On Fri 10 Apr 2015 08:24:01 AM CDT, susecmail wrote:

Hello again

Here are some of my standard/desired apps:

- mp3 & restricted codec support, as well as mplayer with ability to
play all the familiar codecs, etc
- Gummi (for LaTeX editing, creation & processing)
- Arduino - a hobby, I can do without if need be, but not really...
- PCB & Fritzing - another hobby
- Ninja-IDE - a wonderful Python IDE of which I've grown fond over the
- SpiderOak - I was using Dropbox, but I like security, so opted for
this a couple months ago
- gtkpod - I do not own a Windows or Mac system and have a 2nd Gen
iPod Nano
- fglrx - AMD's propietary driver, which keeps the system a lot
cooler, even though the fans are not constantly running, like they do
under radeon or other open drivers
- wine - I have one game I play that runs well in wine (Fantasy
Grounds), so wine is a must; and
- gpg.

Other than that, I can get by using LibreOffice instead of Calligra
Suite (for some reason, I really like that) and Claws email other than
Thunderbird; this can go for all the other programs

As for the system, I HIGHLY prefer full-disk encryption in an LVM.

My system specs, Gigabyte Brix:

- *CPU*: Quadcore AMD Richland A8-5545M 1.7G/ 2.7GHz(Turbo)
- *GPU*: Radeon HD 8510G
- *Hard drive*: Crucial M550 512GB SSD mSATA
- *Memory*: 16GB (2 x 8GB) G.SKILL Ripjaw 204-pin DDR3 So-DIMM
- *LAN Ethernet*: Realtek RTL8111G
- *Keyboard*: Typematrix Dvorak/QWERTY compact keyboard
- *Monitor*: Asus VS247 24" LED

Thank you!

Fellow KP Mike Willis has a howto on the multimedia side if your
looking at mplayer. As indicated I use fluendo, but use handbrake for
conversion from packman...

Gummi is in the 'Publishing' repository on OBS

For Arduino I use the tarball version and have a script to start and a
desktop file;
cat bin/arduino

cd /data/makeblock/arduino && exec ./arduino $*

cat Desktop/Arduino.desktop

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Arduino integration environment tool
Ninja IDE is in the 'devel:languagesython' repo;

gtkpod if you add the SLE 12 SDK and grab the src rpm from GNOME:Apps
repo on OBS and rebuild locally.

For fglrx (needed for the APU and boost support) I use the 'rpm' method
from here, it will also rebuild automatically on kernel update;

Use cpupower command to check boost state;
cpupower frequency-info
boost state support:
Supported: yes
Active: yes

cpupower monitor -m Mperf | sed -n '/[3..4]/p' | awk '{print $4}'
In normal use with the 'An' cpu's you won't see the boost states kick
in via normal tools, only above will show it...

For wine, I recommend crossover, since it's 32bit and SLE 12 doesn't
ship with 32bit devel packages... a lot of work!

I don't use LVM/encryption, so others may have some tips.

You could wind down swappiness and cache since you have lots of ram
in /etc/sysctl.conf;
I use elevator=noop for the scheduler as well as btrfs/xfs.

Wind down the snapper config in /etc/snapper/configs/root if your using

Cheers Malcolm °¿° LFCS, SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GNOME 3.10.1 Kernel 3.12.39-47-default
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