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Author Archives: Christian Krog Madsen
When Linux is booted by the boot loader, it will first load the kernel image (usually /boot/vmlinuz) into memory, followed by the initial boot ramdisk (usually /boot/initrd). If for some reason the initrd image has been corrupted, booting may fail. … Continue reading
OpenSUSE 11.1 ships with GDM 2.24.x which is a not yet feature-complete rewrite of the original GDM codebase. One consequence of this is that it is no longer possible to customize the login screen using gdmsetup. It is, however, still … Continue reading
Since I upgraded my T60 from OpenSUSE 10.2 to 10.3, I have been unable to start OpenOffice. No matter what I did the OpenSUSE customized splash screen appeared, but the progress bar never moved. Starting OO as root, it actually … Continue reading
Update: I realised that the recipe below will not necessarily ensure the NTP service is started on booting and in the process of fixing that, I discovered that Yast actually has a nice GUI for setting up NTP. So, instead … Continue reading
To get 3D graphics acceleration on ATI Radeon X1xxx series graphics cards, ATI’s proprietary driver must be installed. Ideally, it should be a simple exercise: download the driver from ATI and follow their installation instructions. However, using the automated installer, … Continue reading
A while back I got a new Lenovo T60 Thinkpad. Of course it can pre-installed with WinXP taking up all of the harddrive except for the 4gb hidden recovery partition. Installation The setup I wanted was a dual-boot with OpenSUSE … Continue reading
If you are looking to build a full-featured multimedia entertainment centre out of your OpenSUSE box, you should have a look at OpenSUSE multimedia. You will find plenty of tips on setting up video, audio, remote controls and network storage. … Continue reading
If you are looking for a free alternative to a commercial software product, www.osalt.com is a good place to start. Basically, you lookup a commercial software product and they will suggest open source alternatives. The suggestions they offer are generally … Continue reading
Right on time, OpenSUSE 10.2 was released last Thursday. As mentioned in a previous post, there are no revolutions this time around, but there are some nice package upgrades. Here is the official announcement and here is the download page.