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It can't be that my anti virus want to scan my disk every day (default settings) and take 23 hours to do so.
At the end, these anti virus are just sucking my CPU brute power (peak 20%) and worst of all a good part of IO
power, and trust me windows IO are just hilarious compared to Linux, try eclipse under Linux it just fly!
Pictured is AVG but this post is not targeted against it. They are ALL ridiculously slow.
Windows just can't protect itself from Internet and mitigate attacks that it need a range of 3rd
party software...sucking power and my time. We are far away from the Internet OS
http://www.linuxpipeline.com SUSE 9.0: A Distro Worth Paying For By Ross M. Greenberg Europeans are different from North Americans. They have all this cool, colorful money with lots of zeroes. They can smoke where they want to. And they are trendsetters, listening to strange new music and buying cars with heated seats. more
http://www.linuxbeginner.org A Week with SuSE 9 January 25 by
Gotroot Welcome to the second installment of a new
series. As mentioned in the last installment, during this
project, I'll be installing several Linux distributions,
running them each for a 5 day week, and keeping a daily
http://www.open-mag.com OPTED TO THE NINES SUSE unwraps a must-have desktop distribution for power-hungry power users wanting more than the latest and greatest in 32 bits. more
http://www.osnews.com/ SuSE Linux 9.0 Professional Review by Steve Barnhart 2003-11-18 "I recently picked up a copy of SuSE 9.0 Professional. I have never used or been familiar with a SuSE product before as I've only used Mandrake, Red Hat, and a bit of Debian. After using Red Hat for a while I decided to evaluate SuSE and I am now sorry for not having tried it sooner." more
http://www.a1-electronics.net/ SuSE Linux Professional version 9.0 Review 2003-12-30 "A1-Electronics reviews the latest version 9.0 from SuSE of their Linux operating system." more
http://www.itreviews.co.uk SuSe - Linux 9.0 review
18/01/2004 "The subtitle of this review could so
easily be 'a tale of two operating systems.' That one of
them is good and the other bad should not be surprising;
that they are both the same operating system might raise
more of an eyebrow." more
http://www.linuxelectrons.com/ Suse 9.0 Professional Review "This is a review of SUSE Linux 9.0 Professional Edition." more
http://www.pcmag.com SuSE Linux Professional 9.0 By Oliver Kaven November 25, 2003 "With an attractive interface and a unique, comprehensive configuration tool, SuSE Linux Professional 9.0 offers rich features and simplicity for mainstream users and small businesses alike." more
http://www.suse.com Review Corner more
http://www.suse.com/ Novell Releases First Commercial Linux
Featuring 2.6 Kernel SuSE LINUX 9.1 Personal and SuSE LINUX 9.1 Professional
http://www.madpenguin.org/ First Look at SUSE LINUX 9.1 Professional "With the upcoming release of SUSE Linux 9.1, I thought we'd take a few moments out of the day to look at their Personal release, including the Live CD that comes in the box, which will allow users to take their SUSE Linux desktop anywhere they go and be able to feel right at home on any PC with a CDROM drive. Is it worth the lowered $29.95 price tag? SUSE is a great desktop distro, but will the features stack up? We'll see..." review 1 and review 2
Suse 10 linux I've done right now the migration to Suse linux 10 on 2 computer
Novell has killed the SUSE pro version and now offer:
Note that all 3 versions above share the same source code base (open source kernel and extension developped at www.opensuse.org)
As usual, if You want to try for the first time a linux distribution, I recommend You to try the live DVD version (both 32 bits and 64 bits cpu version is available).
My experience with Update
A detailled review will follow soon....
Links to reviews
I was greatly surprised to be contacted by Mobile Action.I would like to thank them for having send me a free sample for that review and of course, I encourage all companies around the world to do the same ;-))
XDepend is a static analysis tool for JAVA developers that provides 82 code metrics, several real-time code visualization panels, code base snapshots comparison, architectural and quality rules (edition and real-time validation). The tool is a frontend to support the Code Query Language (CQL) to query a code base the same way you would query a relational database. You can using CQL, write and design your own rules and conventions for your code base.
