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openSUSE:Most annoying bugs 13.2

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The most annoying bugs and their suggested workarounds:
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Running System

  • In LXDE Parcellite clears (unselects) text selections automatically SF#131.
    Workaround: Use Parcellite 1.1.9 from the repository X11:lxde or disable Use primary (selection) in Preferences ⟶ Behaviour.
  • Bug #903576
    • Symptoms: Failed to start Load Kernel Modules reported while system boot-up
    • Problem: No longer existing kernel module after upgrade from 13.1
    • Workaround: Remove /etc/modules-load.d/MODULES_LOADED_ON_BOOT.conf

YaST

Printing

  • Bug #905151
    • Symptoms: YaST test page (or other documents) print out divided into two or four sheets of paper
    • Problem: Missing MIME conversion rule for filter gstoraster in package cups-filters-ghostscript
    • Workaround: Re-install cups-filters-ghostscript and restart cupsd (as root run "zypper install --force cups-filters-ghostscript" and "rccups restart")
    • See also: Bug #904652

Time Server ntp

When running your own local ntp time server and your time gets reset (for me that happened on a new MacbookPro12.1 after my laptop battery died: Time got reset to 1st of january 2015 0:01 AM) then you have to manually set the time. Even if you have the ntpd running. Because even with "-g" ntpd won't set the time, as it is configured with authentication by default which fails because of the wrong date ;)

Possible fix: Run: /usr/sbin/sntp -p -4 -s pool.ntp.org when you get a network connection up, but of course this introduces a small risk, because no authentication is used. But for my workstation that's OK.

... having KDE set the time via ntp also would fix the problem ;)

Installation

  • Bug #903736
    • Symptoms: grub2 cannot load initrd after update
    • Problem: /dev/disk/by-id/ata-XXX symlinks have changed after update
    • Workaround: Make sure to use the /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-XXX symlinks prior to update
    • See also: Bug #903736

YaST