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    speedbird1300 NNTP User

    Default Where do I start?

    I've foolishly bought an HP netbook with SUSE 10 installed. It took 3 hours of tapping to get the machine to find my home network but somehow it is working and i can get onto the web. I need Skype and have downloaded the relevant software but it wont install, after loads of searching i found a page on here which says what i will need before installing skype. It says.

    zypper install libqt4 libqt-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2

    What the hell is that all about? where do i get them? how do i install them? If it is code, where again do i put it? I'm sorry to sound so hacked off but i cant believe something could be this difficult. Any help please?
    Mike

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    Default Re: Where do I start?

    Just open a terminal (found under System in the application menu) and then do su at the prompt (it will ask for your root password) and then copy and paste the above. Zypper will then install those items.

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    speedbird1300 NNTP User

    Default Re: Where do I start?

    Thanks for that however the first 3 could not be found and the 4th was already installed. Do i have to down load these from somewhere?

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    Default Re: Where do I start?

    Try adding this repo and try again

    Index of /repositories/KDE:/Qt/openSUSE_11.1
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    Default Re: Where do I start?

    speedbird1300 adjusted his/her tinfoil beanie to write:

    >
    > I've foolishly bought an HP netbook with SUSE 10 installed. It took 3
    > hours of tapping to get the machine to find my home network but
    > somehow it is working and i can get onto the web. I need Skype and
    > have downloaded the relevant software but it wont install, after loads
    > of searching i found a page on here which says what i will need before
    > installing skype. It says.
    >
    > zypper install libqt4 libqt-x11 libqt4-dbus-1 libsigc++2
    >
    > What the hell is that all about? where do i get them? how do i install
    > them? If it is code, where again do i put it? I'm sorry to sound so
    > hacked off but i cant believe something could be this difficult. Any
    > help please?
    > Mike
    >
    >


    Are you sure that it is SuSE 10?

    If so then I would personally think about installing a newer version.

    10 is too old now and no longer supported so to save the hassle of
    having to get all the software by hand it would be easier.

    zypper was not in that version.

    HTH

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    Mark

    Nil illegitimi carborundum


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    speedbird1300 NNTP User

    Default Re: Where do I start?

    Mark,
    Thanks for that, Yes i think i have 10.3 as i have a sticker on the netbook saying 10. as for going to 11 i really don't know about that as i know absolutley nothing with a capital N about this OS.
    There does appear to be a particular shortage of step by step instructions on this subject.

    caf4926 thanks for your bit as well but what does that mean exactly?

    Any more ideas will be welcomed, thank you.

    Mike

    PS remember i do not have a cd rom drive.

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    Default Re: Where do I start?

    In case you have not used Linux before, you could also read up on some openSUSE Linux basic concepts: http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts

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    Default Re: Where do I start?

    If you are using 10.3 then this is th repo
    Index of /repositories/KDE:/Qt/openSUSE_10.3

    Software Repos

    add by url method
    Just assign any name you like to it
    finish
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    speedbird1300 NNTP User

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    Thanks again Caf4926 but i have already been there and have no clue what to do next. I have looked at all the stuff in there and there is not anything the same as what i need. There are some similar but not the same.

    Also what does
    "Software Repos

    add by url method
    Just assign any name you like to it
    finish"

    Mean?

    Do you know what the size of suse 11 is as i might be able to download it and put it on a USB key and install from there.

    Thanks for your help and don't give up yet....please

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    Default Re: Where do I start?

    First, you probably do NOT have openSUSE 10.3..

    you MOST likely have SUSE 10, which IS SUPPORTED, and current...an up
    to date and STABLE *commercial*, enterprise quality Operating System..

    DO NOT REPEAT *DO NOT* install openSUSE 11.anything over the top
    of it trying to get "a better" system..

    instead, recognize you are in the wrong forum...you are in the
    openSUSE forum, you need to be in the commercial side of Novell
    <http://forums.novell.com/> where, i think you will find the help you
    seek..

    and, LOTs of step by steps leading to pure happiness!!

    welcome to the world of Linux.

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