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  1. OpenSUSE-12.3, 13.1, and 13.2 on Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook

    by , 20-Jul-2013 at 05:53 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
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    I successfully installed openSUSE-12.3 on a Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook (with KDE-4.10 desktop). I have this running now for over 1-month, and I have to say I am very pleased thus far with both the Ultrabook and with openSUSE-12.3 running on it.

    More can be read on this Ultrabook running under GNU/Linux in this Linlap Toshiba Z930 thread for the Portege which is almost identical to my Toshiba:

    Specification:

    The specification of this Ultrabook ...

    Updated 16-Nov-2014 at 13:50 by oldcpu (updated title to reflect 13.1 and 13.2 installs)

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  2. nvidia 173.14.36 graphic driver with Nvidia NV34 / FX5200 graphics device on 3.7.x and newer kernels

    by , 10-Mar-2013 at 09:48 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
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    Proprietary Nvidia 173.14.36 graphic driver with Nvidia NV34 / FX5200 graphics device on openSUSE-12.3 and 3.7.x (and newer) kernels.

    This blog entry provides an explanation of one way to get the proprietary Nvidia 173.14.36 graphic driver working with a Nvidia NV34 / FX5200 graphics device on openSUSE-12.3 and/or 3.7.x (and newer) kernels. This has been tested on openSUSE-12.3 GM version and also on Tumbleweed with the 3.7.x kernel.

    The FX5200 is part of the NV34 ...

    Updated 12-Mar-2013 at 23:20 by oldcpu (Noted this tested on openSUSE-12.3 GM version (and not just RC versions))

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  3. Logitech C270 webcam with openSUSE

    by , 28-May-2012 at 01:03 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    Logitech C270 webcam with openSUSE

    I decided to procure a new webcam for my mother, which is a Logitech C270 (046d:0825) Webcam. My 86+ year old mother runs GNU/Linux (openSUSE) on her PC.



    Replaces old Phillips Webcam

    The Logitech C270 webcam is intended to replace an old Phillips web cam that she has on her PC. The old Phillips is a really great webcam, and it is ...
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  4. Installing FreeDOS on an openSUSE-12.1 PC (separate partition)

    by , 15-Jan-2012 at 17:14 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I installed the latest FreeDOS on my sandbox PC being careful not to wipe grub used by openSUSE-12.1. I find it useful to have another different operating system (from GNU/Linux) on a PC, and in the case of this OLD PC, FreeDOS is what I prefer to have in place.

    This old Sandbox PC has an MSI KT3 Ultra (KT333) motherboard with a 32-bit athlon-1100 CPU, a nVidia FX5200 graphic card, and 2 GB of RAM. I have an empty VERY SMALL ~500 MB partition on the PC in the position of /dev/sda1 ...

    Updated 16-Jan-2012 at 04:58 by oldcpu

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  5. Kingston DataTraveler HyperX-3.0 64GB USB-3.0 Memory stick

    by , 29-Dec-2011 at 09:00 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    I received a Kingston DataTraveler HyperX-3.0 64GB USB-3.0 Memory stick for Christmas. That's one very nice thing about Christmas, if one is fortunate then one can receive gifts they really don't need, but are very nice toys none-the-less.

    I was fortunate this Christmas, and many thanks to my wife :



    I've been 'lusting' after getting fast USB-3.0 memory stick for some time, and this Kingston ...

    Updated 29-Dec-2011 at 09:02 by oldcpu

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