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Old 06-08-2003, 06:05 PM   #1
rk13235
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Question SuSe questions!!!


I need some help!! I'm totally new to linux and I don't even know how to get a commmand prompt so I can install things can someone help me out?



Please!

If you respond you have to be basic because I'm VERY NEW!!
 
Old 06-08-2003, 07:07 PM   #2
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which version? install things from the distro disks or things you've downloaded? you could click on 'yast2', enter roots pasword, select install/remove software, it will then give you a list of software thats installed and what is available to be installed from the suse disks.
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:19 PM   #3
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I have 8.2! I want to install a Half-life but I don't even know how to get a command prompt (as root or a user)! The stuff I want to install is things like yahoo messenger, the game above, that kind of stuff

I am really really new!
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:26 PM   #4
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i have Suse 8.2 pro.

Use the KDE when you log in at start up.

If your used to Windows. Go to where the Start would be, click on the far left hand button and it should give you some options, choose YaST. This is YaST.

You can also choose the command prompt stuff by going to the Console (I think thats how you spell it). This is located at the bottom with all the other buttons. Its VERY usefull.

When you learn how to install stuff. Please let me know. ) I just installed my Suse yesturday. I need to install apache and am looking into it.

Ivan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:31 PM   #5
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common prompts ive learned so far:

ls -l

"This gives you information on the directory you are curently in."

cd

"Cange Directory, so you can change to whatever directory you need (for example: cd /usr/local/bin )"

Thats all I can think of right now.... remember im new too.

Ivan
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:41 PM   #6
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well first off, windows apps won't run on a linux machine. there is a version of yahoo messenger for unix, but you would be better off using gaim. that way you would have yahoo, aim, msn, jabber, icq all in one app. the yahoo app is here http://messenger.yahoo.com/messenger...unix.html#suse
for halflife you'll probably need winex http://www.transgaming.com/dogamesea...&order=working
 
Old 06-08-2003, 09:54 PM   #7
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start yast select add/remove software, at the upper left select search, type in 'apache', select apache and any support modules that you need, click accept. then got to system, select runlevel editor, click 'run level properties' find httpd highlight it and select the runlevel you want it to run in.
 
Old 06-09-2003, 09:44 AM   #8
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Lightbulb Suse linux

I just installed Suse Enterprise Server 8

but i couldn't find any kind of Server Options like

DHCP server
DNS Server
Domain Controler
etc etc...

well i m using Linux for the first time. i m very good user of Windows servers and i know Dos also.. and i m CCNA certified also. so i know all network concept. but i dont know how to operate linux. please if any one can guid me from where i can find a guid for Linux or and hand book.

Thanks and regards
 
Old 06-09-2003, 11:20 AM   #9
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To install the GAIM messenger software you can go to the GAIM site and find the RPM you need.......... right click on it....... click OPEN WITH...... then pick SYSTEM......... and KPACKAGE........ let it download........ click INSTALL ........ enter ROOT password and that's it....................... Look at the file list on the left... and click the file you want to start.

Hope that gets you going
 
  


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