By: coolguys

July 28, 2011 3:52 pm


Upgrading to SLES 11 SP1

Q: Can I upgrade my existing systems of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9, 10 or 11 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP 1? Is the upgrade free of charge and where exactly will the upgrade take place? A. Can you upgrade? Yes. Can you get updates after going from 9 to 11? We're not […]

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Matthias G. Eckermann
By: Matthias G. Eckermann

January 28, 2011 9:21 am


Keep It Rolling …

Have you ever seen how they move big cheese loaves in the Netherlands? They roll them vertically! I don't want to deduct that they actually roll everything down there :-) However, there seems to be some affinity to not directly lift heavy weights, to not perform things in uncomfortable steps. Instead they try to resolve […]

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By: khurni

December 16, 2010 4:42 pm


Ensuring files for patches are accurate in SMT

We recently ran into a situation where all of our SLES 10 SP3 and OES2 SP2 servers that had been upgraded (from SLES 10 SP2 or OES2 SP1 respectively) failed to apply all the post patches via our SMT server. We would right-click on the ZMD icon, apply the patches and all we would receive […]

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By: mwilmsen

November 17, 2010 5:07 pm


Apache2 could not bind to address after vSphere upgrade

After the upgrade from vSphere 4.0x to vSphere 4.1 or ESXi 4 to ESXi4.1 apache on a OES 2 server wouldn't start with the error: apache2 could not bind to address after vSphere upgrade As you all probably know TCP port 631 is for IPP print, or for […]

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By: hazard1nc

February 26, 2010 12:46 am


SLED 11 AMD64-bit+ATI Radeon HD 4550+Firmware Update

Flat and simple, I had been trying to decide if I was going to install my latest firmware for my graphics card or not due to a few uncertain ways to approach it. I am currently running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 AMD 64bit on a Quad Core PhenomII custom built desktop that is currently […]

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By: cseader

February 25, 2010 5:35 pm


SLE 11: Software Updating; Categories and Exclusions

Application: If you have a need in your environment to apply updates without having a new Kernel being applied, or apply updates that are deemed security only then the following should help you accomplish this goal. Explanation: The following scripts use zypper the command line tool of choice for updating in the SUSE Linux Enterprise […]

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By: bbendily

August 4, 2009 11:59 am


Upgrading DHCP

Recently I upgraded the default DHCPd RPM from Novell to a direct download from When i did that I had problems with the line: option slp-service-scope true "default'; I had to add: option slp-service-scope code 79 = {boolean, text}; before this line: option slp-service-scope true "default"; That maybe something Novell changed […]

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By: KariWoolf

March 16, 2009 5:31 pm


Get Ready for SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11!

With the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 almost two weeks away, now is the time to make sure you're prepared to use it to your best sales advantage. No other product offers such unique benefits in the areas of interoperability, support for mission-critical computing and ubiquitous coverage from the desktop to the data center. […]

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By: ackitsme

June 27, 2008 4:51 pm


Installing the Novell Client for OpenSUSE 10.2 onto OpenSUSE 11.0

The Novell Client for OpenSUSE 10.2 will install on OpenSUSE 11.0 with a few hacks. First, a couple of prerequisites: You must have gtk installed. You can make sure this is installed by typing yast -i gtk while logged in as root. It has also been mentioned that you need to make sure […]

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