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Even in a commodity hardware world certification is crucial

Drew

By: Drew

July 7, 2014 9:47 am

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Is hardware certification important in the world of evolving “commodity” servers and desktops?  Should you care if your SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server or SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop installation is on SUSE YES Certified hardware? The correct answers are YES and definitely YES! The YES Certification program has been validating hardware platforms for more than 20 …

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Setting and locking Firefox preferences in SLED



By: mikewillis

January 16, 2014 12:40 pm

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Setting and locking preferences in Firefox is something that Mozilla provides documentation for but unfortunately the methods described don’t work for Firefox as it is packaged by SUSE for SLED. Here’s my guide to how I handle the setting of default preferences and the locking of Firefox preferences in SLED.

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Alacarte 3.7.90-1.2 (Gnome menu editor) , Unable to add new menu items [Fixed]

nkuneng

By: nkuneng

November 21, 2013 11:15 am

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I switched repositories for my Gnome installation to the LATEST STABLE GNOME 3.8. After updating to Gnome 3.8, I was then unable to edit my Gnome menu via the alacarte program/script. I then decided to query the forums, and found a link to this one here…

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Additional multimedia codec support for SLED 11 SP3



By: mikewillis

July 17, 2013 11:01 am

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As with most Linux distributions, SLED’s out of the box multimedia capability is somewhat limited in terms of codec support. It has support for MP3, the OGG family and some others, but it doesn’t have support for commonly used codecs such as H264 and AAC and those required for DVD playback. There are packages available …

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VNC Two Factor Authentication for Remote Administration

peter6960

By: peter6960

June 28, 2013 11:17 am

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Enabling two-factor authentication for Remote Administration VNC:
Require administrators to authenticate to XVnc first, before the Gnome Login is even presented.
Your Auditors will love this!

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Sieste – Siesta: Snap Before a Nap

mge1512

By: mge1512

June 14, 2013 9:23 am

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After enjoying a rich Menu du jour with green snapper and vegetables, probably served with some white wine, you may want to get some rest. In France “Sieste”, also known as “Siesta” in Italy and Spain, is a tradition that unfortunately is not common in other countries, such as Germany. It seems to be common …

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When one is better than many: for SUSE, security is not an afterthought



By: joachimwerner

May 27, 2013 6:47 am

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A couple of weeks ago I ran into an article on Heise Security (German) quoting the newest Security Report for Germany from Secunia. An English version that links to the report for the UK can be found on The H Open. One of the key findings of those reports is that the average computer user …

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Menu du jour: Vivaneau vert sur lit de légumes au beurre et suprêmes de pamplemousse

mge1512

By: mge1512

May 3, 2013 3:30 pm

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Called “Aprion virescens” in Latin, “Uku” in Micronesia, and “green jobfish” in English, “vivaneau vert” is a tasty table fish. It’s also called “blue-green snapper,” and thus shares its name and color with the other Snapper that is very familiar to the SUSE communities.

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Taking Screenshots from within YaST



By: pthompson

April 11, 2013 10:19 am

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Here’s a quick way of taking ‘screenshots’ from within YaST, which might be useful when documenting configuration steps.

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[HowTo] Connecting an Android device for file transfer on SLED 11 SP2



By: coolguys-suse

April 9, 2013 9:28 am

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Malcolm Lewis found that connecting his ASUS Transformer android device via USB was fine via PTP for the pictures, however a bit flaky via MTP (using mtpfs). Here’s how he solved it.

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