Friday, December 17, 2010
Point One - Attachmate is not Oracle and openSUSE is not OpenSolaris.
Point Two - Jeff Hawn, CEO of Attachmate has already said that SUSE and openSUSE are important components of the merger and will remain.
Point Three - Goto Point One
Novell has contributed much to the FOSS universe (think OpenOffice.org, Banshee, Mono, GNOME, KDE, Linux Kernel, Moonlight etc) and on behalf of the community, bore the brunt of the SCO assault on Linux and later on UNIX. Funny some trolls just conveniently forgot that Novell literally squashed the baseless SCO litigation and scored one for the good guys.
People will always say what they want and there will always be trolls. Get your facts right before you speak mate. You obviously have an axe to grind or something. We work hard to make openSUSE successful and hey by all means help us out if you think you can do a better job than us; we'll be glad to have you on board. Otherwise just STFU.
Sniping on the side and lying and spreading your poison around is just sad and counter-productive. What do you hope to achieve? Is it another case of my distro will bitch-slap your distro? Get real and grow up or get laid, watch some pr0n or whichever pleases you mate.
If you have a commercial motive behind your poison, well that only means whatever you are dealing is just crap.
I am an openSUSE guy and as much as I love the Geeko, I have long realised that it's part of the FOSS Universe. I am just as happy to see BSD, Ubuntu or Fedora successful. Deep down I really don't give a damn about distros. I am more interested in seeing FOSS make it.
So if you think that FOSS is all about how awesome <$DISTRO_NAME> is, then you are sadly mistaken. In the mean time if you need to comment on things you are not sure of, show some humility and respect, otherwise just STFU. You don't have the right to insult and belittle the efforts of others.
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
- Change 'browser.cache.memory.enable' from true to false
- Add ‘browser.cache.memory.capacity’ as an integer, and set it to 4096.
- Close and restart Firefox.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Goggling yielded no definitive results for openSUSE and MP258. Instead I found an excellent how-to for Ubuntu, RPM-based distros and Arch Linux (32-bit) here. I tried the excellent but lengthy instructions on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and it worked fabulously. Note, you gotta have good and stable Internet connection for Ubuntu 10.04 as it will require getting some additional packages and accessing a git repo.
For openSUSE 11.3:
- Install libpng12 (zypper in libpng12)
- Download and install the RPMs for both the scanner and printer functions. Note that each tarball has 4 files, two each for 32 and 64 bits; choose the correct one for your platform.
- Goto Yast -> Hardware -> Printers to check for correct printer installed
- Goto Yast -> Hardware -> Scanner to select the one with the word PIXMA.
- Good to go!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
You can download wither the US Letter or A4 sized PDFs at http://old-en.opensuse.org/Zypper/Usage#Cheat_sheet
Sunday, September 12, 2010
For the SUSE world Packman has always been the repo for the sweet restricted codecs.
To add the repo:
zypper ar -f http://packman.inode.at/suse/sle_11_sp1/ Packman_SLE
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Until I saw the part they portrayed the Romans (or Rum as in the annals). I could already screamed at that moment! They actually portrayed the Romans (or Rhomaioi as the Greeks called themselves then) like something that came out from the comics; bright brass cuirass, Trojan headress and blue-eyed blonds. Note to costume director, the Romans seldom wear brass cuirasses except if you are a noble or higher ranked. Mostly wear chain-mail over tunic or a leather cuirass and are usually armed with the throwning spear septum and short sword gladius. In fact towards the end of the Western Roman Empire, much of their army consisted of Germanic "barbarians" like the Goths.
I really don't know which joker they hired as a history/literary consultant, but Rum actually referred to the area of what was the Byzantium or Eastern Roman Empire and so was more Greek than Latin. Rum was also what the Seljuk Turks called their domain when they conquered the Anatolian Plains from the Byzantines.
Also by the time the Hikayat was written the Western Roman Empire has fallen for over 600 years.
I am very disappointed to also see Mano Maniam portraying as what seems to be an Indian trader with a stereotypical Indian accent . To see one of Malaysia's finest actors reduced to such a role is heart breaking.
This shows that the jokers at KRU Studios are not serious at all in bringing a local epic to the silver screen. While I am aware that the Hikayat is a mix of the historical and fanciful, a cursory Wikipedia search will yield much information.
Do they even know that Hikayat Merong Mahawangsa is also known as Sejarah Kedah?
