Open Suse Announces Official Forums.

In order to provide a better service to the existing openSUSE Community and to our new users, we’re pleased to announce that suseforums.net, suselinuxsupport.de and the openSUSE support forums at forums.novell.com (the three largest English speaking dedicated SUSE forums) are joining forces to merge into the new official openSUSE Forums at forums.opensuse.org.

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SUSELinuxSupport

Behind the scenes, a project team consisting of Novell employees, openSUSE Community members, and existing forums’ staff have been working on this project since the beginning of 2008. The new infrastructure will be hosted by Novell to ensure the highest possible quality of service.Current plans are to migrate the existing active members of suseforums.net and suselinuxsupport.de into the official openSUSE Forums, simultaneously implementing Single Sign On for the whole openSUSE Community. We hope to make the transition as seamless as possible, and will go live Spring 2008. More information will be posted as available.

All in all, a big gain for the whole openSUSE Community.

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K3b – The CD/DVD Kreator for Linux

K3b (KDE Burn Baby Burn) is a CD and DVD authoring application for the KDE desktop for Unix-like computer operating systems.It Can Also Be Used in Gnome. It provides a graphical user interface to perform most CD/DVD burning tasks like creating an Audio CD from a set of audio files or copying a CD/DVD (Images,Data etc), as well as more advanced tasks such as burning eMoviX CD/DVDs. It can also perform direct disc-to-disc copies. The program has many default settings which can be customized by more experienced users. The actual disc recording in K3b is done by the command line utilities cdrecord or wodim, cdrdao, and growisofs. As of version 1.0, K3b features a built-in DVD ripper.

After Installing K3b :

Features :

Just left-click one of your devices in the device and file tree and see what happens. K3b opens a specific window based on the media’s contents. For an audio CD for example you will be given a list of the tracks with the possibility to rip these tracks to any format supported by K3b (like mp3 or Ogg-Vorbis).

…that K3b lets you choose media instead of devices for burning. So if you want to burn to a certain medium simply insert it and wait for K3b to detect it. It will then appear as your burning medium ,there are many features of this wonderful software which i can’t explain one by one.

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Source Codes are Available.

Binary Packages are Available For Linux Users using :-

ArchLinux

ArkLinux

Debian
Fedora

Kubuntu or ubuntu

Mandriva

Slackware
Suse

CCux

PC-BSD

*Freebsd package are also available.

Download K3B From Here

*You can Also Make The Donations Here

Happy DiscWriting.

🙂


How to Windows Combined or Unite With Linux.

Virtualization programs, such as those from VMware, bring you closer to the more ideal solution of using both systems at once, but one is always the host and one is always the guest, shown inside a window. But by combining VMware Server with some free software, you can run Windows XP along with Linux, not inside a console window, but completely integrated into the Linux environment.

Required Applications :

1)VMware

2)rdesktop.

Check if rdesktop is Intalled or Not.

For Gnome or Kde :

Open ->Terminal

and Type the command :
rdesktop

If It Show You the Output.(it means rdesktop is Already installed,Other wise it throw an Error :bash command not Found)

First of All Get Serial No. of VMware by Filling the Form Below,it is Free of Charge and Never Expires :-

http://register.vmware.com/content/registration.html

Fill up the Form and You will receive the Serial Number Immediately after Clicking the Submit Button.

Note :->VMware Server Need Serial Number Between the Installation ,So You must copy it and Save it Before Starting VMware Installation.

VMware Installation :

If You r Debian/Ubuntu Users Open Your Synaptic Package Manager :->

System->Administration-> Synaptic Package Manager

Search for VMware-server and rdesktop and Install Them.

Or

If You Are Fedora/OpenSuse Users OPen the Default Package Manager (eg. Fedora Users Can Use Yumex and Suse Users Can Use Yast) Search For VMware-server ad rdesktop and Install Them.

VMware will Ask You for Serial Number Paste the Serial Number which You Have Copied Before,Now Proceed and Finish Installation.

