I have installed Suse 8.2 pro. All is working just fine.
Last night, I decide to do a software update...this morning,
I turn on my computer, suddenly, it no longer recognizes
password for root account. Apparently, password for
root account get changed somehow. What's the heck
happen? At this point, it look like the only way to
fix this problem is for me to re-install...unless anyone
know of better solution.
After I couldn't get my Dig Camera to work with SuSE I decided to buy a
It is a Belkin USB media reader with slots for 8 different cards. So far so
I connected it and it came up somewhere ( cannot remember where) as a compact
However for some reason I had to restart my computer and now it ( the
computer) doesn't start anymore.
It goes to the screen where it says ""press F2 for bios"' and hangs there.
Also when I press F2, there is no reaction.
Unplugging the reader, and everything is honky dory.
I don't know if it is important but I also connected an USB
printer/scanner/copier at the same time . This one is working except for the
scanner but I will send a different email for that.
Any idea how I can get the reader to work?
Thanks for your help.
/bill at 169 west , 19 south.
My holy cow is a penguin.
I am running SuSE 8.1 on my PII with an external 56K US
I am aware of the low quality of my telephone connection.
It is noisy and I blame it for a lot of slow downloads.
But I also know that sometimes my ISP is very busy and that
it is using one of the three telephone numbers for gaming.
What I want to know if SuSe has a possibility to let me find
out what is causing the slowness of my email and other
It would be nice to know in advance if my telephone is
noisier as usual and which of the dial up numbers gives the
better chance of a unproblematic connection. I can of
course wait until one or two o'clock every night to use my
modem but I really need some sleep some nights ;-).
I am using Gkrellm in order to see if any activity is going
on on my modem during the connection. Kinternet is for me
also an indication that the connection is working.
Are there other possibilities to keep an eye on what is
going on during a session with my isp?
>From some Dos email programs I am still using I see all
email passing by on the screen and see when the download is
stuttering. I would like to have something analogue on
SuSE. Just seeing my email moving in or out. I am now using
postfix and fetchmail but they work somewhere in the
background and I have no chance of seeing what is happening.
NTReader v0.36w(P)/Beta (Registered) in conjunction with Net-Tamer.
I have a tiny network (3 machines) and therefore have chosen not to use a DNS
as i really don't need it.
I thought everything was going well as i had defined all machines in
/etc/hosts and i could ping them using hostname.mydomain .
I started fiddling around with my postfix config and found a problem
delivering local mail. I soon found out that "hosts kananga.mydomain" fails.
This explains why postfix can't deliver any local mail and keeps on sending
them to the ISP mail server instead of handling it itself.
I have the relevant entries in /etc/hosts and /etc/network. I have also "order
hosts bind" in the /etc/host.conf file. /etc/nsswitch has the entry :
hosts :file dns
I am *still* able to ping kananga.mydomain successfully.
When i try "host -a kananga.mydomain", I get :
Host kananga not found: 3(NXDOMAIN)
What am i missing here?
[Insert witty observation here]
I have an EnGenius ultra Long Range Wireless Lan Pc Card EL-2511CD Plus
that was working great on my Suse8 on my Compaq laptop. This card is in
the pcmcia slot. Now that I have installed 8.2 no internet yet. Yast
seemed to detect it well and Kwifimanager shows that it is connected and
supposedly doing fine but I cannot reach the internet yet. I have gone
through alot of the archives for this problem and some mentioned that a
symlink was necessary for it to be recognized correctly. I have not done
that yet since I was not sure if that would help in my case since
kwifimanager knows it is there and is monitoring it just fine it seems.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
I'm trying to run Transgamings winex to play games using 8.2. I have the
latest version of winex plus the point to play gui. The issue I'm finding is
with pthreads which according to the Transgaming docs is a problem with some
distros. I'm not sure what pthreads is, one of the error messages I got
seemed to relate it to the version of GCC available.
So my questions are :
anybody running 8.2 with winex successfully and if so did you have this
problem and how did you solve it ?
what exactly is pthreads ?
I just installed Suse 8.2 on my Compaq Presario 1700T laptop which
previously had Suse8 working great. After installing I lost my Windows
2000 choice for booting into. I know that I must add it in the
bootloader which is grub. I am not familiar with grub so how does one
do this in grub?
Thanks for the help.
I am very sorry --- this question might be off-topic, but I did not find
where to read about difference between various POP implementations
(POP,POP2,POP3). Could anyone give me a clue?
Thanks a lot.
Denis A. Tonkonog.
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I have a LAN of 5 machines, all running SuSE8.2 Pro. Each has 2 NICs - eth0
faces an ADSL router which provides an IP by DHCP and dynamically assigns
DNS, gateway etc. eth1 faces the internal network and has a static IP. Each
machine has a static hostname. SuSEfirewall2 is configured to protect eth0 on
each machine (all running services) and the DHCP client variable is set on
In all cases, eth0 is only used for internet access, I use the second network
for 'internal' services (NIS, nfs, ...). Now, two machines report during boot
that DHCP for eth0 has failed, but by the time I can log in ifconfig reports
a valid IP address. Also, if I manually rcnetwork restart, eth0 reports DHCP
failure, but an immediate ifconfig shows an address. In both cases the IP
address seems constant - i.e. machine 'frodo' always has 10.0.0.14
So, can anyone suggest what might be causing this behaviour? The router
provides infinite leases (at least, theoretically) so I'd like to be able to
manually force one of these abberant machines to relese its IP lease so that
a different IP gets assigned - my reasoning being that if 'frodo' says DHCP
fails, but still recieves an IP (but not 10.0.0.14) I know the DHCP is
working and that the failure report is a ghost.
I hope I've made sense...
Heart of this nation
Desert us not
We are between the wars
- Billy Bragg
Hi SuSE folk,
First of all, running a new install of 8.2 Mozilla 1.4b Am having a problem
with Mozilla. The fonts in the title bars, menus, etc. are miniscule for my
old eyes. Have to get them bigger or there is no way I can use it. Have
looked at every possible configuration file and I cannot find anything. All
of the rest of my apps seem to work OK.
Second, and worst of all, and for one user only, in the body or page viewing
area, where pages are displayed, the fonts are huge, and I mean huge! One
inch or more high. Any images on the same page are all normal sized.
Third, I had saved all of my bookmarks from Mozilla from when I was running
8.1. I have copied them to the exact same location /home/bob/.mozilla/bob/
eihc6c5w6.slt/bookmarks.html and Mozilla does not see them. Is this the
Not sure this upgrade was worth all of this trouble. Hope some kind SuSE
person can help me out.