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Updated openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e-gnome-classic

July 20th, 2014 by

Here is updated openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e-gnome-classic iso, this update include GNOME 3.12, official openSUSE updates till date, and it brings back Sugar.

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Previous release announcement.

Workshop on Open Source for Embedded System Development

July 1st, 2014 by

GUJARAT TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Open Source Technologies Club organizes One Day workshop on Open Source for Embedded System Development

On 5th July 2014

At Bhaskaracharya Institute for Space Applications and Geo-informatics, ,Gandhinagar

Faculty Members from GTU Affiliated Colleges are invited to participate in this workshop.

More information here

 

GNOME 3.12 classic on openSUSE 13.1

June 16th, 2014 by
GNOME 3.12 classic running on openSUSE 13.1

GNOME 3.12 classic running on openSUSE 13.1

Just in case gnome does not open in the classic mode after selecting it as session from display manager, then edit /usr/share/applications/gnome-shell-classic.desktop and change the Exec line to read Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-shell --mode=classic

You can also switch to classic mode from within the running gnome session by doing Alt+F2 > gnome-shell -r --mode=classic

Want Factory Restore/System Rescue for Linux?

June 12th, 2014 by

Considering that My sCool Server will be deployed in many schools, some in remote places and Linux system administration knowledge is quite rare, and users quite new to this whole Linux way of doing thing, there are bound to be instances where some bug between chair and the keyboard, online update gone haywire, or may be “it just happened on it’s own” kind of thing, will make something stop working as configured. We needed a way to get the system in it’s original “Factory” setting easily and quickly. Enter recovery-kit.
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Disable firefox addon compatibility check after update

June 1st, 2014 by

Running this command before launching firefox after update will disable the pesky addon compatibility check at start.

sed -i -e "s@lastAppVersion\", \".*@lastAppVersion\", \"$(rpm -q --queryformat %{VERSION} MozillaFirefox)\"\)\;@" ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/prefs.js

Tiny Core kiwi-ltsp thin client

May 31st, 2014 by

Couple of days back went to a school here to demonstrate what openSUSE Education Li-f-e with KIWI-LTSP can bring to their lab. We have created a product based on Li-f-e called My sCool Server. It brings together all the goodies that a modern operating system must have and all the softwares required by the state board curriculum in one seamless package.
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Gnome Classic edition of openSUSE-Education

May 23rd, 2014 by

Here is more goodness from openSUSE Education team, get openSUSE Edu Li-f-e in Gnome Classic flavor.

openSUSE Edu Li-f-e MATE

May 19th, 2014 by

The openSUSE-Education team is proud to present a special, 64-bit edition of openSUSE Edu Li-f-e with the MATE desktop environment.

MATE desktop environment

More screenshots.
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Web frontend to change ldap password

May 12th, 2014 by

Web frontend to change ldap password, based on http://ilya-evseev.narod.ru/posix/webldappasswd/

Minor changes to make it work with SUSE ldap server.

To deploy do these steps on ldap server:

cd /srv/www/htdocs

git clone git@github.com:cyberorg/webldappasswd.git

cp ldap.php-sample ldap.php

Change the text in bold below to point to your correct ldap domain in ldap.php

$ldapFullUsername = “uid=$userLogin,ou=people,dc=digitalairlines,dc=com“;

You of course need, web server running with PHP support and ldappasswd (openldap2-client package) installed.

Network boot live ISO

January 29th, 2014 by

The x86_64 edition of openSUSE Education’s Li-f-e live DVD supports PXE booting the iso over the network, here is how to do it:

* Install Li-f-e (Switch to GRUB from Installation Summary page if your hardware does not support EFI boot ), make sure you have plenty of space assigned to / partition(about 20G)
* Set up LTSP by following this quick start guide
* Create /srv/nfs folder and copy Li-f-e iso there
* Run the following as root in terminal:

mount /srv/nfs/openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-13.1.1.iso /mnt
cp /mnt/boot/x86_64/loader/linux /srv/tftpboot/boot/linux-life64
cp /mnt/boot/x86_64/loader/initrd /srv/tftpboot/boot/initrd-life64
echo "/srv/nfs *(ro,no_root_squash,async,no_subtree_check)" >> /etc/exports
cat <<EOF>> /srv/tftpboot/pxelinux.cfg/default
LABEL Li-f-e
kernel boot/linux-life64
append initrd=boot/initrd-life64 isofrom_device=nfs:10.0.0.254:/srv/nfs/ isofrom_system=/openSUSE-Edu-li-f-e.x86_64-13.1.1.iso nonm
IPAPPEND 2
EOF
chkconfig rpcbind on && service rpcbind restart
chkconfig nfsserver on && service nfsserver restart

Now you can PXE boot any machine over the network, select Li-f-e from the end of the boot menu to boot live DVD iso instead of normal LTSP session.

Please note that if you install Li-f-e booted over the network then after the installation you will need to remove “nonm” boot option using yast2 bootloader to get NetworkManager working again.