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Archive for December 8th, 2009

openSUSE celebrates X-mas in Nürnberg

December 8th, 2009 by

The openSUSE team in Nürnberg invites everybody interested in Linux and in particular in openSUSE to join our Christmas party on Wednesday December 16 in the basement of our office building in Nürnberg. We’ll give some presentation about openSUSE 11.2 in action, GIMP and how to participate at our project. Beside of the presentations we have some machines where especially openSUSE  Education and the openSUSE Build Service will be shown but openSUSE 11.2  is available too, of course. More information
We hope to reach out to many local people in the Nürnberg area.

Install Multiple Kernel Versions using the YaST Qt Package Manager

December 8th, 2009 by

You might want to install multiple kernel versions on your system.
The YaST Qt Package Selector provides a nice user interface that allows to manage multiple package versions now.

yast2-qt-pkg 2.18.19 or later supports this feature. You can find packages in my Build Service repository.

First of all you need to tell libzypp that your kernel is a package which is multiversion-enabled by adding this line to your /etc/zypp/zypp.conf:

multiversion = provides:multiversion(kernel)

Start your YaST Software Management. The versions tab shows check boxes for multiversion packages instead of radio buttons.
This enables you to install multiple versions of the same package.

There is also a package group of multiversion packages that list all packages that can be installed in multiple versions.

YaST Qt Package Manager with Multiversion Kernel Packages

openSUSE Edu Li-f-e at FOSS.in

December 8th, 2009 by

Last week was one of the biggest gathering of FOSS geeks from all over India and some from abroad at foss.in in Bangalore.  Unfortunately it was not as big as I had expected. Here are some of the pictures from the event, also managed to get some “FOSS celebrities” to pose with our DVD. It was fun meeting many people only known to me via IRC nick or Planet India. Over 250 Li-f-e DVDs were distributed, many students from various parts of India were also part of the event, students from DA-IICT and IIIT helped burn some DVDs too. Thanks Pradeepto and Srinivasa for KDE and GNOME t-shirts, it was great pleasure meeting again with openSUSE B’lore team, puthali, girishks, srinidhibs, ravim85, abharath and Ex-Novellite  Hardik Dalwadi(Cannonical).