LinuxQuestions.org
Latest LQ Deal: Linux Power User Bundle
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-13-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
creacher
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: 0
"open with" HOW!!!


i basicly just installed suse 10 and when ever i click ANYTHING it asks open with :S i nothing really about linux but my college said suse 10 was ment to be good as its very new. so i downloaded it installed it and as ive been windows up to now ive kinda expected to click my computer and a window opens with c drive etc in there. so please tell me how to config it or say whats wrong whatever

Last edited by creacher; 10-13-2005 at 07:37 PM.
 
Old 10-13-2005, 09:36 PM   #2
Trio3b
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Texas, USA
Distribution: MDV 2008.1, PCLinuxOS,
Posts: 315

Rep: Reputation: 30
open with

I use Mandriva, but you say you click on anything and you get "open with", right?

That's not normal. All your menu items and devices should open right up and the only reason any files should say that is if you created them on another PC, downloaded them to this PC, and don't have the matching or equivalent software.
Sorry I can't be of more help unless you can say what is going on during boot, or which software won't open.

good luck

Last edited by Trio3b; 10-13-2005 at 10:56 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 02:49 AM   #3
koyi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu
Posts: 421

Rep: Reputation: 31
What do you mean by "ANYTHING"?
I don't think that it asks you what to open with when you click on, say, Home icon on your desktop, or most of the multimedia files like jpg, gif, png, mp3, mpg, etc., rite?
 
Old 10-14-2005, 02:52 AM   #4
jordan023
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Distribution: RedHat 9, Windows 2000, freeBSD
Posts: 23

Rep: Reputation: 15
are you trying to run programs?, its no like windows where u dubble click an exe and it opens up, you usally have to open it in the terminal or the run program
 
Old 10-14-2005, 05:56 AM   #5
creacher
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
when i had mandrake 10.1 installed there was a home i could go into and i downloaded wine and that installed and i got steam running which was pritty good i thought. but with suse 10 it has a my computer icon and a network places icon but when u click it u get the open with window and also there is no home on suse 10 on the desktop. firefox works and office does but not wine or my computer
 
Old 10-14-2005, 07:43 AM   #6
bigjohn
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: UK .
Distribution: *buntu (usually Kubuntu)
Posts: 2,682
Blog Entries: 9

Rep: Reputation: 45
Well I seem to recall when I had SuSE 9.3 Pro a couple of months ago, that that "lack" of a /home directory confused me a little when I moved from Mandriva 2005LE.

Is it listed in the menu ??? If not, just make a new directory called /home on the desktop - thats what I seem to recall doing. If it's in the user account it should then just be /home/creacher.

Or it might be that it's "hidden". Because when you log into the user account you'd normally be in the /home anyway.

It seemed to me that SuSE had just done things in a slightly "windows" sort of way. The /home directory might be in the "my computer". Wherever it is, it can always been moved to the desktop/taskbar.

just my

regards

John

p.s. As for the "open with" thing, if that is what it offered for a file, then normally you get a dialogue box that looks a little like the menu and you can run down it too pick the appropriate app to open "it" with.

Last edited by bigjohn; 10-14-2005 at 07:44 AM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 07:52 AM   #7
creacher
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
well im mainly looking towards the open with thing cause the home thing yes thanks for that and i will do that but i really want to be able to open things like wine and mainly i want a my computer the works like a windows one is that possible? basicly i like the setup of windows but the stibilty of linux is much better and its free :P also the PC will be for office an server running so i need wine to run a counter-strike server but i need to transfer files between computer so i need to network folder to wook too
 
Old 10-14-2005, 09:55 AM   #8
mgmax
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Erlangen, DE
Distribution: Debian testing/unstable
Posts: 82

Rep: Reputation: 16
Quote:
I want a my computer the works like a windows one is that possible?
Sorry, this is Linux and it will never work exactly like windows. Remember that Windows isnt "easy", you already learned it and someone new to computers wont have much difference between learning windows or linux.

Quote:
basicly i like the setup of windows but the stibilty of linux is much better and its free :P
Then SuSe is the right thing for you. After some learning you'll feel quite well and you'll like it. I even managed to get my father (50 years old), who likes windows very much, to using SuSe.

Quote:
also the PC will be for office an server running
For office there's OpenOffice, I think it's already installed.

Quote:
also the PC will be for office an server running so i need wine to run a counter-strike server
For wine see winehq.org or search here in the forum.

Max
 
Old 10-14-2005, 10:06 AM   #9
creacher
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
i know office is installed and when i had mandrake it had server programs on it so im fine with that but the only bit of windows i want it to be like is a my computer folder on the desktop a network places on the desktop a my documents folder on the desktop and a control panel and ill be 100% fine but as i dont have a working my computer folder or network places im finding it hard and i dont have a clue if there is a control panel with add + remove inside.

but everyone is drifting away from what im asking how do i get my computer folder to work etc not come up with "open with" each time ! i cant do anything other then documents atm. plz help me with the open with program not say linux isnt windows over and over.

im gona have to go back to windows XP soon if i cant solve this soon (which id hate to do)

Last edited by creacher; 10-14-2005 at 10:08 AM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 12:43 PM   #10
koyi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu
Posts: 421

Rep: Reputation: 31
Ok, now you are saying that when you click(or double-click) the "My Computer" link on the desktop, the system asks you what you want to open it with. Is this rite?

