Tag Archives: linux

Upgrading to openSUSE 42.3

Notes I took as I upgraded two computers (one each running openSUSE 42.1 and 42.2) to 42.3. Advertisements

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Setting up the HP LaserJet Pro P1102w

Setting up my HP LaserJet Pro P1102w was not as straightforward as I had hoped, but it is just a question of knowing what to do and in what order.

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Snap package administration

Notes on using and administering snap packages. 

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Optimizing HDMI out

Connecting my netbook to a TV via HDMI out took some tweaking to get working. 

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Enabling the NetworkManager applet on openSUSE

With default settings, the NetworkManager applet on openSUSE is disabled. Here’s how to enable it.

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Installing proprietary codecs in openSUSE

Like many Linux distributions, openSUSE does not come out of the box with proprietary formats for legal reasons. Installing them is easy enough, however.

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Freeing space by deleting btrfs snapshots

As a btrfs newbie, I didn’t realize that automatically generated snapshots could accumulate and overrun the root partition. It’s easy enough to fix however.

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Installing the TeamSpeak 3 client on Linux

TeamSpeak is a proprietary VoIP client, server, and protocol. You would set up a server, then you and other users would set up your clients and connect to the server. Here’s how to set up the client on Linux.

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Category managment in Evolution

Tips and tricks for managing categories in Evolution.

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Minimizing Evolution to the Xfce notification area

Minimizing Evolution to the Xfce notification area isn’t available out of the box but can be set up.

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