While attempting to stop a video playing on Macro Media Flash Player 7,
I managed to lock out everything. I could not move the mouse cursor,
the arrow keys and the rest of the kb didn't work, ctl-alt-del did nothing.
None of the function keys did anything. (The video was something downloaded
from the 'net via Firefox.) I wound up pulling the big switch, as us hams
like to say. Is there anything else I could have done?
I'm trying to put Linux to practical use, and this is the first time I've seen
10.0 crash, so it's good, but not fool-proof. (If something can be broken,
this fool will break it!)
Hi, i am downloaded and burned the first CD OSS installation CD.
Due to limited number of CD and fast internet connection, i wish to install
After mounting the NIC, I can't find installation file on ftp server.
I am using
Is this the right place to install via ftp?
If not, can you point me to a right directory. I am fast access to
mirror.ac.uk and wondering if there is direct installation files available
on the ftp server.
Thanks for your help!
good idea - please see here:
Hope this is detailed enough...
BTW, thats my first wiki entry ever...
Am Sonntag, 24. April 2005 22:36 schrieb Richard Bos:
> Op zondag 24 april 2005 23:36, schreef Sven Haberer:
> > If desired, I could post a short description how I did this...
> If you can put it own the wiki (http://www.susewiki.org): than we can all
> maintain it.
> Richard Bos
> Without a home the journey is endless
I notice several automated break-in attempts appearing
in /var/log/messages regarding sshd. A small sample:
Nov 7 14:34:10 d8400 sshd: Invalid user a from 184.108.40.206
Nov 7 14:34:11 d8400 sshd: Invalid user aaron from
Hundreds of entries like the above, working their way through every
English letter using common first names, also names of services like
I ran across this Novell Cool Solutions article:
It describes the use of a shell script, run once per minute using a
cron job, that parses information from /var/log/messages and adds
offending IP addresses to /etc/hosts.deny.
I saved the script as ssh-block.sh in my home folder, in a subdirectory
named cronjobs. I used su to become root and ran crontab -e, and added
the script to run once per minute.
Entries in /var/log/messages confirm that the shell script is indeed
being run every minute, but the contents of /etc/hosts.deny hasn't
changed at all, despite the presence of failed sshd log-ins (also
written to /var/log/messages).
Can someone knowledgeable about shell scripts take a look at the URL
above and see if there is a problem with the script? If not, what did I
do incorrectly? What's the proper way to run this job regularly? I
assume it must be run as root, both to read /var/log/messages and to
write to /etc/hosts.deny.
I need to build a Java project on OpenSUSE 10 that uses checkstyle for style checking. chechstyle is not available from the "SL-10.0-OSS/inst-source-java/" repository.
I tried to load the checkstyle rpm from the JPackage repository, but apparently the two Java distributions are not compatible.
Should I switch to JPackage entirely to install all Java components or is there a way to install checkstyle into a SUSE Java environment?
On FOSDEM I understood that the won't be a downloadable DVD. On
http://lists.opensuse.org/archive/opensuse/2006-Jan/0542.html I read that
there will be a DVD. SO what is it going to be?
Nutze die Zeit. Sie ist das Kostbarste, was wir haben, denn es
ist unwiederbringliche Lebenszeit. Leben ist aber mehr als Werk
und Arbeit, und das Sein wichtiger als das Tun - Johannes Müller-Elmau
On Wed, 2006-02-15 at 15:35 -0400, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> On Wednesday 15 February 2006 07:31, you wrote:
> > On Sat, 2010-05-08 at 14:58 -0400, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> > > Following up, I discovered the following about browsers:
> > >
> > > While the HP site doesn't like Firefox or Netscape, it
> > > seems to tolerate the KDE browser (whatever it's called)
> > > fine, and I sent my complaint about Linux support via
> > > the K browser. So, I guess the K browser is set up to
> > > mimic MSIE? That's interesting--and encouraging. So
> > > long as it doesn't mimic receiving junk!
> > I just noticed the date you are set to, 2010? So how are things in the
> > future? Is linux more widely used? :-)
> > --
> > Ken Schneider
> > UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998
> Thanx, Ken--I never thought about the date. I think I have it right, now.
