Installing openSUSE Krypton: an always-updated KDE distro

opensuse grub boot options

I think this is the most reasonable decision for me to install openSUSE (again in another device) in triple-boot with Fedora and Windows. Since I cannot abandon Fedora just like that, for it has created so many awesome memories. LOL, I’m joking. Actually I still have an on-going work in Fedora that I have no intention to move it to openSUSE. Besides, the LVM partition contents of Fedora where my data resides couldn’t be displayed by YaST when I installed openSUSE with Krypton Live ISO. So, I couldn’t just replace the Fedora root partition with openSUSE and then mount the separated home partition.


The most time-consuming process is partitioning. I had to decide which partition should I “sacrifice” for openSUSE. I didn’t want resize existing partition and created one from it. So, the other option was to replace Fedora, but it’s kind of hard for me. Fortunately, there was a not-so-important NTFS partition and a “Windows recovery” partition that were fairly enough to use. So I came up with deleting both partition for the installation.

I was using Krypton live ISO which only 1 GB in size, unlike the official Tumbleweed ISO that has 4++ GB size. I thought that in such size, it would install only the essential software. But actually, since YaST asked for internet connection, it downloaded updates up to 4 GB! And during the download process, WiFi disconnected, which stopped the process.

Screenshot_20180218_032642After reconnecting a few times, eventually the download process continued. But, there were still some problems. There were some packages that failed to download. I was sure that during the installation, there were updates in the repo as well. As Krypton is always-updated KDE build, which means every single Git push, there will be updates available. So I skipped a few packages, and the installation could be finished. But, after I restarted the laptop and booted up to openSUSE, I got IceWM desktop instead. Yeah, it’s because the essential plasma-desktop and plasma-session were failed to download, or has been updated then.

Fortunately, YaST software installer recorded what missed out from the installation process. It suggested me to download the missing packages as soon as I open it for the first time. So after finishing the installation, I relogin, and finally KDE was here. Frankly, the desktop feels smoother than my Fedora. I wonder what causes it. Whether it’s relatively new installation or my Fedora KDE has been bloated with background programs. Let’s see if openSUSE will still like this until some time onward. 🙂


Was succeeded installing Spotify, but…

Lately, when I was booting up to Windows, Spotify just got installed and a quite serious damage got occurred. I installed it as Groove Music suggested me to do so when I opened it and found some new changes, since Microsoft would stop their music streaming service by the end of this year. While I was streaming to a podcast, suddenly the Windows hanged. I was not so sure that Spotify was the cause, instead, I suspected some kind of bad sectors might have been infected my HDD. So, I had to hard shut it down by pressing power button, then. And when booting again, the Windows took more time than usual to load up. It made me more sure to believe at the bad sector.

Then I tried streaming again, and the Windows got frozen as well.

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A few moments before the disaster

To make me more sure that Spotify caused the system to freeze, I installed it on Fedora. And yes, it caused Fedora to freeze, too!


Just the same in Fedora

I’m not alone in this situation. Some people find solution for this issue, but I’m not sure if it works for me too.

I don’t know what’s actually happening. But, it just quite disappointing, even though, actually I wanted to try their premium subscription, even just for the first 3 months. 😀


Spotify premium

Furigana: Belajar Huruf Kanji Jepang

Masih berhubungan dengan bahasa dan editor teks. Kali ini saya akan menuliskan tentang cara menuliskan furigana di program office MS Word dan Libre Office. Furigana adalah cara baca huruf kanji yang dituliskan di atas atau di bawahnya, ditujukan untuk belajar kanji. Saya biasa menemukannya pada lagu opening atau ending anime.

Dalam komputasi, furigana diperoleh dengan bantuan notasi Ruby. Banyak program yang sudah mendukungnya, misalnya program perkantoran, LaTeX dan bahkan Aegisub (dengan efek kara). Dan sekarang HTML5 sudah memberikan tag khusus <ruby> untuk furigana.

MS Office Word

Langsung saja kita menulis furigana menggunakan program office, dan yang pertama adalah Microsoft Word. Cara ini berlaku untuk MS Office 2007 dan lebih baru. Sebaiknya anda instal juga dukungan bahasa Jepang untuk Windows. Seharusnya Windows 7 sudah terdapat dukungan ini sejak awal instalasi. Atur juga IME (Input Method Editor) bahasa Jepang agar nantinya bisa mengubah teks furigana. Continue reading “Furigana: Belajar Huruf Kanji Jepang”

Building Qt Framework from Source (Windows) dan Deploy Project-nya

Mengompilasi Kode Sumber Qt di Windows 7

Kali ini saya berbagi cara instalasi Qt Framework dengan megompilasi sendiri kode sumbernya. Tujuannya adalah mendapatkan hasil aplikasi yang sesuai dengan keinginan kita, dalam hal ini kebutuhan untuk deploy.

Pertama tentunya unduh kode sumber Qt di sini, cari yang ZIP ‘for Windows’, kira-kira berukuran 280-an MB (Qt 5.3).

Sediakan prasyarat

Sesuai dengan dokumentasi resmi ada di sini, kita membutuhkan:

  1. ActivePerl – Install a recent version of ActivePerl (download page) and add the installation location to your PATH.
  2. Python – Install Python from here and add the installation location to your PATH in order to be able to build Qt WebKit.
    • Jika kita memilih installer MSI, instal python dengan perintah msiexec /i python.msi di cmd dengan akses administrator.
  3. Install Ruby from here and add the installation location to your PATH in order to be able to build Qt WebKit.

Tentunya MSVC harus sudah terinstal. Saya menginstal MS Visual Studio C++ 2010 Express. Jika belum punya, unduh file installer dari sini.

Alternatif dari MSVC adalah MinGW. Tapi tidak saya bahas di sini, karena saya pun belum pernah mencobanya.

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Pasang ‘Wine’ di Ubuntu untuk Install Program Windows

Wine adalah program open source yang bebas dan mudah digunakan yang bisa menjalankan banyak software berbasis Windows di dalam sistem operasi berbasis Unix, termasuk MacOS X, Linux Ubuntu dan turunan-turunannya, semacam Linux Mint, BlankOn Linux dsb. Atau versi Ubuntu lainnya, seperti Kubuntu yang berbasis KDE, Lubuntu atau Xubuntu.

Artikel ini menjelaskan langkah-langkah mudah untuk memasang Wine di Ubuntu versi manapun, termasuk 12.04 LTS, 13.04, 13.10 juga Linux Mint. Kita akan tahu caranya mengatur Wine, meng-install software Windows, dan meng-uninstall.

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