Now Open VMware and Follow The Steps Below :-

  • Click Local Host->Now Click Connect.
  • select ‘Create a new virtual machine’
  • Select Typical and click Next.
  • => Next => Next => Select Windows Xp (or whatever Windows versions you want to install )
  • => Next => Enter a name and select a location for the Virtual Machine File (It contains the virtual harddisk, so it needs quite some space, Min.
  • 3 GB, but I would recommend 8+ GB )
  • => Next => Select Network type. Select NAT,Click Next,
  • => Next => Choose the size for the Virtual Disk.
  • => Next => Finish

It will Take Few Minutes to Create Virtual Machine ,When it is Created Follow the Steps Below.

Now we can start the newly made virtual machine and the install of Windows!

  • Start the virtual machine
  • Hopefully it detects your Windows install CD and will start the installation! If it won’t boot from the CD, stop the virtual machine and check/change the preferences for the virtual machine regarding the CD drive
  • Now Install WIndows To it,There is No Need To explain How to Install Windows.

Now Windows Will Start Automatically after Installation.

  1. Now Go to->Control Panel->Click the Switch to Classic View->Now Double Click On System Icon and Go to Remote Tab->Check The Box :-“Allow Users to Connect Remotely to This Computer”
  2. Now Go to-> Start -> Run and typing regedit. Search for HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> Explorer. Once there, right-click on the right panel and select New -> DWORD Value. Name it NoDesktop, then click on it and change the data value to 1. Close the Registry editor and restart Windows.
  3. Now Create a User Account.Go to Control Panel->Click user accounts icon ->Click On Create a New Account ->Give User name when Required->Create a Password and Close the User Account Window.
  4. Go to Control Panel->Click on Network Connections->Single Click The Local Area Connection Icon and in the Left Side ,You Will See the Ip Address, Note it Down somewhere because you will need it Later.
  5. Next, install SeamlessRDP from within your Windows virtual machine. Open Internet Explorer and Download Seamlessrdp.zip From Here. Create a directory under C:/ and Name it to seamlessrdp and Now Double Click The Downloaded Seamless Zip File .Copy the three files into the Newly Created directory seamlessrdp ( you’ll use seamlessrdpshell.exe later).
  6. Now install the VMWare tools. This will speed up your Windows responsiveness
  • Make sure your Windows Virtual Machine is Running and visable/selected. (Not in FullScreen)
  • Go to the VM menu (on the top in the VM Server Console)
  • Select Install VMWare Tools.
    This will start a installation wizard in your Windows Environment. Just install the stuff and you will have better mouse and system responsiveness.

CTRL + ALT will release the mousecursor from the virtual machine
CTRL + ALT in FullScreen mode will get you out of the FullScreen.

You can Suspend a running virtual machine. this way it will start very fast the next time you need it.
To have sound support, add a sound device in the virtual machine settings.

Now Just Log off Windows and Close the VMware Server window.

(Note :Don’t Shut Down Windows ,it will Remains Running in the Background ,after Closing the VMware Server Window) .

Finally :->

Create a Shortcut on your linux desktop :Right Click On Desktop->Create Launcher-> Name it whatever you like and in the Command Write the Following Text.

rdesktop -A -s ‘c:\seamless\seamlessrdpshell.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe’ windowipaddress -u windowusername -p windowspassword

Where windowipaddress is the Address Which You have Noted Earlier windowusername is the name of the user account ,which u have created earlier and windowspassword is the Password of the User Account ,like an example :

rdesktop -A -s ‘c:\seamlessrdp\seamlessrdpshell.exe c:\windows\explorer.exe’ 192.168.156.123 -u Puneet -p theking

That’s it

Now Double Click on The Shortcut .

🙂

Note :Make Sure Disable any Running Firewall in the Linux Machine.

Now Click on the Shortcut Icon on Linux Machine.

Voila ! After a few seconds, you should have the Windows XP menu bar at the bottom of the screen, and you should be able to launch any application you have installed. You’ve created the illusion that both operating systems are working on the same machine at the same time. Very cool.

This trick doesn’t work with just VMware virtual machines. It also works with Windows clients on your network and other virtual machine software. Simply install SeamlessRDP and configure Windows XP properly so that rdesktop can connect to it.

