OpenSUSE Install :: Official Repository For Newer Kernels?
May 12, 2010
Are there any official, almost-official or maybe even reasonably stable kernel repositories with new kernels for opensuse 11.2? I recently changed my laptop for a new one which has some issues, which then again are solved in 2.6.33 (and even in 2.6.32 with some tweaking). I would by any means try to avoid kernel recompilation.
I'm using CentOS 5.5 64-bit. When I do "yum info mysql" or "yum info php" it doesn't list the latest version available. Is there a way for me to include more official repository in order to do the install via yum?
I just wanted to ask about official opinion or policy concerning newer versions of KDE. Is 4.6 still so buggy or unstable to be included in experimental? What steps are going to be made concerning KDE and what when? I don't like GNOME, KDE 3.5 is out of the game now in 6.0 and KDE 4.4 is IMHO all but mature and finished. So I am not sure what to do now, Kubuntu is buggy and don't like it but they have 4.6...
I'm running FC 13. I believe that the base install is kernel 188.8.131.52-147.x86_64. That is the last version of the kernel that I have installed that includes an initramfs file. Neither 184.108.40.206-56 nor 220.127.116.11-68 installed an initramfs file. Since my root volume is in LVM, I can't boot with those kernels. I saw in another post that doing a "yum install kernel" would install the missing files. I tried that and it tells me that kernel-18.104.22.168-68.fc13.x86_64 is already installed and latest version.
I ultimately want to upgrade to FC 15 because I've got a new nVidia video card and need driver 270.41.06 for fc15. My fear is that if I upgrade I might not get the initramfs files in the new versions of FC and end up with an unusable system. Is there a way to add the initramfs files for the newer kernels and/or will I have the files after an upgrade?
I've always booted Slackware with an initrd until recently. With my new installation of Slack Current (13.37), I didn't bother to create an initrd because of the constantly updating/transient nature of the current branch at the moment.My question is this: when 13.37 does go final in a few days, should I go back to my normal practice of booting with an initrd? Also, I think I understand how the initial ramdisk works, but is it really needed with the more modern kernels?
I can boot xubuntu fine in kernel 22.214.171.124, but nothing newer. When I try to boot in a later kernel, I get a bunch of scrolling text, followed by a text based login prompt that doesn't work.I've been running xubuntu on this computer since version 8.04. I've had this problem since I upgraded to version 10.04. I figured an update would fix it, so I just made do. I figured for sure when the next upgrade came out it would be fixed, but I upgraded to 11.04 and still have the same problem. I figured somebody else would have had this problem by now and posted a solution, but I haven't found one, either on this forum or even on a google search.
It's an old compaq with 236 megs of memory.I just noticed that, while ubuntu used to require at least 256 megs of memory, and xubuntu was for older computers with as few as 192, I believe, xubuntu now requires 256. Is that my problem? Should I be looking at a different distro now?
What seems like forever ago now I tried to install Linux on this Intel 82855GME chipset laptop I was given. I started off with Fedora because it's what I'm most familiar with, unfortunately the live disk would crash at GDM so I could never get anywhere with it. Even doing a console based install would crash, but it at least pointed me in the right direction, it seemed the kernel was crashing for some reason (see image)Fedora livedisk crashlivedisk-error.jpg (95.96 KiB) Viewed 695 times
I'm running kind of a mix between Wheezy and the occasional package from Sid. I've got the 2.6.32 kernel installed, as well as 2.6.38 and 2.6.39.
With the first kernel (2.6.32), my sound is normal, everything works fine. With the latter two, even using the same driver, my sound is quiet even with the volume up all the way, not to mention that somehow the available volume controls change along with this update. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced something similar, and if they managed to fix it or work around it without just booting into the older kernel?
I have a rather old webcam, a Logitech quickcam messenger. This webcam was working fine with older linux kernel version, I think < 2.6.27. The gspca driver that makes this peripheral working has been merged into kernel sources, and I think that my webcam stopped working with this merge. I am a Slackware user, and until version 12.2 my webcam was working (I manually compiled and installed drivers). If I well remember, with version 13.0 (kernel 2.6.29) the video was full of strange artifacts, and with Slackware 13.1 (kernel 2.6.33) the webcam does not work at all. I am performing these tests with skype, that had videocalls fully working before gspca was merged into the kernel tree, while now I can only make phone calls.
This are the informations given by dmesg:
Code: usb 3-3: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 6 usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=08da usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0 gspca: probing 046d:08da
Is removing previous older kernels "vmlinuz", when updates do get a newer version an easy task, or do the more recent Linux like Ubuntu 9.10 do that automatically, and only keep a few older previous kernels ?
Anyone know why Ubuntu has shipped with the same version of syslinux since 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), or if there is a repository I can add to get a newer version of syslinux? The whole reason for switching from Gentoo to Ubuntu was to avoid the troubles with compiling different versions of things, but I'm needing a newer version.
One may argue that Debian is going mainstream being officially supported by Linux Mint. The chances are high that many users may change from the Ubuntu to the Debian base. By now especially Ubuntu's PPA has grown to a huge respository offering almost anything an user would need. But how does that look like in a Debian world?
There are several approaches to establish a "Debian PPA", amongst them debppa, but there activity is low not to say that they are almost inactive and orphaned. As coming from an Archlinux and Ubuntu perspective I do not know the Debian perspectives enough to reason this but am still curious to know about your motives not establishing a userbased repository.
