Monday, March 7, 2016

openSUSE Leap 42.1 Transition

We recently (1 March 2016) transitioned the home machine and remote server to openSUSE Leap 42.1. It is a hybrid of stable and development packages:

Remarkably smooth transition.

A few minor irritants:
     • CUPS / HPLIP / Printer. Initially the printer fails with "Filter Failed". We tried reinstalling CUPS, HPLIP and various other contortions. Finally, by googling and finding
we installed a new repository for hplip: | Printing
This then found a new version 3.15.11-133.1

This solved the problem. Hope Google makes this helpful to someone else.