I followed the following instructions (listed below) in an attempt to
install a specific kernel on my laptop computer which I downloaded from
the following webpage: >
Completing the Instructions below. I powercycled the laptop and it
loaded into the bootmenu now listing multiple kernels -BUT- not
kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321.i586.rpm (Which I intended to be
I have tried entering the following in Konsole's - bash terminal command
line as root user (su -)as follows: localhost:~ # zypper install
--oldpackage kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321.i586 Loading repository
data... Reading installed packages... Resolving package dependencies...
The following NEW package is going to be installed:
kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321 The following package requires a
system reboot: kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321 1 new package to
install. Overall download size: 72.4 MiB. Already cached: 0 B. After the
operation, additional 215.3 MiB will be used. Note: System reboot
required. Continue? [y/n/v/...? shows all options] (y): y Retrieving
package kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321.i586 (1/1), 72.4 MiB (215.3
MiB unpacked) kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321.i586.rpm: Header V3
RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID f6e74bf5: NOKEY V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature,
key ID f6e74bf5: NOKEY Looking for gpg key ID F6E74BF5 in cache
kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321.i586.rpm does not define additional
'gpgkey=' URLs. kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321.i586
(kernel-default-5.11.16-1.1.ge06d321.i586.rpm): Signature verification
failed [4-Signatures public key is not available] Abort, retry, ignore?
1. How can I correct this "Signature verification failed [4-Signatures
public key is not available]" message?
>> And, I have the rpms from a commercial package--I can (and do) install
>> them from the command line. These will
>> never be in the repos.
> Very bad idea to use commercial packages with Tumbleweed, that is
asking for trouble.
I will explain, again, how you do this.
1) Create a directory, for example /home/doug/extrarepository/
2) Copy all the rpms from that commercial thing into that directory.
3) start yast as root in graphic mode:
4) Start the "Software repository" module
5) Click the button "Add repository"
6) on the list that appears, click "Local directory", then [next].
7.0) On "repository name" put whatever you like.
7.1) On path to directory, you write the path (/home/doug/extrarepository/).
7.2) Click on "Plain rpm directory"
It thinks for a while, and if all goes well, you click [OK].
Now, you have created your own private repository for external packages.
Next, install those packages.
1) On YaST, click "Software management module
2) On view, select "repositories".
3.0) On repositories, you will see a list of repositories on the left
panel. Select the repository you created.
3.1) On the right panel, you will see the list of packages in that
repository. If it is empty, exit YaST, run "zypper refresh --force" and
try yast2 again.
3.2) select the package, solve the dependencies if needed, accept and
Hi, I have added the following repository with YaST: > Software
Repositories > Add > HTTP > Next > Repository Name - libdvdcss2 > URL of
the Repository -
Priority 99 (Default) Both Enabled and Autorefresh are both
ticked/checkmarked. The Name is listed as libdvdcss2 also.
Clicked OK to exit.
Then opened Software Managment > Repositories > libdvdcss2 > Empty (no
I passed the following command in Konsole: zypper se -s libdvd
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
S | Name | Type | Version | Arch | Repository
| libdvdcss | srcpackage | 1.4.2-1.3 | noarch | libdvdcss2
| libdvdnav-devel | package | 6.1.0-1.6 | i586 |
i | libdvdnav4 | package | 6.1.0-1.6 | i586 |
| libdvdread-devel | package | 6.1.1-1.6 | i586 |
i | libdvdread8 | package | 6.1.1-1.6 | i586 |
lines 1-10/10 (END)
It appears a source package of libdvdcss is in fact installed on the
Is this the package that the above repository contains?
Is it best to install both of the following packages libdvdcss and
I would like to compile the above listed package but I am curious as to
if I have done a step incorrectly up to this point. I am also of course
wondering if it would be best to install package libdvdcss2 as well.
I do notice by using VLC that the same dvd medium I previously tried
"Plays the same movie as before with no libdvdcss instance installed".
Switching to a different dvd medium results in no playback at all. The
drive is certainly activated when the VLC media play key is clicked. I
verified with "lsblk" I have the correct block device selected also.
Suggestions on this would be a great help.