- Analyses your java byte code, your test reports and your source files to extract structural information and 82 base metrics via static analysis.
- Provides complementary and interactive views on the same information. A Tree-Map view helps you easily identify the big one from the small one. The dependency matrix, the graph view and the detailed view help you gain insight in your code base.
- Has a Code Query Language (CQL) is a specific XDepend language, very similar to SQL, that helps you dynamically find what you are looking for.
What is also interesting me a lot is the possibility to make XDepend part of the Maven lifecycle, but that will be part of a new post. For now I am trying to understand the added value on our company software solution Innoveo Skye®
More to come later
The Seagate® Momentus® XT drive enables laptop PC users to enjoy solid state-like performance without sacrificing storage capacity and affordability. The Momentus XT solid state hybrid drive utilizes Adaptive Memory™ technology to dynamically optimize performance by aligning to user needs. This perfect balance of SSD and HDD delivers low heat, noise and vibration, and is available in capacities up to 500GB.
Here is the drive I am testing, information you can easily found with drivedetect.exe (http://support.seagate.com/kbimg/utils/drivedetect.exe)
Model: ST95005620AS, Serial: 5YX03VW9, Firmware: SD23
this is by the way the latest firmware as for today 28.10.2010
Due to the nature of the SSD that is monitoring your usage, you wont get the maximum of performances at first run. Here is 3 run using CrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo (Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/)
In order to try to try to reveal the real performance of the disk without the SSD, I di made a run with bigger chunk of data 4GB, the size of the internal cache, good but not stellar.
As a reference here is my old drive, a Western Digital blue WD3200BJKT from August 2008. Again not a lot of differences.
|Seagate Momentus XT||Intel X25-M SSD 160GB|
Test : 1000 MB
[C: 39.5% (48.5/123.0 GB)] (x5)
OS : Windows 7
Ultimate Edition [6.1 Build 7600] (x64)
[6.1 Build 7600] (x64)
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
All in all still a very good 7200rpm at a good prize (114€) for a cost effective solution (speed and storage). But don’t expect SSD like performances! Until SSD drives comes down in price, it's an excellent alternative for someone who needs the storage space or just a new drive :-)
I am seeing faster boot, faster common app loading, and an overall boost in performance, but is it not because I was upgrading from an old slower drive?
Note: I did clone my old Western Digital blue WD3200BJKT to the new Seagate XT using Acronis True Image 2010 Home.
Engineered for both FX and DX-format D-SLRs, the SB-910 offers unparalleled lighting performance in the field and in the studio. Featuring Nikon’s versatile i-TTL (intelligent through-the-lens) metering for on camera or wireless flash control, the SB-910 can operate as a hot shoe mounted Speedlight, remote unit or wireless Commander. And with refined operability including illuminated buttons for use in low light and improved thermal cut out protection, the SB-910 is the perfect partner to your Nikon camera.
Since I am not a professional photographer, I just want to show you the difference in size and layout, for an in-depth reviews, you should already know that dpreview.com is the place to go ;-)
Migration to linux
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What a windows users do need to install or use in SUSE 9 to complete the same tasks he get use to in Windows?. What were the difficulties encountered and what are the potential weakness of SuSE 9 distribution?.
I am using Windows since 10 years now, what decide me to switch all my personal PC (2) to Linux is here. I decide to try a completely free and open source Operating System to do my everyday private job....or better said some tasks....This small review has been done during evenings while watching TV, chatting on MSN, , I have only taking notes on my notebook while playing with SUSE. I hope that the quality will be good enough and that it may convince You to give SUSE or Linux in general a try.