I've recently ran the Updater Applet to install any pertinent official openSUSE updates, but I got 2-3 (they vanished before I could click on them) popups on the bottom right of my screen saying that an update had failed. Additionally, I found the following message in the Updater's lower panel:
Code: This update fixes an issue caused by a previous yast2-ncurses update, which would leave some ncurses (textmode) yast2 tools crashing. - #569000: yast2-ncurses-2.18.11-0.1.1: crash of yast -i with a segmentation fault
I would like to have the opensuse 10.3 DVD for installing gcc. (I lost the original DVD and with opensuse 11 my laptop does not work) Do you know a webpage where I can download it? The official page doesn't work.
Like a guy earlier today report a problem with Opensuse 11.2 working fine on his machine but 11.3 is not. I have somewhat the same problem. The default installation freezes randomly. I have seen this error before with Intel video cards but never with NVIDIA. Right now, I'm using VESA in failsafe mode and trying to install some drivers from this repo.
I'll try and find a fix for this. (Hope their is one)BTW, can anyone confirm when the official drivers for NVIDIA cards are coming out?
I just installed openSuse 11.2. I added extra repo's like packman and Mozilla. I gave them priority level 80. The normal openSuse repo's have priority level 99.Still, Yast does not show newer versions from Packman or Mozilla.Yast completely ignores the prioritylevels of the repo's.The only time Yast shows packages from other repo's, is when they are not in the default repo's, like XMMS,w32codec-all, etc.So the repo's are added in the right way,but something strange happens in software management.
When I search for firefox, it shows the old version 3.5.6-1.1.1.When I click on the tab versions, I see that version 3.6.0-1.2 is there from openSuse buildservice.Why is Yast not showing the higher version (available) in the mainscreen?When I select it manually, Yast complains about dependancies because it is not aware of newer versions of mozilla xulrunner.
I can't find the place to set the system to keep multiple kernels. For the first time in a long time, updates are giving me grief. I've kept the last working nvidia driver in case I need it.
Now I would like to keep one old kernel when I update to the new one. I had a lab rat that never got rid of old kernels and that was too much. It is possible to keep the last working kernel when you update, isn't it?
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.
Is there a description of the features and differences between the Desktop and Default kernels? Did "Desktop" arrive with 11.2 and 2.6.31? I did not notice it at first. I loaded 11.2 on a desktop machine and both default and desktop kernels were loaded to system, with Desktop set as default in grub. I have been working thru several "strange" behaviors ever since loading 11.2. At the top of my list has been the ability to shutdown the system from remote logins. I normally connect to the system via a Xwindows package (Xmanager). X works fine and I could shutdown via the GUI (Application Launcher - Leave-Shutdown).
When connected via a remote ssh link, either from a windows machine or a different linux machine, attempts to shutdown (shutdown -H now) send the expected messages, close the remote connections but leave the system still powered on but in a no-remote-connectivity state. When I upgraded to KDE 4.3.4 following the Forum Repository guidelines, I could no longer shutdown via the GUI. In searching about, I found that the Desktop kernel was running. Changed grub, rebooted under default, shutdown under GUI works again. So, for starters, I am trying to decide which kernel environment (default or desktop) should be my target for continuing to work thru issues.
I wanted to update by debian 6 install. The repo link in my sources.list file is of volatile, which i read some where that volatile has been discontinued. Could you please let me know the official debian 6 repository link. I have been trying to google for it but have not been successful so far.
Im not able to install the package mesa-32bit from this repository: Index of /repositories/X11:/XOrg/openSUSE_11.3. It tells me to make a huge change on architecture on many packages, plus downgrading mesa to 7.8.2 from 7.9 !
I would like to test 12.1 M5 on my real hardware, so I have special for this purpose two additional partitions (sda2 (to install milestone) and sda3 (to store installation ISO files)). I am running my stable 11.4 with Grub on sda1.
I do not like to burn DVDs just for short test of one milestone, so I was used to download DVD ISO, to unpack it to sda3 partition with all its files, then I changed Grub to boot install Linux from sda3. Installation complains there is no DVD or CD, then I chose to force installation from hard disk and select sda3 partition and select root directory "/". As I was used to from 11.4 this will start installation as it would be started from DVD.
But I think the problem has appeared since 12.1, where I get message: No repository found. (on sda3 / ), so the installation does not start.
I know this is not official way to install openSuse, but it worked before, and it was fast and easy for me, to install from hard disk.
I want to upgrade Koffice to 2.1.1. When I do a search at software. [URL]...search, I see koffice2-2.1.1 available at KDE:43/openSUSE_11.2 and KDE:Backports/openSUSE_11.2.
zypper info kdebase4 shows Version: 4.3.1. OpenSUSE is 11.2. What's different about those 2 repositories? They both appear to be the same. I'd like to get updates for KOffice. I'm using it for project management.
I have a new install of opensuse 11.2 with gnome as desktop & gdm as window manager. Login OK. I added the Gnome community repositories & packman & ran an update. Now, with gdm login gives just wallpaper & no desktop. If I change to xdm as window manager I can login OK. The installed version of gdm is gdm-2.28.2-1.3.i586.
I just purchased openSUSE 11.2 x64 on DVD from osdisc.com, as well as the 5 x64 repository DVD's. The base install went fine, but when I try to add thos's to my software repositories using yast they all have the same listed name, "repository" - I can change that to show "repository disk 1" etc, but when I go to install stuff and the software installer asks for "repository disk 1" I put that in the dvd drive, and it cannot recognise it, spits it out and asks for the same disk again...hmmmm. Should I not change the default name that comes up when each DVD is added to the list? If I leave them unchanged will I be told which is the correct disk to insert, remembering that in the list they all have the same name