How do I get rid the the green boot screen with the three little squares
that light a bit? I have the nvidia driver installed, so I think that kills
anything useful the screen does.
On 15.0 it was something like rpm -e all of plymouth. Will that still work
or is there an easier way just to disable it?
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
I don't know why, but I seem to recall that with a Beta release, we should
'zypper dup' to update packages instead of 'zypper up'.
I've been doing 'zypper up' out of habit and I have a growing list of
The following 22 package updates will NOT be installed:
Is this due to using 'up' instead of 'dup' on a Beta or is this just newer
versions blocked due to "vendor change" not being automatically allowed?
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
15.4 hangs on shutdown. It can reboot, but doesn't release drive making the
15.4 drive unavailable for subsequent boot until a full shutdown is performed.
Several releases ago this was also an issue. I'm on 15.0 now, but will
shutdown and reboot into 15.4 and check journal and follow-up.
Is there a known issue or list of things to check if the journal doesn't
provide anything conclusive. (if I recall from last time it wasn't much help)
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
keepassxc is currently ver 2.6.6. This is an older keepassxc that doesn't
provide a natural sort of the entries:
In the current version for 15.4, entries sort:
For large collections of entries, this makes it impossible to find the key you
are looking for unless you can remember whether you started the Title with an
uppercase or lowercase letter.
This is fixed in current version 2.7.1 and you get a natural
case-insensitive sort for the entries.
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
XFCE problem: when there is no internet, xfce fails to restore the session
On boot, I have to login, make sure the network manager connection
activates (the connection is slow, via tethering), and when it connects,
i have to kill the X session with ctrl-alt-backspace twice, so that
session is not saved. When it restarts, then it recovers the
per-pre-session, the correct one.
I have been experiencing this on two computers, but only now identified
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
I'm on Leap 15.3. Held off the update from Thunderbird 78esr to 91esr
for quite a long time because I'd read of one or two issues and knew it
might be best to wait a while.
Now, let me state that I've been using Thunderbird since pre-1.0 days
about twenty years ago. It's always been rock solid stable, sometimes a
bit old and clunky but absolutely reliable, more so than just about any
other software I use. I also understand that open source developers
don't get enthused by criticism and they give their free time and energy
and we should all do our best to show appreciation and be constructive
in our conversations and hug trees.
With that said, all current Thunderbird developers must die!
Okay, I'll back off a bit. After twenty years of rock solid stability I
upgraded to 91esr and have run into a catalogue of irritations, some of
which I should have actually catalogued because I've now forgotten for a
moment what they are, but I'm sure they'll come back to haunt me some
more. In the v91 release notes I see lots of happy-clapping for spangly
new features that are of no relevance to me. I just want the continued
Somebody already remarked on here some time ago that scrolling in the TB
message preview pane is now horked. I either have to click or move the
mouse about erratically in the pane to get it to scroll. Sometimes it
scrolls immediately, other times not, and seems worse when there's
images in the mail but no consistency or logic to it. Tried turning on
hardware acceleration and for an hour or so thought that had cured it,
only for the problem to return many times since.
One or two other smaller annoyances I'll just have to put up with for
the time being, but I'd like to know if anybody else has witnessed high
CPU usage, specifically in Thunderbird 91esr on Leap 15.3? I wondered if
it was continually reindexing my twenty years' archive of folders, and
at first it seemed to do it fairly routinely once a day in early
evening. But then it became more frequent, and now it spins up several
times a day. This laptop has been ultra quiet for three years. 8 cores,
32gb of RAM, all of which I barely use. Bought it secondhand-like-new
and it's way overspec'd for the mostly mundane tasks I require of it.
Only very rarely does a CPU intensive task spin up the fan and make any
noise noticeable, briefly. But now Thunderbird is doing this
consistently. At this rate, it's going to wipe two years off the
lifetime of this machine.
I do NOT have the global search and indexer feature enabled. I tried
deselecting and reselecting it as OFF just to make sure. If I look in
Plasma's System Activity when the high load occurs, I see Thunderbird
showing typically between 6 and 22% CPU load whilst most other processes
are rarely pushing more than 1 or 2%. There may be subprocesses amongst
the bazillion other kworker and whatever garbage things further down the
list, but I can't pick out anything for sure. Nothing that nudges more
than a percent or two.
It's also not the Compact Folders process, because I still only do that
manually after a prompt. It just prompted me for the first time in a
long while (I have it set to only act with over ~200mb wasted space),
and after that ran for a few seconds, my system just went into some kind
of hyperdrive like never before witnessed, whilst Baloo reindexed for a
few minutes and half the neighbourhood lost power to the centrale
nucléaire whilst Mr Linux plays with his email client.
