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Old 08-09-2006, 05:38 PM   #1
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Trying to install program; it's a .run file?

I'm familiar enough with RPM, TAR, and Gunzip files, but recently I downloaded a program that I want to install, and the file suffix is ".run"

And since I'm asking questions..... I can't seem to get Adobe Reader to work with SuSe 10. I had Mandriva previously and had no problems with PDF files. Now that I'm using SuSe, all the PDF files I try to open show nothing more than a blank screen.

Old 08-09-2006, 05:54 PM   #2
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The general way is sh ./ in the directory containing the .run file. For the PDF files I would suggest installing kpdf it works well.


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