I cannot speak for others but to see a Thai movie (Queens of Langkasuka) that chose to portray the early Malay kingdoms (in this case Pattani) closer historically is quite sobering. Why can foreigners to tell our stories and history in an unbiased way and closer to the fact?
Will I watch it? Possibly. I may not like it. But I always make it a point to support local productions whenever I can.
End of Rant....
Sunday, July 25, 2010
gconftool-2 --direct --config-source=xml::/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.vendor --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename --type=string "/path/to/picture"
gconftool-2 --direct --config-source=xml::/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.vendor --set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_options --type=string "stretched"
Sourced from http://lizards.opensuse.org/2010/07/25/how-to-change-gdm-backgroundwallpaper/
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Well if all else fail, revert to using the openSUSE 11.1 repos:
zypper ar -f http://packman.unixheads.com/suse/11.1/ Packman && zypper refresh Packman
zypper ar -f http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/11.1 vlc && zypper refresh vlc && zypper in vlc
If it still won't install try adding these two repos and try installing vlc again:
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/libs/SLE_11/ multimedia-libs && zypper refresh multimedia-libs
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/multimedia:/xine/SLE_11 multimedia-xine && zypper refresh multimedia-xine
On my T61 with newly installed SLED 11 SP1, the above methods work flawlessly.
Monday, June 21, 2010
VLC has always been the Swiss Army Knife of media players and VLC has always been sucky on openSUSE 11.1 (which SLED 11 was based on). With VLC 1.10 launched, I decided to give it a go on my SLED 11 SP1. I added the repo, refreshed it and installed vlc:
zypper ar -f http://download.videolan.org/pub/vlc/SuSE/11.2 vlc
zypper refresh vlc
zypper in vlc
I decided to add the 11.2 repo on a hunch, since there are numerous upgrades and additions to SP1.
So far it has been working well and I have no problems with any video or audio playbacks.
Monday, May 17, 2010
# Public goods belong to the public.*
# Software hoarding is evil. Software does the greatest good given to the greatest number.
# Don't be evil.
# Sourceless software sucks.
# People have rights. Organizations live on sufferance.
# Governments are organizations.
# If it is wrong when citizens do it, it is wrong when governments do it.
# Information wants to be free. Information deserves to be free.
# Being legal doesn't make it right.
# Being illegal doesn't make it wrong.
# Subverting tyranny is the highest duty.
# Trust your technolust!
* Definition: A good is public if the marginal production cost is lower than the marginal billing cost.
Thanks to Ditesh.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 2010
In SUSE/openSUSE you can also do so:
To search for available software pattern (ala Group in RH-based distros):
zypper se -t pattern
To install a pattern
zypper in -t pattern xxx
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Repository 'Packman Repository' is invalid.
Can't provide /repodata/repomd.xml : Can't hardlink/copy /var/adm/mount/AP_0x00000001/repodata/repomd.xml to /var/cache/zypp/raw/ftp.skynet.be-suseMUwvKg
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Warning: Disabling repository 'Packman Repository' because of the above error.
Since I added the Packman repo via Yast (Yast -> Software -> Software Repositories -> Add -> Community Repositories) I was scratching my head trying to find out why. Then it hit me that Packman does not use a redirector URL like download.opensuse.org.
To resolve it I added another location for Packman (with autorefresh enabled):
zypper ar -f http://ftp.halifax.rwth-aachen.de/packman/suse/11.2/ Packman
Then refresh the repo
zypper refresh Packman
For a list of additional repos you can add to openSUSE 11.2, do refer to http://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories
Sunday, January 10, 2010
OO.o 3.2 is now available via the OpenOffice.org Unstable repo for openSUSE.
Just add the below repo using zypper:
zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/OpenOffice.org:/UNSTABLE/openSUSE_11.2/ openSUSE\ 11.2\ OpenOffice\ Unstable
Change 11.2 to 11.1 or 11.0 if you are not running 11.2.
One of the coolest things of running openSUSE is the availability of the latest OO.o from the devels themselves, since Novell sponsors the excellent Go-oo variant of OpenOffice.org. Go-oo has better support for OOXML and VBA macros, GStreamer integration and 3D transition for Impress. Go-oo is the default OpenOffice.org bundled with other distros such as Ubuntu and Mandriva. Go-oo also has a version for MS Windows.