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A new attempt... Had some troubles with my Networking. It seemed to be a Windows 10 problem. I have 3 machines plus, networked together. Plus I am running VMware on two of them in order to run Windows 7 & 10 so I can use Homesite and Dreamweaver. Which Windows I use depends on the Windows 10 UpDates.

On my HP i7-1 I lost my Networking in Windows. I went round and round on this, re-installing and even getting a new copy of Windows 7!! But to no avail. I was gona go backwards on my Linux to a previous version where it worked BUT I decided to try a forward move and install openSuSE Leap 15. That fixed it!! In fact I am editing this file, which is on the "Main HP i7-2" machine, from Homesite in VMware on my "HP i7-1"!

But now I am having a problem with my "Main" machine. You see the comment box down below?? It is supposed to have rounded corners. Well on the main machine it is NOT reading the "Styles file" correctly and the box has square corners. In fact it looks like it is not reading the code section in the CSS file at all. It works on the other machines. So... I am gona "UpDate" the main machine to Leap 15.

 December 5th, 2018  Well.... made a fool of self again!! Of course the developers/programmers on Mozilla Firefox helped. How??? you ask?? The CACHE!! Cleared the cache and the problem cleared up! The real crux of the problem was... I made changes to the Blend-DuotoneGreen.css file and they did NOT show up in the HTML file! Well, at least I am now Up-To-Date on all my Linux's.

 April 6th, 2019  Updates again... on both of my i7's. On my Main machine, HP i7-2, I was 195 updates behind. But on the other, HP i7-1, I was 344 packages behind. Updated HP i7-2, which included NO kernel updates, and ReBooted. It all worked including VMware. Now to do the 300+ on the other... which includes kernel updates.

 October 15th, 2019  UpDates again... This time only on my Main machine, HP i7-2. I was 337 UpDates behind. And naturally VMware didn't work. Think I have to do all those things listed below. At least that is how I am going to try to "fix" this. Right now I am using Quanta.
Alllllrighty now... we were successful using these procedures. I am signed on in Homesite and Dreamweaver in Windows 10 via VMware.

 October 18th, 2019  Wow and double Wow... I just checked my other machine, the HP i7-2, and it is 496 UpDates behind!! Taking a chance and letting it UpDate whilst I am at work. Just started it and gone.

Taking care of wife, who recently had a stroke, taking care of dog, whom has developed some allergies, getting Solar panels installed, refinancing the house and trying to keep up on these computers AND my SmartPhone UpToDate. Getting a little hairy.


  Upgrade opensuse 42.3 to 15.0

copied from:  Zeldor.biz  
I was looking for info on Upgrading from my 42.3 to Leap 15 and I found this. Thank you if you come by here.

sed -i 's/42.3/15.0/' /etc/zypp/repos.d/* 

Load new repositories:

zypper refresh 

Now you can start the upgrade procedure:

zypper dup 

Slow internet connection or in hurry? - download all packages first and continue the upgrade later:

zypper dup --download-in-advance 

The final step is a reboot:

init 6 

This was one of the smoothest and cleanest installs I have had. Course there were some "minor" problems with VMware. But that is a given. Everytime I UpDate, I have to do a lot of fixin' for my VMware.



February 22nd, 2019  Wellll... I just got 187 new openSuSE UpDates. Guess I should pay closer attention to these. AND naturally they messed up my VMware. When I tried to bring it up, it naturally wanted to compile itself again. This was cause of a Kernel change/UpDate. However, the system could not find the GCC 7.3.1 compiler again!! Which is kinda crazy. From a terminal window I can bring up gcc which is found in its usual place of "/usr/bin/gcc". Or at least I think it is its usual place. Web checks agreed.

Now then, I have had to do this a couple of times and I have a TmpVM dir in my home dir that should have the patches, which seem to be just a re-compile and install. I didn't get the SegFault so I just did the compile and install. It worked!! I clicked on my VMware icon and it came up!

Wellll... not so fast. I was able to get the VMware screen up but could not get Windows 10 up and running. Got the following message:
        Could not open /dev/vmmon:
        No such file or directory.
        Please make sure that the
        kernel module `vmmon' is loaded.
So, it appears that I must do all of the things listed below. Mainly the "copies".

OK. Got it to working and now am using my Homesite and Dreamweaver. The previous verbiage was entered using Quanta+. It is the only HTML editor for Linux I have found that is close to my Homesite. I also use Dreamweaver -BUT- Homesite is still my favorite -AND- it is still working in all these new systems and HTML UpDates. Nick Bradbury produced one find piece of software.

I borrowed, copied, stole this from Stack Overflow. Reference is at the end. I have added comments, and/or changes, to fit 'my' situation.

 April 19th, 2019 and again July 5th, 2019 and again October 15th, 2019  Allllrighty now... after a ton of UpDates, -on, both/all 3, dates- naturally, my VMware would not work. I moved this section from the bottom of this list, section, to the top cause it seems to be what works... at least for this version of openSuSE Leap. Again the wording has been changed to fix my situation/needs.

Did an UpDate on my two machines that had Leap 15 updated. These are the steps that were required to get VMware working. My latest UpDate in July was over 340 items.

 October 15th, 2019  This UpDate is again large and I am trying to use the previous fixes to get this one working. I am editing this in Quanta and trying to make notes as I go.

