[How-To] Enable Auto-Mounting of External Drives In openSUSE 11

Due to weird-ass PolicyKit rules, you may not be able to mount external drives – such as USB Hard drives, Pen drives, or other mass storage drives. while the drive gets recognised, on trying to mount you’ll end up with this error: org.freedesktop.hal.storage.mount-removable no <– (action, result) This is because of a PolicyKit rule, which…

Disabling Auto-Refresh of Repositories in openSUSE 11

One of the heavily improved aspects of openSUSE 11 is the package manager and the way packages and repositories are handled. Although YaST [Yet Another Setup Tool, openSUSE’s system admin/configuration tool] is no longer the slow poke that it used to be, its still no match in terms of speed to Debian’s apt-get/Synaptic. One of…

[How To] Chat With Your Facebook Buddies Using Pidgin

Recently, Facebook introduced Facebook chat – which allows you to chat with your Facebook friends in realtime similar to IM, as compared to post-message-on-wall-and-wait-for-replies kinda communication that Facebook users endured so far. A slight problem would be that to use this feature, users need to be logged in and be on Facebook’s site. Not any…