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  1. 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
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    Tags: gphoto2, ptp
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  2. Interfacing iPod Touch 3G to openSUSE-11.3

    by , 13-Jun-2011 at 02:11 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    As noted in a previous blog, my wife offered to let me play with her iPod Touch 3G when she is not using it. This is so that I can better refine my Tablet requirements, for when I ultimately purchase myself a Tablet. So this blog post is about interfacing 64-bit openSUSE-11.3 to an iPod Touch 3G.

    Her Apple iPod Touch 3G is NOT jailbroken, and she is not keen on risking breaking her warranty with Apple by jailbreaking her iPod.

    iPod Touch 3G

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  3. Tablet philosophy ponderings wrt free open source software

    by , 13-Jun-2011 at 01:34 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
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    There is a thread here on our forum which motivated me to write this blog, where a number of us chatted about different Tablets. … and also about the philosophy of tablets wrt Free open source software (Free as in the Free Software Foundation definition of free).

    Android OS and Tablets

    After my research into the Motorolo Xoom and the Acer Tranformer Tablet I looked at the philosophy of Tablets wrt free open source software, and I was disappointed wrt restrictions ...

    Updated 26-Jun-2011 at 16:49 by oldcpu

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  4. 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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  5. How do I get Thunderbird to open links in Google Chrome?

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