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Reboot and configure display
 
Reboot and configure display
  
Perform updates based on default respositories as needed
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Perform all updates based on default respositories as needed
  
 
Remove annoying pk-update-icon
 
Remove annoying pk-update-icon
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Install nedit from rpm
 
Install nedit from rpm
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Install hal from KDE rpm (needed for DRM management with Adobe Flash 11.2)
  
 
Install mplayer
 
Install mplayer

Revision as of 04:31, 15 July 2012

The observatory's servers and control computers run on the openSuse distribution of Linux-based software. New systems are built with the 64-bit version 12.1. We install the base DVD with gnome the default user inteface on workstations, and xfce on other hardware. We then add all the options for software development. The prior version 11.4 with Gnome remains in use on most systems.


During installation:

At the initial splash screen add the boot parameter "nomodeset" if a recent NVidia graphics card or GPU is present.

Add "nomodeset" to the kernel boot parameter list. It is already in failsafe.

Select Gnome as default display on systems with NVidia hardware and otherwise use xfce.

Select almost all packages including PHP, MySQL, and Apache except those clearly not needed.


From openSUSE using YAST:

Remove DVD from source

Update NVidia drivers and kernel if NVidia hardware is present

Reboot and configure display

Perform all updates based on default respositories as needed

Remove annoying pk-update-icon

Include the repository for gnome applications

Include the repository for education

Include the repository for vlc

Use caution with mozilla updates because of flash DRM integration in versions 13.0 and higher

Add findutils-locate

Add dconf-editor

Add lsb

Confirm gfortran

Confirm mysql-community-server

Add apache

Add php and packages

Add gsl and gsl-devel

Add libatlas3 and libatlas3-devel if available in repositories (or build from source as needed)

Add nano

Add timidity

Add audacity

Add celestia (KDE bindings)

Add stellarium

Add galculator

Add gnome-disk-utility

Add gnumeric

Add netpbm

Add libnetpbm-devel

Add python-dateutil

Add python-distribute

Add python-distutils-extra

Add python-Distutils2

Add python-cairo-devel

Add python-numpy

Add python-numpy-devel

Add python-qt4

Add libevent-devel

Add fftw3-devel, fftw3-threads, and fftw3-threads-devel

Add xfig

Add ufraw

Add gimp-ufraw

Add gphoto but not gphotofs

Add vlc

Add qiv

Add luvcview

Add openmotif

Add openmotif-devel

Add openmotif-devel-32bit

Add opemotif-libs

Add openmotiv-libs-32bit

Add yasm

Add yasm-devel

Add fltk

Add fltk-devel

Add libpng12-devel

Add libpng14-devel

Add fxload


From source or binaries in /usr/local:

Install nedit from rpm

Install hal from KDE rpm (needed for DRM management with Adobe Flash 11.2)

Install mplayer

Install ds9

Install xpa

Install cfitsio

Install grace (with local FFT modifications for normalization)

Install xephem

Install pyephem (easy_install pyephem)

Install pyfits (easy_install pyfits)

Install scipy

Install astrometry.net

Install swarp

Install sextractor

Install cinepaint if available or if it will build from sources

Install moodle (depends on mysql, apache, and php)


From local software in /usr/local:

Install AstroImageJ

Install ImageJ

Install Aladin

Install alsvid

Install sidereal

Install xmtel (if needed)

Install xmccd (if needed)


Update /etc

Copy motd

Edit HOSTNAME

Comment out 127.0.0.2 in hosts if it exists

Add entries to /etc/rc.d/boot.local

Add profile.local

Edit /etc/dnsmasq.conf as needed

Edit /etc/sysconfig/locate to run as root


Settings

Configure network as needed for additional cards defined for internal zone

Add masquerade to firewall settings if internal zone present

Start dnsmasq