1.) sed -i '/export PRODUCT_NAME="VMware Workstation"/s/.*/&\nexport VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS="yes"/' /usr/bin/vmware

Special note: I put this in a special dir on my home dir: ../TmpVM/
The operations still need to be performed as 'root'. The 'wget' and 'tar'
are only needed the first time.

2.) wget https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/archive/workstation-12.5.9.tar.gz
tar -xzf workstation-12.5.9.tar.gz
cd vmware-host-modules-workstation-12.5.9
make install

3.) cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
mv libfontconfig.so.1 libfontconfig.so.1.old
ln -s /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1

4.) I had to do the copy of vmnet and vmmon (while in vmware-host-modules-workstation-12.5.9):
cp vmmon.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/misc/vmmon.ko
cp vmnet.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/misc/vmnet.ko
depmod -a

and finally,

/etc/init.d/vmware restart

June 16 start:
As far as I can tell, the first step is NOT from any specific directory. So just change to 'root' and execute. Now then, the notes in green are mine. I have done this on two different machines that are "almost" identical. Problem is, what it always is ... UpDates!!

1.) As root run:

sed -i '/export PRODUCT_NAME="VMware Workstation"/s/.*/&\nexport VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS="yes"/' /usr/bin/vmware

The above will fix the segfaulting.

2.) However at this point I was getting a,
    "GNU C Compiler (gcc) version 7.3.1 was not found"
error message. The following resolved this, ...again still as root.

cd /usr/lib/vmware/modules/source
tar xvf vmnet.tar
tar xvf vmmon.tar
cd vmnet-only
cd ../vmmon-only
cd ..
cp vmmon.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/misc/vmmon.ko
cp vmnet.o /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/misc/vmnet.ko
depmod -a

and finally,

/etc/init.d/vmware restart

Good luck. Please let me know if I've missed anything.

June 30 edit: Above did not work on an openSuse LEAP 15.0 install that had been updated. Below works.

As SU, do

sed -i '/export PRODUCT_NAME="VMware Workstation"/s/.*/&\nexport VMWARE_USE_SHIPPED_LIBS="yes"/' /usr/bin/vmware

followed by,

 cd /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libfontconfig.so.1
 mv libfontconfig.so.1 libfontconfig.so.1.old
 ln -s /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1

August 4 edit: Following openSuse, update started getting "GNU C Compiler (gcc) version 7.3.1 was not found" error message again. Installing Kubecek's patch resolved this. To get this patch and install do the following as SU,

wget https://github.com/mkubecek/vmware-host-modules/archive/workstation-12.5.9.tar.gz
tar -xzf workstation-12.5.9.tar.gz
cd vmware-host-modules-workstation-12.5.9
make install

November 3 edit: Kernel update. Following worked as previously on 8/4. Kubecek's patch already in /home/user directory, therefore no download needed. As SU do,

cd vmware-host-modules-workstation-12.5.9
make install

then reboot.

Stay tuned. Please let me know if I've missed anything. Thanks to Kubecek for his contribution and diligence.

Refer:  VMware Workstation throws Segfault  


  Networking -- Bridged

Welllll... I need to figure something out here. Windows 10 and Leap 15 will only communicate IF the Windows 10 version that I am running is 1709 build 16299.125. I have that saved in a tar file and when my Windows 10 inside my VMware will no longer communicate with my Leap 15, I dump the running copy and bring in the tar copy.

Can't get my Virtual Windows 10 to UpDate to version 1809. -BUT- it keeps taking on UpDates that break my Networking. My LapTop, where I first loaded Windows 10, has UpDated itself Numerous times. I had a couple of Lockup Crashes because of these and have even been required to completely reload on my LapTop. -BUT- it can communicate with my two Linux machines. In fact I save these pages via a FileSync program through Networking with my LapTop. I want to give notice on this program,  JFileSync   by Jens Hendrich. I use it to synchronize all my WebPage files between all 3 of my systems. The HP Laptop, the HP-i7-1 and the HP-i7-2.

The version of Windows 10 that is on my LapTop is 1809 build 17763.292. It is using the 'default' Networking setup. That is all I will say for now cause I can't remember just what I did!!!

Refer:  Wikipedia - A network bridge    Permanently Disable Win 10 Updates

 April 6th, 2019  Now I just used  JFileSync   to sync my Laptop and the HP i7's. It all worked. However, when I go into File-Explorer on my Laptop and look at Network I don't see either HP i7 listed. However, I do see the Windows 10 in VMware on my main machine and I can transfer files to the Laptop from Dakotah-i7 and from the Laptop to Tipper-i7. I just may have to quit concentrating so much on my dog and switch back to some computing. Naawww... the dog is more important.



Having trouble with ScreenSaver. Found that it was NOT automatically included in KDE Plasma 5. The following is a copy of the  WebPage by Swerdna .


The standard KDE configuration tool for screensavers has been dropped from KDE's Plasma 5. I like to have one. Maybe others do too. Here's how to activate and configure xscreensaver.

Install xscreensaver

Go to Yast Software and search for xscreensaver and then select to install
  1. xscreensaver
  2. xscreensaver-data
  3. xscreensaver-data-extra

Setup xscreensaver

GoTo Configure Desktop ==> Startup and Shutdown ==> Autostart ==> Add Program ==> Click the browse button (top text) ==> browse to the file:
  /usr/bin/xscreensaver and select it and make sure the radio button in KDE interface is Status = Enabled.

Choose or change screensavers

Run this console command


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