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Old 10-15-2004, 04:55 AM   #1
Mystical Itachi
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Question SUSE 9.1 Personal Updates....

Aight i got the SUSE 9.1 Personal right, well i was browsing the SUSE site looking at the downloads and just saw they have a HUGE **** load of updates or patches blah blah...i mean is enourmous..anyways is there a way i can download all those patches real quick? like one big file?? or a FTP that has all the file's in one folder???

So i can set the FTP to download em all??

Plus i can set SUSE to install all them updates automatically by choosing a location right?? or do i have to install all those patches 1 by 1??

Changing subject....

In the Login Manager there is a area that says:

GUI Style
Color Scheme

It has a bunch of options like KDE, NET, PLASTIK blah blah, i changed it a couple times and i dont see anything diferent, even if i log off/on again, what is that for??

Also what is a good place to get Splash Screens??

Thanks, and sorry for all the nooby questions....

PSS i cant go online with SUSE so i cant set SUSE to auto update =/ so thats not a option.
Old 10-15-2004, 05:10 AM   #2
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You can't go online with SuSE. Why not? Bit of problem then. Otherwise I would've directed you to so you could configure your system to use apt. Just to show you how easy it is to upgrade your machine in one easy hit, all you would have to enter on the command line when you've got it configured would be:-

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

Alternatively, there is a couple of easy GUIs (synaptic or kynaptic) that will do the job.

If you are really stuck, go to the UK mirror site on and navigate to the suse mirror. The web interface has an option to download entire directory trees as a tar file.

Any graphical stuff you need (like splash screens etc.) go to

Hope that helps.
Old 10-15-2004, 05:17 AM   #3
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Thanks for the links...hope some one eles tell me other way of updating lol
Old 10-15-2004, 06:39 AM   #4
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BTW should i get all SUSE 9.1 updates before updating to KDE 3.3.1 ??

Or i can get KDE3.3 and then later on apply the SUSE 9.1 Patches??
Old 10-15-2004, 03:35 PM   #5
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I ran the auto update and -yes- it took a long time (mostly because of the kernel update) but SUSE has made patch/updates to Linux much easier than it used to be.


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