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Old 02-23-2007, 08:58 AM   #1
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OpenSuse 10.2 - Newbie question


Hi, forgive my level of ignorance.

I'm on Day 0 of running this OS and finally after mega struggle got a laser printer working.

But in my 'user' account it keeps timing me out and screen savers pop up all the time.

The PC is for 'nearly' 24/7 operation and I just don't need it shutting down on me.

How do I find and what is it called, the section its in and the application that controls all this stuff? I realise I will have to do it from 'root', which is fine.

Is there an online manual I could access with this stuff clearly visible?

(The problem is that there are mountains and more mountains of 'guides' and I just don't know where to start. I'm sure it must be on the Suse website but where? Aaaahhhh..... ! *LOL*)

Any comments very gratefully appreciated.



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Old 02-23-2007, 09:25 AM   #2
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In your menus, you will find a dialog for setting up the screensaver. Not sure where SUSE puts it but should not be hard to find.

Try right-clicking on the desktop--sometimes things like this are right there.
 
Old 02-23-2007, 11:11 AM   #3
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In your menus, you will find a dialog for setting up the screensaver. Not sure where SUSE puts it but should not be hard to find.

Try right-clicking on the desktop--sometimes things like this are right there.
Yes!

Right clicking produced enough options to turn off the 'Power Saver' stuff.

Many many thanks!



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Old 02-23-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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Inix systems all shut the screen off after a bit of time.

I think I'm suffering from that.

Anyone know the hack for turning that off? BASH is fine for diving into the middle of the scripts as nudging it some ! *LOL*



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Old 02-23-2007, 11:01 PM   #5
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Efultus offers a free online library of Linux docs, including SuSE 10.2 Happy reading
 
Old 02-24-2007, 01:48 AM   #6
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Efultus offers a free online library of Linux docs, including SuSE 10.2 Happy reading

The Fultus link Guide for Suse 10.2 seems to go to the first page of the Guide and stop there. The little arrows at the top right of this page dont do anything if I click on them.

Is this 'work' in progress that has yet to yield anything or have a missed some serious way of viewing it?

Thank you for responding.



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Old 02-24-2007, 02:48 AM   #7
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Try viewing the Suse Documentation at Novell's website.
 
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You can expand the tree on the right hand side to get the page by page version
 
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You can expand the tree on the right hand side to get the page by page version
Ah !!! Yes !!!!! Thank you !!!



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Old 02-24-2007, 02:32 PM   #10
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Try viewing the Suse Documentation at Novell's website.

Brilliant !!!! I've dowmloaded the pdf and printed the Index to the Reference one.

Phew ! At last I can get into this OS.

BTW which package do I use to burn DVDs ?

Many many thanks to those who have responded !



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Old 02-24-2007, 06:30 PM   #11
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BTW which package do I use to burn DVDs ?

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There are numerous choices but k3b is what I'd recommend
 
Old 02-25-2007, 02:25 AM   #12
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There are numerous choices but k3b is what I'd recommend
Many thanks, I found it very easily <doh>

OpenSuse 10.2 is settling in better than any of my other attempts to use Linux as my main OS.

It seems stable and just does the biz ! Had some major hair tearing getting the printer driver installed and it was unstable during and immediately afterwards. (probably because during installation I may have clicked on the wrong options)

But it seems to have settled down well.

I normally 'Image' an OS to DVD when it gets to a 'tuned' stage.

What imaging software (A very easy to use one for dumbies) would be good to try? My very old version of Power quest Drive image doesn't work for this OS.

Again many thanks for all the responses.



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Old 02-25-2007, 01:54 PM   #13
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You can use the "dd" command to do a bit by bit duplication of a given partition and/or device. See the man pages for more info
 
  


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