OpenSUSE Install :: Connecting To A Software Source - Error Dialog That Won't Go Away
Jun 8, 2010
I have installed SUSE 11.2 and have performed update software manually, using YaST > Online Update. This all appears to be successful. I am getting an error dialog that says Problem connecting to a software source There was a (possibly temporary) problem connecting to a software source. Pleas check the detailed error for further updates. the details are as follows:
I ran a yum update this morning on my Fedora 10 box (i386), which updated the 'nfs-utils' package from 1.1.4-4.fc10 to 1.1.4-6.fc10. Before the update I was able to connect to the fedora NFS exports just fine from my Macbook Pro running latest version of Leopard on a simple home network. After the update, when I try to connect to the NFS export it waits for a while at leopard's "Connecting to Server" dialog box, and after about a minute I get a message saying "Could not connect to the server because the name or password is not correct" (though my UID's are the same on both systems). My /etc/exports and /etc/sysconfig/nfs files were unchanged by the update. I tried restarting the nfs services as well as shutting down iptables and setting SELinux to permissive, etc. with no success.
I get the following in /var/log/messages (192.168.1.102 is the address of my macbook):
I was able to download the RPM for the older version of nfs-utils and then do a 'yum localinstall' to revert to the older version. This fixed my issues completely and my setup works as it did before. However I am curious to know why the latest version of nfs-utils breaks my setup, and whether it is a problem with my setup or if I should just wait for the next version to come out and see if the same thing happens.
Here is my /etc/exports file. If I understand this correctly it should allow connections from anyone with an IP address on my local network.
when i try to mount the ISO (it's a Live CD) onto my emulated DVD Drive it doesn't seem to work. The only thing that happens is that the auto play dialog box comes up saying view files and folders and i tried everything and nothing seems to work. I am currently on Windows 7 Home Premium and have an External Hard Drive
Upgraded my 11.2 system to 11.3 today. Can't login anymore using gdm or xdm login window. The password prompt is displayed but no chars are echoed in the password field. when you click Login, it displays "Authentication failure" in the window. The logged messages in the /var/log/messages for the gdm-greeter are:
gdm-simple-greeter: GLib-GObject-WARNING: gsignal.c:2273: signal 'dialog-hidden' is invalid for instance '0x81299b8' gdm-simple-greeter: Gtk-WARNING: gtkwidget.c:5628: widget not within a GtkWindow gdm-session-worker: gkr-pam: couldn't get the password from user: Conversation error gdm-session-worker: pam_unix2(gdm:auth): conversation failed
Note that I can login at init level 3 as root of the user I"m attempting to login with in the gdm window.
I am having randomly this error every 15 min randomly when connected to through a corporate proxy to the internet. I have configure the auto update to run once a week but i still notifications for new updates daily. How can i disable this daily update connections to the rpm repositories.Error: Problem connecting to a software (window pop)More details: timeout exceed.
I'm looking forward to know how to connect to a remote server through SSH but from a specific port, so I con drop connections from random ports that's not the one I choose. Is this possible?
I have tried by setting up an iptables entry to forward output through both, PREROUTING and OUTPUT (one at each time, flushing when I can see that it's not working), in NAT table, so I can connect doing ssh localhost
I want to do this because I think that doing this will enhace the security, dropping connections of clients that are trying to connect from not allowed ports. I have already set up fail2ban and created SSH keys, not allowing to login with password, only key allowed. Will only allowing connections from a specific port will enhance the security or not really?
Since I've installed opensuse 11.4 instead of 11.3, I cannot install .rpm packages nor execute updates. I get the following message: "There has been a (probably temporarily) when connecting to the software source/repository" (own translation) details: Media source [URL] does not contain the desired medium So, probably there is something wrong with my software sources. Could anyone give a suggestion to repair this since I'm not a linux expert and would like to install new software on my newly updated machine.
In what directory do I need to install a tarball containing API libraries in order to import the libraries for programming?I've been trying for a few hours now to get started on my homework - but I need the GLUT api for OpenGL. After attempting to compile a simple test program, I got the error Code: glut.h: No such file or directory
First off, I'm not even really sure if OpenGL wasn't included in the original install or if I even need it when programming with GLUT (I truelly am clueless, lol). But after reading as much as I could, I've only been able to deduce that I need to install the API libraries somewhere on my disc.So I found the tarball, and there are special instructions for installing a linux machine. I found instructions saying to install it in the directory /usr/lib/ but is that right for the SUSE distro?Also, if anybody knows anything about GLUT/OpenGL programming + openSUSE11.2.
I just recently switched to openSUSE 11.4 from Ubuntu 10.10 so I am very new to this distro and Linux in general. My question is this.Is there a way to make it so that I don't have to keep entering my root password in order for the OS to connect to my wireless?Every time I login the KDE Wallet Service pops up and asks for my passwordI know that it is there for security and what not but it'd be nice if I could just login and the laptop connects to the point without needing a password every time
I had somewhat of a simple questioned I tried out the latest revision to the Kernel of Day for Opensuse 11.2 built against the master. kernel-default-2.6.36-rc3.10.1.i586.rpm however looking at the tree it appears Novell/Suse doesn't release the source.rpm thinking I could recompile it to support the dependencies that I'm missing. See the message below-
Kernel image: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.36-rc3-10-default Initrd image: /boot/initrd-2.6.36-rc3-10-default Root device: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_6L020J1_6612-part1 (/dev/sda1) (mounted on / as ext4)Resume device: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-MAXTOR_6L020J1_661-part2 (/dev/sda2) modprobe: Module via82cxxx not found.
