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Sorry for such a noob question but can anyone give me a noob explanation on how to install linux apps step by step? I'm trying to install the kdm theme manager but I have no idea on what im doing. I'm very new to linux. I googled and didnt see anything on basic instructions. Thanks for reading.
I am not that familar with SuSE but I have read several threads here that say YAST is a graphical tool for downloading packages. Try doing a search on Yast. That would be where I would start. You might want to check and see if yum will also work. that is what I use and it was not that tough to get started with.
Thanks for replying. Say I download a app for Suse. Unzipping it is easy enough but what do I do next? Just looking for a breakdown of steps to install linux apps. For an example, the kdm manager app, I un zipped it, took a look at the files, couldnt make heads or tails on what to do next, so I took a look at the install notes and it totally confused me. Any help would be appreciated.
you really wouldn't unzip it, the RPM is a nice little package which will automatically install itself if you can tell it too. Try leandean's method of right clicking on it with the file browser (konqueror) and choosing "Install package with YAST"
Ok, i installed the kdelibs package agian and the version is 3.4 wich kdmtheme is asking for. but yet when i try and install in yast, it keeps giving me that same message. Not sure if there is something im forgetting to do or if there is another method of installing this. I really appreciate yuour help with this.
Ok, I tried ignoring the erros about kdelibs and installed it. I found KDM Theme manager in the control center but when i click on it, nothing happens, jus gives me a page with this info
kde version 3.4.2 level "b"
I'm not sure what to do next
So when I went back to yast to software management, i get a message "installation source not refreshed" then I type in kdm and it shows the kdm theme manager in there but it has a padlock to the left of it. Not sure what that means.
well, now you have KDM installed, the next step would be to configure your Suse machine to load up KDM. This that no longer matches the original theme of this thread, i suggest making a new one, since i don't think any Suse experts will come by any time soon to read this