New 21.01.2003, my anti virus AVG (free edition) was running under Windows 2000 SP5, I encounter an electricity problem, Pc reboot, since this event I can not start my system anymore! safe mode, last good configuration, scandisk, nothing work. The anti virus may have let some file open, since I get a blue screen with an error message saying: can not get exclusive access to the disk....an opportunities to kill my multi boot and only use Linux SuSE, I do not regret the switch since..
New 12.04.2004 My corporate ladtop running under M$ XP sp1, was defragmenting my Maxtor 250Gb external harddisk (FAT32) when the system hang. Rebooting windows has destruct the filesystem and leave me with a 'disk I/O error' and a blank disk! (Real men dont do backup but they often cry.....I was really pissed of at that time, lossing 180Gb of data is really a bad experience), I've tried to recover the data with scandisk, and Norton Disk Doctor 2004 (report error 'no filesystem' ) without any success :-( Last chance was my second PC running Suse Linux, MIRACLE, I've recover most of the data (95%) since Linux has mount and read all data from the damaged disk. Conclusions: defragmenting is dangerous! I consider now windows as a joke and I won't ever install a non journalised and transactionnal filesystem....Reiserfs 4 will be my next filesystem and I will replace my PC2 (w2k) with Linux SuSE 9.1 when it will be available.
One more time, here is my system, The Linux experience you will have is very depending on hardware (and also drivers).....
|Mainboard Nvidia Nforce 2 ASUS A7VN8X
2 integrated ethernet card
6 USB - 2 Firewire
On Board soundcard
|Harddisk IBM 120Go UDMA 133 (primary
Harddisk IBM 80Go UDMA 133 (primary slave)
CDR/RW 16x IDE noname
|Geforce FX 5600 256Mb MyVivo||Athlon
XP 1700 overclocked at 3200 with my watercooling
512Mb DDR Dual Channel mode PC3200 (new)
|SUSE Linux 9.0 and the KDE 3.1.4 desktop||Netgear DG 834G modem-router-switch-wireless
(internal kernel is also running
a Linux 2.4.17 on mips processor, as you see Linux is everywhere )
Note all these screenshot has been done with KSnapshot, finding this application was quite easy even if the menu contains a lot of entries, you can locate it under Utilities - Desktop - KSnapshot. I must admit that due to the huge number of shipped applications, SUSE has done a good sorting job in this menu. Of course you must know what you want to start or which task you want to acomplish
Regret I browse thee documentation of KSnapshot and did not find any shortcuts/hotkey to trigger the screenshot....Naivement, I 've try the magic windows key combination, ALT-PRTSC or PRTSC, but it does not work....so I decide then to search on google...."ksnapshot shortcut" give me the answer, CTRL-SHIFT-S which is documented in a "KDE-cvs-digest" as a "backdoor". I see here a documentation potential :-)
Setting the resolution of screen
YAST require to switch to root mode, I was quite impressed by the list of available monitor driver (I have a Syncmaster Samsung 191N) but sad when I saw, it was not in the list (the 181 is), I decide to browse through the list of available brand searching for a generic driver like in windows advance control panel, Bingo there is a "->LCD" monitor section, restart the desktop engine (X server) by logging out and I am done. It seem that there is till now always a solution, all you have to do is to search a little bit which is also good too because you can only be a better user...
Since I have installed SUSE in a multi boot system, in Kexplorer (both a browser and a file manager and...see section below) all windows drive are not visible in the /mount directory like on any linux system but grouped in a /windows/ This disturb me 10s but I find it.
As default you can not write on NTFS drive (Note kernel 2.6 should support full read/write operation on NTFS), so I decide to activate this feature since everywhere on internet, you can read that SUSE 9.0 support it (SUSE bring some new features from kernel 2.6 back to 2.4.21 like 64-bit support, journaling file system, improve security, low latence of scheduling, power management for notebook and improvment in the sound-system architecture. Trying to be a good user, I start the SUSE helpCenter and search for an article which speak of NTFS..
