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Graphical boot screen on openSUSE with NVIDIA binary driver using Plymouth

With the recent 364.x releases of the NVIDIA binary drivers, KMS (Kernel-Mode-Setting) support for Linux was added. Although this doesn’t mean you get a nice high resolution console (yet), it allows you to see a graphical boot screen now. Let’s see what has to be done to make it work so the office machines show something more exciting during boot…

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

Update 03.07.15: The crash issue has been fixed in clutter >= 1.22.4 and clutter-gtk >= 1.6.2. 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…
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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…
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GTK+ 3 support for nautilus-ideviceinfo

I had a brief slip of time and finally updated the nautilus-ideviceinfo project to work with the latest GNOME desktop by porting it to GTK+ 3.

Color management with colord and gnome-color-manager on openSUSE 12.1 with NVIDIA binary driver

After wondering why my displays didn’t show up in the GNOME3 settings dialog I started to investigate…

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.

Latest on GNOME, Totem AirPlay, libimobiledevice 1.2.0, iOS 4.3, gdk-pixbuf-psd, Cherokee on iOS and openSUSE repositories

A typical plague of the internetz has hit this blog. It had no posts for a long time. -silence- I am sorry for this, but even if it might surprise some people, sometimes there are more important things in life than keeping your blog updated. Anyways here a quick overview of things that changed or matter…
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iOS 4.0 released: libimobiledevice and music sync with Linux

Apple has blessed us with a new major release of their operating system for their iDevice range of products. As a lot of people started to ask if one is still able to synchronize music using libgpod on Linux and if libimobiledevice and related works, I’d like to explain the current state of art here.

Passcode Security Flaw Update: it’s a bug in the iPhone OS, not a hack of Ubuntu/Linux

News spread yesterday after Bernd Marienfeldt discovered a security issue with passcode enabled iPhone devices still being accessible using a stock Ubuntu 10.04 system and now reaching major sites on the Internet. Since those reports appear to point out that  Ubuntu/Linux is “teh evil”, I’ll try to explain why this is totally false information and…
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