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I just noticed that my zypper cache in /var/cache/zypp/ is almost 45 GiB
in size on one machine.
Now I could clean this myself of course, but I wondered if there is no service
that does this automatically.
I've upgraded my system to Leap 15.2 from 15.1 and my scanner cannot be used
since then. It is a Mustek BearPaw 2400 CUPlus which is supported by Sane and
I use it on OpenSUSE in the last 15 years w/o problems.
Backend file is still on its place (I upgraded with zypped dup), scanner is
visible with lsusb after system is booted up and it can be also seen in yast
It can be used to scan one page with xsane but after that it doesn't work
anymore and says device is not available. It also cannot be listed with lsusb
nor in yast modul.
Can you please help what to check.
I managed to get all the print queues cleared, with some difficulty.
I used YaST to remove a second HP printer, so there is less confusion.
I don't know why it got there in the first place. Now there is just
working. I wrote a little one-sentence file in Kate and told it to print to
the LaserJet. Nothing happened--no light came on in the printer or
anything. Then checked on the terminal.
linux1:~ # lpstat
linux1:~ # lpq -a
Rank Owner Job File(s) Total Size
1st doug 289 Untitled 10240 bytes
linux1:~ # lprm -P HP_LaserJet_Pro_M201dw
linux1:~ # lpq -a
I think lpstat should have shown the existence of the queue,
as lpq -a did. I then cleared the queue with lprm -P, as you
can see, and the queue is gone, but no output resulted.
I then went to a laptop with a Linux system (not OS-TW) on
it and repeated the exercise, which shows the LaserJet
What now? --doug
This is probably off-topic, but I have evidence that my machine has been
hacked. When trying to access
CUPS I get a message that says in effect that it is a security issue and
does not complete. This hack probably
occurred in the last 3 or 4 days, and I apologize for any messages sent
to the list from the Linux partition--
I may have sent one or two before finding the situation. I am writing
this from Windows (ugh!) after running
Avast Security on this partition. There is no AV software on the Linux
partition, and I am having a terrible time
trying to get and install something along this line. The closest I came
is Eset, which requires a 32-bit lib, which
I have found, and downloaded, but I'm not sure how to install it. (This
is a 32-bit lib on a 64-bit file, somehow.
Eset will not let me proceed without this.) If someone would like to
assist, I will open the Linux system, write
down as best I can what I am trying to do and then post it here in
Windows, so as not to send any malware to
PS: This version of Thunderbird is driving me crazy!
This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
Dear Tumbleweed users,
At the moment, Tumbleweed snapshot 20210212 is being synced out to the
mirrors; the public announcement of the snapshot being available will
(estimated) be at around 12pm CET.
I want to inform you upfront of a few specialties:
* The snapshot is going to be large, in the number of packages to
'update' (mostly rebuild counters) and thus also megabytes.
* The snapshot is the first to be based on glibc 2.33
While testing this snapshot, a few things were broken (which delayed
publishing a bit). There are, however, still two issues known which you
should be aware of:
* NIS integrated system administrators might want to check out
https://bugzilla.opensuse.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1182247 - the nss_compat
module does not load additional modules, which means you might have to
adjust the nsswitch.conf to make 'nis' an explicit setting.
* Especially on 32bit systems we had seen a bunch of sandboxing
features not behaving as expected. This currently (still) affects
libqt5-qtwebengine. An additional fix is currently being published in
parallel into the update channel
(http://download.opensuse.org/update/tumbleweed/). In case you see
rendering issues (kmail for example) make sure to have this update
The other fixes (OpenSSH, chromium) which we had seen in prior testings
are already included in snapshot 20210212 and should not be of concern.
As usual, if you see new bugs appearing, please verify if somebody else
already filed them in bugzilla.opensuse.org and, if not already
present, file the bugs yourself.
Since the latest opensuse tumbleweed update, if i move a small window around , it leaves a trail of its image behind and it does not disappear until i close the window.
Does anyone know what this effect is called so i can possibly track down a config option that the latest update configured?
Qt: 5.15.2 KDE Frameworks: 5.78.0 - KDE Plasma: 5.20.5 - kwin 5.20.5
kmail2 5.16.2 (20.12.2) - akonadiserver 5.16.2 (20.12.2) - Kernel: 5.10.12-1-default - xf86-video-nouveau: 1.0.17
On 2/14/21 4:51 PM, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> On 2/14/21 1:29 PM, Axel Braun wrote:
>> Am Sonntag, 14. Februar 2021, 19:25:11 CET schrieb DennisG:
>>> I saw that an ESET NOD32 update fixed this problem for some. Maybe try
>>> that, or just uninstall it.
>> Thanks for the hint, Dennis
>> A good proof that a 'virus scanner' on Linux does more harm than good.
>> Snakeoil, so to say
> I am trying to uninstall eset, but no luck! Here is the listing from
> linux1:/home/doug/Downloads # ls -la es*
> -rwxr--r-- 1 doug users 124441008 Feb 3 19:06
> Here is what happens:
> linux1:/home/doug/Downloads # zypper rm eset_nod32av_64bit_en\(1\).linux
> Reading installed packages...
> 'eset_nod32av_64bit_en(1).linux' not found in package names. Trying
> No provider of 'eset_nod32av_64bit_en(1).linux' found.
> Resolving package dependencies...
> Nothing to do.
> Nevertheless, it is installed, fersure! Pieces of it all over the
> place! Now what? Must I hunt down
> every instance and delete it piecemeal, orr
Found reason and fixed it. eset is gone.--doug
This began as "printer again" and I mentioned a number of
crashes. I have decided to start over, i.e., loading a new
version of OpenSUSE-TW. I obviously would like to save
as much of my own files and apps as possible. I've never
done this before, so I don't know what I have to do.
gparted shows some Windows partitions, then
/dev/nvme0n1p6 as ext4 /
/dev/nvme0n1p7 as ext4 /home
mount point shows as
The / and /home are formatted ext4, and I want
to keep this formatting.
It does appear that my own stuff is in /home, but is this
just the CONTENTS of the apps, or the entire installed app?
That is, do I have to look up and install all the apps over
I have an outboard H/D with nothing on it, which gparted
calls /dev/sda1, formatted ntfs at present. I want to copy
the entire /home directory to this, and then copy it back to
the cleaned up and reinstalled system.
Should I leave the ntfs format, or should I change it?
If so, to what? ext4?
What should I be doing to get all this done, neatly and cleanly?
Before you go: There MAY be a problem with the eset AV program.
Is this something (which I paid for) that I have to eliminate, and if
so, what can I replace it with? It seemed that before I went for
eset I tried to install something free, but unsuccessfully.
Sorry for the long post, but you folks have been a big help to
this newbie to OpenSUSE, and I hope you will do so again.