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Old 06-07-2005, 05:00 PM   #1
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Angry Updating suse 9.3 I can't do it can you?

Hi a proper newbie ere
I have downloaded suse 9.3 (6 Disks worth) and made cds, I have installed suse(looking good).
It don't look like the DVD live Version though, Thats why I got it.
I persume that I have to update it and install the packages online? Well tryed that and have to log in? I made log ins on suse site and norvell site and still no joy can't log in. ( i have made a couple of accounts and still can't log in)
Cant update or add packages, Online.

If anyone can help me solve this it would be so helpful.
I am using KDE 3.2 if that is any help
Old 06-08-2005, 10:56 AM   #2
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I would assume that you are using YaST to do online updates. For online updates, you don't need to login anywhere. SuSE ftp sites don't require a login. You can do this in Yast 2 ways:
1. Do an online update, choose site close to you and select what you want to update or
2. Add a SuSE ftp site as an online source in Yast and then go to add/remove software - here you can install all the packages that you want.

Hope this helps
Old 07-08-2005, 04:35 AM   #3
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Suse 9.3

I have Suse 9.3 Pro and I can't seem to update it, always getting an error "Unable to connect to host" or something along them lines. I am running on a wlan and can connect to the lan acces the router and modem, but when i try to access pages it can sometimes be slow but generally OK, and i also can't login to Kopete. Am I being a complete noob or what? Had Suse 9.2 without wlan and could update that through same router with cat5.
Old 07-08-2005, 09:46 AM   #4
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I've updated several machines with 9.3 and no problems. Perhaps the mirror your hitting is just too busy, or down right now?
Old 07-17-2005, 08:55 PM   #5
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Re; SuSe 9.3 Pro Updates

SuSe has SuSe Watch which can alert you of all updates. Or, you can open Yast and do your update but make sure you have a server selected from the mirrors provided within Yast. Its a drop down menu for selecting the servers so if one is busy select another one.


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