I have found only recommendation for resizing or formatting the system during the installation of SUSE. One solution among others is to move all data from NTFS drive (full NTFS read support) to a Linux space then format back to FAT32....Operation done with Konqueror, the file manager. I already mention that I prefer to have a clone of Norton Commander.
Konqueror the default internet browser fully support Java, but it was not the case of the third party browser Opera I've installed or better said, Opera did not locate correctly the default JRE (Java Runtime Environment), so I need the feel to install the latest Java VM manually. Checking Konqueror settings shows that java is installed in /usr/lib/java2/bin/java
Go to www.java.com and download the self installer (2 links are provided a .bin and a .rpm and both are self extracting, confusing....), I choose the .bin file and that force me to set attribute of file to executable (right click on file then properties) to uncompress the .bin
|In linux world, a file can only be
execute if it has it X flag set to 1
User is the currently logged user
Group is a set of user
Others are ...others!
You get a file with an extension .rpm, many alternatives, choose one of the 3 below you prefer.
Anyway, I choose one and continue my tour....In opera I set in preferences - Multimedia- Java Path to /usr/lib/SunJava2-1.4.2/jre/lib/i386 and then my java appear on my homepage, done
are done through ....YaST of course,(YaST I am know getting used to that name), software - online update to get the latest recommended patches and security fixes from one of the available SUSE server. 15 servers are installed: 13 are located in Europe and 1 in USA. The latest server is a free choice, you can also define Your own server. I choose 3 differents servers (primary in Germany) and all were working.
Another way to be always informed about the status of possible update is to look at the SuseWatcher icon in the system tray, identic to the windows update icon. The icon color can change if something is available on the server.
I like Opera so much that I have acquire a licence (previously for Windows and now for Linux), I have also choose Opera under Linux and I do not regret it, even if it is not open source.
Under internet - Chat You can find a lot of tools installed as default like:
With Kopete, I was able to define ICQ, MSN, Jabber in less than 5 minutes without knowing the GUI at all! really impressive (If you can do it in windows, you can do it in Suse is now my new motto!), I am still trying to customize the GUI (like in my windows IM www.miranda-im.org) because I find that Kopete take too much desktop space.
A set of interesting plugin is provided as default: encryption, emoticons, history of messages, web presence (upload your IM status to a homepage or a server)...A lot of features, but Webcam and Whiteboard capabilities are still missing. For sure there will be a plugin soon or at least a GNU tool for this somewhere in SUSE
For me, Instant Messaging is ok and I can live with Kopete.
Mp3 and audio content.
Using Konqueror, I try to locate my favorites mp3 directory in order to launch some mp3, XMMS start as default, I've heard that this player is quite good, the default skins is based on SUSE colors, mainly green with a chameleon (see pic), This skins is acceptable for a user but not for someone who has already use Winamp's MMd3 or EMP skin (but this is personal). I take google to see if there is something else to download, official homepage is here .http://www.xmms.org/skins.php but skins section is down (after a disk crash but it will reopen). Winamp skins seems to be incompatible with XMMS and there is no converter available
Viewing file using Konqueror
Konqueror is the
default file manager and web browser, It is a central application
in all KDE desktop. It has a lot of functionnalities (some people
may say too much), and its own control panel.
Viewing pictures with it is "slow" (dir has 26 pictures, mean size is 80kb) and it took several seconds (I am not comparing to Windows thumbnails feature, but with ACDsee). Entering twice in the directory do not create additional performance loss, since images are cached (default cache size is set to 1Mb) Windows, ACDsee and others tools use the same tricks.