And now Firefox has decided to join in the fun and games. Again, the
standard latest ESR version for 15.3. Most particularly when I start
playing anything in YouTube, but not uniquely that. System Activity
usually shows a process 'RDD' consuming one core, and my fan starts
going into warp speed again. Never happened before this last week or
two. In both Thunderbird and Firefox I've turned off all studies, data
collection, error reporting and whatnot to eliminate that.
It could be that others have these symptoms but don't notice on their
desktop fanless or soundproofed machines. What could be the cause?
No I haven't yet filed any bug reports. I'm unsure if it could be
openSUSE-specific, perhaps some other dependency like a graphics update
that has nothing to do with Mozilla. Too many vague things to know where
to even start. And no I haven't tried creating a blank profile because I
can be almost certain nothing will go goofy in such an empty profile,
and I don't want the inconvenience of setting up and receiving pop mail
in a fresh instance and then having to merge it all back into my main
mail at a later date.
I have a headless 15.3 system that I would like to access remotely. I
need access to the desktop (i.e. X).
When there is no display attached, X does not start. I wanted to
install xf86-video-dummy, but it complains:
error: Failed dependencies:
X11_ABI_VIDEODRV = 25.2 is needed by
So I am guessing that X on 15.3 has recently changed the ABI. The
installed xf86-video-* were built on May 2019. Note that these were
still the ones that eventually were installed on Feb 2022.
Unfortunately I did not install the dummy driver at that time. The
change seems recent.
As an alternative, I see that one could add some config to X for this.
I read mixed things about how that works in terms of systems not
I also was considering xrand (xrandr --fb 1280x1024 -display :0).
Seems starting that via ssh can be iffy depending on how it is
handling X. So I have not been able to test it. If I make it start
when the system boots, could it do anything to keep the system from
I just spent 30 minutes rebuilding keepassxc to remove the unneeded line in
the .spec of
Obsoletes: keepassx < 2.0.4
keepassxc does not conflict with keepassx in any way. All the Obsoletes
does is prevent someone from building and installing both at the same time.
Linux is about choice, and if I choose to install both so I can edit my
older keepassx files before import into keepassxc -- then I should be able to
The changelog states this was done because keepassx depends on Qt4 and at
some point that dependency will no longer be available. I get that. But while
it is -- don't put Obsoletes in the keepassxc file, because the Qt4 files are
still available. In fact there are Qt6 packages that specifically provide the
Qt6 & Qt4 dependencies because Qt4 isn't completely gone yet.
Even when it isn't packages by openSUSE any longer, if I'm creative enough to
provide the dependency on my own, the keepassxc package shouldn't be so
arrogant as to tell me it's either one or the other, but I can't have both
installed. That's just categorically false. I'd expect something like this on
Windows, but not Linux.
I would certainly vote to remove this line from the .spec before the actual
15.4 release. (not to mention the keepassxc package is a full 68X larger than
keepassx and takes about that many times longer to build), e.g.
-rw-r--r-- 1 david david 773248 May 17 00:33 keepassx-0.4.3-9.1.x86_64.rpm
-rw-r--r-- 1 david david 51992192 May 17 01:19
-rw-r--r-- 1 david david 998640 May 17 01:19
Poor laptop thought it was building PHP again......
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Auto-login makes no difference here. I wish I had access to the system
now, but it is not currently available. The X log ends saying that as
no display was found, X will not be started. I need to find a way to
not have the X server do that. Those were the three options I was
On Mon, May 16, 2022 at 5:43 PM Bill Swisher <bill(a)luddites.org> wrote:
> On 5/16/22 04:10, Roger Oberholtzer wrote:
> Hmmmm...what I do is let the remote computer boot with my profile doing an
> auto-login, available in yast/user/advanced. I have 'alias ssh="ssh -X"', I
> haven't found many things that won't work from a xterm. I just need to know how
> to get to them, I spend a lot of my time in a xterm. They run really slow over
> the internet, slowly over the WiFi and better over a 1Gbs switch, but they do
> seem to work. I just tested LibreOffice, which I have 'alias
> oo="/usr/bin/libreoffice"', the oo is a relic from OpenOffice. vlc useless and
> complains about the audio when I screw up and try to run it at 1Gbs. Hope this
> helps, if not then sorry to have taken up your time.
TW fish filesystem bug in dolphin.
Dolphin tries to open directories such as conf.d as a regular file when
clicked on. Navigating via the address bar works fine. The underlying
sshfs fused filesystem is working fine i.e. F4 open terminal in Dolphin
and changing directory works fine.
How to reproduce:
1. Open fish://server.com/some-dir/
2. Open directory with .d extension by clicking
Expected result; directory opens in dolphin
Observed result; dolphin tries to open the directory as a regular file.