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Old 11-04-2004, 05:14 PM   #1
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Few questions (suse 9.1 pro)
When I try to install additional packages on suse 9.1 pro(I installed it with a ftp), it gives me this error. I need to fix it to install other things, can you please help me?

Full ftp url is:

Second question is, my desktop is at 1280x1048 or something, its way to big for my monitor, I need 1024x768, how do I do this?

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Old 11-05-2004, 08:14 AM   #2
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On the ftp problem: you may need to supply a user name and/or password for the server, in the URL. This can be done using ftp://user:password@host/path... (or, with some servers, if you enter ftp://user@host..., you will be prompted for further details). Type man ftp in the console for further details.

Changing the display resolution is simple (the following assumes you're using KDE): right-click on the desktop, select "Configure desktop" from the pop-up menu, and click on "Size and orientation". The panel will have a drop-down menu that allows you to select the size / resolution.


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Old 11-05-2004, 08:26 AM   #3
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On the FTP issue:
Usually those servers allow anonymous login. Did you select this option, when you configured the installation source?
It could be necessary to deactivate the CD source, too.
Maybe the server does not allow more connections, try again later/another server...

On the resolution:
There's a yast module to set up your monitor and graphics adapter. Alternatively you can try sax2 from console, but you need to change to init 3 first (press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to change to a console, login as root, type 'init 3', type 'sax2', set the new resolution, type 'init 5')


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