Hovering over pictures and files create a autozoom...this is a nice features (working with txt file, configuraton, pdf) and is fast, during the build of a directory, the auto zooming display some strange result (especially if you have different file type like pdf, txt, jpg all together in one directory), but it is working and has not crash during the past 10 days (I must be lucky some people will say)
|Contextual menu||Hovering over images||Hovering over file||Konqueror settings, hierachical panel
duee to huge number of options.
|My first compilation of a package
Source code tarball installation must be done under root user:
Since it is a tar, You can unpack archive with 'tar zxvf filename' or 'gunzip -c filename | tar xvf -'
or use Konqueror and arrrrrrrrrrrrr
Go to xnc-5.x.x directory
Run './configure'. For configure options see output of './configure --help'
Run 'make install' under root. This operation install files to Your computer.
You need to run 'xncsetup' for each user who wants to run xnc.
Configure Your environment with xncsetup and press 'Save' button.
PS: If you have troubles compiling XNC try run
'./configure --disable-shared' and then make again.
XNC is also downloable for SuSe 9.0 here on my homepage : xnc-5.0.4-1.i586.suse9.0.rpm
|Midnight Commander is a clone of Norton Commander running in a terminal (just type mc)|
"Krusader is an advanced twin-panel (commander-style) file-manager for KDE 3.x (similar to Midnight or Total Commander) but with many extras. It provides all the file-management features you could possibly want.
Plus: extensive archive handling, mounted filesystem support, FTP, advanced search module, viewer/editor, directory synchronisation, file content comparisons, powerful batch renaming and much much more.
It supports the following archive formats: tar, zip, bzip2, gzip, rar, ace, arj and rpm and can handle other KIOSlaves such as smb:// or fish://
It is (almost) completely customizable, very user friendly, fast and looks great on your desktop! :-)"
I am using it every day, and it is probably the one which has the better GUI
XNC is also downloable for SuSe 9.0 here : xnc-5.0.4-1.i586.suse9.0.rpm
Midnight Commander is a clone of Norton Commander running in a terminal (just type mc)
USB support (Key)
I mount a USB Key brand Apacer
AP-MKSRU10 (impossible to find a picture on
internet, very cheap version 8â?¬) which
use Sony Memory Stick , after a beep, the drive was recognized and in use.
An icons was created on the desktop. The beep is immediate but it
take sometimes several seconds till the removable drive is
recognized. No problems transfer rates seem to be exactly the
same as under Windows 2000.
Security, password policy, settings and firewall
|Security settings is a part of YaST||Password is limited to 8 character in
|Firewall settings are not complete. 4
is clearly not enough
Even if the first part of the setting is done with an assistant, I think that SuSE need to enhance the configuration of it's firewall. I do not want to dedicate a machine for running my firewall even if it is does not give the same security. My router is a Netgear 614 without firewall, but my other PC use a Netgear 634g which has one...
YaST the configuration utility, but what can YaST do for You?
A lot of things, see below the table. Clicking on a subsection always start an assistant that drive the user and give him succinct but understantable explanations.
Don't laugh! a good screensaver is part of a personal computer even if it no more needed (TFT screens are good enough to not be damaged by a fix picture)
What I dislike is that it is not possible to define a list of prefered screensavers.In the End, ANY User will be satisfied with the number and diversity of screensavers.
Emule, a P2P network under Linux
Who is using emule under windows? hum? not You? so jump to the next section
Install these 3 rpm in this order
by typing rpm -ihv --nodeps filename.rpm
OR clicking on rpm file in Konqueror
Changee to /usr/bin and type ./lmule
|Install Emule under the Wine emulator|
|Does not work with all version of emule, not an option as today|
|The core engine is not available, expect delivery in Q1 2004|
|But it seem discontinued...Interface match the
It is working!!!!
|1. Locate all rpm in download
section. You need 2 gtk rpm and 1 amule.rpm
2. Click on each of them in Konqueror but install first GTK librairies
3. After install of amule.rpm, you can start it under the menu - internet - More Programs - amule
You can reuse the uncomplete part and .met files from the emule windows version
OVERNET another P2P network under Linux
|Go to www.overnet.com and
download the core (an executable file running in command
|You need a GUI, this one
is available at http://ed2k-gtk-gui.sourceforge.net/download.shtml
it is a rpm
|Start the gui by typing /usr/bin/ed2k_gui in konqueror
|The tool ask you to
locate the core, here I save it under /home/elta68/.overnet/core/overnet0.51.2
|Choose a user name, a
password and click "spawn core" then
"go", you are now connected, share some files
and here we go, download!!!!!!
