Category: Linux

Issue time13:24:13, by nico2471 views
Categories: Tips and Tricks, troubleshooting, Linux

The correct kernel parameter should be acpi_backlight=vendor acpi_osi=Linux.
Add it to the end of the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX variable in the /etc/default/grub file.
Then run the grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg command ...

Issue time09:09:19, by nico2326 views
Categories: Linux


EOL mirrors

Mirrors for EOL (End of Lifetime, discontinued) openSUSE and SuSE releases are still around. While it is recommended to upgrade to the newest versions is some cases you just want to download a package or two. Use these mirrors for those cases:

Tags: suse
Issue time10:08:10, by nico2302 views
Categories: Links, Linux



This Javascript applet allows for controlling and monitoring the power management mode and temperature of AMD/ATI graphics cards.

It only works with the free Xorg radeon driver and requires at least a 2.6.35 kernel.

It does NOT work with the proprietary fglrx driver.

Tags: radeon
Issue time15:48:01, by nico1763 views
Categories: Linux

Thinkpad W520 opensuse 12.1

Upon shutdown freezes just before poweroff.

Shutdown methods:

halt -p ; failed
/sbin/poweroff ; failed
shutdown -h -P now ; WORKS !

Using systemd ; switching to sysvinit might help.

In /usr/share/kde4/config/kdm/kdmrc put the above shutdown command in HaltCmd This is supposed to be the default, but apparantly that got changed (due to systemd?)
switched to sysvinit ; install package sysvinit-init

Tags: suse, thinkpad
Issue time13:15:59, by nico1909 views
Categories: troubleshooting, Linux, Sysbeheer

thinkpad W500 with radeon video:
use kernel option in grub to disable KMS

Issue time08:51:00, by nico1029 views
Categories: troubleshooting, Linux

Well, this is embarrassing.
Firefox is having trouble recovering your windows and tabs. This is usually caused by a recently opened web page.

This happens each time on logging in, when firefox restores the previous session. Upon clicking the restore button it just resumes as it should.

Tags: firefox
Issue time10:59:07, by nico1951 views
Categories: Linux


When using redmine from konqueror, the certificate has to be accepted repeatedly, even when telling it to accept it 'forever'.

Tags: kde4, ssl
Issue time09:33:00, by nico1117 views
Categories: Linux, Sysbeheer


“It scans the system and available software, to detect security issues. Beside security related information it will also scan for general system information, installed packages and configuration mistakes.”

Issue time09:30:13, by nico1636 views
Categories: Linux
Tags: suse
Issue time17:15:53, by nico1832 views
Categories: Games, Linux
Tags: games, linux
Issue time21:14:38, by nico1961 views
Categories: Linux
Tags: mandriva
Issue time09:23:39, by nico1650 views
Categories: Linux

I hadn't noticed, but there are Mandriva 2010 Spring packages for KDE 4.5.2 available since some days now on KDE FTP. I currently don't know whom to thank but thank you !! (neoclust maybe ??) Packages for both i586 and x86_64 are available. Here are the upgrade instructions:

First, if you have added the repositories for any previous version, remove them with the following command:

urpmi.removemedia kde-4.5

or whatever name you gave to the repository. Second, add the KDE 4.5.2 repository, please try to use another mirror to leverage some load from KDE's main FTP server. For 32 bit systems use the following urpmi command (as root):

urpmi.addmedia kde-4.5.2

For 64 bits systems use the following urpmi command (as root):

urpmi.addmedia kde-4.5.2

Then update the repositories and download all the packages before actually installing them to make sure that the installation is possible (as root):

urpmi --auto-update --auto-select --test

When all packages finish downloading and you see a message at the end saying that the installation is possible, you can now run the same command without the --test parameter to now perform the installation (as root):

urpmi --auto-update --auto-select

After the packages installation finishes, logout and log back in, That's it. If you have any problem with the upgrade, the first thing to do to tryo to solve it is to log out, move away your .kde4 directory and log back in.

Tags: kde, mandriva
Issue time09:53:07, by nico976 views
Categories: Linux

kim - A very useful images Kde servicemenu

Kim is a kde service menu which allows to resize, convert, rotate, ( ...) your images without to use a graphical application like Gimp! This service menu can be considered as a frontend of ImageMagick.