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Old 01-20-2009, 05:50 AM   #1
jayamurugan
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Question Setting up of proxy in Opensuse 11


How to set up proxy in open suse 11?

What all the changes to be done in the below?
Computer -> YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Settings
Computer -> YaST -> Network Services -> Proxy
Wired network connection[in panel] -> Edit connection[Right click will give this] -> Wired Tab -> System eth0 -> Edit -> IPv4 Settings -> DNS Servers

I am getting an error 'Error: Couldn't resolve proxy .....' when installing softwares that connect to internet for downloads.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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which proxy are you using?
 
Old 01-21-2009, 01:26 AM   #3
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Hi repo,
I am using a proxy server which is common for the whole company. I am not really sure about the proxy type, but I think it is Web proxy. [Actually it is used for connecting to Internet]

Below is the error which I am getting when I try to install some software/while accessing
Computer -> YaST -> Network Devices -> Network Settings

ERROR
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Download (curl) error for 'http://download.opensuse.org/distribution/11.0/repo/non-oss/repodata/repomd.xml':
Error code:
Error message: Couldn't resolve proxy 'snowy1.wipro.com'

Also, I am getting error related to package kit often when I am using the computer. It comes as a dialog box and the error says:

repo-non-oss: Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)

Please help me out.
 
Old 01-21-2009, 04:20 AM   #4
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Seems to me the proxy is blocking certain sites or protocols.
Perhaps you can talk with the IT department?
 
Old 01-25-2009, 06:10 PM   #5
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Hi,

I am allso trying to understand proxy religion in opensuse.

It seems that the packetmanager in yast needs the proxy setting in yast, networksettings proxy, while the desktop widgets or plasmoids like rss and twitter, as well as the K-mail and Contact applications rely on the KDE system settings network, proxy settings.

I am desperately looking for an automatism to set this in changing network environments for all Mozillas, and kdes and so on. Maybe pac is the answer or a tool that sets http_proxy according to recognized ethx IP adresses.

I keep you posted on my proceedings.

Michael(Mickey)Maass
 
Old 01-27-2009, 12:18 AM   #6
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Hi Mickey,
Thanks for that.. Please keep me posted.. I will also try from my end.
 
Old 01-28-2009, 08:13 AM   #7
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Hi Mickey,

Any update?
 
Old 01-28-2009, 03:08 PM   #8
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OpenSuse Proxy Mash

Hi everybody,

Well, I got along with an (for me) acceptable Workaround.
My primary Setup is OpenSuse 11.0 with KDE updated to 4.1.96 presently

My Problem was as listed above in this thread. My Primary applications are all Mozilla type:
-(Firefox 3.x,
-Thunderbird 2.x with
-Lightning and
-Songbird.

Maybe I should add, that I started with DOS 3.2 in 1986 and have been a true Microsoft follower until I started my College studies August last year.

Now: the above listed Applications do have a Proxy-Setting all the same. However the KDE (System-Settings) are not read or used.
Even the AutoProxy addOn did not get it right because it only received a local IP ?!.
KDE Apps like the RSS and Twitter Plasmoids adhere to the KDE System Settings.
Not to talk about Yast2, which only accepts its own proxy settings.

I ended up producing a simple .pac script that checks in any case if the given College-Network-Proxy is reachable. If not -> go direct.

No magic so far. However this can be expanded for more complex environments.

Now here is the Result of the Jury:

Yast2, as mentioned above does not accept proxy auto config scripts. Or rather, I did not find the appropriate configuration option. ?! Maybe somebody does know better.

KDE (aka System Settings) takes the script and more or less adheres to the instructions. I found it working within the college Network, but comming home, the direct option did not work. But since the used Plasmoids seem to behave strange anyway,.... wait for another KDE Version.
Anybody else to test?.

The named Mozilla apps do work as advertised and use the script in sync. No more work on these.

this leaves me with Pidgin. Wich I don't now how to get a handle on yet
It only uses manual HTTP Proxy Configurations .... however this is Version 2.4.x so maybe......

So far so good.
If you can understand German language, you can follow my proceedings on Transforming my ThinkPad T41 to a pure Linux machine maintaining all Functionalities I need to compete in and complete my studies for a BoSc in Media Information Technology.

www.maassnet.org, Tab on WISE things to know and navigate to the Portal.

regards

Michael (Mickey) Maass

Last edited by michaelmaass; 01-28-2009 at 03:12 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2009, 03:33 PM   #9
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"Valid metadata not found"

This post is relates to jayamurugan's problem. When there is not metadata found what happens is your plugin metadata.xml does not validate against plugin-metadata.xsd. So you will get an error of "Valid metadata not found". What it actually is, it's just a coding error on the server side. For example, when you are trying to validate anything.xsd and there is an error on there, like a <br> started but was not closed </br> that gives an error. What we can do is just let the the guys who coded it know that there is glitch in it.

If you need to double check what i've wrote there is a website where you can do that. They also have an online validation which will check the url that you can't validate against, if you can copy and paste after clickin here.

You can find out more at Atlaspluginrepository

I hope this helps a bit.

Best of luck
 
Old 03-24-2009, 10:03 AM   #10
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Update on Proxysettings in OpenSuse 11.1

I got struck by the famous Update-Devil. Moving to OpenSuse 11.1 and all KDE 4.2 subsequently, I dumped the Proxy utility in System Settings. Gone and away forever ?!.

Now (as many other users noticed) there is no Proxy setting / Switching in KDE ad per GUI.

Some of the Oldheads could be so nice to point out the KDE FILE that holds these settings, so I can change them by hand or rather vi and hope that a profile change will store those with the rest of the network settings.

regards
 
Old 05-17-2009, 06:41 PM   #11
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I just found it.
The file in question for the K-Proxy settings, which allso is responsible for Adobe Air Applications use of Proxy settings:

..$home/.kde/share/config/kioslaverc

use vi and edit the Proxy settings section by hand.
In my case.... delete settings.

Advanced: you can enter a Proxy.pac as autoconfiguration file to work with that......

I still do not know howto bring back the system -Settings icon for Proxy, but this will do for now.
Michael
 
  


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