How can I use yast2 to autoupdate the packages noninteractively, from a
mirror, during the night?
In Red Hat, I would run up2date in a daily cron job and would receive
email with the output.
I started using this distro only a short while ago, and I can't seem to
find the way to do this, in the SuSE "approved" fashion. There is a
script on sourceforge, but I would strongly prefer something from SuSE.
Silviu Marin-Caea Systems Engineer Linux/Unix http://www.genesys.ro
From: Phil Shrimpton phil(a)shrimpton.co.uk
Date: Wed, 1 May 2002 16:18:30 +0000
Subject: Re: [SLE] 7.2 -> 8 update problem
On Monday 29 April 2002 17:45, Thomas E. Beasley, Jr. wrote:
> I was looking forward to 8.0. However, the need to do a clean install as
> apposed to doing an upgrade has caused me to look forward to 8.1 or
> 8.2. I have too many files to wipe it all away and start over. So,
> I'll stick with 7.2 pro until it's possible to upgrade rather than clean
I am in the same dilema. I did a clean install on a couple of desktops and
the install went flawlessly, but my two main machines have too many 'custom'
software and configurations to really wipe clean and start again. My main
worry is that if 8.1+ still doesn not work on the upgrade it will be harder
to do a clean install and get things up and running again.
It would help if there was an app that created a list of all software and
config files that were not part of the current installed version of SuSE so
you have at least a detailed 'todo' list.
This is a constructive idea
I will say tho, that currently just waiting for 8.1 isn't going to solve your problem.
It seems that there will be more changes of locations of files going on for quite a while, as everyone trieds to agree on just where things
"ought " to go ...
I guess we should all be greatfil that Suse didn't just jump in and change everything all at once! Think what a mess that would make!
Sorry bout the formatting probs .. Bellsouth seems not to be up on the website or email servers. Not to the peons anyway.
anyone feeling adventurous could see if they can get to www.bellsouth.net or ping em or ???
and get back to me ?? ( this is obviously web mail< thank heavens there are still a few around<G>)
mail2web - Check your email from the web at
Everything I start up the computer, I have to go to the KDE Control
Panel/Sound/IO and change the sound server setup from either autodetect to
OSS or any other program and then click apply. It asks if I want to restart
the sound server...I click yes... and BAM!, I have sound (background sounds,
system sounds, built-in mp3 player,etc). But if I have to restart the
computer, I have to go thru the whole process over again.
It seems to reset itself after every powercycle. Is there a file or
configuation I should check?
How do I restart the sound-server from a terminal?
Neuro Logic Systems
I'd like this too. I'm really hesitant to ask almost the same quetion in a
different way but I'm still a bit confused.
I copied over the /etc and /home directories to another machine.
I switched hard drives and did a clean install of 8. By the way it was way
smopoth, and am I crazy or are K apps like Konqueror running and loading
faster now over 7.2?
Anyway, in order to restore things to a semblance of what they are, such as
my network settings, I suppose I just need to make sure the new config
files say essentially what the old ones did about hosts and what not.
If I just install my /home/userX/ directory, should that simply reinstall
all programs I had installed as that user? Or is there ANOTHER directory
(something about /share pops to mind) I need to mirror as well? And am I
copying those directories wholesale or just specific files within them?
Sorry if this is vague; I'll try to be more clear if someone could let me
know HOW I can be more helpful to the list in understanding what I'm trying
At 04:18 PM 5/1/2002 +0000, you wrote:
>On Monday 29 April 2002 17:45, Thomas E. Beasley, Jr. wrote:
> > I was looking forward to 8.0. However, the need to do a clean install as
> > apposed to doing an upgrade has caused me to look forward to 8.1 or
> > 8.2. I have too many files to wipe it all away and start over. So,
> > I'll stick with 7.2 pro until it's possible to upgrade rather than clean
> > install.
>I am in the same dilema. I did a clean install on a couple of desktops and
>the install went flawlessly, but my two main machines have too many 'custom'
>software and configurations to really wipe clean and start again. My main
>worry is that if 8.1+ still doesn not work on the upgrade it will be harder
>to do a clean install and get things up and running again.
>It would help if there was an app that created a list of all software and
>config files that were not part of the current installed version of SuSE so
>you have at least a detailed 'todo' list.
> 3:48pm up 8 days, 21:04, 1 user, load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.01
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Trying to update a 7.2 box to 8, and I am failing at first base.
If I select system update in Yast2, although it identifies that the souce
medium is SuSE8, it finds no packages to update aftering doing the package
'search'. It does not seam to be reading from the CD during this time.
If I reboot the machine with the 7.2 boot disks (did not get any in the 8
box), and select system update, it loads something into RAMDISK and then
takes me back to the 'select system update' menu.
1:46pm up 43 min, 1 user, load average: 0.45, 0.24, 0.33
Thanks for replying - it seems that the problem may lie in the way in
which the mini-buffer prompt responce is handled differnetly in 21.1.1
compared to the 21.1 I had before. I shall need to learn a whole lot
of lisp before I can figure out how to correct it.
On Wednesday 01 May 2002 07:57, Francesco Scaglioni wrote:
> This is my first install on this machine ( long story - the cd died in
> my I7000 mid install so I have put 8 on my wife's machine - end of
> windows foe her ) to do a network install. Have just had a look at
> osund and the problem I get is ::
> "Failure to install the kernel module snd-nm256"
> A quick squint at var/log/messages suggested a few things to try all
> of which fail with errors about unresolved symbols in smd256.o - which
> to my limited ( very very limited ) understanding ?? suggests a mug in
> that module.
> Hope we get this sorted
> Sorry not to be of more help.
Thanks for answering. I have had the same experience. I have heard from a few
people that the Alsa driver don't work with this sound card. Some have had
success with the older oss drivers. I have heard that the best solution is
the proprietary drivers from opensound.com, but I tried to install them with
8.0 and got the message that the drivers were not compatible with that
Anyway, I will let you know if I find a solution. It seems there are a good
number of people out there going around in circles over this problem.
Thanks to all who responded. I have played
w/ various mixers some, but I don't remember
the "Wave Sur" setting. You're right - there
are so many settings that I don't have a clue
about! :) I'll check it out tonight though.
BTW - I got the file w/ your first reply...??
"A wink is as good as a nod to a blind horse.: - anon
From: Jesse Marlin [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, May 01, 2002 10:26 AM
Subject: [SLE] How to get 4 speakers working ?
> I have a SoundBlaster Live! card which SuSE 8.0 detected
> configured w/ no problems. In general, sound seems to work
> just fine. But I can only get sound out of 2 speakers (I have 4).
> This problem has plagued me for a long time and I'd really
> like to get it licked. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I had a lot of problems with this myself, but finally got it working
with alsa-0.9.x. One of the problems is a lot of the volumes are muted
by default. Other are so low you cannot hear them. If you bring up
alsamixer you will see a pantload of settings. Use the right arrow to
move across until you see the setting "Wave Sur". I found this setting
adjusts the volume of the rear speakers. If it is muted then unmute
it with I think "m". And use the up/down arrows to adjust the volume.
If things still are not working, then all I can suggest is to try my
/etc/asound.state file. Backup yours and replace it with this one,
and see if that at least gets it going. Make sure you are using
alsa-0.9.x series as things have changed a lot from alsa-0.5.x. Try
this to verify the version:
> cat /proc/asound/version
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 0.9.0beta10.
Compiled on Apr 7 2002 for kernel 2.4.18
I would have included the file but the lists.suse.com doesn't accept
emails > 30000 bytes. :(