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Old 12-19-2003, 11:34 AM   #1
KarlT
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Problems setting up SuSE 9 installation HELP!


Attempted install of SuSE 9.0 last nite (after partitioning of C drive with Partition Magic) and I ran into a number of problems:

1. I cannot get the modem to work. During final installation, it asks if I want to test modem. I said yes (don't know what is supposed to happen here), and test fails. When installation was complete, and I tried to set it up in YaST the modem has been recognized (USR external serial connected), altho I can enter phone number, userID, and password, there does not seem to be anyway to setup TCP/IP stuff (DNS numbers) and when I click on plug in lower right corner of KDE screen which has red circle on it, it informs me that there is a "malformed . . . " in something or other. How do I set this up?

2. Mozilla is supposed to be on one of the disks, but I'll can't find it. How do you do a "find" in Linux?

3. Despite my best efforts during setup, the video resolution defaulted to 1024 x 768. This is much too small for the 15" monitor I am using on the test computer. When I finally got back to YaST, and attempted to set it to 800 x 600, the only way I could do it was by unchecking the 1024 x 768, so that the highest resolution checked was 800 x 600. It then informed me that there might be problems if I went with this and did I want to test it? I clicked test, and the screen went blank and when it recovered, the mouse was frozen. I rebooted and the mouse was still frozen. I finally got out of it by using the down arrow to go to shut down. What's going on here? I need 800 x 600. Video card on that computer is ATI Radeon 9000 which is supposed to work OK. Am presently starting from scratch with new installation. And now after new installation, something is wrong with the geometry of the screen display and I cannot see how to get at the video card geometry controls to adjust them; the display in Linux is too short and the edges are bent in, yet if I mess with them, they will be out of whack for Windows which is still fine. HOW DO I ACCESS the geometry controls in this version of Linux??? Can't seem to get there from SAX2. This did not happen after first installation. Is there anyway to get at the geometry controls, or do I have to reformat that partition and start still again? The reinstallation definitely did not go as well as the first virgin one.

4. Mozilla is supposed to be on one of the disks, but I never could find it to install it. How do you search a disk for stuff - there does not seem to either a "find" function overall or an effective "explore" in the file menu for the CD. What am I doing wrong?

5. Are there such things as scandisk and defrag equivalents?

6. Mozilla Firebird site says to download, unzip linux with gzip and install to a folder. Where is gzip? How do you create a folder, and where do you put it? (of course, I have to get the video and modem to work, or the rest doesn't matter :-( .

Any insight on all this would be tremendously appreciated.

Thank you

KarlT
 
Old 12-19-2003, 12:17 PM   #2
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Answer:

1. I never Install Suse 9, but I believed the all distribution has a quick installation and detected all the hardware or component in your system.
I am not sure how to solve this problem. please ask around


2. using find
find [directory you want to search] [options] [file]

example:
find /usr -iname mozilla*

3. Do you know what resolution that ATI Reardon 9000 support?
Make sure that you pick a right driver. It seems that your problem already occur before you perform a test.

Let me play a while with my SuSe 9
 
Old 12-19-2003, 05:18 PM   #3
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you can mozilla off there website at mozilla.org
 
Old 12-19-2003, 05:23 PM   #4
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what do you mean by that alexr186 ?
 
Old 12-19-2003, 09:50 PM   #5
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was gnome installed when you installed suse? i know in 8.2, that i had to go back and install gnome, which gave me mozilla, galeon and some other web stuff, cause by default, suse only installs KDE... in Yast, go to the "install/remove" programs as root, and you should be able to tell there if gnome is installed...if it's not, you can install it from there by checking the gnome box and accepting...it will prompt you which cd you need to put in, and load it for you. i ended up installing everything, which made life easier...
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:45 AM   #6
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Sorry about the modem & video, but this should solve your package hell in SuSE 9--

Use the install tool to FIND out wether or not stuff is installed, it is Control Center > YAST2 Modules > Software > Install & Remove Software. Through this tool, you can browse whether or not the package is installed by Browse Category or do Simple Search. When you see what you like, select it, click accept/install and it wiil ask you for the CDs you purchased.

Me, I did the FTP install, so cool shit - it actually goes out to the net and downloads and installs the packages then and there. This is THE tool for your SuSE 9 software installations, it will also bring in the necessesary dependencies if you say OK.

If there is something else you have downloaded from the net that doesn't come with SuSE 9, but has dependencies, check for them here first, or you will be scouring the web to satisfy a whole tree of dependencies that might already be availabile on given CD or FTP.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 06:18 PM   #7
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Thank you about the FTP, I'll do it. Went back into YaST, and got video and modem to work and also installed Mozilla from there. Have not looked for gnome yet; still struggling with KDE :-) Problem is, Mozilla works fine, BUT, the only way I can run it, is by opening "run" on the KDE desktop and typing Mozilla in. Is there someway to put an icon on the desktop to access it (in Win terminology, a shortcut)? Karl
 
Old 12-20-2003, 07:43 PM   #8
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If you want to add a desktop shortcut to Mozilla in KDE "a la Windows":

Find the program you want in the file browser, Konqueror. Select it and drag it out to the desktop and drop it. When you drop it, a little menu should pop up. Select "Link Here". You should end up with a little gear icon on the desktop.

You probably don't want a bunch of little gears on your desktop though. If you right click on the program in Konqueror and select "Edit File Type...", on the "General" tab you can pick a different icon. Just click on the existing icon and you'll get a dialog box to change the icon.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 08:07 PM   #9
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Thank you, I'll try it. Karl
 
  


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