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Ok, lets try this one.
I have downloaded star office and i have the bin file, i have taken ownership as root, i think i made it an exacuteable -with directions i obtained from another news group-, but how do i run it?
and what is an X server?
i am getting a : cannot connect to X server when i try to run the so file.
perhaps i am doing it all wrong?
red hat 7.1 console and the file name is so-5_2-ga-bin-linux-en.bin
is there an easier way through the GUI?
Some other issues with Star Office install - the installation MUST be run from a terminal window in the GUI. Given Linux architecture, you should think about how you want to install this - network install or individual. If you are the only one who accesses your machine, then installing under your user name is fine. However, if you might share the machine with family members who may have their own logins, best to install network version as root, then the abbreviated install for each user - this minimizes the disk space used by this monster. Otherwise you could end up with a couple hundred meg being used up by each user installation. Don't forget the database program that more or less goes with it (adabas).
I had problems running the large .bin installation file. It would start and then ask for the location of a file that is supposedly included within the big .bin file. After several tries, I ended up downloading the set of files (each about 15 meg), storing them in a single directory, then starting the first. Installed like a charm.
Ok I downloaded star office also. Had to download it as root because it would not save anywhere.(oh somewhere u will surely guess--i'm so new!) Ok got it to the root temp. Duh I had no clue ok. Ok could not get it to open. so tried right clicking on properties. Change it to owner as my name and user as my name . Then made a new directory which somehow i called user. And put it there. Do you suppose I have 3 of these in every users files?? I have 3 users on here. Ok still couldn't get it to install. After about 3 days at looking at this lugnut looking thing i got really mad and started clicking on it. Would u believe the durn thing opened just like in windows! Ok someone tell me do I have 3 complete programs on each user. I would not like this hehe. Oh my gosh I am having fun but who knows what I am doing... I do not.
You want to install it as a "network installation". What that does is install the main files once, then each user does their abbreviated install that sets up their "personal space", and everyone uses the same programs.
If you've already done full installs for each, too late!
There was an installation document I believe on the Sun website that discussed how to do multiple users with just one copy of the program files installed.
Re: saving files, make sure that any directory you try to download to is owned by your username or at least has write privs. I've seen this before, for example, opening a terminal window, using su to become root and then creating a directory. That directory has root privileges, not your user privs. If you plan to use a directory for download, make sure your user has write privileges for the directory you're trying to save to or owns the directory.