Create a local NAS using Raspberry Pi 3 model B running PIXEL

Using the RPi3 as a home NAS is a good choice nowadays, due to the low price of RPi3 and external drives options. Some time ago I have purchased a Lenovo BEACON Personal Cloud Storage Device to use as a NAS, but it is quite old and has an EOL version of Fedora installed on it that can’t be upgraded. Therefore, if you have a RPi3 you can use it for creating a local NAS that has updated repositories and the PIXEL Linux Operating System on it. All you need is at least one external Hard Drive (or USB Stick) to use with your setup, or two if you want redundancy. Continue reading “Create a local NAS using Raspberry Pi 3 model B running PIXEL”

Installing Google Chrome in openSUSE Leap 42.2

One might ask why the need for such a post? Well, if you use openSUSE and want to use Chrome instead of Chromium, you might get into some minor problems, as installing it is not that straightforward as you might expect. First of all you will download the Google Chrome rpm file from the official website, but when you install it, you will get the following error: Continue reading “Installing Google Chrome in openSUSE Leap 42.2”

Running PIXEL on Raspberry Pi 3 model B

In the previous post I showed you how to install openSUSE Leap on Raspberry Pi 3 model B, but no matter how interesting and polished it is, I consider that PIXEL is the best distro to use on the RPi3. PIXEL is developed by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, is based on Debian and is a successor of Raspbian. You can download the distro from the Foundation’s website and follow the installation instructions.  Continue reading “Running PIXEL on Raspberry Pi 3 model B”

Installing openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3 model B

It’s time for a little fun now that my brand new Raspberry Pi 3 model B is here. It shipped with NOOBS, the default operating system for Raspberry Pi. Basically it is Raspbian, a Debian based OS. Nevertheless, I have played with it for a little while, I wanted to try some other official operating systems for it and started looking for something else. Continue reading “Installing openSUSE on Raspberry Pi 3 model B”

Books you should read if you want to learn Linux

I know it has been a while since I wrote my last post, and I write my new one in time of celebration and joy. It is Easter and the mid-term holidays here in Romania, so I have a little bit more free time to read, and taking a look to my Kindle library I said that I should give you a hint on what books a Linux enthusiast should have on his/hers bookshelf.  Continue reading “Books you should read if you want to learn Linux”

Installing LAMP in openSUSE Leap and Ubuntu LTS

This post will feature a two column setup, in order to compare how the installation of a LAMP stack on a particular server is done using openSUSE and Ubuntu. This is only a short presentation with regard to the installation commands and configuration files location. More details will be given in separate individual posts for each distribution. Therefore, here it is. Continue reading “Installing LAMP in openSUSE Leap and Ubuntu LTS”

Installing HPLIP in openSUSE Leap 42.2

If you own a HP printer or MFP, you will surely need the hplip drivers for it to work in Linux. Nevertheless, in openSUSE 42.2, you will come across several issues if you try to install it using the standard repos. Long story short, it won’t work at all if you would try to use your printer after installing hplip from the repositories using the zypper install hplip command. Continue reading “Installing HPLIP in openSUSE Leap 42.2”