> HP is not interested in supporting Linux on this damned printer. I
> guess I'll give it to my grandchildren if I can't get the dirver compiled
> and working. Bummer!
Looks much better. I always recommend that people check
http://www.linuxprinting.org before buying a printer. HP actually does
have very good support for linux and I can see why they won't support
the 1020 as it is a very low end printer that can cause you all sorts of
By the way always reply to the list unless asked otherwise.
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998
we talked in the last meeting about the language lists. This requires a
new layout (or rather _a_ layout because today we dont have guidelines
about it) of the lists. We thought about it and came up with the
We need to distinguish between 3 different variables in the mailinglists
This leads to the the following layout. For instance if you want to
create mailinglists for the project <project>
- General mailinglist about the project <project> in <default language>
- General mailinglist about the project <project> in <language>
- Announce/News mailinglist for project <project> in <default language>
- Announce/News mailinglist for project in <language>
- Support mailinglist for the project <project> in <default language>
- Support mailinglist about the project <project> in <language>
- Mailinglist about the topic <topic> in the project <project> in <default language>
- Mailinglist about the topic <topic> in the project <project> in <language>
This would for instance mean for the openSUSE project:
opensuse(a)opensuse.org - General in english
opensuse-de(a)opensuse.org - Generl in german
opensuse-announce(a)opensuse.org - Announce in english
opensuse-announce(a)opensuse.org - Announce in german
opensuse-users(a)opensuse.org - Support in english
opensuse-users-de(a)opensuse.org - Support in german
opensuse-factory(a)opensuse.org - Factory in english
opensuse-factory-de(a)opensuse.org - Factory in german
This layout scales pretty good. We need the <project> prefix because in
the long run we are going to migrate everything that is on
lists.suse.com to lists.opensuse.org. And we have other projects there,
for instance taskjuggler or packet-writing.
Mailinglists will get setup on request. Im not going to setup
mailinglists with one or less subscribers. I need to think of an request
mechanism but it will probably be a mail address.
There is no hard requirement for a default language list but its very
desirable. So for instance there shouldnt be a
without a list
But it might be that we cant avoid that in all cases.
Henne Vogelsang, Core Services
"Rules change. The Game remains the same."
- Omar (The Wire)
I did not like the statistics on suse-linux (although I was mentioned there most of
the time) and I am absolutely against the proposal to introduce it here... The simple
reason is: it's counting shear quantity and has nothing to do with quality! However,
quality should always count much more than quantity - unfortunately, something
that some people on this mailing list haven't recognized yet. Furthermore, it also
encourages some people to write lots of unnecessary emails, only in order to be
mentioned in the statistics. Not good at all! People like, e.g., Pascal, are much more
valuable for this list than others, although maybe not writing so many emails... When
sombody likes to get an impression who is a frequent writer on a particular list, then
there is the mail archive which can answer that question. Everybody here, not only
frequent writers but also newbies, can make valuable contributions - a statistics does
not reflect that at all. That's my personal opinion based on the experiences on suse-linux
over the years.
I have a HP DeskJet 5940 printer, running on cups under SUSE 10.0.
I wanted to correct the printing order generally for all printing
jobs, because would be not reasonable to touch all the client
machines, user accounts, preferred programs, etc.
I went for howtos and faqs and found a tipp for CUPS, saying that I
should modify a single line in the .ppd file of my printer and
changing it to
I use the hpijs driver directly from the vendor as I know and
downloaded the generated .ppd from http://www.linux-printing.org ,
which really doesn't have the equivalent for the above line.
So I just inserted that line and also tried the
variant without any success. Do you have an idea please, what I did
wrong or where in the .ppd I should insert this line?! The absence of
this line would suggest that my printer/software can't handle preci-
sely this function?
Most of my users use kprinter, where its possible to change to reverse
ordered printing, but the checkbox doesn't keep it state and that mark
is not "sticky". Alternatively it would give me a way to solve this to
make kprinter remember this setting, but probably recompiling would be
Thank you for any advices; this time google was really not my friend,