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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

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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

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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

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



By: Andreas Jaeger

March 11, 2013 3:42 pm

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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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Relocating non-persistent parts of Firefox profile.



By: mikewillis

December 13, 2011 10:15 am

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About a year ago I wrote up a Cool Solution for moving Firefox’s urlclassifer3.sqlite file out of a user’s home directory. This Cool Solution describes a better method of doing this which also redirects the Cache and other parts of the profile that don’t need to be persistent.

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