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I've just begun to use linux as i was getting tired of microsoft and decided to try something new. I downloaded the SUSE 10.0 linux and decided to try it out. to my suprise, it is suprisingly easy to use and seems very useful. but, i am having a bit of trouble with parts of it. the most trouble i seem to be having is installing stuff. whether its .rpm ot .tars. Ive read through the FAQS and couldnt really get anywhere. For .rpms, i get a installation source not refreshed. usually, i click ok and continue on. yet, another error states ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed). Or, sometimes, other errors. I googled that and tried the rebuilddb and it didnt seem to help. hoping someone could help me with this as i cant install any .rpms.
also for .tars, im not able to make the file. i unpack it and ./configure it, says its ok. yet when i go to make it, errors pop up. an example is this:
Configured successfully. Type 'make' to build it.
gcc -c `cat x86_64/c_flags` audio/ac3.c -o x86_64/audio/ac3.o
/bin/sh: gcc: command not found
make: *** [x86_64/audio/ac3.o] Error 127
hoping someone can help me with this. thanks in advance
To refresh your installation sources, you need to start YAST -> Software -> Installation Source -> select a repository -> Edit -> Refresh. As for installing rpms, individual rpms can be problematic because of missing dependencies. If you have probelms post them here and remember to include exact details of the problem and any steps you may have tried when attempting to resolve the problem.
thanks for the responses, but since 10.1 was released, i reinstalled it all. For the most part now, i've learned how to install tars and rpm's and how to fix errors. but i cant seem to install this one for some reason.
I'm trying to install wxGTK but after trying ./configure --with-gtk, i get this error:
checking for strcasecmp() in string.h... no
checking for strcasecmp() in strings.h... no
configure: error: No case-insensitive string comparison function found.
not being able to install the tar, i tried the rpm. now i get this error from it:
Installing wxGTK-22.214.171.124-4.x86_64[Local packages]
There are no installable providers of libexpat.so.0()(64bit) for wxGTK-126.96.36.199-4.x86_64[Local packages]
hoping someone could help me with one of these two, rom or tar, so i can get it running. thanks
oh, didnt know about that. finally got it working. thanks for the help. i think i have one last question haha. i have a creative onboard sound card. the sound wasnt installed when i installed suse so i followed directions and got alsa. i try alsoconf as root and follow the directions there to see no supported pnp or pci card found.
heres my lspci:
well, after messing around a little, i got alsaconf to find my card and it played the test sound and it worked. only problem is, when i go play a video file or mp3, there is no sound. so basically, the only sound is played from alsaconf testing. maybe i just need to set up gstreamer or something... not too sure. any help us greatly appreciated