Suse 10.2

ipw2100 Requires non-oss repository to be added and load ipw firmware

additional repositories and installation sources


Print pages by killing things with the DOM inspector. See also this.

Get clear text – view-> page style -> No Style

From No Style, select text to be printed, then select print -> selection

Highlight Your Shell Prompt When Working as Root

Console prompt bold yellow on red:

export PS1="\e[33;1;41m\h:\w> \[\e[0m\]"

Control Processes Using Signals

Things to add over base install

Thunderbird, kweather, kcharselect, viki, findutils (gives find), findutils-locate (gives locate), kate, nano

And to remove:

flash player (tch!)

Adobe reader v 7 (32 bit) requires mesa 32 bit library

Configure Firefox

s then edit the profile file to the new directory

Get Wine/crossover Working:

zypper install gcc45-32bit
zypper install zlib-32bit
zypper install libXi6-32bit
zypper install xorg-x11-libSM-32bit


zypper install python-idle
zypper install ipython
zypper install eric
zypper install wesnoth

Migrate CUPS printer settings

Configuring Thunderbird

Responsible for the configuration are the following prefs (editable through the URL about:config or the file prefs.js resp. user.js in profile folder):

0 = no date (23:53)
1 = long date format (e.g. Freitag, 31. Dezember 1999 23:53)
2 = short date format (e.g. 31.12.1999 23:53)
3 = year/month (1999/12 23:53)
4 = weekday (Fr 23:53)

The actual look of the short resp. long format (e.g. “Fr” instead of “Friday”) is configurable through the operating system.
On Unix systems the long is equal the short format, it’s generated by calling strftime with format string %x (so what “date +%x” displays on the console).

E.g.: The following configuration shows the time only for todays mails, weekday and time for mails from within the last 7 days (excluding today) and full date with time for all other:
user_pref(”mail.ui.display.dateformat.default”, 2);
user_pref(””, 0);
user_pref(”mail.ui.display.dateformat.thisweek”, 4);



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