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Re: [opensuse] Post installation queries (FIRST successful installation of Linux)
On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:07 AM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Get your updates working and the necessary repositories set up.
There's no point complaining abut what can't be done if you don't have
the up to date software.

I have done this complete and still was the printer problem!

As for printers, you need to get CUPS working and you need the
definition package for your printer.  You should have this in a CD that
came with the printer; that was the case for my printers.

Neither touched (anything on CUPS) nor have the original CD to do
that, if I were having, it would have been no more an issue!

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:09 AM, Johannes Meixner <jsmeix@xxxxxxx> wrote:

Install both the OpenPrintingPPDs-ghostscript RPM
and also the splix RPM, see the "Driver" section in
http://en.opensuse.org/YaST_Printer
-------------------------------------------------------------------
The Add New Printer Configuration Dialog
...
Driver
...
click the "Driver Packages" button to check whether or not
you may have to install more printer driver software packages
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Ah, it really worked, I just installed 'OpenPrintingPPDs-ghostscript'
and 'splix' from Yast (after putting this in the search field) and it
got installed and now the printer is working! Thanks that I didn't go
the long way of CUPS since needed the printer only for one PC.

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:13 AM, Carlos E. R.
<robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

And even if I accept all those packages (without I actually know what
the packages do), it would have no harm...?

Normally, no; specially if you restrict yourself to YOU.

I am sure even if I don't know about all those packages which the Yast
(very clever) installs automatically, it would not do any harm since I
read in a review, 'openSUSE is developed by much skilled persons'.

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:18 AM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Well, I guess the passwords of the superuser ('root') and this created
'user' (during installation) is same until I manually change the root
password but the two users are, of course, different. I guess it is
like this....? I just see how to change the root password.

You said it was security of Linux that impressed you?

I didn't say that this was the **particular** aspect I was impressed
with but rather in review what I read is, "openSUSE is without a
doubt, the overall best distribution currently available EXCEPT that
for the novice, it takes way too much knowledge to make it work 'just
like Windows'."

Further why actually this could be an good OS is because it works on
open-mindedness. It says, "The openSUSE project explicitly looks
beyond the technical community to the broader non-technical community
of computer users interested in Linux." This line only changed my mind
for which I installed it.

"Note that it is the bigger community which is non-technical and uses
computers".

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:42 AM, Anton Aylward <opensuse@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

And how do you change the root password?

su
password:
passwd
Changing password for root.
New Password:
Reenter New Password:
Password changed.

On Fri, Nov 4, 2011 at 7:52 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I think, Linux Tyro, you should make up your mind which distro you are going
to get used to to begin with.

It seems you are asking the same questions in Ubuntu mail list as well as
here.

If you run after two hares you won't catch either.

Sure, I have made it now for sure that openSUSE is the way to go and
because of aforesaid reason ("The openSUSE project explicitly looks
beyond the technical community to the broader non-technical community
of computer users interested in Linux"), I have already installed it
and now the printer is working too! See more things when I get time..

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