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Old 06-18-2008, 11:45 PM   #46
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try from a terminal

find /home -name wine*
 
Old 06-18-2008, 11:47 PM   #47
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Yes. Right after it it goes

:~>

And then the flashing line.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 12:03 AM   #48
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Although eventually we will resolve this problem, I think you would do yourself more justice by reviewing this site recommended by Takla: http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts
 
Old 06-19-2008, 12:24 AM   #49
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Somewhere under the edit menu or the tools menu, there is a preferences or options selection you can choose that will show you where you are downloading stuff to. I don't have version 2 on hand - I have 1.5 and now 3, so I can't tell you exactly where to look.

Other than that, tell us where you are getting the rpm from and I'll show you an alternative method (note rpm can take a url as it's file argument)
 
Old 06-19-2008, 12:55 AM   #50
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For firefox 2.0.0.14:

Edit -> Preferences -> Main Tab -> Always ask me where to save files.

Click this radio button.

Now from http://www.winehq.org/site/download
Download the Suse binary for wine.
It will ask the location where you need to save. give the location to save the file.
Go to the location where you downloaded the wine rpm.
Using rpm command described above many times now, install wine.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 01:11 AM   #51
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Here's a technique for finding a file that you think exists on your system, but you don't know where.

1. open an xterm (cmd line terminal) & change to the root user

su -
<enter root passwd when prompted>

2. Search whole file system for file x.rpm, discarding warning msgs

find / -name x.rpm -type f -print 2>/dev/null

this may take a while, but it'll search your whole system as root.

for all firefox rpm files try

find / -name 'firefox*.rpm' -type f -print 2>/dev/null

note the single quotes there
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:53 AM   #52
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I do not know if it happens in you,re case , when you try to install something with yast it will ask you for root
password it happens this dialog is behind the yast windows so you have to minimize yast windows to see the root
password intake if you do nothing it stays so for hours.


all the best
 
Old 06-19-2008, 06:06 AM   #53
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Page #4 and nobody has asked what the OP is trying to install, so...

What windows programs are you trying to install, Palindrom?

Generally it's a much better idea to install a linux port if available, or looking for an equivalent program for linux.


I've used Suse/Opensuse from 7.3 to 10.1, and with every version I was waiting for them to fix YAST as a package manager... It has some cool options, but it takes forever to do anything, and the dependency resolving isn't the best imaginable... The first thing I did back then was to install SMART or apt/synaptic as package install tool. - you should be able to get smart with:
$ sudo yum install smart
and then you start it either by typing 'smart' or - you'll probably find it in the menue.

Also consider that there are a couple of other newbie friendly (maybe more so) distributions out there, namely Ubuntu PCLOS, Mandriva. There's nothing wrong with just downloading a bunch of them, and trying them over a weekend.
Though, you should read up a little on the basics too. There should be some good linux-for-beginners books in your library.

Last edited by oskar; 06-19-2008 at 06:09 AM.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 08:26 AM   #54
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ronlau9: I minimized it like you said, then I checked it later and there was a little window that popped up with a white box for things that are supposed to be listed, or something I guess. But the box was empty and the top said "Error" with a little red sign with a white dash through it. That's it. No specifics what-so-ever.

oskar:

bash: $: command not found

bash: smart: command not found

Ok... I think there is something SERIOUSLY WRONG with my linux. :|
 
Old 06-19-2008, 09:28 AM   #55
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Quote:
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..Page #4 and nobody has asked what the OP is trying to install, so...
The question was asked on page 1, #3 by Galaxy_Stranger.
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@InfinitePalindrome - What are you trying to install with Yast?
 
Old 06-19-2008, 10:05 AM   #56
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Originally Posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI} View Post
The question was asked on page 1, #3 by Galaxy_Stranger.
My bad.
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bash: $: command not found

bash: smart: command not found

Ok... I think there is something SERIOUSLY WRONG with my linux. :|
You are not supposed to type '$'
it's just like C:\ in DOS, just to clarify that this should be typed in a shell, so if you see:
command
You just execute it as user.
If someone gives you a command like that:
# command
You should become root first, or just add "sudo" to the beginning of the command.

Again, what programs are you trying to install. Chances are there's a linux equivalent.

Last edited by oskar; 06-19-2008 at 11:42 AM.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 10:11 AM   #57
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Look tried Suse on my dvd stopped it after reading issues with internet and multimedia .... Sorry to say support is not that great that is why we use Ubuntu...

Suse is for a narrow set of computers... I personally cant use about 80% of the distro's on this laptop....

Before you commit to a linux distro its good to type in Google the type of computer you use and the look for problems other users have with your model....


Mine would be like so ACER LAPTOP 5520 PROBLEMS UBUNTU.. I get wireless is about the only problem and NVIDIA Drivers....


I also do checks on JUST ACER LAPTOPS PROBLEMS UBUNTU....Some problems are avoided others don't have solution yet....



Read on Suse forums they have 20 different posts on multimedia.....

I also got a bad copy of Ubuntu that drove me nuts for about a week...

Good Luck...

DO a little research goes a long way...

later
 
Old 06-19-2008, 11:21 AM   #58
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Look tried Suse on my dvd stopped it after reading issues with internet and multimedia .... Sorry to say support is not that great that is why we use Ubuntu...

Suse is for a narrow set of computers... I personally cant use about 80% of the distro's on this laptop....

Before you commit to a linux distro its good to type in Google the type of computer you use and the look for problems other users have with your model....


Mine would be like so ACER LAPTOP 5520 PROBLEMS UBUNTU.. I get wireless is about the only problem and NVIDIA Drivers....


I also do checks on JUST ACER LAPTOPS PROBLEMS UBUNTU....Some problems are avoided others don't have solution yet....



Read on Suse forums they have 20 different posts on multimedia.....

I also got a bad copy of Ubuntu that drove me nuts for about a week...

Good Luck...

DO a little research goes a long way...

later
You must have posted this in the wrong thread. It has nothing to do with this OPs problem.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 02:46 PM   #59
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Page #4 and nobody has asked what the OP is trying to install, so...

What windows programs are you trying to install, Palindrom?

Generally it's a much better idea to install a linux port if available, or looking for an equivalent program for linux.


I've used Suse/Opensuse from 7.3 to 10.1, and with every version I was waiting for them to fix YAST as a package manager... It has some cool options, but it takes forever to do anything, and the dependency resolving isn't the best imaginable... The first thing I did back then was to install SMART or apt/synaptic as package install tool. - you should be able to get smart with:
$ sudo yum install smart
and then you start it either by typing 'smart' or - you'll probably find it in the menue.

Also consider that there are a couple of other newbie friendly (maybe more so) distributions out there, namely Ubuntu PCLOS, Mandriva. There's nothing wrong with just downloading a bunch of them, and trying them over a weekend.
Though, you should read up a little on the basics too. There should be some good linux-for-beginners books in your library.
Yum is not in SuSE AFAIK, its only in Red Hat distros like fedora, SuSE uses zypper instead, or at least in 10.3
 
Old 06-19-2008, 06:41 PM   #60
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Yum is not in SuSE AFAIK, its only in Red Hat distros like fedora, SuSE uses zypper instead, or at least in 10.3
Zypper? Tell me more.
 
  


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