Posts Tagged “opensuse”:

openSUSE Goodies Pack

As the Developers Conference 2017 was approaching Shelly asked me what am I doing with the openSUSE stickers and DVDs. I replied that I would distribute them to visitors when they'd come to the Installfest of the Linux User Group. That's when Shelly came up with the idea of having... [Read More]

Font rendering issue in Google Chrome on Linux

I banged my head against the wall quite a few times trying to fix the ugly font issue in Google Chrome on Linux. I'm running openSUSE Leap and no hack with the `chrome://flags` or advanced font settings helped fix the font rendering issues. Until today... The best fix that I... [Read More]
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Setting up a quiet auto-update for openSUSE

I was having a discussion about openSUSE with a colleague when he questioned me on software updates that just run silently in the background. I replied that yes, it's possible, in fact on the command line one may use the --non-interactive flag with zypper. Otherwise, open YasT > Online Update... [Read More]
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openSUSE debug repository

I am running openSUSE Leap 42.1 in a Vagrant box and while I had to debug a small executable file, I came across a message prompting me to install the glibc-debuginfo-2.19-19.1.x86_64 package. (gdb) run Starting program: /home/vagrant/hi Missing separate debuginfos, use: zypper install glibc-debuginfo-2.19-19.1.x86_64 Breakpoint 1, 0x0000000000400561 in main ()... [Read More]
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Tumbleweed, get openSUSE rolling

In the Linux lingo, a rolling distribution is one that keeps on updating rather than requiring "distribution upgrades" through periodic releases. Among the likes, such popular distributions are Gentoo and Arch Linux, which are also known as the full-rolling distros. In the past openSUSE followed a release cycle of 8... [Read More]
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openSUSE Leap

Earlier I wrote about about openSUSE:42 and explained the particular branch will include core SUSE Linux Enterprise code. There was a long debate on the openSUSE mailing list to find a suitable name. On 25 June 2015, Rainer Fiebig sent the following to the list: [...] But excitement and attention... [Read More]
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openSUSE:42 - a new beginning

People usually ask what is the difference between openSUSE and SUSE? Some even ask how to pronounce it :-) Well, before it hits hard, you should pronounce it suze. SUSE is an enterprise class Linux distribution and it comes in two flavours: - SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop - SUSE Linux... [Read More]
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Configure touchpad in openSUSE KDE Plasma 5

I installed KDE Plasma 5 on my openSUSE 13.2 machine. Aww. That looks quite sleek & I adore the classic menu. After a long time using both Gnome 3 (on various distros) and Unity, I am appreciating a vanilla KDE desktop. One could simply replace KDE 4 by KDE Plasma... [Read More]
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Skype “no sound” fix

I installed Skype v4.2 on openSUSE 13.1 KDE 64bit. Although having PulseAudio configured, there was no sound in Skype. I checked around and found this announcement: ``` PulseAudio 4.0 and SkypeBy Arun | Published: August 2, 2013 This is a public service announcement for packagers and users of Skype and... [Read More]

Font anti-aliasing in openSUSE KDE

Some time ago a friend, Abdallah Yashir asked me about font anti-aliasing in openSUSE KDE. He liked the KDE version of openSUSE but somehow was disappointed with the quality of fonts. As a developer typography was his main concern. I told him I’ll put some quickie instruction on my blog.... [Read More]
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Infotech 2013 – Day 1

Last Saturday following some Infotech 2013 related discussions during MSCC [meetup](, I sent the team an email inquiring about the possibility of having a presentation slot for Linux & openSUSE Project. Monday morning I received a positive response and since then I’ve been in constant contact with the team via... [Read More]

Cinnamon 2.0 installation fails on openSUSE 13.1 RC2

Cinnamon 2.0 was released last month. The project has matured into something more independent. It now does not require to have GNOME 3 installed in order to work. Cinnamon 2.0 represents a complete desktop environment built on GNOME 3 technologies rather than just being a front-end of the GNOME desktop,... [Read More]
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openSUSE 13.1 RC2 GNOME Live

openSUSE 13.1 RC2 came out today! Could see some awesome bug-hunting moments ahead. I didn’t waste time & fired the download page. Thought I’d start with the Live editions and I downloaded GNOME Live 64bit. I dd’ed the nearly 1GB image to a pendrive. Oh! What’s dd’ed? See it in... [Read More]

Zim – Personal wiki

At work my colleagues & I, always scatter our notes in text files (yeah, though we don’t like it, we use Windows). Some even say, “Yay! Notepad is the future!” … When I first arrived at Orange Business Services and I heard this line I was like, “Oh Lord, where... [Read More]

openSUSE 13.1 bug-hunting adventure resumes

openSUSE 13.1 RC 1 was [released]( today. I could see some more bug-hunting fun ahead. While I was still reading the announcement on openSUSE website, Nitin had already shared the link on facebook & started downloading. That was blazing fast. Happy to see that the aspiring openSUSE Advocate is so... [Read More]
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openSUSE 13.1 bug-hunting spree

