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  1. want to retain your uptime record?

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    Package updates left you with too many processes using old files as shown by zypper ps that it's easier to reboot instead of restarting the processes, but you are nostalgic about your long uptime record? Here's how to preserve your uptime.

    Log out of the desktop. Go to a virtual console and become root, then:

    Code:
    telinit s
    This changes the runlevel to single user. It will prompt you for the root password to login, then:

    Code:
    telinit 5
    ...
    Tags: restart, uptime
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  2. adding a new PTP camera to udev

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    I just got a new toy. However when I plugged it in and tried to display the photos in digikam, it said that it could not open the device.

    The reason is that the udev rules do not contain an entry for your camera. It may be too new to be in libgphoto2. If you can, update to a more recent version of gphoto2 and libgphoto2. If you can't or prefer not to, here's how you fix it:

    Plug the camera into the USB port and then look at the last few lines of the output from dmesg
    ...
    Tags: gphoto2, ptp
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  3. automatic weekly updates for 11.1 machines on Evergreen

    Quote Originally Posted by ken_yap View Post
    I've switched over a couple of machines I maintain to Evergreen. However the weekly automatic update cronjob stopped working. Here's how I got it working again.

    First of all, remove all 11.1 update repositories using zypper rr.

    Next, edit /etc/cron.weekly/opensuse.org-online_update. Change the last line to:

    Code:
    ${upcmd} --quiet up -y -l ${skipInteractive} >> /var/log/suse-update.log 2>&1
    The additions are -l to accept any licenses
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