In my experience, this is very weird and this shouldn't happen at all. The "Open With..." dialog is meant for file and not meant for a folder, or a shortcut to a folder. So there may be something wrong with the property of the "My Computer" shortcut.

Now, right-click on the "My Computer" icon, and select "properties". Is there a tab called "URL"? If there is, select it. Does the URL points to "System:/". If it is, then the problem is elsewhere. If it is not, then you should change it to "System:/", or better yet create a new shortcut to "System:/" by right-clicking on the desktop.

And it is the same for the "My Documents", "Control Center", etc. Just create the appropriate links to the relevant folder(/home/username) or application(kcontrol(?)).

As for the Network thing, I can't help much since I don't use that feature.

Hope this helps.

p/s since you din say what desktop you use, and since it is SUSE I think I can safely assume that it is KDE

p/s Please don't try to threaten that you will switch back to windows or anything like that. Since no one actually cares. All the people here just like linux and they don't get anything by answering your questions. Ya, I agree that they have biased away from your question, but you didn't really make your question clear in the first place. So just be patient and your problems will get solved faster. Hope you don't find this message annoying(That's why I put it at the end )

Good luck.

Last edited by koyi; 10-14-2005 at 12:49 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 12:47 PM   #11
prasanta
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2005
Location: India
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 368

Rep: Reputation: 37
Quote:
the only bit of windows i want it to be like is a my computer folder on the desktop
If you have used GNU/Linux before using M$ than you would have not said that you want your desktop to be similar to M$ one. Ubuntu provides you with the feature. Not sure about Suse.

Quote:
if there is a control panel with add + remove inside
Yast is a good program for that.

Quote:
up with "open with" each time ! i cant do anything other then documents atm
If you are opening the file for the first time then you would have to look for the command which opens the file. Next time you can open it by just clicking.

Quote:
im gona have to go back to windows XP soon if i cant solve this soon (which id hate to do)
Stay with GNU/Linux and feel the power of it. :-)

-Prasanta
 
Old 10-14-2005, 01:04 PM   #12
Ray_Kovecses
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 66

Rep: Reputation: 15
Suse doesnt have a home directory????????

also .... your not trying to run windows apps are you??
 
Old 10-14-2005, 06:10 PM   #13
creacher
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
erm today i was getting some boot error cause i was overclocking it and screwed the harddrive up (FSB wasnt on its own) so i defaulted my settings and reinstalled suse 10 and do u know what everything works my computer network places everything is working !!! thanks guys for all your help !!! and linux runs so much smoother then crappy windows :P

edit: wine when i click it comes up with the old open with window, i can tell u its a .rpm file so what should that run as ?

Last edited by creacher; 10-14-2005 at 06:14 PM.
 
Old 10-14-2005, 09:56 PM   #14
koyi
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Arch, Ubuntu
Posts: 421

Rep: Reputation: 31
Are you trying to install wine?
According to this page (http://developer.novell.com/wiki/ind..._and_Migration):
Quote:
Wine which stand for (Wine is not an emulator) comes pre-installed on the SuSE line of products and can be used to run many of your Win32 (Win 95/98, NT/2000/XP), Win16 (Win 3.1) and DOS applications.
And check here for more details:
http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/11224.html

p.s. Looking at the URLs, these pages are published by Novell so I think it is referring to commercial products of SUSE. However, since wine itself is a free software, so I think it should be available in the repositories. Check the native package management system in SUSE(which is known to be one of the best) first before downloading a RPM file from the Internet. Great chances that it is already available.

Last edited by koyi; 10-14-2005 at 09:59 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2005, 02:29 AM   #15
xerophyx
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2005
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
Quote:
i need wine to run a counter-strike server...
There is a Counter-Strike server available for Linux and it would be much wiser to use that.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Telling people to use "Google," to "RTFM," or "Use the search feature" Ausar General 77 03-21-2010 12:26 PM
Can you explain the difference between "Free Software (GNU)" and "Open Source"? vharishankar General 5 03-03-2005 10:40 AM
open ".cu " and ".bin " on linux j.vilon Linux - General 17 11-19-2004 01:45 PM
Compiling KDE 3.2.0 - "Can't open perl script "/dcopidlng/kalyptus" linuxgamer09483 Linux - Software 3 04-09-2004 09:25 PM
"X-MS" cant open because "x-Multimedia System" cant access files at "smb&qu ponchy5 Linux - Networking 0 03-30-2004 12:18 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:52 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration