Running “crash” to analyze dump data on SLES11


By: debianized

April 16, 2013 3:56 pm



Crash is a powerful tool that will analyze core dumps after crashing, to help you with troubleshooting or forensics analysis. Happy debugging!

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Categories: Enterprise Linux, openSUSE, Server, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Technical Solutions

zypper equivalent of “rug history” command

By: smflood

April 11, 2013 10:21 am



Do you remember the “rug history” command that you could use to list (and search through) previously installed packages?

With rug you could use the “rug history” command to list previously installed packages but strangely this command is missing from zypper.

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Categories: Open Enterprise Server on SLES, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

OpenStack 2013.1 “Grizzly” Is Out Of Hibernation

By: linuxscribe

April 4, 2013 8:09 am



“Grizzly” is the codename for today’s release of OpenStack from the OpenStack Foundation, and like its namesake, this release of open source cloud technology will be a strong and powerful cloud solution.

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Categories: Cloud Computing, Expert Views, Integrated Systems, openSUSE, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Studio

openSUSE release & openSUSE conference: registration and call for papers

By: Marita Werner

March 13, 2013 1:24 pm



I am very excited about the new openSUSE release 12.3 and I am looking forward to downloading and installing it as soon as possible. There is still 1 hour to wait … In other news the openSUSE conference oSC13 is open for registration. From July 18 to July 22, 2013, hundreds of hackers are going …

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Categories: Events, Expert Views, openSUSE

Moving to Open Development: OpenStack / Crowbar / Chef on SUSE

By: Andreas Jaeger

March 11, 2013 3:42 pm



We are pleased to announce that we have opened up our work on development and packaging of OpenStack, Crowbar, and Chef, for both openSUSE and SUSE Linux Enterprise.

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Categories: openSUSE, SUSE Cloud, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

openSUSE 12.2 Release is Stellar

By: amiej

September 6, 2012 6:45 am



openSUSE 12.2 has released. Gauging by the news coverage so far, openSUSE 12.2 is stellar!  This release marks an inflection point for openSUSE. Community growth in the last two years has resulted in the need to work on scaling and processes. Today’s successful release is an indicator of how openSUSE will manage through this turning …

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Categories: Expert Views, openSUSE

Our Planned Approach to Secure Boot

By: Olaf Kirch

August 8, 2012 10:13 am



In this follow-on blog to UEFI Secure Boot, I will describe our plans towards UEFI Secure Boot. Note that when we say “SUSE”, we really mean two very distinct distributions –  SUSE Linux Enterprise on one hand, and openSUSE on the other hand. The latter, being a  community project, is rather independent in their decisions …

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By: pommer

May 15, 2012 11:55 am



ovpnstatd is a status collector daemon for OpenVPN. Apart of collecting data of openvpn-sessions, it also displays the data on a simple but useful web page. The program also provides a hook for sending “passive notifications” to Nagios with “send_nsca”.

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Categories: Free Tools, openSUSE, Technical Solutions

Congratulations to openSUSE on the 12.1 release!

By: Miller Michael

December 1, 2011 4:43 am



Many articles and blogs have covered the great features and updates to be found in openSUSE 12.1. I’m not going to repeat that here but you can find great coverage from The Register, Network World, ZDNet, , TechCrunch and Ars Technica and many others. And after using openSUSE 12.1 myself, I have to say it is quite an impressive release and I particularly like the integration of …

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Categories: Expert Views, openSUSE

How to configure desktop icons to appear on OpenSUSE 12.1

By: jmeldrum

November 22, 2011 12:38 pm



After installing OpenSUSE 12.1 I found out that I no longer had desktop icons and I could no longer right click on the desktop to bring up a menu to change my desktop background or open a terminal.

This tip will show you how to bring back those options you have been missing.

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Categories: openSUSE, Technical Solutions