I was working with my Compaq nc-6400 laptop yesterday (openSUSE TW) and
I installed the "Packman Essentials" repository also "libdvdcss2" from
the following links I have documented.
Packman Essentials ->
"https://en.opensuse.org/Additional_package_repositories" I am seeing
now that the openSUSE TW portal located here
"https://en.opensuse.org/Portal:Tumbleweed" has maybe a better link for
"Packman Essentials" under the "Multimedia Codecs" section. Than what I
have been using currently.
My main question here is perhaps the following: Is the "libdvdcss2"
repository needed for DVD playback anymore?
I ended up removing the "libdvdcss2" repository (for some reason) then
(I am not sure if it was necessary) Powercycled the laptop. VLC media
player loaded the movie DVD perfectly with no notable problems/issues
How can this be? I made certain and saw with "zypper lr" that there is
absolutely no "libdvdcss2" repository left on the computer. Is it not
necessary anymore for DVD/CD playback? At this time the computer is
unbootable due to a bug in the "5.12.0-1-pae kernel" but ugh I would
like to get your thoughts even if brief on this maybe.
I'm getting ready to upgrade my desktop (TDE) to the newest stable release, using zypper
dup. Should I include --solver-focus=Update or leave it to the --solver-focus=Job
openSUSE Leap 15.2 x86_64
On 30/04/2021 08.28, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> On 4/29/21 5:57 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
>> On 29/04/2021 22.27, Doug McGarrett wrote:
>>> On 4/28/21 8:32 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
>>>> On 28/04/2021 01.28, Doug McGarrett wrote:
>>> I cannot get the screen you show in the picture. When I start the
>>> system, I get a note that says
>>> type startx, and then I get a blue-green screen with a caracature of
>>> a mouse and two icons for file-system and home.
>> I suspect you did not download the correct image. It is this:
>> Best put it on an USB stick. Instructions here:
>> For usb stick: <https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Live_USB_stick>
>> If you have to use Windows, then:
>> Then, just boot the stick:
>> Booting: <https://susepaste.org/14418492>
>> It goes directly to this, but can take a while, without touching any
>> key: <https://susepaste.org/18739074>
>> Just double click on the partition you want to mount and use it normally:
>> After much messing around I got the new file on a usb stick and tried
>> to boot it. No luck.
> Messages: invalid magic number you need to load the kernel first
How exactly did you put the image on the USB?
> It's almost 2;30 in the morning. I've been at this for a week. I know
> you and some others are trying to help
> but I guess I'm just too stupid. And too sleepy. I don't even know what
> the messages mean--I thought
> the download was supposed to be bootable, like the other one.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 15.2 x86_64 at Telcontar)
I ran into this some time ago, and thought it
was solved, but am having probs looking up manpages
while running as root:
Ishtar:law> sudo man ls
No manual entry for ls
Ishtar:law> man ls |wc # really is there!
241 925 7864
Ishtar:law> sudo man -w ls
No manual entry for ls
Ishtar:law> man -w ls
Ishtar:law> llg /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz
-rwxrwsr-x 1 man man 3112 Mar 2 2015 /usr/share/man/man1/ls.1.gz*
Ishtar:law> llg -d /usr/share/man/man1/
drwxrwsr-x 3 man man 139264 May 3 09:04 /usr/share/man/man1/
Ishtar:law> llg -d /usr/share/man/
drwxrwsr-x 32 man man 4096 Apr 17 03:22 /usr/share/man/
('llg' shows user+group which I normally have suppressed)
My apologies, this message was intended for the list. :|
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Re: Reporting saved kernel logs on system that stalls during
Date: Tue, 4 May 2021 19:12:13 -0500
From: -pj <pj.world(a)gmx.com>
To: Carlos E. R. <robin.listas(a)telefonica.net>
On 5/4/21 3:26 PM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> On 04/05/2021 22.07, -pj wrote:
>> I am wondering if it would be possible to maybe get a couple of pointers
>> on what to do next as far as a bug report. I don't know if it is correct
>> to ask more questions in Bugzilla at this point.
>> First off the bug report is here: ->
>> My computer was able to boot fine with kernel 5.11.16-1-pae
>> I was asked to install kernel-default for testing purposes
>> 5.12.1-1.g9bb8944-default which I did. kernel-default failed to boot.
