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New Style for YaST2

October 24th, 2011 by

YaST2 got a lot of improvements which will be available in openSUSE 12.1. YaST doesn’t accidentally overwrite configuration files anymore (last bug fixed 😉 ) and snapper provides a rollback function for configuration options, just to mention a few. Therefore it’s time to give YaST2 a new and fresh style. As YaST Qt supports Stylesheets it’s simple to influence YaST’s style.

Screenshot of YaST's New Style

FACTORY contains the new style already. Packages for older releases are also available in my build service project: http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home:tgoettlicher:Factory&package=branding-openSUSE.

I hope you like it. You can use YaST’s Stylesheet Editor to play around the the stylesheet as described in my this blog post. Please send me improvements you want to share. Thanks.

Nobody should live without their Geeko plushie

October 21st, 2011 by

Small, big, bright green, yellow green

Even avatars…

To fix that, Bruno Friedmann (tigerfoot) & Françoise Wybrecht (Morgane Marquis) invite you to come at Geekos Place on SecondLife and grab your own plush for free.

A long dream has become true last week, with the effort of several people contributing together to make Tigerfoot’s dream a reality.


Geeko says: Hey dude, that’s my car!

October 9th, 2011 by
Geeko in its new car

Geeko : I love riding

Imagine it!

A few months ago, I’ve started to look for my next car. Then a crazy idea emerged, why not a Geeko’s car?

Find it!

At that time Gilbert my mechanic [www] told me that Ford will get a new Fiesta model called Sport+ with a more powerful engine, a new look & feel. I went to the exhibition and made a short test drive. The car was cool. The exhibit model was in blue with 2 white stripes.

Blue? Green would have been cool isn’t it?


3 new virtual party on SecondLife for upcoming openSUSE 12.1

October 3rd, 2011 by

You get an invitation!

Geeko place on SecondLife

Geeko place on SecondLife

Ladies & Gentlemen, months after the first virtual party [1][2][3] organized for 11.4 launch,

Françoise (aka Morgane Marquis) and myself (tigerfoot) organize 3 new parties on SecondLife [4] to welcome and fest our next release openSUSE 12.1, coming around the 11.11.11.

  • Three virtual great Saturday: October 22th, November 12th and December 10th.
  • From 6 to 8am Australian DJ Ariella is back again.
  • From 9 to 11am (SL time : utc-9) we will have the pleasure to listen American DJ Esquivel.

You should take this opportunity to try Second Life, creating an avatar, coming to dance and drinking some beers with us at Geekos Place.

ATI/AMD fglrx 8.892 Catalyst 11.9 available for openSUSE 11.3, 11.4, 12.1 (Factory)

October 2nd, 2011 by

A new version of amd/ati Catalyst 11.9 / fglrx 8.892 is available

I’ve rebuild and published the new rpms on October 1st

fglrx-8.892-11.9 in action

fglrx 8.892 Catalyst 11.9 in action

  • 11.9 Quick review :
  • There’s no full changelog for Linux, but Catalyst 11.9 installer (pdf). You can always look for supported chipset at 11.9 Release Notes
  • Get the cheat-sheet 11.9 version
  • Kernel supported up to 3.1x version
  • Removed support of openSUSE 11.2, if you are still using it with Evergreen project, the repository still exist with older version
  • Tested and working on stock 11.4 and kde 4.7.1
  • Check that kernel module build correctly under factory

Sebastian Siebert (freespacer) : 11.9 article (German)