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Old 05-10-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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Installing


I've just begun to use linux as i was getting tired of microsoft and decided to try something new. I downloaded the SUSE 10.0 linux and decided to try it out. to my suprise, it is suprisingly easy to use and seems very useful. but, i am having a bit of trouble with parts of it. the most trouble i seem to be having is installing stuff. whether its .rpm ot .tars. Ive read through the FAQS and couldnt really get anywhere. For .rpms, i get a installation source not refreshed. usually, i click ok and continue on. yet, another error states ERROR(InstTarget:E_RpmDB_subprocess_failed). Or, sometimes, other errors. I googled that and tried the rebuilddb and it didnt seem to help. hoping someone could help me with this as i cant install any .rpms.

also for .tars, im not able to make the file. i unpack it and ./configure it, says its ok. yet when i go to make it, errors pop up. an example is this:

georgel12@linux:~/libmpeg3-1.6> ./configure
Configured successfully. Type 'make' to build it.
georgel12@linux:~/libmpeg3-1.6> make
gcc -c `cat x86_64/c_flags` audio/ac3.c -o x86_64/audio/ac3.o
/bin/sh: gcc: command not found
make: *** [x86_64/audio/ac3.o] Error 127
georgel12@linux:~/libmpeg3-1.6>

hoping someone can help me with this. thanks in advance

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Old 05-10-2006, 10:13 PM   #2
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You'll need to post some errors verbatim (especially the make stuff) in order to get much help here.
 
Old 05-10-2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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To refresh your installation sources, you need to start YAST -> Software -> Installation Source -> select a repository -> Edit -> Refresh. As for installing rpms, individual rpms can be problematic because of missing dependencies. If you have probelms post them here and remember to include exact details of the problem and any steps you may have tried when attempting to resolve the problem.
 
Old 05-11-2006, 01:39 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by georgel12
/bin/sh: gcc: command not found
Looks like you need to install GCC.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 10:15 PM   #5
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thanks for the responses, but since 10.1 was released, i reinstalled it all. For the most part now, i've learned how to install tars and rpm's and how to fix errors. but i cant seem to install this one for some reason.
I'm trying to install wxGTK but after trying ./configure --with-gtk, i get this error:

checking for strcasecmp() in string.h... no
checking for strcasecmp() in strings.h... no
configure: error: No case-insensitive string comparison function found.

not being able to install the tar, i tried the rpm. now i get this error from it:

Installing wxGTK-2.6.1.0-4.x86_64[Local packages]
There are no installable providers of libexpat.so.0()(64bit) for wxGTK-2.6.1.0-4.x86_64[Local packages]

hoping someone could help me with one of these two, rom or tar, so i can get it running. thanks

Last edited by georgel12; 05-12-2006 at 10:20 PM.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 01:07 PM   #6
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could someone help?
 
Old 05-14-2006, 01:13 PM   #7
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could someone help?
Install wxgtk using yast since its available in the Suse repos.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 04:00 PM   #8
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yea, i did use yast. i get the There are no installable providers error
 
Old 05-15-2006, 02:47 AM   #9
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Do you have all the Suse repos configured (and refreshed)? It seems like there is a problem with the expat package.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 03:18 PM   #10
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could you elaborate on that? not too sure what the repos are.
 
Old 05-15-2006, 03:35 PM   #11
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wxGTK is available in rpm format in the Suse installation sources (aka repositories or repos for short). So what I am asking is that did you try to install wxGTK using the package manager in YAST?
 
Old 05-15-2006, 05:11 PM   #12
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oh, didnt know about that. finally got it working. thanks for the help. i think i have one last question haha. i have a creative onboard sound card. the sound wasnt installed when i installed suse so i followed directions and got alsa. i try alsoconf as root and follow the directions there to see no supported pnp or pci card found.
heres my lspci:

00:00.0 Memory controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 Memory Controller (rev a3)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 ISA Bridge (rev a3)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation CK804 SMBus (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation CK804 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 IDE (rev f2)
00:07.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation CK804 Serial ATA Controller (rev f3)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0d.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation CK804 PCIE Bridge (rev a3)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTra nsport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Con troller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscella neous Control
01:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. IEEE 1394 Host Controller ( rev 46)
01:0d.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy LS
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV40 [GeForce 6800 Ultra/G eForce 6800 GT] (rev a2)

hopefully, this will be my last problem for a while. thanks for all the help so far
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:33 PM   #13
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well, after messing around a little, i got alsaconf to find my card and it played the test sound and it worked. only problem is, when i go play a video file or mp3, there is no sound. so basically, the only sound is played from alsaconf testing. maybe i just need to set up gstreamer or something... not too sure. any help us greatly appreciated
 
Old 05-15-2006, 07:49 PM   #14
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nevermind, fixed it. thanks for all the help.. i guess
 
Old 05-16-2006, 05:06 AM   #15
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nevermind, fixed it. thanks for all the help.. i guess
How did you fix it? Its important that you post back detailed info about how you resolved you problem, so that it helps others who may be facing similar problems.
 
  


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