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    Default Re: NO: wireless, video, tumbleweed

    On 2013-01-06 22:26, pottzie wrote:

    I have to concur that tumbleweed is not for novices.

    (besides that, tumbleweed questions most be asked in the tumbleweed
    forum, or moved there. I understand that you are NOT using it).

    > Same goes for su, yes I did that, but just copied and pasted the
    > command I ran. Point appreciated, though.


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    > Now for the real problem. No applet (or doohickey. Whatever..) in the
    > package tray. No icon showing any wireless or ethernet connection,
    > period. Not sure how to get it, but probably where I'm stuck at. If I
    > can see my network, I could probably connect. At least I could report
    > that I'd gotten that far, and go from there.


    That's probably because you are using traditional networking. For
    network manager, fire up yast, network settings, in the global options
    tabs select "user controlled with network manager".

    Also, if you are using wireless, and you are asking about that, this
    thread must be moved to the wireless forum; ask a moderator to move your
    thread there. If you also have a video problem, start a new thread
    asking only about video. Please do not mix several questions in the same
    thread.

    > BTW, my bash 'knowledge" (assumption!!!) comes from something that I
    > just saw the other day, thanks to a post on Reddit, from AT&T's original
    > information on it's "new" computer system they called "UNIX." It gave a
    > graphic that showed the kernel as a "nugget" that was surrounded by
    > "something called a shell," that acted as a bridge that was used by the
    > operating system (shown as a larger object, with the shell contained
    > inside it) to communicate commands between the operating system and the
    > kernel. Maybe old news to everyone else, but it was the first time I'd
    > seen it presented that way, and it was something that painted a clearer
    > picture for me than what I had before. Beside some neat footage of
    > Ritchie and Thompson, it said that programs communicated with each other
    > through the shell, and that the programs themselves were unaware of
    > anything, and that all communication was as if each program were
    > outputting to a terminal, and that the shell handled everything from
    > there.


    But that communicating shell is not the "bash shell", but the inner
    layer of the operating system. Same word perhaps, very different meaning.

    > I just ran zypper dup, and it added a lot to my system, still no
    > wireless. I have " User controlled with Network Manager" selected in
    > Network Settings.


    Now a very big warning: A zypper dup is *dangerous*. Depending on what
    repos you have configured, it can let your system in an unknown state in
    which we can no longer help you.

    So, please, what repos did you add to your system? If none, fine. If
    some, then post the result of "zypper lr --details" inside a code tag
    block, complete from initial command prompt to the next prompt.

    And a second warning: stop doing things wildly. Ask here and wait for
    advice before your next move.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 "Celadon" (Minas Tirith))

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    Default Re: NO: wireless, video, tumbleweed

    Yes, this is my first time with openeSUSE, and I'm hammering everything that looks like a nail, and seeing what happens. I'll skip tumbleweed for now, as that seemed like one way to get the wireless working. And for repositories, I haven't added tumbleweed, not for lack of trying, but I haven't figured how to yet. As long as things are working, I'll leave that alone.

    Sorry about multiple questions, but, well, those were my problems after installing. Almost there, now. And if this needs to be split up, I can repost as another topic. If it's easier to go with this, then that's fine too. All I need now is to get video working, and I probably would have that now, thanks to caf4926, but I have a 32 bit system.

    It's funny that all I needed was to select the wireless icon and ad it to the toolbar, but din't know that's how it worked. I've always had the icon installed with Network Manager, usually by the package manager of whatever system I'm using.

    The font changed after I copied caf4926's user name. I have absolutely no idea why, and it's kind of a neat trick, if it's intentional!

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    Default Re: NO: wireless, video, tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by pottzie View Post
    Yes, this is my first time with openeSUSE, and I'm hammering everything that looks like a nail, and seeing what happens. I'll skip tumbleweed for now, as that seemed like one way to get the wireless working. And for repositories, I haven't added tumbleweed, not for lack of trying, but I haven't figured how to yet. As long as things are working, I'll leave that alone.

    Sorry about multiple questions, but, well, those were my problems after installing. Almost there, now. And if this needs to be split up, I can repost as another topic. If it's easier to go with this, then that's fine too. All I need now is to get video working, and I probably would have that now, thanks to caf4926, but I have a 32 bit system.

    It's funny that all I needed was to select the wireless icon and ad it to the toolbar, but din't know that's how it worked. I've always had the icon installed with Network Manager, usually by the package manager of whatever system I'm using.

    The font changed after I copied caf4926's user name. I have absolutely no idea why, and it's kind of a neat trick, if it's intentional!
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