Burning CD tools can be found under Multimedia - CD/DVD Burning. 2 software are installed as default: K3b and cdbakeoven. The about K3b display the release number 0.10! this is disturbing me, is it stable when you ship anything with 0.10?
|1. Starting K3b||2. use the assistant, here I select
Create a Data CD
|3. Use the file explorer to locate file
you want to burn
||4 click burn and choose burning options
I do not see any options missing, except an assistant for some protections schemes....(Securoom, Safedisk)
|Burning took 4:30 minutes for 594MB and mean speed was 12X||If you want to create an audio CD
||In the menu tools:
DVD, multimedia, Divx, Xvid
|DVD||For some obscur reasons (juridical) It is not
possible to play encrypted DVD on linux, if you search on
will find a lot of tutorials and the librairies. Here is
an extract of the manual:an
"For the playback of encrypted DVD movies you need a CSS decoder and the codecs (video format files) for ac3 (Dolby Digital) and mpeg2, which we cannot enclose with SUSE LINUX for legal reasons."
Library to access encrypted DVDs also a CSS decoder can be found if You use the search engine at
a GUI for Xine library (the video engine), for the same
reasons, divx drivers are not shipped with SuSe (in
windows it is the same...)
Use the site rpm.pbone.net to locate the XVID drivers or use the site of packman ftp://ftp.links2linux.de/ and more precisely ftp://ftp.links2linux.de/pub/packman/suse/9.0/i586/ I choose the XVID 0.9.2
In order to read and write compressed AVI files (indeo and divx), Linux can reuse the Win32 library of Windows Media Player 9 (wmv9dmod.dll wmvdmod.dll wma9dmod.dll wmadmod.dll wmspdmod.dll), You can find them at http://avifile.sourceforge.net/ in the file "wm9 DMO dlls", just copy them to /usr/lib/win32/ and Kaffeine will find them (Operation done as root user and do not forget to give read and execute rights on file chmod 655 *.dll). If you want a more complete package, packman has all dlls required (9.2mo) at http://packman.links2linux.de
I encounter a lot of difficulties, and 70% of my video were not working, I decide to install the latest xine librairies (1.1rc3) and the latest kaffeine (0.4.1) AND NOW EVERYTHING IS WORKING great, I hope that suse will provide it with an update as soon as possible...
|CD audio||Put the CD in the drive and it begin to play automatically.|
Windows network connectivity
It seems that connecting SuSE to another remote windows desktop is not as easy as in the windows world...I have found the iconse "Local Network" but nothing was found. There is an interesting documentation in the help center "Linux in the network" speaking about Samba (a layer on top of TCPIP) which help to connect heterogenous computer (MAC, Windows, Linux, others which have this layer). Microsoft implements this layer after pressure of IBM....:-) A good documentation but what I want is 3 uses cases::
You must use Samba for all above.
1. How Linux can access to a Windows machine on the network/shares/printer/internet?
A lot of FAQ and Howto can be found with google, use the keywords: "linux windows smb howto"
|In Yast go to "Network Services" then
"Samba Client" anfd enter the name of your windows workgroup
|Then Open a terminal and test if your client (Linux) can see some windows shares||Or
use Konqueror and type in the adress bar:
You can then add this share as favorite
|smbclient -L ipadress (giving
the computer name do not work with me, my pc is named
If these steps are working, you can add definitively in /etc/samba/smb.conf the remote windows share, either with the YaST gui or with a text editor.
