openSUSE 13.1: Frustrations

openSUSE 13.1: Frustrations. Trying to install Oracle VM Virtualbox. Found RPM and install seemed to go OK. However trying to start existing VMs report that Kernel modules may need to be recompiled. Command gived errors out reporting “Make” not installed. Once again trying to install “make” using YAST shows a rediculous amount of dependencies needing […]

openSUSE 13.1: Recap!

openSUSE 13.1: Recap! Codecs required a little work to get working. Still, probably at least 50 times easier than older distros from a few years back. But still, harder than it should be in 2013. This stuff just worked in Linux Mint. This is a long term supported release…at least 3 years. After installing…some applications […]

openSUSE 13.1

openSUSE 13.1: Finally got VLC and mPlayer working, using 4 terminal commands: I think the link was: This also resulted in many packages [157]…but they all seemed to make sense [lib…] and most were small downloads. No 80MB of wallpaper. If history is any indication…VLC or codecs will be just as hard to install […]

openSUSE 13.1

openSUSE 13.1: Tried to install VLC again with “one click” install. Webpage had changed some. Noticed it defaulted to “Yast 1-click install” instead of the previous “apper”. This time it installed OK…but still having codec problems trying to play YouTube videos. Found a “one click” install for codecs. But once again it wanted to install […]

openSUSE 13.1

Restore openSUSE 13.1 from a stable Clonezilla image. Tried to “one click” install of VLC again from openSUSE. The VLC site also has “one click” installs…but not for this version yet. This time failed “Dependency resolution failed”. Also tried to install with YAST2 but it wanted to download everything including the kitchen sink….77 MB of […]

openSUSE 13.1

Download/Install openSUSE 13.1 64 bit. Linux Mint is basically headed by one person, and I felt it might be good to have another distro to fall back on. Suse is one of the oldest distros. Wanted to install Flash and VLC to start. Flash installed fine. VLC installed but wouldn’t play any of my existing […]

Running out of space

Running out of space on Linux Mint 13 [my primary distro] because of large ISO downloads and VMs. Used Gparted to increase space from 200GB to 310GB. Resized the home partition of another distro before this primary distro and slid forward then moved the 5GB swap forward which gave me another 100 GB. Used Clonezilla […]


Download install lightweight Linux distribution…Lubuntu. It uses the LXDE desktop environment. The 1st thing I noticed is in the browser, my mouse wheel doesn’t work to scroll. I use that all the time. If my PC was old I might use it. I read this comment from a user ” I use LXDE because it […]