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Permanently down/disable network interface in opensuse

I have two wireless cards in my computer. One bad one that cant be removed and one good one the I actually want use. Opensuses network manage automatically loads both and switches between the other ...
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opensuse KDE 11.4 - How to edit $HOME/.bashrc

Just install opensuse 11.x kde into my Lennovo X60, kick out the ms window. The must function, input Chinese can't work. When start IBus, it shows following message. How to edit $HOME/.bashrc? Tried ...
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Change only the user of a file

I have a textfile with name negin.txt in /home and did the following: Right click → Properties → Permissions → Advanced Permissions → Add Entry → Named User user:wwwrun Is ...
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How to get unique hardware ID for SunRay thin client

I am currently sitting in front of a SunRay 2 thin client running a recent version of OpenSUSE. I would like to modify my .bashrc to make some changes to the environment depending on which particular ...
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Selecting text in a SuSE shell

I have a problem. An application has spat a whole load of log text into a Shell window that needs to be captured. If we could skip passed the "probably shouldn't have had an application output it's ...
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Problem connecting to Microsoft PPTP VPN using Kvpnc

Using OpenSuse and kvpnc, I'm unable to connect to a windows PPTP VPN. I selected PPTP for type of the connection, and entered the username, password and the gateway address. All other options are ...
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Installing haskell platform fails

I am trying to install haskell-platform-2011.2.0.1 onto my SUSE 11.4. I have got all the dependencies required for ./configure, which works ok. But when getting to make, it builds with this error: ...
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Error in accessing MySQL using RODBC in opensuse

I have installed R 2.13 in opensuse 11.04. I wanted to access a MySQL db using R. I Installed RODBC without any error. I can even load the RODBC (usinglibrary('RODBC')). When I tried to connect to db ...
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Can two Linux installations share the same /home partition?

I am currently using OpenSuse 11.4 and Windows XP in laptop. I was planning to remove the Windows and switch to install Kubuntu. My current situation is that I have my root (/) and /home partition ...
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Unable to connect to Github for the first time

This is my first time with Git and I'm trying to set it up on my box. I added my key to my profile in the Github web interface. When I try to connect... : max@linux-vwzy:~> ssh git@github.com The ...
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Atheros LAN card driver, Linux compiling problem

I have installed openSUSE 11.4 to my new workstation. It says that there is Attansic ETHERNET controller on board. But no devices seen. I typed: lspci and it returned: atheros communications device ...
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Who modifies `/etc/init.d/.depend.start` in openSUSE 11?

Where are the dependency data taken from? Which process modifies the .depend.* files and under which circumstances does this happen?
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How to switch from KDE to Xfce in OpenSuse

I'm growing tired of Gnome and KDE and wish to move towards a more lightweight and customizable interface. I chose Xfce. I downloaded all (I think) the packages related to Xfce but now I'm stumped as ...
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Cannot connect to guest OS from host OS

I have installed OpenSUSE on VMWare player as guest OS and my host OS is Windows XP. What I want to achieve is to send message from my host (i.e XP), say on port 7000 and receive it on a specific port ...
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NTFS mounting problem

Partitions Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 53944319 26971136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT /dev/sda2 53946272 60034904 3044316+ ...
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Cannot mount openSuSE NTFS partitions that were automatically created

I am using openSuSE and Windows 7 together. Partitions Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System /dev/sda1 2048 53944319 26971136 7 HPFS/NTFS/exFAT ...
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Installing VirtualBox gives kernel, grub and graphics card errors

I just tried booting into a virtual os and I got some error saying that I needed to check the kernel driver for vbox or whatever. I tried doing a ps -ef | grep vbox and also searched for the file. I ...
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Cannot install Guest Additions on Windows 7 guest and openSUSE 11.4 host

I'm using openSUSE as a host and Windows 7 as a guest, the problem is that I cannot find guest tools.iso, pushing on Install Guest Tools does nothing. Could somebody tell where I can download iso ...
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Some boot speed questions (Linux & Windows)

I've recently installed Windows alongside my OpenSuse installation. Now I have a plan for quick booting and switching of OS's, but I need someone to tell me if this is indeed possible. 1- How do I go ...
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OpenSuse won't boot after Windows install

I have OpenSuse 11.4 running and I just installed Windows 7 in the same HDD on some extra space. Windows killed grub (I knew it would) so I put in my grub cd and selected "Detect any OS". It took a ...
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OpenSuse 11.4 set to full screen in VMWare

I've been running OpenSuse 11.2 in VMWare and have no problems setting it to full screen. However, after installing OpenSuse 11.4, the resolutions I can choose from doesn't have 1600X900 which is ...
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Disappeared lan driver (opensuse)

I'm running opensuse 11.4. Did updates the other day, one of them a kernel. Its not running 2.6.37.1.-1.2 desktop. I can only assume it was running whatever came with 11.4 before, as it was only ...
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openSUSE doesn't like the Internet — can't connect with eth0

I just moved into a new apartment and the Internet guys came and set up the modem. I hooked a wireless router to the modem and all my Wi-Fi devices are working fine. I plugged my computer into the ...
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Nothing can read my hardware RAID0… Except Ubuntu

I used to have my system setup entirely on a 2tb RAID 0 (risky I know) but I recently upgraded to having Ubuntu running on a SSD and using the RAID for file storage. Since the Ubuntu 11.04 update my ...
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openSuSE 11.4 KDE 4.6.x dead in the water, no response to mouse click or alt+F2

I have a custom built desktop running openSuSE 11.4 with KDE 4.6.x (whichever version comes with the SuSE install disk downloaded from openSuSE.org, I think it's 4.6.2?). I just installed the 64-bit ...
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UNIX ZIP command produces a corrupt zip file

On my openSUSE machine, I am trying to zip some big files (some GBs of magnitude) using the built-in ZIP command from UNIX. However after the compression is done, I've tried to test if everything was ...
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LiveCD Grub Parameters (isolinux)

I have to use pci=nocrs with my hardware to get my USB ports to work. But because I have to use an external USB DVD drive, I have difficulty booting without passing that parameter. I am able to edit ...
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How to know which disc is which?

