; the service file is below [Unit] Description=clock [Service] Environment=DISPLAY=:0 ExecStart=/usr/bin/xclock [Install] ...
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How to run my script after SuSE finished booting up?

I want my server to notify me (via growl) that the (re)booting finished. I have the php file that sends out the growl ready but I do not know what file I should add the line in. What file I need to ...
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Add item to inittab on OpenSuse 12.1

I am currently working on a project which needs to be added to inittab so that the program loads during startup. The program that I am trying to start is a c# mono application. I have created a ...
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Using zypper, how can I remove all packages installed from a specific repository?

Say I've added a repository using zypper ar. Then, I've gone and installed multiple packages from that repository, but now I want to remove all of them. Is there a command that allows me to remove ...
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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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Linux slows down after long uptime

Occasionally I leave my openSUSE 13.1 64-bit system KDE-based up for a few days or even a week without a reboot. However, I notice after a night of idle standby the system gets very slow when I want ...
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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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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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How do I install mercurial on openSUSE?

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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Mounting a btrfs image file

I am trying to perform a recovery operation on a btrfs image file that I have extracted using # dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/mnt/sda1.img The file seems to be properly extracted: $ file sda1.img sda1.img: ...
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openSuse, new user cannot login

I am using openSuse 12.3. I have created a new user using: linux-amvn:~ # useradd -m -G users,dev -s /bin/bash -p pass123 harbir-PC The user harbir-PC is not able to login, when I try to log using ...
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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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Is it possible to run Steam games using optirun?

I am using Bumblebee on OpenSuse 13.1 on my Intel HD4600 / Nvidia GTX 860M combo. Steam games seems to lag a bit, when using primusrun. (vblank_mode=0 primusrun) Testing both primusrun and optirun ...
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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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What is the proper way to create a bootable image of my system?

Wouldn't it be nice if I could just get my system set up right after I install it, with all of the themes and programs and SDKs that I want, and then just save that snapshot? Like a backup, except I'd ...
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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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Partitioning EFI machine with two SSD disks in mirror

I have two SSD disks, I want to put them in a software mirror RAID. But whatever I do the OpenSuSe installation keeps telling me that due to the partitioning scheme he won't be able to install the ...
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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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Lower temperature thresholds for sensors

My eight month old Acer V3-571G is overheating: temperature fluctuates between 64 degC and 75 degC with only Firefox running and the exhausts are starting show some signs of melting. As soon as I ...
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How to create a user with given password on SuSE from command line?

I need to create bunch of new users with given password. What I want is a script that I would pass the user name of new user and it will create/add the user and set its password. (the password is the ...
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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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How to force systemd enter in emergency mode?

I'm using Opensuse 12.3. systemd-195-13.45.1.x86_64 After few problems when I added a disc at btrfs mount I'm trying put my system in emergency mode (which I consider all services will be stopped and ...
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Password problem x11vnc

I am an absolute starter on Linux and I am operating on an OpenSUSE Leap 42.1 and here is my situation: I was given a task to build a PC with very similar configs and properties to one already in ...
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Restrict particular applications from accessing certain files

Normally the private files stored in the home directory of a user can be accessed by applications running with the effective UID of the user. How can I restrict a particular application from accessing ...
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Yast is unable to access software repositories even though URLs are accessible in browser and system date is correct

I am using Yast on OpenSuse 12.1. When trying to install packages from the software repositories, I get an error that the repo cannot be accessed because the network is unreachable: Download (curl)...
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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 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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Chromium flash not playing on OpenSuse

Error You either have Javascript turned off or an old version of Flash Player. I've tried several solutions on the internet. chrome://components/ lists nothing of interest Yast is unable to ...
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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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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 gstreamer-0_10-plugin-...
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Error while building snipersim: “relocation R_X86_64_32S against `.rodata.str1.1' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC”

I know that snipersim isn't a very typical "project" but this is more a linux/linking problem than anything else, so I think it goes here. I have also contacted the developers, but have yet to receive ...
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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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Drive disappears from dev during ddrescue copy or testdisk recovery

I have been trying to recover data from a Seagate 7200.11 1.5TB drive (2 ext4 partitions_ for 3 days now, predominantly with ddrescue and testdisk, but because of some critical error on the disk (...
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Is it possible to keep a vnc server alive after log out?

I am using OpenSUSE and I have created a script that launches at startup the x11vnc server. But when the user logs out x11vnc is killed. I want it to start again automatically. Here the script I wrote....
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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 http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/...
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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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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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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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cannot start docker daemon in openSUSE

I'm running openSUSE, and when I try to start the docker daemon sudo service docker start I get the following error: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:/...
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Apps are slow the first time they open or after being idle for a while

I suspect this has to do with swap but I don't know how to confirm it. When I launch an app (for example, a Linux terminal, the file manager or a python wrapper), it is significantly slower the first ...
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Why is `sudo make install` failing with “unrecognized relocation”?

This is a question/answer post, intended for people encountering the same issue. This problem only happens when using a separate toolchain (gcc, binutils, libtool) which is not in the standard path. ...
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loading grub boot loader

I am trying to install a dual boot on my system. I have windows8.1 installed and I am installing opensuse13.2. I restart my system, go to the boot menu and start my installation from my CD drive. ...