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Poster:szyslak
Date:2007-01-05 23:08
Subject:harddisk ide driver, or not
Security:Public

Greetings everyone.
I'm sure my problem here isn't big or complicated, but I can't see how to fix it, so I hope nobody minds my posing the question here.

I'm trying to add an ide hard disk from my old PC to my suse 9.0 box. I added the disk physically, so I've got 2 hard disks on the first ide channel and 2 cdrom drives on the second. If I try to mount the disk I've added I get the 'can't read superblock' error, so I can't really do much with it. If I boot up knoppix I can see and read the disk fine, so I know it's neither faulty or wrongly connected. I understand the problem might be because I used to have a cdrom on hdb and now I have a harddisk. Also, Hardware Info tells me that my main, working, harddisk is using the ide-disk driver and my not-working one is using ide-default. I wonder if this is it.

Can anyone tell me how I change this, or what otherwise might get it working for me.
Cheers.

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Poster:aobere01
Date:2007-01-03 21:10
Subject:SUSE 10.2 64 DVD1
Security:Public

Does anybody know what's wrong with the ISO image of openSUSE X86_46 DVD1? I tried downloading it from just about every mirror site I could find, and all I get is 1K of the image and the download is interrupted. Did anybody experience this?

Is there a bad file cached somewhere?

Appreciate any help.

Thanks

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Poster:i_shot_the_pope
Date:2006-12-02 13:36
Subject:
Security:Public

Hello, I'm James. I've been using Linux for several months now. I previously used Fedora Core, which worked fine for my interests. However, I began looking into different distros. I browsed a couple Linux forums, looking for the right one for me, asking questions, etc. Eventually I settled on SuSE.

I've been running it for a couple days now. So far, so good. I'm no Linux guru, so I joined this community in case I run into something my Fedora-familiar senses can't solve. And to talk about stuff. Learning is always fun.

Anyways, hi, I'm James. Nice to meet you all.

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Poster:oceansedge
Date:2006-12-01 21:47
Subject:Bugger!!
Security:Public
Mood: annoyed

So, I downloaded and installed the appropriate codecs, and I still can't get avi files to play in Kaffiene. The programme seems to recognize the file type, and the sound plays fine, I just got no video. Anyone got a clue what gives? Or am I niavely barking up a dead horse, and trying to play a file type that just won't work with linux?

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Poster:frieden
Date:2006-11-25 23:29
Subject:
Security:Public

hi all weird issue. I am running kde on opensuse10.1 and all of a sudden my Printer (HP Laserjet1200) stopped working. Any suggestions on how to reinstall it or get it to work. I tried the yast hardware-printers and it says printer settings have changed and closes before i can do anything.

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Poster:frieden
Date:2006-11-22 08:45
Subject:opensuse issues
Security:Public

Hi all, i have been having strange issues with opensuse. 1.) updates dont download keep on getting errors. 2.) it was working with my router but then all of a sudden it would not connect to my network or to the internet, but all the other computers still connect. 3.) nvidia drivers do not work i have tried many times and no luck. it just seems very buggy to me. better then ubuntu but this is just plain weird.
does anyone knoww if these problems have been fixed in opensuse10.2 and if i get the evol version of sled10 will it be easy to update to opensuse10.2

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Poster:budhaboy
Date:2006-10-05 21:54
Subject:
Security:Public

!@#$.

I plugged a USB wireless NIC into a USB port on a new box to see if the front USB ports worked. Like an idiot, I think I clicked 'yes' when SuSE10.0 said it detected new hardware.

My problem is the onboard Gigabit device isn't working any more. Even when I've unplugged the device.

When I use YAST to inspect the devices, I now see two NIC devices, one is the gigabit, the other the wireless... When I try to use YAST to configure the NIC, I get an error that says the IP address is already assigned.

I really, really, really don't want to reinstall anyone have any quick fixes? As I've never configured a NIC (or even probed possible devices using console commands I have no idea what the hell I'm supposed to do.

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Poster:poige
Date:2006-09-26 14:49
Subject:Is there a proper way to put own (custom) iptables config into a SuSe system?
Security:Public
Mood: curious

It seems that SuSEfirewall2 haven't such an option and I've to write my own /etc/init.d/iptables or come up with somewhat like that.

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Poster:innerrant
Date:2006-09-17 02:17
Subject:New member
Security:Public

Hi I just joined your community. I'm new to Linux and I have Suse 10.1

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Poster:mortdesocrate
Date:2006-09-03 18:31
Subject:so, this one time, amarok pwned.
Security:Public
Mood: confused

this may be a problem with the ipod alone, but i figured it was worth double-checking. my problem is this:

i have an ipod which is broken half of the time (it displays either the "sad mac" or the exclaimation mark folder thing), and when it works, it's because i've hit it several times (no kidding). however, when it works, it works... which is why i'm confused as to why i can't get suse to recognize and mount the thing.

i have another ipod (exact same model - 40GB 4G), and i've had absolutely no problems with it... but i can't remember if i did anything special to get suse to recognize it.

any suggestions?

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Poster:mortdesocrate
Date:2006-08-27 05:51
Subject:who made the switch
Security:Public

with my first post to this community, i would like to ask you all two questions:

how difficult did you find switching over from window$ to suse linux?
and, why did you choose the suse flavour over any others?

first off, i initially found it very difficult (my machine was too new and too incompatible), but now that i'm using a much older machine and suse has grown more mature, i'm finding it very easy.
i chose debian first actually, only to be annoyed with how ugly it looked and the fact that the 2.6 kernal on the installation CD kept screwing up my machine at boot (the 2.4 kernal i was made to run brought to mind MS-DOS). suse is aesthetically pleasing and intuitive. plus, it's compatible with my stuff.