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Important : Remember Everytime you Restart Your System,The Virtual Machine That Runs in Background will close,so You will have to open VMware Server Console and Start The Windows achine before You can connect to it through the Desktop Shortcut.

Enjoy Linux and Windows Together on One Desktop.

Regards.

Vlc Player For Suse 10.3

About VideoLAN

VideoLAN is a software project, which produces free software for video, released under the GNU General Public License.

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In order to install VLC on a SUSE Linux/openSUSE, you have several options (besides downloading and installing the RPMs manually).

The instructions here are to be followed using YaST, the native SUSE/openSUSE Package manager, which exists in all versions. For SUSE 10.3, use the one click installer.

Installing VLC on openSUSE 10.3

Alternative Method Of Installing is Given Below :

Download VLC media player for SUSE Linux using YaST

Add VideoLAN’s repository

First, add a new repository (installation source) in YaST (YaST2 -> Software -> Installation Sources)

Add the following Repository:

Type: HTTP / Servername: download.videolan.org /
Directory: /pub/videolan/vlc/SuSE/<SUSE Version>

Replace <SUSE Version> in the Directory above with your installed SuSE Version. Supported at this time are :

10.0
10.1
10.2
10.3

Confirm the addition.
The repository is signed with a GPG Key (gpg key C8DA93D2 fingerprint BC8D 780D E330 8581 B2E0 7085 33DE 8FB7 C8DA 93D2). Accept this key in YaST and it will warn you in case there is something suspect with the repository.
Accept everything by clicking Finish.

or Alternatively 

Setting Up The Repositories
The YAST repositories that need to be enabled are Packman and VideoLan. To enable the repositories

  1. Run YAST (from Computer -> Control Center->Yast)
  2. Go to Software -> Community Repositories
  3. Select Packman and VideoLan by placing a tick in the check box beside their names and click finish
  4. YAST will then automatically setup the repositories for you. During the setup process, you will be asked if you want YAST to import the gpg keys for the repositories you chose and you need to select “yes”.

Now Installation

Go to Yast->software->Software Management and enter VLC in the searchbox and search for it. Select it and click Accept to install it with all it’s dependencies. This might require the SUSE CD or DVD.

If you want VLC’s Mozilla Plugin, you have to select the vlc-mozillaplugin manually. It does not get installed by dependencies.

You’re done with the installation. Have a lot of Fun.

Dual Boot openSUSE and Windows.

Let us Take 80 GB of HardDrive.

1)Boot From Windows cd ,MakeUpto Two Ntfs Partitions Say 20 Gb For C:/ and 20 Gb for D:/ and Rest Remains Free.

You can Make 1 Partition For Windows.

2)There is a Step Including in The Dvd Installation of openSUSE Which Will Show You The Other Operating Systems in The Installation itself .

3)Now Install openSUSE On The Free Partition .It Will Recoganize the Window Partition in Between Will Show the Partition Table Like Below (as per the Windows Installed):

Device              Label             MountPoint         Type             Format          Size

/dev/sda

/dev/sda1                                                             ntfs                                      20003

/dev/sda2                                                      Extended                                    56306

/dev/sda5                                                             ntfs                                      20003

Free                                                             FreeSpace                                  39252

Now Above 20003 First Partition is Your Windows Partition(ntfs) and Other 20003 Partition is Your D:/ Partition(ntfs) and Now Click On Free and Make The Partition Like Below :

Device                 Label                     Mount Point                     Type                      Format             Size

/dev/sda

/dev/sda1                                                                                         ntfs                                              20003

/dev/sda2                                                                                   Extended                                           56306

/dev/sda5                                                                                         ntfs                                              20003

/dev/sda6                                                /boot                                 ext3                         yes               1028

/dev/sda7                                                /swap                               ext3                         yes                 1028

/dev/sda8                                                /                                       ext3                         yes                 20000

/dev/sda9                                             /home                                 ext3                          yes                 17188

Freespace                                                                                                                                             8mb

Here at the Above Partition The Space I Have Allocated is :

/boot Partition is Of 1 Gb Nearly (You Can Give 512 Mb )

/swap Partition is Of 1 Gb Nearly(You Can Give 512 Mb)

/ is the Root Partition Holding All The Installed Softwares ,Files etc (You Can Give this space as Per Your Requirement Minimum of 9 Gb if You are Installing Both KDE And Gnome Enviroments)

/home is The Home Partition ,it is Holding Your Documents,Music Files etc (IT Should Be Large For Storing Documents And Music etc)

If Windows Operating is Not Showing Up at the Booting Screen.

