Tuesday, August 25, 2009

openSUSE 11.2 M6 is released

openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 is released yesterday. I am downloading the Live CD iso and later going to give it a try.
"Milestone 6 includes new packages on the KDE live CD (Choqok, KNode, Kompare, KSystemlog, Okteta and more) and Transmission is now on the GNOME live CD. This release includes Python 3.1, PackageKit 0.5.1"
Some of the updated packages are:
* Linux kernel 2.6.31-rc6
* Firefox 3.5.2
* GIMP 2.6.7
* GNOME 2.28 Beta
* Konversation 1.2 Alpha 6
* OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Beta 2
* VirtualBox 3.0.4
* Wine 1.1.27

Some of the annoying bugs are:
* Evolution not on the GNOME live CDs.
* Second stage of live CD installation runs in text-mode.
* Calling “Install Software” from start menus of both KDE and GNOME fails, work-around: start module over YaST Control Center.
* Downloads/updates with aria/metalink support will fail, work-around: “export ZYPP_ARIA2C=0″.

To track the annoying Bugs on the wiki along with 11.2 development.

View the screen shots here.

Download it from here.

For more information follow the links below:


Saturday, August 22, 2009

Install Flash 64bit in Linux

Its still in alpha stage but works very well.
So i am going to write a simple howto here. As this tutorial will cover openSUSE distro. But the basic steps are the same for other distros also.

1. Remove all installed flash related packages in YaST software management.
2. Download the file from here:
Adobe Labs Site
3. Extract the plugin, and place a copy of it in /usr/lib64/browser-plugins
cp libflashplayer.so /usr/lib64/browser-plugins/

Remember to mention the path to plugin, where it is extracted.
4. Restart Firefox. Check that Firefox sees the plugin by looking in the Add-ons.

And that's it.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Solution: Grub issues in opensuse with dual boot(XP, Vista, Win7)

Most annoying issue with dual boot is grub error. Some issues which mean to be grub issues are listed below:
1- Didn't show the grub boot menu.
2- Can only boot to one OS at a time(No choice to choose).
3- The most annoying one is:
- Operating system not found.
4- Grub loading, please wait...
- Error 15

I always do simple grub installation after dual installation, OR after changing the bootloader entries. But that depends if i got into trouble with it.

If you are facing such issues, hope this will help you out.

1- Boot your pc from a live CD.
2- After booting, open konsole(terminal) and became root by:
su -

3- Type:

4- Type:
find /boot/grub/menu.lst

5- Note this line there : (hd0,4)
It may be different for your system.
6- Now type this by using this from above (hd0,4):
root (hd0,4)

7- Type:
setup (hd0)

8- Type

9- Reboot your system

After restart your boot menu will be there with multiple entries.

Last updated: 30-08-2010


Saturday, August 8, 2009

Install KDE4.3

So here we go...
KDE4.3 was released on Aug 4th 2009, just 3 days ago.
I still did not update my system to KDE4.3, so can't comment on it. But as i used KDE4.3 RC3, it was solid and stable. Hope, KDE4.3 will also be.

If want to use 1 click installer to install in a easy way for openSUSE, click on the link below to follow:

openSUSE 11.1
openSUSE 11.0
openSUSE 10.3

For more details read this page.

For other distros like: Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, kubuntu etc. Read here.


Monday, August 3, 2009

KDE4.3 is ready for flight

Tomorrow KDE team is going to announce the official release of 4.3 final version.
KDE4.3 is already in news for its complete set of beauty from others desktops.
This is going to be the major release in this 4 series.
Currently i am using KDE4.3 RC3 in openSUSE11.1, and it is rock solid and stable.
But there are fixes after RC3, so i hope the final version will be more stable than the RC3.

I will post the updating links for KDE4.3 here. So keep tuned.
Till than wait and see, what 4.3 is going to bring for us.