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Old 10-16-2008, 04:54 AM   #1
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OpenSuse Text Editor


Hey everyone,

What is the name of a text editor that comes by default with OpenSuse?

I tried pico, nano, both result command not found.

Typing 'edit' gives me VIM, but I am not comfortable with VIM. Is there anything more like nano or pico?

Thanks for your help
Greenie
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:20 AM   #2
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Try kwrite for some files you need root privileges to run kwrite
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:34 AM   #3
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OpenSUSE probably has packages for nano and/or pico..
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:44 AM   #4
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OpenSUSE probably has packages for nano and/or pico..
would you happen to know the command for installing packages? Sorry I am used to Ubuntu where I would use apt-get install <blah>

Or even in Fedora I would use yum, so I need to learn what the package manager command is in OpenSuse?
 
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:46 AM   #5
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To be honest, I would just go and read the documentation (and no, I don't know)..
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:46 AM   #6
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yast will help you install the packages you need....
 
Old 10-16-2008, 05:52 AM   #7
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yast will help you install the packages you need....
Yeah, I typed in Yast and I was presented with a blue screen divided into quadrants. I selected update package information but that resulted in an error.

I checked if I could PING across my network, which I can so I know the network is up (eth0).

So Yast is not working for me. I was kind of hoping for a nice simple command line based package command like apt-get or yum. That would sure make life easier.
 
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:54 AM   #8
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Try kwrite for some files you need root privileges to run kwrite
Isn't Kwrite going to need and Xserver and KDE to be running?

At the moment my Xserver is playing up, it does not like my ATI video card in my Notebook computer, I managed to VIM the xorg log file and noticed that Xserver is not recognising the model of my video card, it does recognise its an ATI card, but it does not recognise the particular model, so now it just gives a black screen.
 
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Old 10-16-2008, 05:55 AM   #9
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To be honest, I would just go and read the documentation (and no, I don't know)..
I would read the documentation too, if I could find the documentation. Do you know where I can find it?

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Old 10-16-2008, 06:05 AM   #10
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Tried using the command 'zypper' which looks promising, however there are no repos configured for it by default (which is a bit silly not to have the basic OpenSuse repos configured by default). So now I have to discover the URI's for the repos and add them manually using:

Code:
zypper repoadd [URI]
annoying! grrrrr

Edit: turns out there are some repos configured, but the computer never bothers to refer to the remote repo server to check if the package is available. Even though the network is up and working.

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Old 10-16-2008, 06:07 AM   #11
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You can install packages using zypper e.g.
Code:
#zypper install nano
Did you run yast from the cli because when run from a gui, it presents you with a gui that you can use for various admin tasks including installing software.
 
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:40 AM   #12
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You can install packages using zypper e.g.
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#zypper install nano
Did you run yast from the cli because when run from a gui, it presents you with a gui that you can use for various admin tasks including installing software.
Yep, I ran yast from the cli. Because Xserver is not working properly (blank screen).

When I run yast from the CLI, I am presented with a blue screen and a menu. If I select "Software" from the menu, I am then presented with a blue screen divided into four nearly empty quadrants.
 
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I would read the documentation too, if I could find the documentation. Do you know where I can find it?
OpenSUSE's website maybe?
 
Old 10-16-2008, 07:53 AM   #14
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OpenSUSE's website maybe?
Actually its here

but the average user trying linux for their time would not have found it so easy. Lucky I had some idea of what I was looking for.

I know, I know self help blah blah, but the helpful linux community is really what separates Linux from Windows (both O/S have their shortfalls).
 
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Old 10-16-2008, 09:35 AM   #15
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Isn't Kwrite going to need and Xserver and KDE to be running?

At the moment my Xserver is playing up, it does not like my ATI video card in my Notebook computer, I managed to VIM the xorg log file and noticed that Xserver is not recognising the model of my video card, it does recognise its an ATI card, but it does not recognise the particular model, so now it just gives a black screen.
You can run kwrite from the CLI, but you can also use EDIT
EDIT if I use it than I use from the command line to my knowledge EDIT is not depending on the
Xserver
You can also run yast or zypper from the command line and install a other editor if you wish

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