I have a Verbatim external USB 3.0 hard drive. For the second time in a
month, my laptop running Leap 15.3, fails to recognize when it's plugged
in. The light on the drive lights up when it's plugged in, sothe drive
recognizes the laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo T520. The ports are USB
2.0. Rebooting the laptop does not help. Shutting the laptop for an
hour does help. Any of this sound familiar? Is USB port failing?
Probably not, same thing happens regardless of which port the hard drive
is plugged into. Hard drive failing or something in the kernel messing up?
Has anyone successfully setup ProtonVPN with openSUSE? If so, can they
point me to an idiot's guide, please?
Proton supply a desktop app for Fedora and other RPM based
distributions, but not for openSUSE.
My system is a fully up-to-date Leap 15.4. openvpn is installed.
I've tried installing the CLI NetworkManager scripts (eg.
ch-uk-01.protonvpn.com.udp) with the following settings
Connection type: Password
Username: my proton username copied from my Proton account settings
Password: my proton password copied from my Proton account settings
However, nothing happens when I click on Connect in NetworkManager.
Felix Miata posted this message to the Support list yesterday.
So can we please cease all the talk about broken this or that, or even
(gasp) some possible conspiracy at o.o to baffle mere mortals.
The mirrors are largely broken, so be patient until they are fixed.
Go directly to the best mirror for your location (you can get the list
on the get.o.o page) and download matching ISO and checksum files.
Perhaps someone from the oS admin team would be so kind as to post here
and in Support when the mirror problems have been fixed?
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J Leslie Turriff composed on 2022-06-10 19:47 (UTC-0500):
Based on what I've seen on IRC opensuse-admin today, going back many
have been trying to sort out complicated mirror and redirection problems.
Evolution as taught in public schools is, like religion,
based on faith, not based on science.
Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
After downloading the ISO and sha256sum files, I checked the integrity,
but it failed.
> sha256sum -c openSUSE-Leap-15.4-DVD-x86_64-Media.iso.sha256
sha256sum: openSUSE-Leap-15.4-DVD-x86_64-Media.iso: No such file or
openSUSE-Leap-15.4-DVD-x86_64-Media.iso: FAILED open or read
sha256sum: WARNING: 1 listed file could not be read
I then copied the ISO to a USB stick, using SUSE Studio Imagewriter and
booted the image to do media check, but it failed.
> Le 28/05/2022 à 17:54, Patrick Shanahan a écrit :
>> nothing is free (of charge) but hidden within (THE plan). but yes,
>> sms does not incur *additional* charges on most accounts now, but did
>> in the past.
> still do :-(
Not for about ten years. (in my case).
> I can phone for free to my LA living daugther, but If I send her a
> SMS, I'm charged :-(, whats'app, messenger are free :-(
Okay, so intercontinental SMS'es have a price :-) I can also come up
with exceptions to prove the rule, equally far fetched.
Specifically wrt SMS, in my business we have been using it for 15+ years
for sending critical system alerts. Apart from having to change the
setup, if I can post secure messages to Telegram/Discord/Matrix from
the command line (from a script), I might have a look. (provided those
services are as reliable as the telcos).
Per Jessen, Zürich (18.9°C)
Member, openSUSE Heroes
After 15.4 was official, I went with a zypper up for updates today and was
The following 31 package updates will NOT be installed:
desktop-data-openSUSE icewm icewm-default icewm-lang icewm-theme-branding
keepassxc keepassxc-lang libKF5Cddb5
libKF5Kipi32_0_0 libKF5MediaWiki5 libavcodec57 libavformat57 libavutil55
libkcddb libkcddb-lang libpostproc54
libpython2_7-1_0 libswresample2 libvlc5 libvlccore9
python-rpm-generators python-rpm-macros python3-dbus-python vlc
vlc-codec-gstreamer vlc-lang vlc-noX vlc-qt
(there were 16 packages to update)
Trying, I gave another "zypper dup" and it omitted the "updates will NOT be
installed:" list, but provided the same 16 packages to update.
Why the "updates will NOT be installed:" list with "zypper up" and not with
"zypper dup"? Will the "updates will NOT be installed:" just get bigger and
bigger with time?
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Yesterday I upgraded one of my computers to Leap 15.4. Everything works
fine except for problems with the network. When I try to connect to it
from outside by ssh, it answers:
ssh: connect to host az port 22: Connection refused
At first I thought it was a firewall problem. So, I stopped firewalld
and changed the start mode to "manual" in yast. But that did not help.
How can I allow connections from outside again?
Thank you in advance,
Having installed Leap 15.4 with KDE on one of my computers, I have a
strange problem with browsing, being localhost inaccessible to Firefox
(version 101.0) as well as to Chromium and Google Chrome (both version
102.0.5005.xxx). This is very boring for developing a web page.
Replacing localhost by "az", the computer's name, or "192.168.2.17", its
internal IP address, does not help; these specifications are likewise
But "ping localhost", "ping az" and "ping 192.168.2.17" work fine.
There is no problem with accessing any other internal or external address.
Thanks in advance,
On Sat, 11 Jun 2022 11:22:57 +0000
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As part of https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1772023 I tested
with Thunderbird 102 Beta. There are a number of changes between 91 and 102
(for the good, new address book format -- no more Mork!, etc.) that will make
irreversible changes to your thunderbird profile.
If you are considering "checking out" a new version of tbird, make a backup
of your current profile before trying the new version (thunderbird wisely
creates a new profile, but for testing CPU use, I needed to use the same
The downside of the new profile creation is if you have a number of mail
and calendar accounts to integrate, creating a new profile from scratch will
be tedious and the sync of all mail headers, indexing, etc.. can be extensive
if you have a large mail-store. So after backup, you can point thunderbird to
your existing profile with the '-profile /path/to/your/profile' option and it
will use and convert your existing profile to the new format. (but without a
back, you will be unable to use the old version of thunderbird with that profile)
The good new is High CPU use is gone in 102 beta...
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.