Open Suse ssh connection.

I am typing this in Gedit, running over ssh to my laptop, just like I was doing with Gentoo. Just by typing ssh -X -l shoggoth you can connect to the other machine after the ip addresses are sorted out.

Here is the kernel version I have, 2.6.34 is a good kernel, but I might upgrade to 2.6.37 very soon.

shoggoth@linux-evbo:~/Documents> uname -a
Linux linux-evbo 2.6.34-12-desktop #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-06-29 02:39:08 +0200 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux 
shoggoth@linux-evbo:~/Documents> df -Hla
Filesystem             Size   Used  Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/sda1              259G   7.6G   238G   4% /
proc                      0      0      0   -  /proc
sysfs                     0      0      0   -  /sys
debugfs                   0      0      0   -  /sys/kernel/debug
devtmpfs               949M   373k   948M   1% /dev
tmpfs                  950M   2.8M   947M   1% /dev/shm
devpts                    0      0      0   -  /dev/pts
/dev/sda3              124G    38G    81G  32% /home
fusectl                   0      0      0   -  /sys/fs/fuse/connections
/dev/sda2              107G    65G    42G  61% /windows/D
securityfs                0      0      0   -  /sys/kernel/security
/dev/sdb1               64G    30G    31G  49% /media/6a297c9b-8486-458d-8a10-236136cbad3d
/dev/sr0               4.5G   4.5G      0 100% /media/openSUSE-DVD-x86_64.0702..001
gvfs-fuse-daemon          0      0      0   -  /home/shoggoth/.gvfs
rpc_pipefs                0      0      0   -  /var/lib/nfs/rpc_pipefs

And here is how much disk space I have left after installing both KDE and Gnome on my machine. The 64bit KDE 4 desktop is very fast and responsive, I just prefer to use the Gnome desktop, with a panel on the bottom and the top. That way everything has space to be and I do not have just the one panel on the bottom that gets cramped. And that looks too much like Windows. Here is a good tutorial showing how to enable ssh connections in OpenSuse Linux.

64bit upgrade.

I have just upgraded to a 64bit installation of my favourite OpenSuse 11.3 distribution. It is feeling slightly faster than the 32bit version and all I need now is a 64bit version of Flash… That is available, and I have just tested the plugin and it works with Firefox. Too good, now I have a fully 64bit system and 64bit Flash working, but it took quite a lot of hunting around to find that plugin. The overall system performance with a Gnome desktop and Firefox is very fast with only 2GB of RAM installed, the system is still perfectly responsive and fast. Better than what I have heard about 64bit Windows 7. But it is good to be able to use something like OpenSuse instead of Windows. I bought it online from OS for only AU$5.95.00 and with shipping it only cost AU$8.00. Very good value indeed. I will have to do some more research on 64bit systems, but I am happy with my decision to move ahead into the future.and move away from the 32bit world with it’s 4GB RAM limit.

This is a good video about 64Bit OpenSuse Linux. This is the OZGUI Tech Show and well worth watching. Now that Suse is owned by Novell, there will be a lot of money behind the distribution and this can only help in the future.

And it is faster than Windows and not a simpler distribution like Ubuntu, which does not have the comprehensive Yast configuration tools like Suse has to configure your system. Suse has always been a very good Linux distribution and I have enjoyed using it in the past, now it has gotten even better with this 64bit release. This posting is mentioning the 64bit Adobe Flash Player and the open source Gnash flash alternative. I will have to give that a test and see if I can get that to work as well, I have tried the 64bit Adobe Flash Player and it works perfectly, so I will try the Gnash player next. get it here.