I've got a couple WD 1TB drives in my computer and I want to give them labels. Right now, I've two identical disks (save logical size, no partitions, yet different content). I want to give them the ...
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Am I using 'zypper' correctly?

I'm a relatively new OpenSuse user, coming from several years with Ubuntu. In Ubuntu, the update manager would pop up every now and then and let me know when I had stuff to install. If I manually ...
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Confusing trashes, can't delete stuff

I'm "cleaning" my computer and USB keys and this requires a whole lot of deleting. I've gone though everything on my OS HDD, and now moving on to keys. My trash is initially EMPTY. When trying to ...
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Update from openSuSE 11.1 to openSuSE 11.4

Can I update my openSuSE 11.1 to 11.4 directly using an openSuSE 11.4 DVD? or will I need to upgrade to 11.2 and 11.3 first too?
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How to update PHP on opensuse?

How can I update my PHP 5.2.14 to PHP 5.3 on my OpenSuSE 11.1 server using YaST or any other way?
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Can I format a disk from GRUB?

Opensuse 11.4 seems to be creating problems with booting from USB devices. (I have read in a couple places that people are having similar problems.) Every time I try to boot from a different live USB ...
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How do I mount USB devices in opensuse?

I have tried: Mount /dev/sdb /mnt Mount /dev/sdb /media Mount /dev/sdb1 And so on I have also tried reformatting in partition editor. I unplugped and plugged it back in , but I can't find the ...
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How to get simultaneous sound (from pulseadio) on two outputs (analog and digital) of the same sound card?

How to configure pulseaudio to play sounds simultaneously on digital and analog output of single sound card? My system is OpenSuse 11.4 (with all updates installed). Command "aplay -l" returns: ...
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OpenSuse won't boot without my pendrive plugged in

I was building LFS on a pendrive this morning when it crashed in the middle of making gcc. I rebooted without my pendrive and I never got into the desktop. Instead, I get a visually pleasing terminal ...
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wget timeout — keeps 'trying'

I'm downloading about 100 files right now with the 'default' configuration on wget. I'm stuck on one package (I suspect the package has moved) and wget keeps retrying. I figured that after 3 or so ...
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Linux from Scratch [LFS] developing environment?

I've recently delved into the LFS pdf in hopes of building my own OS and learning in the process. However, in the beginning of the book, they continue to speak of a development environment and how ...
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OpenSuse/KDE auto Move To/Copy To?

I'm on a fresh install of OpenSuse and this is also my first contact with KDE. I find it odd that by default, everytime I try and drag and drop a file or folder, I get asked if I want to Move them to ...
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OpenSuse zypper is slow on startup

Whenever I open the terminal to install something from the repositories, it takes like 1 minute to 'build' them and all that junk. I recently switched from Ubuntu and apt never had this issue. What ...
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Remove TrueCrypt whole USB encryption in Linux

I've accidentally encrypted my 8GB usb stick instead of my 4GB stick and now I need to revert the encryption on the 8GB one. There doesn't seem to be an option like this in the TrueCrypt interface ...
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Boot loader error during installation of OpenSUSE 11.3

I want to install openSUSE on my new laptop. I partition my hard drive (600gb) with 5 parts: c: 97gb d: 150gb e: 150gb f: 100gb g: 50gb and 38gb unallocated part In the openSUSE ...
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Crashing at random intervals, possibly from heat or voltage?

My CPU is an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6000+ Its rating is 55 - 63 C with a Vcore voltage of 1.35 / 1.4. My system (OpenSuse latest version) crashes often at random intervals. Recently ...
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Problem restoring from tar backup: why are there /dev/disk/by-id/ symlinks and how can I avoid them?

I'm trying to make a bare-bone backup system with the most basic tools available on openSUSE 11.3 (in this case: bash, fdisk, tar & grub legacy) Here's the workflow for my scripts: backup.sh: ...
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I just cant get my j2me tools to work on opensuse!

am trying to install and use j2me tools on my new opensuse box, but I've tried both the rpm and *.bin approaches and neither works! When I use yast to install the downloaded ...
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Partitioning and installing on non formatted drive

I have ubuntu installed on a 500 GB drive that is not formatted in any way, not ntfs, ext, or fat. I have been using this for some time and no errors have occurred. Would it be safe to install ...
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Just Installed OpenSUSE, and the Fonts for Firefox and Eclipse are HUGE, what Can I Do?

I just installed openSUSE 11.3 (I think) using VMWare 7.1. My question is that when I run certain apps (Firefox and Eclipse are good examples), the font sizes are all scaled super huge. It isn't that ...
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“Fuzzy” Display Problems on New OpenSUSE 11.3 Install

I have a old Desktop that has a new installation of OpenSUSE 11.3 on it. To get straight to the point, whenever I try to start-up OpenSUSE, my display goes "fuzzy" (almost like a badly tuned TV) and ...
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Is it safe to run an old version of Linux?

I'm currently running OpenSuSE 11.3. I'm afraid as newer versions are released they will demand more of my old PC (Dell Optiplex GX270). Also, I've heard of issues with newer Linux distributions ...
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Linux program for timeline(s) with own time units

I'm searching for a timeline program. But not something "normal", but a program where I can define my own time units, for example a Year with 13 Months or even units which change depending on some ...