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  1. Skype-4.0/4.2 on openSUSE-13.1

    by , 19-Nov-2013 at 15:46 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    Skype may have no sound or corrupted sound for some users on openSUSE-13.1 and this blog re-iterates what has been posted elsewhere in different places.

    The method I use for installing skype is per the openSUSE wiki (where at the time of writing this blog entry it had advice labeled for openSUSE-12.3 that nominally should work for openSUSE-13.1).

    I had no sound from skype-4.2.0.11 on my Toshiba Satellite Z930 Ultrabook after my openSUSE-13.1 GM installation.
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    Updated 19-Nov-2013 at 15:51 by oldcpu

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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