Monthly Archives: August 2014

Corkscrew HTTP Proxy Linux openSUSE Proxy ProxyCommand

SSH through HTTP proxies

I’m working with a client who only has a HTTP Proxy to output to Internet. It’s very restrictive but it works.

Under openSUSE 13.1 the browsers (firefox and chrome) work fine. The main problem comes when I try to do a SSH session to outside server.

The solution for me was to use Corscrew and the ProxyCommand.

I added the following line to ~/.ssh/config file:

ProxyCommand /usr/local/bin/corkscrew 80 %h %p

where is the proxy server and 80 is the port of the same proxy.

Optionally you can add a username/password for the HTTP Proxy.

ProxyCommand /usr/local/bin/corkscrew 80 %h %p ~/.ssh/proxyauth

Your login credentials should be in ~/.ssh/proxyauth in format:




Gnome Linux openSUSE

How to disable touchpad tapping when typing on keyboard

After I installed openSUSE 13.1 on a Dell Inspiron 5537 I had problems with the video to have the max. resolution 1366×768. The YaST just recognized 1024×768. I had to create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file (if it doesn’t exist) and to add specific custom modelines. Here my file /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
Modeline "1366x768" 76.75 1366 1414 1446 1618 768 771 776 790 +hsync -vsync
Modeline "1366x768" 51.16 1366 1414 1446 1618 768 771 776 790 +hsync -vsync

After I restarted the X server I got the correct resolution.

Another thing I had problems was the TouchPad, when I used the keyboard but if I tap the touchpad accidentaly the cursor was moved. I fixed it on Gnome-Control-Center->Mouse & Touchpad, uncheck “Tap to click” and check “Disable while typing”. With both options checked the behaviour is that the touchpad keeps working.