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  • John Cartwright 11:50 PM on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    Open Suse ssh connection. 

    I am typing this in Gedit, running over ssh to my laptop, just like I was doing with Gentoo. Just by typing ssh -X 10.0.0.2 -l shoggoth you can connect to the other machine after the ip addresses are sorted out.

    Here is the kernel version I have, 2.6.34 is a good kernel, but I might upgrade to 2.6.37 very soon.

    [email protected]:~/Documents> uname -a
    Linux linux-evbo 2.6.34-12-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux 
    [email protected]:~/Documents> df -Hla
    Filesystem             Size   Used  Avail Use% Mounted on
    /dev/sda1              259G   7.6G   238G   4% /
    proc                      0      0      0   -  /proc
    sysfs                     0      0      0   -  /sys
    debugfs                   0      0      0   -  /sys/kernel/debug
    devtmpfs               949M   373k   948M   1% /dev
    tmpfs                  950M   2.8M   947M   1% /dev/shm
    devpts                    0      0      0   -  /dev/pts
    /dev/sda3              124G    38G    81G  32% /home
    fusectl                   0      0      0   -  /sys/fs/fuse/connections
    /dev/sda2              107G    65G    42G  61% /windows/D
    securityfs                0      0      0   -  /sys/kernel/security
    /dev/sdb1               64G    30G    31G  49% /media/6a297c9b-8486-458d-8a10-236136cbad3d
    /dev/sr0               4.5G   4.5G      0 100% /media/openSUSE-DVD-x86_64.0702..001
    gvfs-fuse-daemon          0      0      0   -  /home/shoggoth/.gvfs
    rpc_pipefs                0      0      0   -  /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs
    

    And here is how much disk space I have left after installing both KDE and Gnome on my machine. The 64bit KDE 4 desktop is very fast and responsive, I just prefer to use the Gnome desktop, with a panel on the bottom and the top. That way everything has space to be and I do not have just the one panel on the bottom that gets cramped. And that looks too much like Windows. Here is a good tutorial showing how to enable ssh connections in OpenSuse Linux.

     
  • John Cartwright 3:21 PM on January 19, 2011 Permalink | Reply  

    64bit upgrade. 

    I have just upgraded to a 64bit installation of my favourite OpenSuse 11.3 distribution. It is feeling slightly faster than the 32bit version and all I need now is a 64bit version of Flash… That is available, and I have just tested the plugin and it works with Firefox. Too good, now I have a fully 64bit system and 64bit Flash working, but it took quite a lot of hunting around to find that plugin. The overall system performance with a Gnome desktop and Firefox is very fast with only 2GB of RAM installed, the system is still perfectly responsive and fast. Better than what I have heard about 64bit Windows 7. But it is good to be able to use something like OpenSuse instead of Windows. I bought it online from OS disc.com for only AU$5.95.00 and with shipping it only cost AU$8.00. Very good value indeed. I will have to do some more research on 64bit systems, but I am happy with my decision to move ahead into the future.and move away from the 32bit world with it’s 4GB RAM limit.

    This is a good video about 64Bit OpenSuse Linux. This is the OZGUI Tech Show and well worth watching. Now that Suse is owned by Novell, there will be a lot of money behind the distribution and this can only help in the future.

    And it is faster than Windows and not a simpler distribution like Ubuntu, which does not have the comprehensive Yast configuration tools like Suse has to configure your system. Suse has always been a very good Linux distribution and I have enjoyed using it in the past, now it has gotten even better with this 64bit release.

    http://www.berthon.eu/ice_and_fire/?p=383 This posting is mentioning the 64bit Adobe Flash Player and the open source Gnash flash alternative. I will have to give that a test and see if I can get that to work as well, I have tried the 64bit Adobe Flash Player and it works perfectly, so I will try the Gnash player next. get it here. http://www.getgnash.org/.

     
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