Perpetual newb, only as clever as people helping me ;), so please be gentle with me
I have PC with XP and couple of other distros installed.
I want to try openSUSE, so have downloaded and burned DVD with openSUSE13.2
I am using separate boot partition (using legacy grub).
I have prepared specific separate partition for openSUSE.

Can I install openSUSE to the specific prepared partition, without affecting either XP, or other distros and without messing up my grub boot set-up?
What is the best command to add to menu.lst to fire openSUSE?

thank you.

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I updated opensuse 13.1 and this made my boot loader unusable. There were more then 60 packages and the boot folder was for sure updated. I am using GPT and disk is divided into 1 GB sda1 vfat /boot/efi
1 GB sda2 ext4 /boot
and the rest is LVM

I first boot system using resqueGRUB2 disk and reinstall grub2 into /boot using Yast and was able to start system only with when the start order in BIOS was changed from UEFI to Disk directly (Legacy?). I reinstall GRUB2-efi using Yast but still I get message "no boot devices" when start order is switched to UEFI. The file in /boot/efi/EFI/opensuse seems to be corrected (although is is only 130 kB in size) and can be run when I start system using res-CD (which is recognized by UEFI). Somehow the efi partition on HD is no longer recognized by BIOS as efi. Using Yast the disk partition table shows 3 devices as above. Changing sda1 GPT partition type from vfat (0x0c) to efi (0x00) did not make any change. Well I have not yet tried to:
umount sda1
format sda1 with vfat
and reinstall GRUB2-efi

I am just afraid that using terminal I might mess with GPT.
Can anyone give me suggestions, please.

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Hello All,

I am new to the OpenSuse and I used it for mostly for browsing and playing multimedia content.
I have recently installed OpenSuse 13.2 and installed Chromum browser.

Whenever I play some YouTube video or flash videos from other websites, the tittle bar of the windows and panel (task manager panel) suddenly disappears.
Also the Kickoff Application launcher doesn’t open up. I can not do any other activity. The screen just freezes.

However this doesn’t happen with Firefox. The videos play smoothly without affecting anything.

The only way to go back to normal is to restart OpenSuse forcibly using hardware power button.

I really appreciate your help and time in this issue.

Thank you.

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When the system presents new updates and I try to update I get the following error message:


kio-extras5-5.3.2-19.4.i586 requires, but this requirement can not be provided

I checked the software manager and libmtp package is installed.
I have to do more to be able to install system updates?

I am using OpenSuse 13.2 with kde.

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I have come back to Linux after a longish absence. OpenSUSE 13.2 installed without difficulty apart from struggling to get the graphics drivers installed properly (I assume). OpenGL is not enabled. For old times sake my children, now young adults, insisted that I load Tux racer. This will not run as a consequence of the above OpenGL issue as far as I can tell. Scrutinising multiple forum pages has not helped me. Possible relevant information follows. Help please!:'(

uname -a
Linux office-suse 3.16.7-24-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 3 14:37:06 UTC 2015 (ec183cc) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

/sbin/lspci -nnk | grep ‘[03’ -A2
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0412] (rev 06)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device [1458:d000]
Kernel modules: i915

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] [10de:1380] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Device [1458:3681]
Kernel driver in use: nvidia

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
[VS] Software VDPAU backend library initialized
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0".
[VS] error (glx_ctx_ref_glc_hash_table): glXChooseVisual failed

zypper se -is nvidia
Loading repository data…
Reading installed packages…

S | Name | Type | Version | Arch | Repository
i | nvidia-computeG04 | package | 352.41-16.1 | x86_64 | nVidia Graphics Drivers
i | nvidia-gfxG04-kmp-desktop | package | 352.21_k3.16.6_2-14.1 | x86_64 | (System Packages)
i | nvidia-gfxG04-kmp-desktop | package | 352.41_k3.16.6_2-16.1 | x86_64 | nVidia Graphics Drivers
i | nvidia-glG04 | package | 352.41-16.1 | x86_64 | nVidia Graphics Drivers
i | nvidia-uvm-gfxG04-kmp-desktop | package | 352.41_k3.16.6_2-16.1 | x86_64 | nVidia Graphics Drivers
i | x11-video-nvidiaG04 | package | 352.41-16.1 | x86_64 | nVidia Graphics Drivers

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I am trying to connect on a cable DSL connection and I can`t make it work.

I tried using both Network Manager and wicked in Yast and it doesn’t work.
Network card is working fine on other boot so is not a hardware issue.

When I use Network manager I can add a DSL connection with user and password but when I try to connect it creates another Wired Connection and it tries to connect with that. It hangs for a minute and then fails.

In Yast -> Network settings I checked the DHCP option. I did everything as in documentation.

What should I do ? I`m a bit noob but I really want to make this work. So a little help would be appreciated.

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So leap is coming soon, and it will suck for one big reason.
No not plasma 5 as even though I think Plasma 5 still has room to improve it is getting better.
No its the loss of a 32bit edition for older computers, this seems to be a HUGE mistake and I think openSUSE needs to reconsider.
First of all what does this mean for apps that run in 32bit only? I use a lot of emulators and most of them are 32bit only, so now no more SNES emulation?
What about wine? For things like pipelight a lot of it is still 32bit only.
Then there are users of older computers, look i know that 32bit is loosing out but people still rely on old computers these days, if it aint broke dont fix or replace it.
This will mean that if you have a old computer you have to use tumbleweed which last time I checked is not really meant for a workstation environment.
Or use another distro like that certain distro that begins with a U.
Big mistake methinks.

I personally will not use openSUSE 42 and keep on with Manjaro my current distro as at least i can say it offers 32bit support and there is no risk of apps not working anymore or older computers being kicked to the curve.
Nice going openSUSE, bravo.

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