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    Default Screen Tearing - how to move conf file

    Hi all,

    I am experiencing mild screen tearing. Yes, I have a nVidia GTX 960. I googled and found a solution and this may be a really simple thing to do but I can't seem to follow the instruction.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/openSUSE/co...creen_tearing/



    I have created the .conf file in my Documents, but whenever I try to copy over to the designated folder, it prevents me to do so. Something about rights. How do I enable sudo rights on GUI?

    KDE Plasma, Leap 15.1.

    p/s: In case you haven't figure out, it's my 3rd day on openSUSE. Brand new Linux user.

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    Default Re: Screen Tearing - how to move conf file

    It's easy to use textual commands for this. Although you should find a Super user mode for the File Manager in the applications menu.

    1. Open Konsole (terminal emulator)
    2. Type (or copy and paste with Shift+Insert)

    Code:
     sudo cp $HOME/Documents/nvidia-drm-nomodeset.conf /etc/modprobe.d/
    3. Enter root password (it won't print characters on screen) and press enter.
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    Default Re: Screen Tearing - how to move conf file

    Quote Originally Posted by awerlang View Post
    It's easy to use textual commands for this. Although you should find a Super user mode for the File Manager in the applications menu.

    1. Open Konsole (terminal emulator)
    2. Type (or copy and paste with Shift+Insert)

    Code:
     sudo cp $HOME/Documents/nvidia-drm-nomodeset.conf /etc/modprobe.d/
    3. Enter root password (it won't print characters on screen) and press enter.
    Thanks, that worked. But how do I do sudo the GUI? For learning purposes.

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    Default Re: Screen Tearing - how to move conf file

    Quote Originally Posted by Doom View Post
    How do I enable sudo rights on GUI?
    You are talking a bout the Superuser, which is root. It is very important that you understand the pitfalls of using root.

    Please read: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB%3ALogin_as_root
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    Default Re: Screen Tearing - how to move conf file

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    You are talking a bout the Superuser, which is root. It is very important that you understand the pitfalls of using root.

    Please read: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB%3ALogin_as_root
    Is there no way to enable superuser rights just for 1 instance of Dolphin? Say I just want to copy the file and then close the superuser Dolphin. Anyway to do that?

    Basically, am wondering if there's a way to do things without console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doom View Post
    Is there no way to enable superuser rights just for 1 instance of Dolphin? Say I just want to copy the file and then close the superuser Dolphin. Anyway to do that?
    In the KDE main menu there is under System the entry Filemanager - Superuser mode (or similar, depends on language, but it starts Dolphin after asking you the root password). You can start that and of course have other "normal" Dolphin instances open at the same time. Why not? But take care, when you have to many instances, it is easy to make a mistake and do something in the wrong instance. Never underestimate your own fooliness. We all have paid for it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Doom View Post
    Basically, am wondering if there's a way to do things without console.
    Well, most basic system management can be done using YaST. When you are new, please look at the different modules YaST offers. Then at least when you have to do something you may remember: Hey I thought I have seen something in YaST for that.

    But, this is Unix/Linux, and everything that can be done with YaST, can be doen from the CLI. And yes also much more. Thus, while YaST is a very good and helpful tool (it will do things automaticaly that you may otherwise have forgotten), it has it's limitations (else it would offer you too much options in it's GUI).

    Also many people prefer to do some tasks from the CLI. They see it as faster. more direct contact to what happnes and a better leaning experience.
    Last edited by hcvv; 30-Jun-2020 at 11:29.
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    Default Re: Screen Tearing - how to move conf file

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    In the KDE main menu there is under System the entry Filemanager - Superuser mode (or similar, depends on language, but it starts Dolphin after asking you the root password). You can start that and of course have other "normal" Dolphin instances open at the same time. Why not? But take care, when you have to many instances, it is easy to make a mistake and do something in the wrong instance. Never underestimate your own fooliness. We all have paid for it.


    Well, most basic system management can be done using YaST. When you are new, please look at the different modules YaST offers. Then at least when you have to do something you may remember: Hey I thought I have seen something in YaST for that.

    But, this is Unix/Linux, and everything that can be done with YaST, can be doen from the CLI. And yes also much more. Thus, while YaST is a very good and helpful tool (it will do things automaticaly that you may otherwise have forgotten), it has it's limitations (else it would offer you too much options in it's GUI).

    Also many people prefer to do some tasks from the CLI. They see it as faster. more direct contact to what happnes and a better leaning experience.

    Awesome. It does seem to work. Yeah, I know superuser is superdangerous, thanks for the reminder. I don't usually muck around with the system, and I think as long as I don't mess up with the UEFI and bootloader of Windows, I should be alright. As of now, I am still triple booting and I have Manjaro as well. Should I brick openSUSE, my "/Home" files are in another partition, so I think it should be ok, no? Any chance doing permanent damage to the hardware?

    As for CLI, the thing is up till this point, I really cannot imagine it being more useful as I will need to memorise a bunch of commands, as opposed to the awesome YaST. I mean, sure, I will take a longer time to do something but then again, I use Linux not as a programmer or system admin. YaST helps me to 'remember' all of the available functions there is, and I can take my time to explore and learn. To be honest, YaST was the reason I stuck around. Distrowatch brought me here, but YaST made me stayed as I think I can manage with it to help build my own home server. It's still a long way to go for that, but at least I think this is the best distro to help me with it.

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