Support for users of SuSE

We are now giving out computers with SuSE 10.1 installed - in the past we have used SuSE 9.3 and 10.0.   Users with older installed versions may be able to upgrade by contacting CFA for a location and time to use the install server for a complete upgrade.  If you have one of our older computers and wish to get an upgrade please email us at and place in the subject line "Upgrade OS request". Some one will be in contact with you shortly.

AKLUG (Alaska Linux Users Group) which an Install meeting on Friday Evenings will often give free help to those that need help with their Linux computers. For place and times please contact them on the web at

If you are NOT a client of Computers For All and wish to upgrade your present computer(s) to Linux We would suggest going to the AKLUG Friday night meeting. This meeting is called an "Install Fest" and there are always people there with install disks of Linux and the AKLUG members will gladly help you with the install.  Figure about an hour for a complete install including all the software you will need to use your computer.

Here are some links to games on Yahoo that will work on your Linux bases systems. 
Thunderbird and IMAP email service - a great combo the brings we will soon have a HOWTO sheet and how to set it up and how to use it to get the most out of it.  AOL now is offering a free email service that is IMAP capable.

      SuSE 10.0 & 10.1
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  How to set up a DSL or Cable modem
This is written just for CFA clients and is assumes that you are connecting to either GCI or ACS for your Local high speed Internet connection. 
  Forums for Suse & newbies Look down the page newbie stuff will be in the lower part of the page.
  Newbie Cool solutions by Novel. Novel owns SuSE and Open SuSE.
Got questions - get answers is one of the most popular Linux help sites.
Here is a List of Software supplied with Client computers. It is by no means complete but can be a good starting point for discovering the power of your computer. The Linux Documentation project is attempting to group tutorials, HOWTOs and walk through on one site.
FireFox Howto - to help a new user to get more out of the web. can help with many newbie problems.

"Battle of Survival"
We have discovered that a game we have supplied on most of the computers we have sent out may cause you to lose the keyboard in any user that the game is used in.  This game turns off the keyboard while running and if it end incorrectly it will not turn on the keyboard again - and once this has happened it will never turn on the keyboard again!!!  If this has already happened to you - you will probably find it much easier to create a new user and move your data to it  than try to fix it yourself. This seems to be affecting only systems running SuSE 10.1 as the older version of SuSE were shipped with an older version of this game that did not have this problem.