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Old 03-06-2005, 04:57 PM   #1
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More questions from a first-time Linux user...


I've just installed Suse 9.1 Personal, and I've got some questions about various aspects of it that are perplexing me somewhat. Please note that I'm a complete newbie when it comes to Linux.

1) I'm trying to install an Eggdrop bot, but not having much luck. I follow the instructions at egghelp.org, but when I ./configure in the console, I get told there's no suitable C compiler. When I installed Suse 9.1 Personal I checked everything under the "Development" section of the software packages. Do I need to download/install something else to get something that will compile the Eggdrop bot?

2) I notice that there's a Suse 9.2 available, but not as an ISO that I can install from CD. Can I upgrade my existing 9.1 Personal installation to the 9.2 installation over the Internet, and if so, how would I go about doing that?

3) Can anyone recommend a good BitTorrent client for Linux?

4) Is there any way I can limit the Internet connection bandwidth the computer uses between certain times? For example, limit the system to only 20Kb/s between 1200 and 2330 every day, but unlimited at all other times?

5) How do the user accounts work? I was wondering if it would be possible for me to run the Eggdrop bot on another user account, and then switch to a separate one for when I want to do other things on the computer. Will the Eggdrop still run on the other account, similar to Windows XP's "Switch User" option, or will switching users terminate all programs running on the current user account?

6) There are some pieces of software that I selected to be installed with the rest of the operating system, and which appear to be installed when I add other software packages in YaST, but that I can't find on the "Start" button (can't think what the proper name is. It's the thing that performs the same functions as the "Start" button in Windows) in KDE. Do I need to do anything else to access these programs, or do they only work on other Desktop environments?

7) I was wanting to run an SSH server on this computer so that I could access it from other computers, but I can't seem to find the program (loosely related to Q6). I selected everything in the relevant area of the software installation screen. Can anyone give me some help on this, please?

I'd greatly appreciate help on any of the questions.

Many thanks in advance.

-EG
 
Old 03-06-2005, 05:57 PM   #2
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Re: More questions from a first-time Linux user...

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1) I'm trying to install an Eggdrop bot, but not having much luck. I follow the instructions at egghelp.org, but when I ./configure in the console, I get told there's no suitable C compiler. When I installed Suse 9.1 Personal I checked everything under the "Development" section of the software packages. Do I need to download/install something else to get something that will compile the Eggdrop bot?
Personal doesn't have the compiler. You need to set your YAST sources to Professional (AFAIK) and then install it.

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2) I notice that there's a Suse 9.2 available, but not as an ISO that I can install from CD. Can I upgrade my existing 9.1 Personal installation to the 9.2 installation over the Internet, and if so, how would I go about doing that?
Once you have YAST setup to 9.1 Professional and everything is updated/installed that you need, reset it to 9.2 and repeat the update steps.

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3) Can anyone recommend a good BitTorrent client for Linux?
BitTorrent and Azureus are popular.

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4) Is there any way I can limit the Internet connection bandwidth the computer uses between certain times? For example, limit the system to only 20Kb/s between 1200 and 2330 every day, but unlimited at all other times?
Can't help there - paging a network guru to this thread.

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5) How do the user accounts work? I was wondering if it would be possible for me to run the Eggdrop bot on another user account, and then switch to a separate one for when I want to do other things on the computer. Will the Eggdrop still run on the other account, similar to Windows XP's "Switch User" option, or will switching users terminate all programs running on the current user account?
You could always set it to run in the background. Open a terminal and run "eggdrop &" and you are then free to do other things.

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6) There are some pieces of software that I selected to be installed with the rest of the operating system, and which appear to be installed when I add other software packages in YaST, but that I can't find on the "Start" button (can't think what the proper name is. It's the thing that performs the same functions as the "Start" button in Windows) in KDE. Do I need to do anything else to access these programs, or do they only work on other Desktop environments?
It depends on what they are. You could look in the "Lost & Found" menu entry or run Kappfinder.

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7) I was wanting to run an SSH server on this computer so that I could access it from other computers, but I can't seem to find the program (loosely related to Q6). I selected everything in the relevant area of the software installation screen. Can anyone give me some help on this, please?
Which program did you install? Purely command line programs often don't show up in the menu.

Hope some of this helps.

Last edited by XavierP; 03-06-2005 at 06:00 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 09:50 AM   #3
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quote:7) I was wanting to run an SSH server on this computer so that I could access it from other computers, but I can't seem to find the program (loosely related to Q6). I selected everything in the relevant area of the software installation screen. Can anyone give me some help on this, please?

Which program did you install? Purely command line programs often don't show up in the menu.

Hope some of this helps.
You need to be running "sshd" from a system startup script. Normally, this is automatically set up for you by the distro installer program.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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Excellent. Thanks a lot for all the help .
 
  


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