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Old 02-10-2009, 06:28 AM   #1
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Trying to install touchscreen Desktop (SuSE) via command prompt on retail platform,


Hi, I have a touchscreen system which I have managed to configure the touchscreen to work, this took me some time and now I am looking to install a desktop environment on the system without having to reinstall the system and keeping my configure settings for the touch screen.

at the moment all i have is a command prompt box, and am able to open firefox, I have no desktop environment.

I have been reading in the Forums for quite some time now and have tried pretty much every solution/suggestion that i have read but I still cant get it to work.

i have the gnome-desktop-2.24.1 on the machine and extracted but when I try to install i get:

linux:~# gnome-desktop-2.24.1/install-sh
gnome-desktop-2.24.1/install-sh: no input file specified.

this is just the start as once i progress past one problem i am confronted with another.

I am pretty new to this and I have tried doing all sorts of things but as this is a stripped down retail version I do not have a lot of the tools? or compilers etc required.

Can anyone help?

thanks in advance.

Exception06
 
Old 02-10-2009, 07:22 AM   #2
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Do not use a touchscreen so I do not know anything about that.
Installing in opensuse is normally down with yast or Zypper.
Do you have one of this on youŕe system
 
Old 02-10-2009, 07:29 AM   #3
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Hi, none of these are installed on the system.

When i now try to configure the desktop

'gnome-desktop-2.24.1/configure'

i get

'no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH'
 
Old 02-10-2009, 07:35 AM   #4
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Basically what I am trying to do is install a desktop environment on my system but all I have is the command prompt and firefox.

The touchscreen is not a problem any more as it works, i just want to install and use a desktop environment.

thanks.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 01:53 AM   #5
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As I said normally installing in opensuse is done with yast or zypper .
But may rpm or yum works
 
  


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