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    Default New to GNOME, have some basic questions

    Computer name on the network is "LINUX" where can I change this?

    When I first login I have to enter my keyring password. There is close to 30sec of locked PC, then it springs to life and I can enter it.
    I then have to enter my WIFI password, everytime I log in. Why does it not save this?
    I started with KDE and switched to gnome, my repositries could be messed up due to this.

    I have a second partion on the single harddrive in the laptop.
    The first time I access it I have to enter the root password.
    How can I prevent this?

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    Default Re: New to GNOME, have some basic questions

    Hi
    You can change the hostname (linux) via YaST network devices -> network settings.

    Have no idea why you get the keyring, maybe KDE related? Anyway if you select the wifi in the menu (upside down triangle top right) then wi-fi settings and in here under your AP, select the wheel and then under the Identity tab select the check box 'Make available to other users'.

    You need to add the mount point either via manually editing the /etc/fstab file, or via YaST partitioner (just make sure you don't format it!) and select the mount point you want to use by manually entering eg /data
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    Default Re: New to GNOME, have some basic questions

    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewdude View Post
    Computer name on the network is "LINUX" where can I change this?
    Yast --> Network Devices --> Network Settings.

    You might get a warning that the computer is set for "NetworkManager". You can ignore that. Just select the "Hostname/DNS" tab, and you can set hostname and domain name. I usually check the box "Assign hostname to loopback" and uncheck the box "Change hostname vi DHCP".

    When I first login I have to enter my keyring password. There is close to 30sec of locked PC, then it springs to life and I can enter it.
    You probably setup the system for automatic login. It is best to turn that off. Then you are prompted for a login password, and that unlock your login keyring.

    There's a possibility that the WiFi data is in the default keyring instead of the login keyring. In that case, you have to find the keyring files and delete them. Then start over in setting up WiFi.

    I then have to enter my WIFI password, everytime I log in. Why does it not save this?
    I think that's related to the keyring problem. Your keyring is not unlocked in time for it to be used. So turning off automatic login should help here.

    I started with KDE and switched to gnome, my repositries could be messed up due to this.
    Unlikely. But you can post the output from:
    Code:
    # zypper lr -d
    and someone will probably be able to give you appropriate suggestions for Gnome.

    I have a second partion on the single harddrive in the laptop.
    The first time I access it I have to enter the root password.
    How can I prevent this?
    Not enough information. Post the output from
    Code:
    df
    and tell us which partition you are referring to.
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    Default Re: New to GNOME, have some basic questions

    I never had autologin setup that I know of.

    So I need to delete the keyring files which will prompt me to recreate the keyring?

    I did not have this issue with KDE, it is new with gnome.

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    /dev/sda3 77840380 31687908 46152472 41% /run/media/pete/media

    i checked yast partition. It shows the mount point.
    It does mount without issues, but when I first boot the PC if I try to access the drive the root password request pops up.
    Then I have normal read/write access

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    Default Re: New to GNOME, have some basic questions

    # | Alias | Name | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type | URI | Service
    ---+-------------------------------------+----------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | Gnome | Gnome | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.1/ |
    2 | Gnome_Apps | Gnome Apps | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.2/ |
    3 | Mozilla | Mozilla | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_13.2/ |
    4 | Wine | Wine | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...SE_Tumbleweed/ |
    5 | http-download.opensuse.org-0d788bf8 | openSUSE:13.2:Update | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/13.2/ |
    6 | http-download.opensuse.org-d5c57c74 | openSUSE:13.2 | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/distrib...13.2/repo/oss/ |
    7 | packman-essentials | packman-essentials | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://packman.inode.at/suse/openSUS...ed/Essentials/ |
    8 | repo-debug | repo-debug | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/debug |
    9 | repo-non-oss | repo-non-oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/non-oss |
    10 | repo-oss | repo-oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/oss |
    11 | repo-src-non-oss | repo-src-non-oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/tumblew...po/src-non-oss |
    12 | repo-src-oss | repo-src-oss | Yes | Yes | 99 | yast2 | http://download.opensuse.org/tumbleweed/repo/src-oss |
    13 | repo-update | repo-update | Yes | Yes | 99 | rpm-md | http://download.opensuse.org/update/tumbleweed |
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    Default Re: New to GNOME, have some basic questions

    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewdude View Post
    I never had autologin setup that I know of.

    So I need to delete the keyring files which will prompt me to recreate the keyring?

    I did not have this issue with KDE, it is new with gnome.
    Then I don't know what is happening.

    Easy solution: Get into Network Manager settings for this connection. Then set the connection to be shared with all users. That will require the root password. But, once done, the network should connect in future without any login.

    Something else is probably wrong, perhaps because you started with KDE and switched to Gnome. But making this a system connection (user-independent) should solve it for you.
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    On your repos: I see you have a 13.1 repo, several 13.2 repos and several Tumbleweed repos. That's probably going to lead to a strange conflict at some time. It would be better to stick to just one of those three versions.
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    I delete the keyring files, not I am not prompted for any passwords after the intial SUSE login. But I still have this weird pause/delay in the system. Never had this until I went from KDE to GNOME. Anyway I can monitor what is happening to determine what the pause is?

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    Default Re: New to GNOME, have some basic questions

    Quote Originally Posted by homebrewdude View Post
    But I still have this weird pause/delay in the system.
    I mostly use KDE.

    When I try Gnome, there is a pause, and then the desktop snaps into place.

    When I use KDE, there's an animation.

    Isn't the only difference that the KDE startup delay is animated while the Gnome startup delay is not?

    (By contrast, if i login to Icewm there is not much delay at all)
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