2. How Windows can access to Linux machine on the network/shares/printer/internet?
|n Yast go to "Network Services" then
"Samba Server" and enter the name of your windows workgroup
|On the second page, click advanced and
define all share directory Windows shall see
Only regret, you can not set rights (read only, read write) as if you open directly the file /etc/samba/smb.conf
comment = My collection of MP3
browseable = yes
guest ok = yes
printable = no
http://www.art-events.de/systeme/texte/000621samba.htm A tutorial in German
http://www.bnro.de/~schmidjo/index.html LinNeighborhood is a tool to display the network neighbourhood like in windows explorer.
Publishing, deploying web content
http://www.suse.de/en/private/support/online_help/howto/webeditor/ A very good review.
a wysiwyg (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor
A friendly task manager
Since I was a windows user, I've been looking for a graphical program to allow process monitoring and manipulation. For chance, there is a default "task manager" coming from the base installation of KDE, it is located in System - Monitor - Kde System Guard
A powerful calculator HP48-HP49
I still have 3 HP calculator and was developing on ASM-RPL.SYSRPL (from 1993 to 2000), I use EMU48 each day under windows, see Here
Here is a binary with roms that work... just unpack and start ./run48g.sh or ./run48s.sh in a terminal
My webcam, a Philips PCV680K vesta pro
Plug and ..... wait, after some minutes (I was playing with the mount command, maybe it can shorten the process if you log as root (type su) and try to force mount of all devices mount -a)
Intall the latest nVidia driver
|Open a terminal|
|Switch to root||su|
|Download the latest drivers at (should be Linux IA32)||http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux.html|
|Verify that you have install the kernel source with
YOU (YaST Online Update), to know which kernel source you
type rpm -qa | grep kernel
go in YaSt and search for a package kernel, look at the number, for me it is 2.4.21-166 then download it at ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/suse/i586/ then download rpm and install
In YaST, do a search with "kernel source", and install the src code.
|You must quit XFREE, so save all work and close all aplications running, then type in the console||init 3|
|press F2, log as root|
|Execute the .run package you have download, move to the directory where you save it and type||sh filename.run|
|The install ask You to accept the licence, remove the
current nvidia modules from memory, and search for the
kernel interface, if it is not found it search for the
kernel source and compile it
|Restart Sax or restart the PC||sax2 -m 0=nvidia|
As you see a lot of step, is it not time to do all these steps behind the scene in an installer? Nividia? can you help us?
Intall media player Mplayer
Official Homepage: www.mplayerhq.hu
On packman homepage ( ftp://ftp.links2linux.de/pub/packman/suse/9.0/i586/ ), download :
so Install first libogg then Libtheora, Lame and finally Mplayer and Mplayer plugin
read and write on NTFS !
A lot of projects are trying to read Windows NTFS drive with more or less success
||"The goals of this
project are: create a new Linux kernel driver for the
NTFS file system (v1.2 and later 3.0), user space
utilities (e.g. format, ntfs check, etc.) and a library
to avoid code duplication and provide access to NTFS to
other GPLed programs."
-> it is existing in kernel 2.4.24 but with only read only capabilities, can cause loss of data!
-> Can not write or modifying existing file (no file under 1Kb and it can not change size of file....)
Author Jan Kratochvil <web_AT_jankratochvil_DOT_N.E.T>
provides full read/write access to NTFS disk drives in
the WINE way by using the original Microsoft Windows
ntfs.sys driver. It emulates the required subsystems of
the Microsoft Windows kernel by reusing one of the
original ntoskrnl.exe, ReactOS parts, or this project's
own reimplementations on a case by case basis.
Involvement of the original driver files was chosen to
achieve the best and unprecedented filesystem
compatibility and safety."
