In openSUSE 15.1, memtest, as installed, would not work with UEFI. Has
this been fixed in 15.2? There is a version on the memtest website that
will work with it.
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Today I had the pleasure of my computer shutting down without warning.
It came back up mostly fine, except that my sound card no longer seems to work.
It is recognized in Yast, and thinks it is the primary card, yet the
(amp, speakers) do not seem to get a signal from it.
`aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/test.wav` or a video from a browser now
send sound to a small builtin speaker on the computer.
Is it possible to determine if the card itself is destroyed? Clearly
yast, etc. still recognize it.
$ hwinfo --sound
06: PCI 300.0: 0403 Audio device
[Created at pci.386]
Unique ID: svHJ.aI0zRHBQWr8
Parent ID: 1GTX.zL18kkxawk9
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/0000:03:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:03:00.0
Hardware Class: sound
Model: "Creative SB1570 SB Audigy Fx"
Vendor: pci 0x1102 "Creative Labs"
Device: pci 0x0012 "Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D / Z-Series]"
SubVendor: pci 0x1102 "Creative Labs"
SubDevice: pci 0x0010 "SB1570 SB Audigy Fx"
Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
Memory Range: 0x91104000-0x91107fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0x91100000-0x91103fff (rw,non-prefetchable)
IRQ: 16 (4676 events)
Module Alias: "pci:v00001102d00000012sv00001102sd00000010bc04sc03i00"
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel"
Config Status: cfg=yes, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #21 (PCI bridge)
I have some email that comes in through a yahoo email account that I
want to set up automatic forwarding to a different email account. Can't
do that on yahoo anymore, as they removed that feature for free
accounts. So I wanted to do that in thunderbird by setting up a filter
that automatically forwards certain emails coming into that account.
Problem is, when it tries to forward the emails, it tries to login to
yahoo separately and something goes wrong... there is no problem with me
manually forwarding all of those emails, but I can't get it to work on
the automatic forward. It says that it fails to login, so I have to
click that to acknowledge the failure, then it asks me for a new
password, even though the old password works for regular email us.
Box: TW | Plasma 5 | AMD Ryzen 9 | 64 | 32GB
Laptop: TW | Plasma 5 | Intel EVO | 64 | 32GB
One of my 4TB disks in my miniserver is failing. Unrecoverable errors,
says smartctl, and growing. I have disconnected it till I get a
replacement. And here are my doubts.
Looking at Seagate at my local supplier, 4 to 6 TB, I see a variety and
higher prices than I remember.
Seagate Exos 7E8 3.5" 6TB SATA 3/SAS 258,69€
Seagate IronWolf NAS 6TB 3.5" SATA3 172,26€
Seagate IronWolf Pro NAS 3.5" 6TB SATA3 250,62€
Seagate SkyHawk 6TB 3.5" SATA3 (svlnc) 151,38€
Seagate Barracuda 3.5" 6TB SATA 3 144,84€ 24€/TB
Seagate Exos 7E8 3.5" 4TB SATA3 199,87€
Seagate IronWolf NAS 4TB SATA3 104,05€
Seagate IronWolf Pro 4TB NAS 144,09€
Seagate SkyHawk 4TB 3.5" SATA3 (svlnc) 96,93€
Seagate BarraCuda 3.5" 4TB SATA3 81,53€ 20.3€/TB *
I believe I have the last one (model ST4000DM000) - it is powered off,
can't look details except on the logs.
The 6TB version of such disk is quite more expensive per gigabyte.
The questions is, what advantages or disadvantages has each family? It
(If you know of a link with a comparison of them, that would be
wonderful ;-) )
WD Purple 3.5" 6TB SATA3, surveillance 150,91€
WD NAS Red 6TB SATA3 159,01€
Western Digital Blue 6TB 3.5" SATA3 167,06€
WD Red Plus 3.5" 6TB NAS SATA 3 172,19€
WD Purple 3.5" 6 TB SATA3, surveill. 190,49€
WD Purple 3.5" 6TB SATA 3, surveill. 191,83€
I guess I don't want a surveillance unit. A NAS unit? :-?
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 15.3 x86_64 at Telcontar)
I see in YaST Online Update (Leap 15.3) currently three items in the
Optional category with similar descriptions, e.g.
openSUSE-SLE-15.3-2022-781 - Optional update for SUSE Package Hub
This optional update provides the following changes:
- Provide binaries for non x86_64 architectures directly to SUSE Package
- There are no visible changes for the final user.
- Affected source packages: MozillaThunderbird, enigmail
MSC-303 (jira) : https://jira.suse.com/browse/MSC-303
I don't really understand what the implication is here. I'm on x86_64,
so is it suggesting that other non-x86_64 packages have been added that
weren't there before, and there's some minor version numbering
difference or something that forces my existing installed packages to
see some kind of upgrade, even though it isn't a real upgrade? I don't
know what to make of it otherwise.
For reasons that do not matter right now I moved from FF to GCS as my default
browser. A day ago I ran into printer problems that I usually addres by use of
CUPS. Much to my dismay I could not do any aignificant work because of lack of
authorization. Ordinarily a popup appears to let you enter credentials but it
did not. After a day of hairpulling and spelunking the net i chanced on a
message of some good soul who wrote that he had the same problem with chromium
and that switching to a different browser solved it. Much to my surprise he was
right. I went back to FF and there it was: the popup for my credentials.
