Jul 082008


After upgrading from Apache2.2.8 to Aache2-2.2.9-22.1, you may have the following error while starting Apache2 webserver. This can happen on openSUSE or SUSE Linux
Starting httpd2 (prefork) /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork: symbol lookup error: /usr/sbin/httpd2-prefork: undefined symbol: apr_atomic_xchgptr
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Jul 042008

The broadcom BCM4328 Wirelss devices may not work with the current opensource drivers as it is not reverse engineered yet. The resolution would be to opt for the NDiswrapper option. One can use the Windows drivers with the NDiswrapper to workaround the situation.

NOTE: Please note this is a workaround only as using a Windows component may let your Kernel unsupported and there can be impact on the system performance as seen with older versions.

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Jul 022008

SQL-Ledger® ERP is a an opensource free double entry accounting/ERP system. Accounting data is stored in a SQL database server, for the display any text or GUI browser can be used. The entire system is linked through a chart of accounts. Each item in inventory is linked to income, expense, inventory and tax accounts. When items are sold and purchased the accounts are automatically updated.

Invoices, Packing Lists, Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Sales, Work and Purchase Orders, Statements, Receipts and Checks are generated from templates and can be changed to suit your needs. Documents can be sent to a printer, file or fax, emailed or displayed on screen.

With the assembly feature you can build manufactured goods from parts, services, labor units and assemblies. When the assembly is sold all the accounts linked to the individual parts, services, labor units and assemblies are updated and stock levels adjusted accordingly.

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Jun 282008

When you dual-boot your SUSE/openSUSE linux with Windows XP or Windows Vista and I’m sure Windows 2003 or Windows 2008, Wireless Adapter may not work. You may be to see Wireless adapter but not able to start and connect using the wireless adapter.

This could be caused by Power Management settings in Windows XP. To resolve the problem, you might want to disable the Power management on the adapter in Windows XP.

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Jun 272008

In openSUSE 11.0, the network setup is by default controller by “NetworkManager” and this is different from the traditional netcontrol. With NetworkManager, users control the Network Interfaces. To confirm this, in GNOME from Computer – Yast – Network Devices – Network Settings, check for option “User Controlled with Network Manager” under Network Setup Method. Or, check for the line ‘NETWORKMANAGER=”yes”‘ in /etc/sysconfig/network/config file.

This may not be a viable option to use on SUSE enterprise Desktop as in a enterprise environment you wouldn’t want the user to modify or control network settings.

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