Last week openSUSE 13.1 Beta 1 was released. Shortly after I tweeted about my bug-hunting spree. I downloaded the GNOME Live image and made a Live pendrive. {: .center-img} ![](/img/2017/02/linux-for-open-minds.jpg) Image by Andy S. Upon booting the Live pendrive on my notebook I stumbled on something weird. The GNOME desktop... [Read More]
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Linux User Group of Mauritius – meetup 17.08.2013

Finally we had the [LUGM mini-meetup]( today. We had 12 attendees (including me). That was a great response. Some came for the first time. ![](/img/2017/02/LUGM-meetup-17-august-1.jpg) We started by each one introducing himself, telling more about his Linux experience. It was nice to hear everyone’s short stories and how they encountered/discovered... [Read More]

openSUSE Local Coordinator Program

Yesterday I got an email in which Richard Brown highlights the status of **Local Coordinator Program** of the openSUSE project. The email also contained a video link to his presentation at the openSUSE Conference 2013. The presentation sums up what the Local Coordinator Program is about and why was it... [Read More]
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My mom uses openSUSE

This morning I launched openSUSE 12.3 installation on a second laptop at home. I was hurrying for work so after partitioning the disk and finalizing the applications to be installed I left home. I let the setup continue. I worked till late and reached home around 20h45. What do I... [Read More]
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Customize MATE menu

I was chatting with [Stathis]( today and we discussed about customizing the MATE menu. We thought of putting a nice openSUSE logo on the start button. I initially used the openSUSE logo that’s available in [mate-faenza-icons]( package. Here is how it looks like: ![](/img/2017/02/MATE-menu.png) Download the [mate-faenza]( icons package and... [Read More]

सम्भाषणसंस्कृतम् शब्दकोशः

सम्भाषणसंस्कृतम् शब्दकोशः – meaning spoken Sanskrit dictionary If you’re a Sanskrit lover too you will adore this website => []( It’s an online English/Sanskrit translator suitable for those wishing to translate or understand short texts. Your browser should however support Devanagari font rendering. To enable it in Linux do :... [Read More]

Install Kingsoft Office on openSUSE

A few days back I wrote about Kingsoft Office. At the time I had only a .deb package and I tested the same on Linux Mint 15. Last night I sat down working to install the package on openSUSE 12.3. By the time it was Saturday 01h00 mission was completed!... [Read More]
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openSUSE MATE Desktop

When the Gnome team abandoned the traditional desktop style many people were frustrated and started looking for alternatives. Some went towards lighter DEs such as XFCE & LXDE while others migrated to KDE. Then the Linux Mint team came up with a fork of Gnome 2 and called it [MATE]( [Read More]

Acer Aspire 5336 backlight fix for openSUSE

This tutorial shows how to fix the backlight issue in Acer Aspire 5336 notebooks. When booting your Live CD/DVD add the following boot options to the grub menu : ``` acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux ``` ![](/img/2017/02/acer-aspire-backlight-issue.jpg) Press enter to let the boot process continue. When the screen turns black press the **Fn... [Read More]
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Geany – a lightweight IDE

Geany is a lightweight text-editor that incorporates IDE features. I came across Geany some time back when I had to edit scripts and test them quickly. I wanted something that could offer syntaxing, indentation, etc. My search lead to Geany. ![](/img/2017/02/geany-resize2.png) Geany supports auto-indentation, auto-complete, syntax highlighting among other features.... [Read More]

openSUSE Sticker

They do make my laptop look great. ![](/img/2017/02/openSUSE-sticker.jpg) openSUSE ones I still have some. Will bring them to the next event. [Read More]
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Linux Kernel 3.9.1 for openSUSE

Linux Kernel 3.9.1 is available from []( For easy installation use the 1-Click-Install button. ![](/img/2017/02/kernel-3.9.1.png) Yet, by the time I was editing this post I noticed Linux Kernel version 3.9.2 was out. Check the [Linux Kernel Archives]( For Kernel compilation instruction you may follow this post [Read More]

openSUSE Ambassador program change

It’s been announced that the current openSUSE Ambassador program has changed. The new program comprises of openSUSE Advocates. The latter can be any openSUSE enthusiast who wants to promote the project. There is no need of being traditionally introduced/welcomed by the openSUSE Ambassador team. This change will surely encourage a... [Read More]
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Wireless issue in Linux

A friend had a wireless issue on Linux Mint and asked me for advice. I found many people reporting issues with Broadcom & Intel drivers. Most distributions do not bundle proprietary drivers in their main release. These drivers are however available on the NON-OSS repository. Finding you’re wireless make/model isn’t... [Read More]

openSUSE Cheat Sheet

After the Cheat Cube here comes a Cheat Sheet. I compiled some handy commands to get around & get things done through the command line in openSUSE. Download the openSUSE Cheat Sheet in pdf format. ![](/img/2017/02/openSUSE-cheat-sheet.png) I’m still working on it. I’ll publish updates from time to time. Ideas &... [Read More]
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openSUSE Cheat Cube