Just Follow The Steps Below

Boot Into openSUSE :-

Now Care fully Follow steps below:-

Right Click on Desktop ->Open Terminal

vi /boot/grub/menu.lst

or

gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst

At the end write this (if the lines below already exists skip the steps):-

title Windows XP
root (hd0,1)
chainloader +1

Now Save the file and Exit.

hd0 Refers To Your First Hard Drive and 1 Refers To Your Partition No. Where The Windows Installed(like sda1).

(hd0,1) can be Different as Per the Windows Installed.

Restart Your System Now You have the Options to switch to Windows and openSuse.

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Happy Dual Booting.

🙂

Adobe Acrobat Reader For openSUSE 10.3

Adobe Reader allows more securely view, print, search, sign, verify, and collaborate on PDF documents, online as well as offline, from your home or office. Reader has a completely redesigned interface, new tools, and new options for viewing information more efficiently. Access to an online, real-time meeting in seconds.

Reader is integrated with Adobe Connect software, which enables users to instantly communicate and accelerate approvals with virtually anyone, anywhere, at any time. Add more security to your documents, forms, and drawings with digital signatures. Leverage Adobe LiveCycle Policy Server and the new Adobe Online Services Document Center to enforce access rights at the document level. Version 8.1.1 includes unspecified updates.

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Installation Steps :-

Go to ->Computer->Control Center->Yast

Now Click on Software->Software Management

Search For adobe

And You Will Find Many of The Package List Here ,Now Select

acroread(7.0.9) or You have other Versions ,just Select the Package named acroread.

Click on Install.

Now Click Accept.

It will Take Some Time for it’s Installation.

Now You r Done .

Now goto->Computer->More Applications->Office->Adobe Acrobat.

Enjoy Reading Pdf Files.

🙂

Mplayer On openSuse 10.3

MPlayer: A movie and animation player that supports a wide range or codecs anmplayer.jpgd file formats, including MPEG 1/2/4, DivX 3/4/5, Windows Media 7/8/9, RealAudio/Video up to 9, Quicktime 5/6, and Vivo 1/2. It has many MMX/SSE (2)/3DNow(Ex) optimized native audio and video codecs, but allows using XAnim’s and RealPlayer’s binary codec plugins, and Win32 codec DLLs. It has basic VCD/DVD playback functionality, including DVD subtitles, but supports many text-based subtitle formats too. For video output, nealy every exising interface is supported. It’s also able to convert raw/divx/ mpeg4 AVI (pcm/mp3 audio), and even video grabbing from V4L devices. From MPlayer.

Go to->Control Center->Yast

Click On Software->Community Repository

Check On Packman Repository .

YAST will then automatically setup the repositories for you. During the setup process, you will be asked if you want YAST to import the gpg keys for the repositories you chose and you need to select “yes”.

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Wait…..

Now,

Go to Yast->Click on Software->Software Manager.For Some Minutes.

Search For mplayer.

Now there are Lots of Softwares are Listed .

Select What r Required.

MPlayer(1.orc2)

mplayer-plug-in(3.50)

libvisual-plugins(0.4.0)

You Can Also Select Optional Multimedia Packages Like : smplayer(0.5.21) and smplayer-debuginfo(0.5.21) or gnome-mplayer(0.5.4) and gnome-mplayer-debuginfo(0.5.4)

Now After Selecting Packages Click On Accept.

An Installation Will automatically Start Preforming Wait For Some Time.

Now You r Done.

Open & Play :-

Go to ->Computer->More Applications->Click on Multimedia->Mplayer.

Enjoy Mplayer.

🙂