SuSE 10.1 Final
For those of you who are following my SuSE Linux exploits, I appologize for the slowness on this latest version. I do have other work to do ... annndd ... I have hit one of those time periods that I actually have some customers for my fledgling 'Puter business.
Allllrighty now. Got side tracked and this install is late. I am going to make this, SuSE 10.1, my main system now. As mentioned in the other write-ups I had made 10.0 my main system and was loading up version 10.1 inside VMware 5.5. Well, now I am going to kill the 10.0 system and make 10.1 it.
This all lines up properly in FireFox. As I've stated in other places, I'm using CSS in these documents and M$ doesn't obey the rules. Sometimes, Netscape doesn't either. I guess I should make it clear that the version of M$ I'm having problems with is version 5. Perhaps version 6 or 7 of M$ IE will work correctly.
Preparing for Final
Today is 24 Jun 06. The Final was released weeks ago.
System Hardware Info:
Networking - Samba - VMware - USB Mouse - Zip Drive - Floppy
Size Date Name
I was able to create the CD's and they all passed the MD5SUMS check. Now then, I don't like disk swapping so I am going to create my own DVD. This is done through using a script created by Houghi. Making a DVD from CDs I have used it and it works as long as you have all the correct versions and none of the CDs have any problems.
Once again I am going to try an Update. I have almost everything that I want set up in version 10.0 and I really don't want to have to do it again. Unless I really have to. I've read good and bad on the Net concerning this latest version. Also good and bad on updating versus new install. I've had problems both ways. So... we'll try the Update first.
At boot-up you get a choice of what to do and one of them is Installation. After that choice you get to select your language. (USB mouse still working!!) I naturally selected English. The next item is a media check and I suggest you do it it you created your own CDs or DVD.
After the Media Check we get a license screen and in order to continue you must agree to the terms. Makes sense.
Finally we get to Installation Mode. Here is where you decide on Update or New Install. I chose Update. I did not choose 'Included Add-on Products' cause I have all or most of them already... and I did not make the extra disk. After clicking on next it checks the system and you are presented with a screen that lists the Linux system already installed. Click on Next.
Now we get an Installation Settings screen. Annnnd here we get in Red print, that
some settings could not be resolved, Manual Intervention required. This was in the Packages section. Investigation
shows that it is once more something that I don't even use. lirc, which is 'Tools for Infared Receivers'.
All I had to do was unlock it. Then it complained about libxine. I kept it. Also kept Mplayer but let it
redo gqview. Then it was happy.
Well, I am going to be updated to PHP version 5 whether I want to or not. Most of the deleted files had php4 in the name.Top
At first nothing looked different. This is a problem sometimes with just doing an update. It looks like nothing changes. How-some-ever ... things did change. VMware and my local network do not work correctly. See further below.
I like the new login screen. Blue is my favorite color and it looks good too. There are two items down at the bottom of the login screen. One is System button and the other is Type. I clicked on session type and was presented with some choices. KDE was one of them and I clicked on it. I then tried to sign in and it was successful. You do not have to select the Type on every login. It uses the previous selection. The Values or choices are:
We all have our ways of doing things and I have mine. I re-installed my .alias, .function and .xintrc so that I can operate my way. Just some little short cuts to the long arguments for ls and others.
I also like nedit. They don't include it anymore but I have my own copy that I install on every new release. So far it has continued to work.
10.1 Final - Since this was an Update the conviences did not have to be re-loaded. They stayed.
Does work at Installation Screen.... hurray. If you have read my previous write-ups you will know that this has been an up and down item.Top
My problem with Networking was viewing my Web Pages locally. This seems to be the most aggravating item in each update. For some reason I keep losing the localness. Must be that some config files get replaced and not just updated during the conversion. I'll have to check.
Well, it took a while but I finally found the fix. I was correct in stating that it was something in a config file. Actually it was something missing in a config file. On the SuSE Forum is where the answer was found. User Lytse Flap suggested putting "Include /etc/apache2/mod_userdir.conf" in the httpd.conf file. I did and it fixed my problem. Why wasn't it included in the first place???Top
Yeah!! Worked just fine.Top
FireFox and Thunderbird still worked fine. Well, almost. I had some trouble with Adobe acroread. In Firefox I kept getting blank pages when I tried to display a PDF file. Final result was that I had to put a link to nppdf.so in my $HOME/.mozilla/plugins dir and also make sure that acroread was in my executable path.Top
This may be part of my local Network problem. I can not run my Web Pages locally on my machine. In this version of SuSE, PHP has been changed from version 4 to version 5.Top
I have not performed a full compile ... yet.Top
Had to re-config and this time only needed to do:
Yep. This worked right off.Top
Not running yet.
Nope. Could not launch. Probably will have to re-install. Yep. That's what it was. I had to re-install it. Now it works fine. Good piece of software. can be found at: Qps - Visual Process ManagerTop
Yep, so far it works. Come with SuSE.Top
Nope doesn't work. I will have to find out what is missing. GtkZip was not
loaded and the old one was removed!! After getting that reloaded I still could not access my Zip Drive.
Finally had to change the fstab entry from:
And for some reason it doesn't setup the sda4. I must go to root and perform
the following each boot:
From Linux Magazine - SMART
Boy am I late! They even have info out in the mags and I still have not gotten everyting done. Got the important stuff though, cause I am using it and I am using Win2K via VMware to write this using Homesite. But I think that even Jason's article is late. Mainly due to the writing, printing, delivery time to the readers.
His claim that the ZenWorks didn't work right may have been correct at the
time but now it apparently works. Whilst trying to setup SMART I added these Installation Sources:
Now then, there are some files that must be brought down in order to get the SMART
Package Manager installed and working. They are:
After going into root I fired off the first one and found that I need to add two
more pieces of software: rpm-python and python-elementtree. These were
added and then I started writing this. I will now continue with the other three. Well, it failed on the very next
one, the addons. I got:
Waiting for 10.2