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Re: [opensuse] [SOLVED] Howto Get Thunderbird to Open Links in Firefox 4
- From: James Bullock <jbullock@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:51:53 -0400
- Message-id: <4D9610B9.firstname.lastname@example.org>
with the great group of smart people we have on this list, there
is no reason the openSUSE wiki shouldn't be the best wiki of all.
I'd happily contribute "how to" and "how it works" bits for stuff I end up
figuring out. There's a gap between n00b docs that say "Wave this chicken." and
the ongoing conversations of active developers. I'm pretty computer literate,
but when the prescribed chicken-waving doesn't work, digging out what's going on
(and going wrong) could be a lot easier. It's a lot of work to even to figure
out enough to ask useful questions.
A "concept of operations" kind of thing would help immensely. There's some good
work in this direction with a few pegged threads and intentionally written
overview pieces in the discussion groups.
Candidates for this treatment are ...
- Graphics / Display / GUI,
- Partitions and Multiple Booting
- Repositories & Associated Support / Testing Expectations
- Reporting Bugs
- YAST Package Management
- Command Line Package Management
An alternative to article approval before publication is a reviewers seal of
approval. We have plenty of lizard logos. How about a logo, tagged with "Suzy of
SUSE says this works as advertised!" With page history, discussion pages, and
the option to put critique at the front of pages that need work (a la Wikipedia)
that's a lot of context.
Meta - Here's a crappy and partially wrong first draft of a NetworkManager
overview that would have helped me, and I suspect would help many other people
"Network Manager is a service, jointly developed and used across multiple Linux
Distributions (including <list>), which runs as a daemon managing network
devices and events. OpenSuSE uses the <some NM version policy> version of
NetworkManager on major release (since <release>). The Network Manager project
is here: <URL>, some tech notes on how it works are here: <URL> and in the
OpenSUSE build service / repositories it is here: <URL>.
Network Manager - the service - <?reads what to do from a configuration file -
is this right? I still don't know.?>, or can be managed in real time by a
front-end app <?or from the command line - right?>. Real-time GUI front ends
supplied in OpenSuSE are KNetworkManager in KDE (KDE <versions>, in OpenSuSE
releases <this, that, the other>), the KNetworkManager plasmoid in KDE (KDE
<versions>, in OpenSuSE releases <this, that, the other>), and <whatever> in
Gnome. The right GUI front-end is installed as part of the <desktop> package
group in YAST.
In OpenSUSE you can also use YAST to set up the NetworkManager (Yast ->
<whatever>). YAST and GUI front-end configuration can interfere with each other,
so in general pick one. Since OpenSUSE release <what?>, the GUI front end is
preferred to YAST.
For more info:
- NetworkManagement under KDE is here: http://userbase.kde.org/NetworkManagement
- NetworkManagement under Gnome is here: <URL>
- Intro to KDE 4.6 is here: <URL>
- A step by step guide for newbies is here: <URL>
- And an intro to wireless on OpenSuSE is here: <URL>
On 04/01/2011 11:06 AM, David C. Rankin wrote:
On 03/31/2011 06:43 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
This isn't the way a wiki is supposed to work. The change should be allowed
when made, then reviewed and revised (or deleted) if inappropriate. There
are no little martians running around defacing linux distro wikis. Yeah, it
does happen, but very, very rarely - and then the offender is simply banned.
Wouldn't it be nice, David, if you could just post what you added here for
to see? :-) .
With my reputation for being acrimonious on the list, I'm pretty sure my posts
get reviewed :p
But seriously, with the great group of smart people we have on this list,
is no reason the openSUSE wiki shouldn't be the best wiki of all. With a few
changes to make it usable, I see it really moving forward. And... it is
mediawiki based, so it has the backend that anybody can use very simply.
Jim Bullock, Rare Bird Enterprises, "Conscious Development"
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