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Old 11-02-2003, 10:57 AM   #1
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using (suse)linux for 2 days now... have some questions....:>


hi there... well since day one i am using MS windows (sorry) i had so much problems and frustrations i thought what the heck an bought myself suse linux 9.0 pro...

installation woks great except for 1 minor thing:

when i het to the configuration tool for my screen ( where i can set the monitor type and res.) yast2 gives me a message that the monitor (which he detected himself) cant be found????? when i try to set the monitor manually (my monitor type is supported in the list...) it gives me the same message...???

since i am really considering setting every ms product i have on fire i hope that someone can tell me what the best (or real good) office product is for (suse) linux?

i started searching myself already and i want to evaluate star office 7...but i don't know how to install a program in linux... the file i have is called :
so-7-ga-eval-bin-linux-en.bin can anyone help me installing this?

o one final one.... does anyone know like a real useful book to linux? because i really want to learn about all the possibilities i am not aware of now....

hope u guys can help me!!!
 
Old 11-02-2003, 11:54 AM   #2
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As for the office product, I usr Open Office 1.1. It is a really good M$ clone and reliably reads and saves M$ documents.

Download it from http://www.openoffice.org. It is free.

If you are looking for a book, I recommend going onto ebay.co.uk and seeing if there are any going cheap.

Good luck and welcome to freedom!

Hamish
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:09 PM   #3
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Congrads on getting Linux!

About installing that program; try opening the command prompt and going to the place the .bin file is stored. Type ./yaayaa.bin ( yaayaa replace with the real name)

The ./ prefix tells Linux to execute the .bin file. A bin file is probly on of the easyest ways of installing software.

On the subject of books: Why buy on when so many are free?

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Hope that helps! Remember to

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Old 11-02-2003, 12:12 PM   #4
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hi 666thorsten666, if reading is on your mind these links will help.

http://www.tldp.org/
http://linux-newbie.sunsite.dk/lnag_commands.html
http://www.google.com/linux
http://portal.suse.com/sdb/en/index.html (this is the suse support database)
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/search.php (this is to search these forums, you will ba amazead at the info just on this forum)

good luck.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:13 PM   #5
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I concur with Luantum on the soft copies of documentation on the web, but I still stick to my feeling that having a hard copy of a reference book hanging around (a) makes you look geeky and (b) provides an excellent way of quickly finding a command.

Also, if you are trying to fix your Internet, then a hard copy is handy or you haven't got X installed and have to read lots of stuff with Links.

Hamish
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:41 PM   #6
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perhapse suse might not be the right choice, yast and such are utils for people with basic needs, if you need to specify res's and do other things than utilities might not be the way to go, try manually editing /etc/X11/XF86Config(-4?)

try not to depend on utilities, they don't always work, theyare limited in options, and they are distro specific.

if you want a distro that won't get you depednant upon it you might consider slack, but it has no special utils, however the config files are a lot cleaner and well organised, better for tweaking.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:46 PM   #7
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exodist,

I am using Suse on my linux box at the moment and couldn't get the monitor working in X. It runs text fine but can't handle graphics. Could it be something in the /etc/X11/XF86Config file? I didn't really bother trying to fix it because it do it all the changes with SSH, but it would be handy to have the X option.

I am using an integreated Intel graphics card.

thanks
hamish
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:48 PM   #8
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the XF86Config file has all config options for X, if it won't load the problem is definetly in that file.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:49 PM   #9
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wow, thanks guys these where a few fast and useful replies,

thanks!!!!!
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:53 PM   #10
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that is what linux is all about, dude -- Community spirit!!

Wouldn't get this support with windows!! hehe

Hamish
 
  


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