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Due to popular demand (basically people asking me for the workarounds for the openSUSE 11.1 problems listed in my previous post) I have decided to make the workarounds available in this post.

DVD Burning

Edit as root */usr/share/PolicyKit/policy/org.freedesktop.hal.device-access.policy *and change

<action id="org.freedesktop.hal.device-access.removable-block">
  <description>Directly access removable block devices</description>
  <message>System policy prevents access to removable block devices</message>
  <defaults>
    <allow_inactive>no</allow_inactive>
    <allow_active>no</allow_active>
  </defaults>
</action>

to

<action id="org.freedesktop.hal.device-access.removable-block">
  <description>Directly access removable block devices</description>
  <message>System policy prevents access to removable block devices</message>
  <defaults>
    <allow_inactive>yes</allow_inactive>
    <allow_active>yes</allow_active>
  </defaults>
</action>

Restart.

Skype

Delete/move as root the file /etc/asound-pulse.conf and reboot.

wvdial

A neat workaround is described here.

VirtualBox USB

  1. Uninstall the VirtualBox packages openSUSE provides in its repositories

  2. Download and install the openSUSE RPM of the non-OSE edition (full edition, but not fully open source) from http://virtualbox.org

  3. Add to /etc/fstab :

/sys/bus/usb/drivers /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=1000,devmode=664 0 0
  1. Add to /etc/init.d/boot.local :
mount -a

Reboot.

Dropbox

Create a ~/.xinitrc file with the following content:

xhost local:root
/etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc

X Annoying Beep

In /etc/X11/xorg.conf change

Option       "ZapWarning" "on"

to

Option       "ZapWarning" "off"

tty Annoying Beep

Create an ~/.inputrc file with the following content:

set bell-style none
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