There ought to be a law that this should not happen. :) FF rocks!
I wonder what particular bug triggers this behavior in GCS. But in case you run
into something similar here's this one more thing to try.
Jos van Kan registered Linux user #152704
I haven't found the answer yet...
If my wifi goes down, then powers back on, my system (OS 15.0, wicked)
doesn't detect it and will sit there until I manually restart the
service. Isn't something supposed to be running that makes that process
Yeah, I know it's one of those really stupid simple things but I just
cannot remember and searching the web hasn't been much help. Any insight
would be appreciated.
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Yesterday night I told the machine to hibernate and left the room.
This morning I came back and found the machine running, using electricity.
Hibernation had failed, reason not clear. It is not the first time.
I don't care for the reason, usually a second try succeeds. But I have to
notice. Waiting is not it, sometimes hibernation just takes long to
complete. I want to know when it failed. The log does show it failed.
What I want is to trigger some script when it fails. The script will tell
me, somehow, like ringing a bell. How do I launch that script?
Long ago we decided there was no way to do it. Is there now some way?
To hibernate, I do, as root:
sudo /usr/bin/systemctl hibernate
which always return before completing.
If you are curious, the reason this time was:
<0.6> 2022-03-02T03:38:30.405121+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [260032.789235] PM: hibernation: Creating image:
<0.6> 2022-03-02T03:38:30.405125+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [260033.285989] PM: hibernation: Need to copy 4387369 pages
<0.7> 2022-03-02T03:38:30.405125+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [260033.285992] PM: hibernation: Normal pages needed: 4387369 + 1024, available pages: 3988067
<0.3> 2022-03-02T03:38:30.405128+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [260033.285993] PM: hibernation: Not enough free memory
<0.3> 2022-03-02T03:38:30.405128+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [260032.789427] PM: hibernation: Error -12 creating image
<3.3> 2022-03-02T03:38:30.497553+01:00 Telcontar systemd-sleep 15519 - - Failed to suspend system. System resumed again: Cannot allocate memory
(machine has 32 gigs or ram, and 12719480 KiB are free now)
The previous time was:
<0.7> 2022-02-28T04:28:03.533764+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [159266.987264] PM: hibernation: Basic memory bitmaps created
<0.6> 2022-02-28T04:28:03.533764+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [159266.987344] PM: hibernation: Preallocating image memory
<0.6> 2022-02-28T04:28:03.533765+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [159276.443763] PM: hibernation: Allocated 2557543 pages for shapshot
<0.6> 2022-02-28T04:28:03.533766+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [159276.443766] PM: hibernation: Allocated 10230172 kbytes in 9.45 seconds (1082.55 MB/s)
<0.6> 2022-02-28T04:28:03.533766+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [159276.443766] Freezing remaining freezable tasks ...
<0.3> 2022-02-28T04:28:03.533767+01:00 Telcontar kernel - - - [159296.449068] Freezing of tasks failed after 20.005 seconds (0 tasks refusing to freeze, wq_busy=1):
<3.3> 2022-02-28T04:28:03.673259+01:00 Telcontar systemd-sleep 2417 - - Failed to suspend system. System resumed again: Device or resource busy
Before that, this one:
Jan 31 03:15:04 Telcontar kernel: PM: hibernation: Preallocating image memory
Jan 31 03:15:04 Telcontar kernel: PM: hibernation: Allocated 2465214 pages for shapshot
Jan 31 03:15:04 Telcontar kernel: PM: hibernation: Allocated 9860856 kbytes in 32.60 seconds (302.48 MB/s)
Jan 31 03:15:04 Telcontar kernel: Freezing remaining freezable tasks ...
Jan 31 03:15:04 Telcontar kernel: Freezing of tasks failed after 20.003 seconds (0 tasks refusing to freeze, wq_busy=1):
Jan 31 03:15:04 Telcontar systemd-sleep: Failed to suspend system. System resumed again: Device or resource busy
(and then, some xfs related messages)
No more instances in the journal, which goes back to Nov 19.
Anyway, you see, hibernation is not reliable. I need a way to run a job
when this happens.
Carlos E. R.
(from 15.3 x86_64 at Telcontar)
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From 15.4 roadmap:
"Wed, Jun 8, 2022 Public Availability of the Release
openSUSE Leap 15.4 will be released to the public at 12:00 UTC"
I am running 15.0 and had planned to install 15.3 back in Aug but life
got in the way, as it is still doing. My schedule looks way better for
June, so looks like I can do 15.4 then. I see that 15.5 has already been
I am rambling because it's late here but if I install 15.4 then,
shouldn't I get a 18 months or so before I have to go through the
process again? Moving to a newer version is always so time consuming;
it's like buying a new recliner and getting it to feel as comfortable as
the old one. Like, you gotta relearn how updated programs work, which
ones no longer exist, etc. A real P.I.T.A. for the first 6 months or so.
I just don't have the time or inclination any more to enjoy steep
learning curves but technology marches on and an update is definitely