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



By: coolguys-suse

June 3, 2013 1:06 am

Reads: 547

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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Categories: Cloud Computing, SLES on Azure, SUSE in the Cloud, Technical Solutions

Creating add-on products with YaST

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By: ataschner

December 8, 2010 4:18 pm

Reads: 867

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

Relocating Firefox’s urlclassifier3.sqlite file



By: mikewillis

November 16, 2010 5:35 pm

Reads: 914

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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Categories: Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

Building Simple RPMs of Arbitrary Files



By: mikewillis

August 6, 2010 2:07 pm

Reads: 5372

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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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

Hacking on the Slab



By: mikewillis

September 22, 2009 3:09 pm

Reads: 674

The Slab, aka GNOME Main Menu, (http://en.opensuse.org/GNOME/Slab) 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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Categories: openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

LJDT: Workspaces



By: ab

September 8, 2009 1:54 pm

Reads: 431

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series LJDT - Linux Just Does That

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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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

How to Make GNOME Desktop Effects Disabled by Default



By: mikewillis

June 11, 2009 2:14 pm

Reads: 952

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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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

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



By: mikewillis

January 14, 2009 1:11 pm

Reads: 273

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

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

Tweaking SLED Behaviors



By: dhardik

April 28, 2008 10:07 am

Reads: 213

This tip from dhardik explains how to tweak SLED behaviors using gconf-editor.

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, Technical Solutions

Creating a Favicon for Your Own Apache Server on SLES 10

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By: mfaris01

February 26, 2008 11:35 am

Reads: 1096

In this article, Mike Faris shows you how to dress up your Apache web server with your very own Favicon.

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Categories: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, Technical Solutions

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