When you install Skype on a 64-bit OpenSuSE 11.2 system using the installation package on the Skype Linux page, Skype refuses to start after install. When looking at the command line,you get the following error message:
That seems to be an issue with a bad installation package from Skype.
Luckily, Alberto Passalacqua describes on his blog the correct installation procedure to get Skype 2.1 on OpenSuSE 11.2 64-bit. I did this on our older laptop which is still running OpenSuSE 11.2, and it works great.
Today the OpenSuSE project unleashes its latest offspring to the world. OpenSuSE 11.3 is finally officially available.
During my last installation, 11.2 at the time, more than a month after the release, I bumped into some serious errors (older AMD graphics cards had issues in a vanilla 11.2 install, the so-called black screen error – here and here) I decided I wouldn’t be a beta tester this time and give it some time.
It all looks nice and shiny, and one can see immediately that the linux world is growing up. Many distributions are making deals with companies to bundle various services.
Continue reading OpenSuSE 11.3 released
A few days ago, there was a newly released version of the OpenSuSE kernel available in my update list. After download and installation, my bcm4306 wifi adapter was finding multiple broadcasted signals with associated networks. Sadly, it seems that encryption support isn’t yet working in this configuration, as I can’t seem to connect with my secured network at home.
Continue reading No WPA with bcm4306 on OpenSuSE 11.0