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Welcome to issue # 53 of openSUSE Weekly News!

In this week:

  • Masim Sugianto: First Hackfest for Indonesian openSUSE Community
  • How to Make openSUSE 11.1 LiveUSB
  • Joe Brockmeier: openSUSE - One of the 10 coolest of 2008
  • Marek Stopka: Fatrat - Nice download manager in OBS…
  • Howto-How to compile the new Kernel 2.6.28?



In the Community


Masim Sugianto: First Hackfest for Indonesian openSUSE Community

  • "Indonesian openSUSE community (openSUSE-ID) usually organized regular monthly meeting (photo above), an informal event for discuss any openSUSE stuff, describe community plan or introducing and presenting new idea; but with a new year came up, I think it would be better to organized a more serious event, especially for openSUSE-ID activist. After discussion on mailing list, we agree to organized a Hackfest session from Saturday January 03, 2009 to Sunday, January 04, 2009. ..."

Tips and Tricks


Andreas Schneider: Phonon and Amarok wakeups

  • "I’ve used my notebook the first time with openSUSE 11.1 without a power cable attached and wondered why my battery was empty after a short time. So I’ve did some research and found a knotify4 bug, this leads to a phonon and xine bug. I have the latest version of xine installed and the wakeup bug in xine is already fixed sine 1.1.9. So there must be still a bug in the phonen backend of KDE 4.1.3. ..."

Sascha Manns: Gobby the collaborative editor

  • "By working in the Weekly News Team, one Problem was bad. Only one Person can edit in the Wiki at the same time. Now yesterday Jan (dl9pf) has an great Idea. We test an pice of Software called “Gobby”. ..."

Masim Sugianto: How to Make openSUSE 11.1 LiveUSB

  • "Anyone interested with Live USB, please feel free to go here

Tuxmind: Howto-How to compile the new Kernel 2.6.28?

  • "This Article explain, how to compile the new Kernel 2.6.28."

New/Updated Applications @ openSUSE


Planet SUSE


Covering just a few posts from Planet SUSE, an aggregation of all SUSE contributors' blogs:

Marek Stopka: Fatrat - Nice download manager in OBS…

  • "One friend of mine is developer of nice download manager called fatrat, this download manager is written in Qt4 toolkit and provides some kind of advanced feature and because I think this download manager deserves more publicity I wrote this short recension of it… :-) ..."

Joe Brockmeier: openSUSE - One of the 10 coolest of 2008

  • "ChannelWeb picks openSUSE as one of the “10 coolest Open Source Projects of 2008,” alongside Fedora, Firefox, and OpenOffice.org. Good stuff. "

SLES in America: The Kernel Debugging Tools for Linux

  • "Your Kernel just crashed or one of your drive is not working!! What do you do? Well, this article gives an introduction to some kernel debugging tools for Linux. These tools makes the kernel internals more transparent. These tools help you to trace the kernel execution process and examine its memory and data structures."

James Ogley: OpenSUSE openvz image

  • "Testers who really grok OpenVZ wanted! I know I could install it and test this myself but I want someone who really knows their stuff to take it out for a test drive. I've produced an OpenVZ image of openSUSE 11.0 + Updates (as at 17 December 2008)..."

Ben Kevan: Connecting to Linux via RDP using NOMAD on openSUSE 11.1

  • "Novell has taken another step in making xrdp a default package for openSUSE 11.1. This is the reason why the nomad patch has been applied to compiz 0.7.8. With this we now have the ability to open an RDP session on our linux machine, from a windows machine or another linux machine using rdesktop. This feature will be a main seller in the upcoming SLED 11 release, and openSUSE 11.1 will be the foundation to make sure it’s stable enough for the Enterprise Edition. So with that, I say “Give it a shot” and report your issues at bugzilla.novell.com ..."

openSUSE Forums


Hot topics and assorted threads from the forums.

lostowl: Compiz Desktop Effects in 11.1 with ATI

  • "Do you have problems with the 1-click installer for ATI drivers and Compiz desktop effects in openSUSE 11.1? Be sure to read this tutorial submitted by forums member lostowl."

tom_enos: openSUSE Christmas Greetings?

  • "Have you ever wondered why openSUSE 11.1 randomly shows a Christmas GRUB theme? Forum member tom_enos explains how to adjust the GRUB settings to get rid of it or to show the theme all the time."

caf4926: Multi-media and Restricted Format Installation Guide

  • "Forum member caf4926 has updated the Multimedia and Restricted Format Installation Guide to match openSUSE 11.1. If you are not in favor of the provided 1-click installers and want to have some more control over your multimedia setup, this guide is worth a look."

Darkelve78: January 2009 screenshot thread

  • "Have a look at our monthly screenshot thread and share your own screenshot of openSUSE with the community"

Past Events/Meetings


January 03, 2009: OpenSUSE Weekly News Team Meeting

Upcoming Events/Meetings


January 07, 2009: KDE Team Meeting

January 13, 2009: openSUSE-Education Team Meeting

January 14, 2009: openSUSE Project Meeting

On the Web


ngohq: openSUSE 11.1 and ext4

  • "Here is a tutorial I made to get ext4 working in openSUSE installations."

linuxworld: Preview-New Versions of Ubuntu, Fedora and openSUSE

  • "When you're talking Linux, three big names always pop up: Canonical's Ubuntu, Novell's openSUSE and Red Hat's Fedora. Ubuntu has ridden a groundswell of both consumer and commercial support to its current ranking as the most popular Linux distribution. OpenSUSE, with its business underpinnings, has always been popular in Europe and has been making inroads in the U.S. And it is largely thanks to Fedora that Red Hat has become the biggest Linux company with a major role in community Linux."

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