>> So now 3 kernels are installed/listed in the bootmenu as follows.
>> 1. 5.12.1-1.g9bb8944-default
>> 2. 5.12.0-2-pae
>> 3. 5.12.0-1-pae
>> kernel 5.11.16-1-pae <- Is now gone. Computer is unable to boot to
>> splash screen with any of the 3 above listed kernels. It makes
>> little/some sense since in /etc/zypp/zypp.conf - line 554
>> multiversion.kernel the kernel 5.11.16-1-pae must have been removed <- I
>> do not understand though because when I installed KOTD the 5.11.16-1-pae
>> was the running kernel.
>> Quoting the bug report now as per Comment #7 is as follows:
>> "OK, thanks, then it's a generic problem of 32bit Intel kernel.
>> Feel free to uninstall kernel-default again.
>> Now, we need more details about the crash. Any chance that you have the
>> relevant kernel Oops or panic in the saved kernel logs? Or if not, try
>> to boot without quiet boot option, and check whether you get the stack
>> traces on screen, and take a picture. That's often helpful as a start.".
>> What does the kernel Oops or saved kernel logs mean? I have the openSUSE
>> 1. Is this y2logs? What is the best way to retrieve these logs that are
> No. Those are the YaST logs.
> You first run:
> journalctl --list-boots
> For this to work, the directory "/var/log/journal/" must exist. If it
> doesn't, create it, for the next time.
Great..I see here: ->
"section 11.1:". Which is the best way to perform this step (due to
having kernels that are not allowing boot to Splash screen or desktop)?
Will I need to create a Rescue-CD perhaps so that I can check for this
"/var/log/journal" directory? I do see "C: Command Line E: Edit Entry"
at the bottom left corner of the "boot menu" screen.
1. Is it best in my reply here to snip off the remainder (bottom
portion) of this message before sending?
> Then select which of the listed boots you want. Then, request the log
> for that session:
> journalctl -b 2
> If that is the one you need, then:
> journalctl -b 2 > somefilename.log
> and attach it to the bugzilla.
> Alternatively, you may have "/var/log/boot.msg" for the current boot
> and "/var/log/boot.omsg" for the previous boot.
> However, as the boot crashed, there will be nothing. You have instead
> to remove "quiet" and take a photo with your camera.
>> 2. I do not want to install the operating system again as it will not
>> help the situation at all most likely.
>> 3. Sometimes I do get stack traces on the screen and am not booting with
>> quiet boot option I believe.
>> 4. I decided to take a photo of the "stack traces" and I have attached
>> the image to this email.
> Don't. Upload to susepaste.org, or upload to bugzilla.
After nearly 20 years on this list, seem my ISP has fsck'ed up its mail
servers and I am no longer getting list messages, according to Per due to a
521 service not available from my ISP. (WTF?)
Any way, I do get direct mails and I do get an occasional mail from the
list. Just understand I'm not ignoring the list. I've asked a(a)o.o for log
entries so I can prove to my ISP they have a problem -- terrible service
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
On 5/4/21 1:41 AM, Doug McGarrett wrote:
> Sent here because you all have a great deal of experience and I am
> known to you, even tho the OS machine is off line at present.
> About a week ago I attempted to download a PDF and print it. I tried a
> couple of times to print it from two different Linux computers running
> two different Linux systems. Since then neither my Epson nor my HP
> printers work, altho I did get a short period of output from the HP, but
> now it is ng again.
> The printers say they're ready, but the systems say they're not.
> [root@localhost ~]# lprm -
> [root@localhost ~]# lpq
> HP-LaserJet-Pro-M201-M202 is not ready
> no entries
> On laptop:
> lprm -
> Epson WP-4530 Series is not ready
> WARNING: The destination that brought this about is here:
> "Instruction Manual Download Link from eBay -
> This outfit wanted to sell me a CD of the instruction manual, so I
> agreed, since
> I do want the information, and a CD came, but now I'm afraid to run it!
> If this is truly a printer bomb, probably some government agency should
> be alerted. However, the expression "printer bomb" does not register on
> BTW: The manual I wanted has nothing to do with tractors; it is a ham