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Poster:pkbarbiedoll
Date:2006-07-18 22:24
Subject:New motherboard & cpu:  hda not found
Security:Public

I purchased a new ECS mb & Pentium 4 / D511 chip to replace my old Sempron 2600.

Bios detects both hard drives. During boot, Suse dies:

Waiting for device /dev/hda11 to appear: ..........resume device /dev/hda11 not found (ignoring)

It then exits to /bin/sh which is where I am now.

What do I need to do next?  

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Poster:budhaboy
Date:2006-07-06 15:28
Subject:
Security:Public

I think I've had this problem before, but I can't for the life of me remember the solution...

I'm running Mplayer in SuSE10 (downloaded from an RPM... if any of you know how I can compile the think from source, I'd appreciate it*).

I've got DiVX file sitting on an NFS share that is running SuSE9.1. This server shares to a couple of macs and a couple of linux boxes (all running SuSE 9.1).

When I try to play a DiVX that is sitting on the linux box running SuSE10 the output stops every few seconds, and the search funcion stops after on a few seconds of zipping by. If I copy the file to a local drive, it works flawlessly.

If I reboot the box running SuSE 10 to SuSE 9.1, and try to play the same file on the same server using Mplayer (that was compiled for it) it works flawlessly. All other machines (macs are runnign Mplayer for OSX) work flawlessly as well.

The machines are connected via cat5 and a serious of switches.

I seem to remember needing to either include or delete a 'sync' option on the NFS server... but this has already been included. Any thoughts, or comments?


*I keep getting an error saying I need to use GCC3.X, but suse10 comes with 4.X. When I try to compile ignoring the compiler, I get a fatal error... I'm sort of happy to ditch SuSE 10, but the TV controller card I've got needs the kernel that comes with it... Any thoughts on maybe just ditching SuSE altogether and jumping onteh ubuntu bandwagon?

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Poster:nyghtwalcer
Date:2006-06-22 13:39
Subject:
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http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000087&sid=akRcIOBnj1eg&refer=top_world_news

I hope that this helps

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Poster:darth_spacey
Date:2006-06-14 11:25
Subject:
Security:Public

This is only borderline on-topic, but this seems to be the most suitable comm. Apparently, not a lot of Websphere people are on LJ.

I'm trying to install Websphere Process Server 6.0.1 on a clean, patched Suse Enterprise 9 system (running on VMware 4.5.2 build 8848 on an IBM xSeries 335), with IBMJava2-142-ia32-SDK-1.4.2-5.0 (from IBM) and Firefox 1.5.0.4 (from mozilla.com).

I acquired legitimate licensed software images from our corporate intranet, and unpacked them and burned them to ISO files to mount within VMware.

I mounted CD 1 (on /mnt/cdrom) and managed to start the Launchpad, but when I select "Launch the Installation Wizard", it prompts me to insert CD 1 in /mnt/cdrom, even though what's mounted is clearly CD 1, right down to /mnt/cdrom/launchpad/diskinfo/thisDisk.properties showing id = 'DISK1'

How do I get the software to install? Do I need to give the ISO image a specific volume name or take some other "copy protection" step?

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Poster:pkbarbiedoll
Date:2006-05-29 13:58
Subject:Another vhost question
Security:Public

Going back to my two sites, "fu" and "bar" for a moment..

Should an entry be added in /etc/hosts for each, so that when another PC on the network types in http://fu they will be taken to the fu web content? Or am I confusing hosts with DNS?

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Poster:pkbarbiedoll
Date:2006-05-28 22:09
Subject:Question about apache vhosts
Security:Public

How does Apache determine which of your existing vhosts is the default?

I'm using Apache 2 on Suse 10.0; here are the details:

  • I have two vhost.conf files in /etc/apache2/vhosts/ - fu.vhosts.conf and bar.vhosts.conf.  
  • Both of these were copied from vhosts.template
  • I performed a find and replace on "dummy-host.example.com" to "fu", and "bar", respectively. 
  • I copied web content into /srv/www/vhosts/fu and /srv/www/vhosts/bar
  • No content exists under /srv/www/htdocs


When I type in the IP of the server, the "fu" site appears.   How do I set a another site to appear as the default?

Thanks!

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Poster:pkbarbiedoll
Date:2006-05-21 22:53
Subject:RAID, in a previous life...
Security:Public

Last year I bought a Promise Fasttrack RAID controller and attempted installation. I've since gotten rid of the Promise controller, and now SuSE thinks one of my drives still has a RAID config. (when I go to Partitioner and click OK on the default warning, another error appears informing me that one of my drives is software raid possibly from a Promise controller [which is correct, that's what I had before]).

My motherboard, an ASUS K8N, has RAID disabled in BIOS and I am not using software RAID in SuSE.

How do I rescue my 160gb hard drive?

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Poster:darth_spacey
Date:2006-05-15 15:02
Subject:
Security:Public
Mood: puzzled

I'm doing an FTP install of SLES 9 from a known-good install server within my employer's corporate LAN, and all appears to go well, right up until the first reboot.

The hardware is an IBM xSeries 335. I have picked out the LSI Logic MPT module for the SCSI controller from the "Load Modules" screen under "Manual Install". Everything proceeds normally, including checking the partitioning and installed packages, until the install completes, and the system tries to boot from the hard drive. All I get is the "Loading Stage 2..." message from GRUB, and the machine appears to hang.

Do I need some kind of driver or something within GRUB itself? That seems like an incredibly wrongheaded question, but it's about the only thing I can think of that would make the machine act that way.

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Poster:pkbarbiedoll
Date:2006-05-14 08:21
Subject:educational software?
Security:Public

Does anyone know of linux based educational software for learning to speak french?

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