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Old 01-03-2006, 09:20 PM   #1
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LYNX Browser for Suse 9.3


I have LYNX Text web browser installed on Suse 9.3 but can't seem to find the executable file to run it. I want to make a Menu Link for it but have not used this in awhile and forgot how. I used YAST and installed from the disk.
 
Old 01-03-2006, 11:02 PM   #2
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just type lynx from the terminal It's at /usr/bin/lynx.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 08:50 AM   #3
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It won't work like that for me. If I put it in the Command prompt nothing happens, and if I enter it in Konsole it gives me a Lynx help page. I feel like the executable is elsewhere but can't find it.

I have looked around the Lynx site but the question is to basic evidently.
 
Old 01-04-2006, 11:12 PM   #4
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Not to state the obvious, but you have checked YaST to make sure it's installed?? Have you done a locate?? You might want to check these two files.

/usr/share/doc/packages/lynx/PROBLEMS
/usr/share/doc/packages/lynx/README
 
Old 01-05-2006, 08:54 AM   #5
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Yes it appears to be installed. I had put in 2 disks during the install through Yast. Today I went to yast and did online update and Lynx came up as one of the items available for update.

I not sure what the "locate" you refer to is. Is that a normal search for files?

Anyway I see the files you refer to but they assume you have it running and the problems that you have are after that. Nowhere does it give the simple information on how to run it.

If I type /usr/bin/lynx in the command prompt it just disappears with nothing else happening.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 09:07 AM   #6
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To run Lynx (or Links) I type in
Code:
lynx www.example.com
or
Code:
links www.example.com
(where www.example.com is the url you are trying to get to). I then hit enter and start browsing.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 09:33 AM   #7
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lynx www.example.com
I have been trying this and the prompt disappears with no result or Error message.

Quote:
links www.example.com
This gives an error.

Maybe it's not installed but it sure seems like it from what I see in the files and after the hoops Yast jumped through.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 09:46 AM   #8
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Are you typing the command into a console or the Run Program menu option? And are you running it as a user or as root?

The lynx command should be run in a console/terminal as the user.

Links is similar to lynx, it's an alternative text browser. As is w3m.
 
Old 01-05-2006, 09:47 AM   #9
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I am using Suse 10.0 64 bit.
I have just tried:
lynx www.suse.de
lynx www.spiegel.de
lynx www.winboard.org

All sides are working.
 
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The lynx command should be run in a console/terminal as the user.
Now I have it! Thanks so much for the patience of those that helped.
 
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