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Old 02-17-2012, 12:56 PM   #16
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Lol i cant see the woods for the trees! Its like trying to smoke underwater!
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:58 PM   #17
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Hi Barrydee.
If you want to open up files you need to do it through a file browser. If you have KDE desktop manager then your file manager is call it Dolphin. to open up Dolphin just click the icon on the lower left corner KDE ususally has a K on it but OpenSuSE probably changed to display a Geko head on it.

Once you have that identified click on it and look for Favories it will have a start as icon then click on the File Manager icon there.

All your applications are arranged by category so in the internet category you will find all internet related stuff. Play around with your start menu to get familiar with it.

Dont get mad at Linux it is just a matter of time and you will be a pro. If you want to do anything and you dont know post the question here I am sure more people will advice you on how is done without having to re install a whole new OS

Good luck to you.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 12:59 PM   #18
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Ok, does any1 know what command i type into a terminal to mount a dvd drive, and the to list its contents, a bit like typing 'dir' in dos or 'list' in basic? Even so i can get to the point where my machine tells me it cant read the drve due to wrong media type plz?
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:05 PM   #19
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O.k one thing is that if you are trying to play a movie from a DVD you will need to install the Codecs for it the LIBDVDCSS is not installed by default in OpenSuSE due to legal issues in some contries they are available but if you dont have a internet connection I dont know how you will get them.

Same for MP3 and all the media files other than that the computer should mount CDs and DVDs automatically same with flash drives and floppies if you still use them.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:14 PM   #20
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Bless requires Mono, seems to have Gdk, Glade, Glib, Gtk and Pango dependencies and there is no OpenSuSE package as far as I can see (OTOH it's been available for Fedora since Core 1). Installing those dependencies and compiling Bless w/o Internet is masochism.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #21
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Ok, does any1 know what command i type into a terminal to mount a dvd drive, and the to list its contents, a bit like typing 'dir' in dos or 'list' in basic? Even so i can get to the point where my machine tells me it cant read the drve due to wrong media type plz?
Systems that run GNOME or KDE usually auto-mount any CD or DVD and place an icon on your desktop. If you want to mount it manually you have to know the device name. If you open a terminal window, become root ('su -l'), 'tail -f /var/log/messages' and then insert the DVD you should see a device name along the lines of /dev/sd* or /dev/cdrom or /dev/dvd*. If the system doesn't automagically mount the DVD in /media/* you can mount it manually with 'mount /dev/{devicename} -t auto {/some/mountpointname}' where "/some/mountpointname" is usually a directory under /mnt named "cdrom" or dvdrom" or alike. Ejecting a disk then is 'umount {/some/mountpointname}' and for a CD or DVD followed by 'eject /dev/{devicename}'. Any "wrong media type" error should be listed in 'dmesg' or look at /var/log messages.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:26 PM   #22
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As you have a phone that supports, see if you can get internet support thru it, A friend of mine has a usb device that connects his phone to his computer to get internet.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:30 PM   #23
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Ok or ko should i say! Suse = nogo for bless? Is that what ur saying?

there HAS to be a diff hexcompiler to use and once i can get to my drives info i'll be able to cut and paste the code and scripts, as they are already complete

@tron - btw in bottom left corner all i have is 'computer' with monitor logo and a yellow notepad logo which opens tomboy.

elsewhere is yast2 (looks like an anteater-advark on a green logo)

thankyou for your patience and help so far everyone..
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:39 PM   #24
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Ok or ko should i say! Suse = nogo for bless? Is that what ur saying?
Yes.


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there HAS to be a diff hexcompiler to use
Okteta, wxHexEditor, Ghex, Khexedit, UltraEdit, biew, leeditor, shed...
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:49 PM   #25
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So now we see that you are trying to run a program called "bless". In what state is it currently? Do you have it at your computer? Is it already installed? If not, is it binary or source code?
Assuming it is not installed, what is the file called exactly? Does the name include .tar .gz or .tgz? Answer some of those questions and we might be able to help you.

Actually, I just looked at the site, it is .tar.gz. (the other download is binary for Ubuntu, probably no good for Suse). Download it, if you haven't already, open a terminal (click the round green thing at the bottom left of your screen and choose terminal from the menu).
move to the folder you put it in with cd, probably
cd Downloads
then type
tar -zxf bless-0.6.0.tar.gz
This creates a folder so do
cd bless-0.6.0.
to get into it. Now look at the file INSTALL by
more INSTALL
and do what it tells you to do.
A word of warning: for this you will need a compiler, the gcc suite, which you may not already have installed, but will be in the source you used for the initial install.
Once properly installed, the command
bless
with whatever arguments needed should run it.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:50 PM   #26
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@tron - btw in bottom left corner all i have is 'computer' with monitor logo and a yellow notepad logo which opens tomboy.
Looks like you are loge in IceWM. Log out then on the log in windows look where it says session it should be a drop down menu from there select KDE or Gnome witch ever appears there from these two and put your log in info.

Good luck to you.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #27
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Ive made a data cable for my phone (yes made!) which i know works and that is my next plan! @unspawn... hey! I think were getting somewhere.. I typed the tail -f \var\log\messages command with linux blah blah written in red(never did that b4! Also i kno the slash marks are backtofront here dont have that char on my phone!) following next instructions now, plz forgive the response time my phone ias awful, tiny lil screen! next part coming up..
 
Old 02-17-2012, 02:00 PM   #28
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Further to that last, I tried to configure it myself using suse 11.2.
./configure
complained that I had not got mono version 1.1.14 or later. In fact, I have version 2.4.2.3, which it seems is not acceptable, probably 11.4 has an even later one. So, true, installing would be hard work.
 
Old 02-17-2012, 02:36 PM   #29
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First of all: openSUSE 11.4 is outdated. We are up to 12..1

I don't understand anything about your first problem.
If you have installed openSUSE 11.4 all your disk can be seen.

Assuming you are using KDE (as this is the preferred DesktopEnvironment ) there are many ways to "see" your disks.
Go to "YasT" (the green chameleon ) and than choose in the left side "system" and then in the right "partitioner". After the warning you can see all all of the partitions from all of your disks.

I'm not quite sure, whether this is, what yo really want.

I'd be better, if you describe exactly, what the situation is, what you try to __really__ do, and what you've done so far __exactly__

I'm using openSUSE for years.
This distro is open to all kind of users.
You can even use openSUSEs build-service to create packages for Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora and some more distris.
It is modern, easy and powerful.

To get into distro-bashing I personally hate.
It is like "My car color is much more better than yours"
Kind of very stupid debatte.
Each and every distro you have to learn.
And each one exists for good reasons.
Allbeit hard to find that one, who suits most to oneself.

What is it, that you desribe with "hex-compiler"?
In a way every compiler produces "hex".
And even bash can output hex...

What is the name of that programming language?
Is it a language at all?

Be clear!

And in http://software.opensuse.org you will find all kinds of install-medias for download and all kind of software. (Maybe the problem is, that one doesn't know the name of the package...)
 
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:56 PM   #30
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Right guys, thanks very much for all your endevours to help, but the first reply to this thread was right. Suise sucks. Any operating system that takes 6 people to explain to a fairly technically minded person isnt worth trusting my extruder or endstops with (theyre parts of my 3d printer and cnc btw) i really would drop kic my machine if that happened and knowing my luck it'd smash thru my window and land on my neighbors car, this os isnt worth the extra money in stress relieving ciggarettes already
 
  


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