H.264 on openSUSE (round 2)

My previous post about this may be useful, but this one also works with gstreamer.

First from the official wiki for giving Firefox H.264 capabilities:

sudo zypper addrepo -f -n packman http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/packman/suse/openSUSE_Tumbleweed/ packman 

adding the packman repositories

sudo zypper install libavcodec56 libavcodec57 libavformat56 libavformat57 libavdevice56 libavdevice57

installing the codecs.
Now this only makes it available for Firefox so we also need (inspired by the unofficial multimedia codec guide):

sudo zypper install gstreamer-plugins-libav 

enables it for gstreamer too.

SSH connection problem

bmiklos@workstation:~> ssh my.server.com
channel 0: open failed: connect failed: Connection timed out
ssh_exchange_identification: Connection closed by remote host

In cases like the one above this page gives good hints for solving the problem. They’re missing my case though:
The ~/.ssh/config file can contain host rules which accidentally apply to the host. E.g.:

Host *serv*.com
    ProxyCommand ssh my.service.com -W %h:%p
    User bmiklos

in my case.

Make sure that if you use wildcards in the host name, be specific enough!

(Connecting with the -v flag can also help determining what options are applied to the connection.)