As root user
1. Download tar gz here http://www.jankratochvil.net/project/captive/dist/captive-static-1.1.5.tar.gz
2. Install, decompress and start ./install
3. Locate ntfs.sys and ntoskrnl.exe in your windows/system32/ directory and copy it to /var/lib/captive/ I recommend You to use WinXp latest drivers
4. start captive-install-acquire it search for the dll, if not found it will download them from microsoft.com
5. for each windows drive (here the example is for my drive C:\)
type mkdir /mnt/openC
type mount -t captive-ntfs -o force /dev/hda1 /mnt/openC
I add the switch -o force because SuSE has already mount the drive C (read only) in /windows/c
open the file /etc/fstab and modify it:
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs ro,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
/dev/hda1 /windows/C ntfs-captive rw,users,gid=users,umask=0002,nls=iso8859-1 0 0
and then type mount -a to see changes
Attention, You may need to have a Windows licence!
|I do not want to
I do not want to install windows anymore...
Publisher Paragon Software Group
Filesize 69 K
|"Paragon NTFS for
Linux is designed to mount NTFS partitions under Linux
operating systems as normal logical drives with
appropriate drive letter. The full version mounts NTFS
partitions for read and write operations; the demo
version mounts NTFS partitions in read-only mode. the
driver supports NTFS 1.2, NTFS 3.0 and NTFS 3.1. Free
Read-only version is distributed as a driver module or
bootable CD image. Mounted NTFS partitions are accepted
as â??nativeâ?? â?? browse, create/delete folder
or file, run applications and other usual functions are
Another way is to erase all NTFS drive and use reiserfs or extfs3, since Paragon also sell a windows driver to have full access to linux drive. Why should always Linux make the first step?
Install KDE 3.2
step by step....
in YaST, go to "Software", and then "change source of installation"
Set a new "software media source", use the button "add" and choose ftp
server name: ftp.suse.com
source directory: pub/suse/i386/supplementary/KDE/update_for_9.0/yast-source/
wait till the system accept your new source of installation, close this windows, you can now go to "install and remove software", set the select box filter to "selection", "KDE Desktop environment" has its own section, install first all KDE base package.
You will have some conflict, for me KDE pim, and PDA tools, just remove them! you can reinstall them after having installing the base package!
restart your desktop session...known issues for KDE 3.2 are: sound (but it was working for me, alsa was selected as default) and kbear (FTP tool), for Kbear the solution for me was to remove the previous version (kbear 2.1) and install this one:
KBear 3.0alpha1b http://kbear.sourceforge.net/index.php?page=download#binaries
KDE 3.2 is as fast as my windows desktop, what a blast! I you want to have a good stability, it is preferable to wait the next official SuSE release...
Disk Management, rescue disk, partitionning
http://linux.bitdefender.com/bd/site/products.php?p_id=16 Linux Bitdefender is a freeware
use kget it can be start in a terminal /opt/kde3/bin/kget
Configuring KDE, themes
Download the file Eclipse GTK from www.eclipse.org decompress and start the executable.
Jedit www.jedit.org is a jar based installer, open a terminal and type java -jar jedit42pre9.jar and you're done
Install kernel 2.6 on suse 9.0
here's a howto in german: http://www.thomashertweck.de/kernel26.html
Compile your kernel http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=443
Administring a Homepage
Remove un needed software
Links for download
http://www.suse.de/en/private/download/index.html AND ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/suse/i386/9.0/suse/i586/ The official page of SuSE
http://www.rpmseek.com/index.html Search for RPM
http://rpm.pbone.net/ Search for RPM
http://packman.links2linux.de/ Packman compile source code and provide RPM ready to download ()
http://www.linux-mag.com/cgi-bin/printer.pl?issue=2002-10&article=jfs choose your filesystem
Securing your Suse http://www.antionline.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=260361
Why Linux is not at the same level as Windows? my point of view is that people on the others side do their best to avoid porting of drivers and application from 3rd party compagny (and may be using economical threat to achieve this aim).
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