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  1. Newer kernel on SuSE 10.2

    Hi All,

    Old computer blew up. Rather than fix it I thought it was about time I
    got a new one (which I did) nice shiny HP m7000 media center, AMD64x2.

    After a bit of fight I get OpenSuse 10.2 running on it (after
    disabling PnP in the BIOS and ACPI in the kernel). Its OK, but I miss
    telling it to switch off and walk away instead of waiting for it to
    tell me to press the power button. Oh yes, and remarkably - I've got a
    machine that should be about 10x more powerful than my previous box
    and Yast takes EVEN LONGER to start. Nearly everthing else works well
    though.

    Booting up with a LiveCD version of Vector-Linux - everything works
    fine too - I also get drivers working for the USB-to_IDE adaptor I
    bought to migrate my old data (which wouldn't work with SuSE 10.2) -
    this has 2.6.20 rather than 2.6.18. So thinks I, this is openSuSe
    surely I can upgrade the kernel?

    A quick google turned up this thread:
    http://groups.google.co.uk/group/alt...b74bea3eb023d2

    but using the rpms from http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...nSUSE_Factory/
    I get:

    colin@kernit:~/download/kernel-try1> rpm -U --test kernel-
    kdump-2.6.22_rc4_git3-40.1.x86_64.rpm
    error: Failed dependencies:
    apparmor-profiles <= 2.0.1 conflicts with kernel-
    kdump-2.6.22_rc4_git3-40.1.x86_64
    apparmor-parser <= 2.0.1 conflicts with kernel-
    kdump-2.6.22_rc4_git3-40.1.x86_64

    (and there's no apparmor rpms in this repository)
    So in ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/sus...E-10.2/x86_64/
    I find
    apparmor-docs-2.0.2-39.ccj0.x86_64.rpm
    apparmor-parser-2.0.2-39.ccj0.x86_64.rpm
    kernel-default-2.6.22.9-ccj54.x86_64.rpm
    But no apparmor-parser, and sure as fate:

    colin@kernit:~/download/kernel-try2> rpm -U --test *.rpm
    warning: apparmor-docs-2.0.2-39.ccj0.x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA
    signature: NOKEY, key ID 844c4360
    error: Failed dependencies:
    apparmor-profiles <= 2.0.1 conflicts with kernel-
    default-2.6.22.9-ccj54.x86_64
    kernel(drivers_i2c) = 669ec2e871c7bf71 is needed by
    (installed) nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-
    default-100.14.09_2.6.18.8_0.3-1.1.x86_64
    kernel(vmlinux) = ae33424b78d75c11 is needed by (installed)
    nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default-100.14.09_2.6.18.8_0.3-1.1.x86_64

    (and adding either as an installation source didn't cause a new kernel
    to appear in the list of available software).

    One of the reasons I liked SuSe (and linux for that matter) is that it
    just worked - but no more?

    Time to stop ranting.

    How do I get a new kernel on my machine?

    WTF is ZenWorks and ZMD - it won't stop and uses enough CPU time to
    fry eggs on my PC?

    Where is my medication!!!!!?????


    C.


  2. Re: Newer kernel on SuSE 10.2

    On 14 Oct, 20:32, "C." wrote:
    >
    > Where is my medication!!!!!?????
    >
    > C.


    Whoops, and didn't mean to post this here - sorry!


  3. Re: Newer kernel on SuSE 10.2

    "C." said:
    >Old computer blew up. Rather than fix it I thought it was about time I
    >got a new one (which I did) nice shiny HP m7000 media center, AMD64x2.
    >
    >After a bit of fight I get OpenSuse 10.2 running on it (after
    >disabling PnP in the BIOS and ACPI in the kernel). Its OK, but I miss
    >telling it to switch off and walk away instead of waiting for it to
    >tell me to press the power button. Oh yes, and remarkably - I've got a
    >machine that should be about 10x more powerful than my previous box
    >and Yast takes EVEN LONGER to start. Nearly everthing else works well
    >though.


    Yast overall or the software-update part of it? If the latter, then
    it'll be the zmd you appropriately curse later in the message.

    >Booting up with a LiveCD version of Vector-Linux - everything works
    >fine too - I also get drivers working for the USB-to_IDE adaptor I
    >bought to migrate my old data (which wouldn't work with SuSE 10.2) -
    >this has 2.6.20 rather than 2.6.18. So thinks I, this is openSuSe
    >surely I can upgrade the kernel?
    >
    >A quick google turned up this thread:
    >http://groups.google.co.uk/group/alt...b74bea3eb023d2
    >
    >but using the rpms from
    >http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...nSUSE_Factory/
    >I get:
    >
    >colin@kernit:~/download/kernel-try1> rpm -U --test kernel-
    >kdump-2.6.22_rc4_git3-40.1.x86_64.rpm
    >error: Failed dependencies:
    > apparmor-profiles <= 2.0.1 conflicts with kernel-
    >kdump-2.6.22_rc4_git3-40.1.x86_64
    > apparmor-parser <= 2.0.1 conflicts with kernel-
    >kdump-2.6.22_rc4_git3-40.1.x86_64
    >
    >(and there's no apparmor rpms in this repository)
    >So in ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/sus...E-10.2/x86_64/
    >I find
    > apparmor-docs-2.0.2-39.ccj0.x86_64.rpm
    > apparmor-parser-2.0.2-39.ccj0.x86_64.rpm
    > kernel-default-2.6.22.9-ccj54.x86_64.rpm
    >But no apparmor-parser, and sure as fate:


    Well, are you using apparmor for something? If not, just drop the
    apparmor rpms and update the kernel.

    >WTF is ZenWorks and ZMD - it won't stop and uses enough CPU time to
    >fry eggs on my PC?


    I got tired of this same today, and found the following helpful
    article:
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:How_to_re..._openSUSE_10.2

    .... no more zmd chewing my CPU.
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