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Raspberry Pi Geek Loves (open)(S)US(E)


The following article has been contributed by Dmitri Popov, Technical Writer at the SUSE Documentation Team. 


Good news for those who are interested in running openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on a Raspberry Pi. Issue #21 of the Raspberry Pi Geek magazine already introduced openSUSE Leap 42.2 by providing it as cover DVD and via an overview article from Swapnil Bhartiya.

Issue #22  now features two full-length articles that can help you to get the most out of openSUSE and put a SUSE-powered Raspberry Pi to some practical uses.

Dmitri Popov: Using openSUSE’s YaST on the Raspberry Pi

The first article offers an in-depth description of how to use YaST to transform a Raspberry Pi into a file server that supports the NFS, Samba, and FTP protocols. Usually deploying NFS, Samba, and other servers requires some command-line wizardry.

YaST reduces the entire deployment process to a few simple steps that can be completed from the comfort of  a graphical interface. The article introduces you to the magic of YaST and demonstrates how to use this powerful tool to deploy various servers on Raspberry Pi.


Sven Seeberg: Open and secure video-conferencing with Jangouts

Thinking about turning a Raspberry Pi into a video-conferencing platform? The second article, entitled Private Chats, explains in great detail how to install and configure the Jangouts software on a Raspberry Pi running either openSUSE or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

In case you wonder, Jangouts is an open source drop-in replacement for Google Hangouts built by SUSE Linux developers in the course of several Hack Weeks.



Both articles are written by technical writers from SUSE Linux GmbH, so you’re getting practical advice straight from the horse’s mouth.

In short, if you want to get the most out of openSUSE or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running on a Raspberry Pi, you wouldn’t want to miss the latest issue of Raspberry Pi Geek.

We give away a few copies of the magazine, so leave a comment if you want one. First come, first serve, while supplies last, etc., etc.


Editor’s note: If you want to try out SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on Raspberry Pi 3 yourself, read the SUSE Best Practices “Introduction to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server on the Raspberry Pi”. And if you want to play around with openSUSE on the Raspberry Pi, just have a look at Dmitri’s previous blog post “From Zero to Functional System in a Few Easy Steps”.

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  • victorhck says:

    Great to see how openSUSE hackers are doing great things! 🙂
    Can I get one of those issue to read the articles?
    Maybe I can go with a translation somethig similar what I did before (https://www.suse.com/communities/blog/opensuse-raspberry-pi-3-zero-functional-system-easy-steps/)

    ‘ve phun!!

  • chabowski says:

    Hi victorhck, thanks for your comment – of course you can get one of the magazines – just send your shipping address to meike.chabowski@suse.com :-). And yes, feel free to translate the blog entry from Dmitri for your Spanish blog!

  • victorhck says:

    Geeko started the week reading about openSUSE hacking in a Raspberry Pi device with YaST and Jangouts! 🙂

  • jimmypierre says:

    Well, in order to boost this in France, I will attempt some translation because our members would love an article in their mother tongue.


  • jkinning says:

    Looks like an interesting read. Would you send me a copy?

  • chabowski says:

    of course we can send you a copy! Would you please just send me your shipping address to meike.chabowski@suse.com?


  • dragon788 says:

    This sounds awesome, love that you guys really support EVERY hardware platform imaginable. Quantum computers? SuSE will be there first/best/longest.

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    Meike ChabowskiMeike Chabowski works as Documentation Strategist at SUSE. Before joining the SUSE Documentation team, she was Product Marketing Manager for Enterprise Linux Servers at SUSE, with a focus on Linux for Mainframes, Linux in Retail, and High Performance Computing. Prior to joining SUSE more than 20 years ago, Meike held marketing positions with several IT companies like defacto and Siemens, and was working as Assistant Professor for Mass Media. Meike holds a Master of Arts in Science of Mass Media and Theatre, as well as a Master of Arts in Education from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg/ Germany, and in Italian Literature and Language from University of Parma/Italy.