By: jlove

June 30, 2016 4:25 pm


By: mikewillis

November 14, 2014 4:24 pm


Customizing the appearance of GDM in SLED 12

SLED 12 ships with GNOME 3.10 which means GDM 3. GDM 3 provides very little scope for customising how it looks. In this article I’ll describe some pros and cons of the officially provided ways of customising GDM 3 and how you can go further customising by hacking. Testing changes will require you to repeatedly […]

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By: coolguys-suse

June 3, 2013 1:06 am


How to create a custom virtual machine running SUSE Linux Enterprise by using Azure Management Portal

In this article you will learn how to create a custom virtual machine From Gallery in the Management Portal. This method provides more options for configuring the virtual machine when you create it, such as the connected resources, the DNS name and network connectivity if needed.

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By: ataschner

December 8, 2010 4:18 pm


Creating add-on products with YaST

Are you one of many who have a collection of non-Novell packages that need to be installed a segment of the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktops or Servers (SLED/SLES) in your network ?
Would you like to snap this collection of packages into the installation workflow of SLED/SLES when using AutoYaST to simplify the deployment ?
Or publish them via an installation server (or CD/DVD) as a separate product ?
Then read on…

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By: mikewillis

November 16, 2010 5:35 pm


Relocating Firefox's urlclassifier3.sqlite file

Firefox’s urlclassifier3.sqlite can grow quite large which can be problematic where users have quotas applied to their home directories. Unfortunately Firefox provides no method to relocate the file, but it is possible to relocate on Linux using a wrapper script.

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By: mikewillis

August 6, 2010 2:07 pm


Building Simple RPMs of Arbitrary Files

Something I’ve found very useful when managing machines running SLED is building my own rpms. If I want to put scripts on to the machines I package them as an rpm and then if I need to update them, I can put the new versions in to the rpm, increase the version number and push that out as an update. This is something I do quite a lot but it took me quite a bit of reading before I was able to work out how to do it. Taking my previous Cool Solutions submission “Easy Running of Scripts at Boot and Shutdown” as a basis, here’s how I do it.

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By: mikewillis

September 22, 2009 3:09 pm


Hacking on the Slab

The Slab, aka GNOME Main Menu, ( and its associated [no-glossary]Application Browser[/no-glossary] and Control Centre have some good points and some bad points. This article describes tips for customisation, the aspects I dislike and what I have done about them. It is largely written with a view to a scenario where the users of a SLED 11 machine do not have root.

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By: ab

September 8, 2009 1:54 pm


LJDT: Workspaces

For a while now I have taken for granted the marvelous functionality commonly referred-to as “workspaces” in the X window system. Anybody using a graphical interface with X already probably has this functionality present by default and in many distributions the feature of multiple workspaces is even enabled by default The idea behind this article is to show how efficiency in the GUI can be improved using this feature and the ease of adopting the technology to suit your needs out of the box, because Linux Just Does That.

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By: mikewillis

June 11, 2009 2:14 pm


How to Make GNOME Desktop Effects Disabled by Default

By default, SLED 11 will enable Desktop Effects in GNOME if it considers the hardware to be capable of supporting them. This article describes how to prevent GNOME from enabling Desktop Effects by default, whilst still allowing users to enable them if they wish to do so.

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By: mikewillis

January 14, 2009 1:11 pm


How to have one or more variants of an AutoYaST profile without having to maintain them

Mike Willis shares a tip on how to have multiple variants of an AutoYaST profile without having to maintain them.

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