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  1. OpenSUSE-12.1 installation nvidia workarounds

    by , 17-Nov-2011 at 15:32 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    32-bit OpenSUSE-12.1 graphic install failed and required a simple workaround (with a legacy nVidia FX-5200 graphic card). This 12.1 install, was on my 10+ year old sandbox PC (whose first SuSE was SuSE-Pro-7.3 those 10 years ago). This PC, upgraded over the years, has 2GB RAM and an AGP FX5200 nVidia graphic card, which the nouveau driver does not particularly like.

    1/2 way through the openSUSE-12.1 installation, immediately after all software and the boot manager was installed, ...

    Updated 26-Nov-2011 at 00:41 by oldcpu

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  2. Getting dock extension on GNOME 3.2 to work

    After a very quick and smooth install of openSUSE 12.1 I missed one thing on the GNOME 3.2 desktop, though I knew it was installed: the dock extension. On GNOME 3.0 it produced a dock on the right side, the same like when hitting the Activities , then shown on the left. I ran "gnome-tweak-tool" and it did not even see the extension, though it is on disk, in the proper place: /usr/share/gnome-shell/extensions/dock@gnome-shell-extensions.gnome.org
    I googled a bit and did not find ...

    Updated 17-Nov-2011 at 14:37 by Knurpht

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  3. systemd and using the after.local script in openSUSE 12.1/12.2/12.3

    by , 12-Nov-2011 at 21:25 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    I have found out that in openSUSE 12.1/12.2 and now 12.3, some startup scripts do not operate due to the usage of systemd. systemd really speeds up system startup by running the many startup processes in parallel and avoids the usage of shell scripts altogether. That is is good for speed, but not good if you are in need of running something in openSUSE as root when the system is restarted. In my case I was trying to run some VirtualBox mount commands in a VM running openSUSE 12.1/12.2/12.3 and ...

    Updated 28-Jul-2013 at 15:26 by jdmcdaniel3

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  4. Quiz: Using Exit Codes in Bash - A test for You.

    by , 06-Nov-2011 at 16:12 (James' openSUSE Bash Scripting (and other things) Blog - Your Comments are Welcome!)
    Here is a small test I found on the internet with a few modifications. If you dare, take the test and then run my bash script to see how you did.

    1. How Many Exit Codes are there?

    A. 10
    B. 0-255
    C. 45
    D. 2

    2. How do you view an exit code after you complete a command?

    A. exit code list
    B. echo exit
    C. echo $ecode
    D. echo $?

    3. What exit code generally suggests the command was successful?
    ...

    Updated 26-Mar-2013 at 18:25 by jdmcdaniel3

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  5. new 64-bit openSUSE-11.4 KDE installation on my main PC (Core i7-920)

    by , 30-Sep-2011 at 15:17 (oldcpu's meandering thoughts on Computers, GNU/Linux and openSUSE)
    7-months after 11.4 is released and only then do I install 11.4 ? Yes - I'm conservative. Very conservative ! And after some hours I have to say it runs great !

    Why wait so long ? I like stability. All the apps I want are now packaged (and have been packaged and running for some time, and many debugged/improved over that time). And finally this was a long weekend where I don't have other commitments (which does not happen all that often). An ideal time for an openSUSE install. ...

    Updated 01-Oct-2011 at 11:36 by oldcpu

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