Installation used default options. Discovered that my "standard" Desktop kernel isn't likely PAE enabled... Have had various FF windows open for a long time even with no network connection which resulted in memory leaks (understandable). Eventually the machine slowed to a crawl with numerous FF processes running (each about 8% of CPU) and 4GB memory map (4GB physical RAM) exhausted but surprisingly the 2GB swap was totally untouched. Searching the Forums there are numerous anecdotal opinions that PAE should be or was enabled automatically at least for Desktop kernels. Viewing the OpenSuSE repository, there are kernel-pae packages for this kernel version which aren't installed.
So before I start installing packages willy-nilly, is there an authoritative published source that documents what is is in an OpenSuSE kernel package, and what combination of packages plus if necessary additional manual configurations to achieve desired goals? BTW - I'm somewhat surprised that today PAE is not automatically included in today's kernels considering how cheap hardware is... I don't know if PAE typically should be a noticeable performance hit on low resource machines(like netbooks) and would be necessary for anything configured with more than 4GB total (physical plus swap) memory.
I'm trying to install 11.3. The iso install DVD boots up ok, says 'welcome' in far more languages than I understand, I select English & US English then all useful progress stops. It suddenly can't detect my CD/DVD (although it DID when the system booted with the CD/DVD drive selected as 1st device to try to boot). I've tried pushing the button to eject and reload the DVD, no dice. Nothing seems to work, when I finally go for shutdown it suggests I might need to load a driver. My drive is a fairly new plextor px-b940sa.
Searching the plextor corp site for linux turns up zilch as does the knowledge base at novell.com. it's all in knowing the right magics words i suppose. my chip is the intel 6 core. my mobo is asus p6x58d (actually im wondering if it's the culprit because it does some fancy tricks). i tried my store-bought 11.1 suse install disk, it has the same difficulty. i suppose a usb-linked external dvd drive might be the obvious solution (won't cost too much but fairly likely to have some problem).
I wanted to fix something in the Kate editor. So instead of downloading it from it's website (Get It! - Kate | Get an Edge in Editing) I wanted to download the "openSUSE Kate" source package. But as you can see, there is no source package available. I tested it with source installation of "zypper" (zypper si zypper) and it worked.Any ideas? Is the kate source code in another package?
I recently installed OpenSUSE 11.2 on computer.This is a clean installation with no customization or manual config,also I didn't install compiz. When I press ALT+F2 run dialog appears,but I can't type into it.how I can fix this problem??
I'm having trouble installing software from the source files. From what I can gather the problem lies with not having the correct c libraries installed. My understanding is you use the ./configure, make, and make install commands in a terminal to install. And that the configure command checks to see if you have everything to install. this is the output when I try to configure:
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether build environment is sane... yes checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
In short. I've cracked open the initrd file of the openSuSE installer to have a look - I've determined it's an initramfs which by default would execute ''/init''GREAT! But not so much... init should find the installation files et cetera - but I haven't a clue how it does this because it's a compiled binary So, my question is this - do anyone know where I can find the source for this file ?
If not, who should I contact to find it? I really, really need to look at it.. I'm trying to throw the installer over to a USB harddrive (with multiple other installers, each in their own directory etc. etc.) - the idea is to create a USB HDD with installation mediums for the OS's I use so the recommended methods of dedicating a partition to openSuSE is not going to work...
I am running vsftp on one of my systems and when trying to connect to it it errors out with this: vendion@Loki:~> ftp 192.168.1.100 Connected to 192.168.1.100. 500 OOPS: could not bind listening IPv6 socket
I have tried stopping the firewall and even disabling IPv6 nothing changed, any clues as to what is going on?
Adobe Air are not able to invoke the password dialog for installing apps in opensuse11.3 (i686) .. it waits for root password confirmation however there is no dialog window to input the password to. I've tried installing adobe air apps as both su and normal user, no mather what I do it's not envoking the password dialog..
I've also tried to install the gnome su library to see if it helps any but it don't...
I have also tried to reinstall Adobe Air using both the rpm installer and the binary installer from [URL], the binary installer won't even install.
I can get the use of the AIR apps I need ?
From AIR installation log [Adobe AIR Application Installer:12808][INFO] Waiting for user confirmation
Edit: By the way, I've also tried the normal troubleshooting such as removing the crypt cataloge, removing cache and etc..
In order to configure a dual display in a fresh 11.4 installation, I am attempting to install the nVidia driver according to the instructions in SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE. I have not previously compiled or configured a kernel so I largely followed the instructions from OpenSUSE 11.2 - How to compile a Kernel for Newbies.The currently installed kernel is 220.127.116.11-1.2-desktop. The graphics card is an ASUS EN9600GSO (512MB).
In Yast, I installed gcc, make, kernel-devel (v. 18.104.22.168-1.2) and kernel-desktop-devel (v. 22.214.171.124-1.2). Per the "hard way" instructions, I did not install kernel-source.
Whenever, I successfully save a new document, the document's icon does not display in the KDE File Dialog until OpenOffice restarts. The document exists, because trying to do a "Save As" on it produces a dialog that states if one wants to overwrite the document. Also, trying to export a PDF twice has the same outcome.
OpenOffice 3.2.1 scim 1.4.7-174.1 KDE 4.4.4 openSUSE 11.3 64-bit
Looking for source code packages I have configured the "Main repository (Sources)" into the yast list of repositories. However when I select the repository view in th esoftware manager it shows this repository as empty. Other repositories work. I have checked the link to the repository to be valid. I have added it automatically from the "Community repositories".