GNOME 3.16 and NVIDIA binary driver ‘BadMatch’ crash with totem, gnome-maps, cheese and others

I’ve planned to update my openSUSE Linux desktop running GNOME 3.14 to the recently released GNOME 3.16. Fortunately Dominique Leuenberger (DimStar) and his team already packaged GNOME 3.16 for the openSUSE Factory distribution when it was released so it was easy to start on openSUSE 13.2 support.

I’ve tested a repository with GNOME 3.16 targeting the current openSUSE 13.2 release and helped fixing it. It works well as far as the general desktop functionality concerns and I am running it now, although there are still two blocking issues before allowing users to update safely.

As the title suggests, there is one major issue if you are using the NVIDIA binary drivers.

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openSUSE 32 bit to 64 bit update fairy tale

Hell yeah, I joined the fun of the flu pandemic here in Germany. Once you start to recover a bit though, crazy ideas float your mind. For instance the idea of live upgrading or converting an openSUSE 13.2 32 bit installation to 64 bit. It is something I had waiting for me on the table for a long time. So why not? Should be straight forward, or not? Well, almost.

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View PSD (Photoshop) files on Linux Desktop with GNOME using gdk-pixbuf-psd

If you are often handling PSD files on your system, you might have issues to preview those on your Linux Desktop system.

For the GNOME Desktop, the file-manager does not display thumbnails of the images nor do those preview with the eog image-viewer.

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