OK… so when performing an update because a new snapshot has been issued, what actually is the difference between using:

from the command line whilst not logged in to a desktop session: "zypper up" and

from within a desktop GUI: "yast2 (sw_single) -> Package -> All Packages -> Update if newer version available"

I thought the latter was functionally equivalent to "zypper up", ("zypper –help" indicates "up – Update installed packages with newer versions").

Is there perhaps something that yast2 (because it is running within a desktop session) is unable to do…

Source: forum

In "System Settings" ("Configure Desktop) applet In "Personalization" block – "Account details" one can add some personal information to it’s own account – email, profile picture and (i assume) change a password, although once in password field i’m getting pop up window to enter and re-enter new password without "enter old password first" field.
But anyway, when i try to add profile picture i am being asked for root password. Although when i click on "cancel" my picture still being assigned.
I do understand root (admin) password request if i would try to change anything for another user, but it seems to me excessive to be asking root password for anything concerning my own account.
Could you please check if you experience same behavior, and if yes i would like to submit a bug request.

Source: forum


after Tumbleweed update, openSUSE-release-20150909-1.2.x86_64, all entries in the
-Application Launcher –Applications menu were lost,
the only way found to re-active them was a forced re-install of :-

<> kdelibs4-4.14.10-1.1.x86_64
<> kservice-5.13.0-1.1.x86_64
<> plasma5-pa-5.4.0-1.1.x86_64


Source: forum

Just when starting to like Opensuse, I keep getting more and more issues, and can’t even seem to do software manager without them sigh, seems like I spend more time trying to FIX stuff rather than enjoy it and use it. Getting this error on Tumbleweed firing up Software Management app:

An error occurred during repository initialization.
[http-download.opensuse.org-b2a29784|http://download.opensuse.org/reposit…ory/snapshot/] Valid metadata not found at specified URL

Tried googling for alternative URL to use and can’t find it? Getting frustrating people, might just ditch this and go to Kubuntu lol. Using 64bit Tumbleweed, Dell Optiplex 755, 8gb ram, 1tb hdd. Should I use this url instead? http://download.opensuse.org/factory…s/suse/x86_64/

Source: forum

I’ve got a HP LaserJet 1102w on my network. Prints from Windows.
Trying to set it up in Yast I don’t seem to be able to get it working.
The closest package seems to be for the LaserJet 1100 but that one won’t work.
Never prints a test page.
I’ve got an existing HP inkjet on the network and I can print from it no problem. It was set up using YAST too.
I don’t know how recent this printer is manufacturing wise.
I know the version of hplip is usually pretty old in openSUSE hence the printing repository with newer packages.
I don’t see this repository for Tumbleweed like it is offered for 13.2 and 13.1
Any suggestions?

I’d like to be able to choose between the two printers or even have the default be the LaserJet (cheaper printing )

Source: forum

I am using openSUSE for three years till now. I still feel as a newbie in linux. I have bought a new NTB and I try to install openSUSE 13.2 on it. Everything works fine but I have problems with build-in LCD panel. When starting installation the whole picture starts shaking at certain point. After done some Googling I have realised that this is there because some weird bug in i915 video driver and kernel 3.16.7 because the same picture on external monitor is OK (no shaking).

Then I found that when I start the kernel with "nomodeset" parameter everything is OK. But because no mode switching I lost capability to use external monitor. When I was searching how to solve this problem I tried to update kernel from version 3.16.7 to 4.2.0 and hurrah! The shaking problem is gone and I can use external monitor, but… !

The very first try was with the Debian kernel 4.2.0 where I had further specific problems related to Debian just because the Debian is too much "hardcore" for me… but I am pretty sure that new kernel 4.2.0 works fine, on Debian at least, so why not on openSUSE?

Now about the problem: I tried to install openSUSE 13.2 and then upgrade kernel manually to version 4.2.0. That was with success done.
But I have problem with USB during system startup with kernel 4.2.0. At certain point during system startup the USB stops working at all. That problem is the same when I tried to install last Tumbleweed snapshot.
Because I used for test these installations external drive connected on USB and the problem described just above, startup of system freezes because no disc (in fact no USB device at all) and I am unable to start system. This problem is specific only to openSUSE kernel 4.2.0 because with Debian kernel with same version no problem exists and system starts normally.
Now we are expecting and looking forward the new stable version openSUSE 42.1 but it seem be there some problem during startup openSUSE and new kernel 4.2.0 which I suppose will be in new stable release.

Could someone help me to recognize and solve this problem? I want to use openSUSE for future (I do not want to move into Debian… 🙂 ) because openSUSE gives me all I need on PC…

Hardware that I am trying with this openSUSE: Intel Core i7 5700HQ Broadwell, RAM 16GB DDR3L, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 2GB GDDR5, WiFi 802.11 ac, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, USB 3.0
Factory code: MSI PE70 2QE-087 (full spec. here: http://www.msi.com/product/nb/PE70-2…#hero-overview )

Please note that I have no problem with NVIDIA and nouveau driver is removed.


Source: forum

Hello, I have been using Linux for a while but I am new to opensuse. I have installed jre-8u60-linux-x64.rpm from the oracle website. I am trying to launch minecraft. If I run java -jar minecraft.jar in the konsole it works fine, however, if I try to launch it by clicking on the .jar file java starts to launch and the closes before it can start minecraft. I have made sure the jar is marked executable and I have tested other .jar files with the same effect. How would I go about fixing this so that I can make a panel launcher for minecraft. Thanks for your time.

Hello altogether,

I installed TW i585 in Virtualbox. Unfortunately the password set in the installation process does not work for the user nor root.
I ran through the installation process a second time but face exactly the same problem :(.

Host System:
Opensuse 13.2, x86_64, KDE 4
AMD A6-6310, Radeon R4, 8GB Ram
Virtual Box 4.3.30 (from standard opensuse repos)

Guest System:
OpenSuse TW, i585, Plasma 5

What can I do?
Thank you!

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I have a dual-boot system between Windows 7 (which I have been trying to get upgraded to Windows 10 but it keeps failing), and openSUSE Tumbleweed running KDE. Some of the specifications are


ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) Thermal Subsystem (rev 03)
02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)

Currently when I log into openSUSE I am stuck at a blank screen with a cursor (but unable to type anything). I go into tty2 and can log in and have CLI capabilities.

I ran # dmesg and see an error message as the last entry


[  34.415296] [drm:i965_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* CPU pipe B FIFO underrun

the irq handler for i965/i915 leads me to believe it is something with the video drivers. The screen and such does work because I can log into Windows or a Linux Live USB and it works just fine.

When I reboot, I can go into Windows 7, but I just cannot get into openSUSE. I tried "zypper up" and am told there is nothing to do so i suspect I am up-to-date on everything.

I just tried looking into /var/log (I’m typing this from an Ubuntu Live USB) and the folder is empty. I can try from inside openSUSE if that will make any difference.


p.s. I have just recently found https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre…ht=irq_handler and https://forums.opensuse.org/showthre…a-error-status which I am starting to go through now, but they reference nvidia graphics and mine is Intel so we’ll see…