A colleague at work today showed me the Fedora Cheat Cube. It’s great as a promo material and I instantly thought of doing something similar for the openSUSE project. Back to home and I googled for the svg version. To my surprise I found there already is an openSUSE version... [Read More]
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SUSE Studio at work

SUSE Studio is an online service by SUSE that allows one to build a custom Linux distribution based on openSUSE, SLED or SLES. This can be something very minimal to operate as a server and fit in spaces as small as 200M or a fully packed & customized distribution. ![](/img/2017/02/Networking_dister.png)... [Read More]

Conky running

I played a lot with Conky on my previous Mint box. This is the first time I said let’s play Conky on openSUSE KDE. The end result was nice. In fact, I must say it was easier getting it to work on SUSE rather than on Mint. ![](/img/2017/02/openSUSE-KDE-conky.png) A couple... [Read More]
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MS True Type fonts in openSUSE

It’s an early Sunday morning and I start the day chatting with online geeks. A friend then pings about MS fonts on openSUSE. I guess he needed those for his assignment stuffs. ![](/img/2017/02/Misc-file-ttf-icon.png) While I’m not a fan of those fonts neither I use them often, they do come handy... [Read More]
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openSUSE Workshop at Providence

It’s been in my mind for a while, I’ve always organized Linux events everywhere I got the chance but never in my own village. So, here we go … I’ve initiated the process. I’m sending a letter to the President of the Village Council of Providence to grant us (the... [Read More]

Upgrade openSUSE 12.2 to 12.3

![](/img/2017/02/opensuse_logo.gif) Happy to say that now my VPS is running openSUSE 12.3.The upgrade from 12.2 to 12.3 wasn’t a big deal. Here are the quick actions that initiate the upgrade : 1. Run a system update (zypper update) 2. Disable 12.2 repos 3. Add & refresh 12.3 repos 4. Full... [Read More]
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Google Chrome for Linux

Ever needed to download Google Chrome for Linux but from a Windows browser? Well, if you tried you must have noticed Google forces the download for Windows version. This is because Google selects the Chrome version based on your browser’s User agent. One way to bypass this automatic browser detection... [Read More] now running on new VPS

It’s been a while I wanted this upgrade. Finally it’s done. is now running on a new VPS with 8x more RAM and a lot more disk space. Yes, it brings smile to the face. As usual everything’s running on openSUSE … this time 12.2. Just for info, version... [Read More]

Cinnamon 2.0. Finally, it works!

Coffee, Vodka & Beer into the system and enlightened I were! Indeed, I could not believe how simple the solution was when for 2 days I had been hacking around to get Cinnamon 2.0 work on openSUSE 13.1 RC2. The initial error I got came from installation of `python-lxml` package.... [Read More]
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LAMP in one command

![LAMP](/img/2017/02/lamp-mint.jpg) Ever wondered if you could install the LAMP stack (on Linux Mint/Ubuntu) with one simple command? One would say let’s do: ``` apt-get install php5 mysql-server apache2 ``` However, there’s a shorter way of accomplishing that. Try the following: ``` apt-get install lamp-server^ ``` Or if you like things... [Read More]

openSUSE 'locate' utility

The ‘locate’ utility does not come bundled with openSUSE. It forms part of findutils. ``` zypper search findutils ``` Here’s the result you should get: ![](/img/2017/02/findutils.jpg) To install the package execute the following command: ``` zypper in findutils-locate ``` [Read More]
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Google Earth running on openSUSE 12.1

The Google Earth package is available on the Packman repos or you may download the relevant RPM file from To download & install from the repos, do: ``` zypper in google-earth-stable ``` To install the downloaded RPM file from Google, do: ``` rpm -ivh google-earth-stable_current_x86_64.rpm ``` On my laptop... [Read More]

Bootable Linux USB Drive

Very often people search for ways to get a bootable Linux pendrive. While there exists several methods and tools to make one; a less geeky way is using imagewriter. The latest LMDE already comes bundled with this nice piece of application and I guess the next edition of Linux Mint... [Read More]

Indian Languages Support in Linux

Getting Indian languages support in Linux isn’t a tough task. Under Debian/Ubuntu/Mint, just do: ``` apt-get install ttf-indic-fonts ``` On openSUSE execute the following command: ``` zypper install indic-fonts ``` Open ‘Regional and Language’ from ‘System Settings’. ![Indian Languages - Linux](/img/2017/02/regional-settings1.png) Go to ‘Layouts’ and click on the ‘+’ button... [Read More]

openSUSE 12.1 distribution upgrade

![openSUSE 12.1 distribution upgrade](/img/2017/02/suse1.jpg) This short tutorial will allow you to upgrade your openSUSE 11.4 to version 12.1. Before we launch the distribution upgrade, we update the current desktop. Open terminal and run the following: ``` zypper repos --uri zypper update ``` (‘zypper repos –uri’ lists all the available repos.)... [Read More]