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    Default Unable to install applications

    I have installed SUSE 11.1 onto an HP nx6320. The install went ok, rebooted etc, it was all good.

    I installed Opera web browser without any issues and then downloaded Adobe Acrobat reader (Linux version for HP)and AVG antivirus for Linux. When running the .sbin to install AVG, it states an error occured, nothing further but the app has not installed.

    I have attempted to follow the process as advised in the readme file (it advises to chmod +x avg85flx etc, then change directory to the file and run ./install.sh) but when trying to chmod, an error messages states
    no such file or directory. However, I can navigate to the folder and see the file.

    When running Acrobat, it seems to install ok, there are no error messages, but when attempting to find it, its not there.

    When navigating to where the installer states the default location is (/home/myname), again its not there.

    I have done the install of both apps as a user and also su, with the same results, the apps are not installed.

    Aside, I'm also unable to open Network Manager but thats another post.

    Can anyone advise ? Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Unable to install applications

    Installing Anti-Virus is pretty much a waste of time and as with Adobe there are pre-compiled packages in the repo's or on the dvd.

    Ideally you should be connected to the internet (if your wireless is not working currently, can hard wire?)
    The via YaST - Software Management search for acroread and antivir

    There is more than one choice of anti-virus.

    The networkmanager applet is in the systray - Only problem is we don't know if you are using kde or gnome?
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    > Can anyone advise ?

    -welcome-

    advice1: stop trying to install the Redmond Way..
    instead use the excellent tools YaST and/or zypper..

    advice2: AV usually not required..leave it to last..
    (i've run Linux most of 10 years and never needed it, yet..)

    either of those will install *and* place the new application in the
    menu system (no hunting in your /home required...for one, because they
    are not *in* home...or shouldn't be)

    read some initial info: http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts
    that explains some of the differences between the OS ways you are
    trying to use and here....pay particular attention to the section on
    package management, and words and LINKS there on YaST (GUI) and zypper
    (CLI, command line interface)..

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    Default Re: Unable to install applications

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbadexample View Post
    I have installed SUSE 11.1 onto an HP nx6320. The install went ok, rebooted etc, it was all good.

    I installed Opera web browser without any issues and then downloaded Adobe Acrobat reader (Linux version for HP)and AVG antivirus for Linux.
    Reference Adobe Acrobat reader, as was already noted by caf4926, you are far better off installing an rpm packaged version from the Non-OSS or even better from the openSUSE-11.1 Update repository. Those two should already be setup on your 11.1, and you simply need to go to YasT > Software > Software management, and change the "filter" to "search" and find acroread. I think acroread-8.1.3-51.6.i586.rpm is the version in OSS, and acroread-8.1.7-0.1.1.i586.rpm the most current version in openSUSE-11.1 update. There is no specific 64-bit version, but that 32-bit version should run on a 64-bit openSUSE.

    Reference antivirus software, just to re-inforce what was noted above, paying attention to security on Linux is a good idea, but the way to do it is NOT via anti-virus software. Typically the Linux users who install antivirus software on Linux, do so on Linux only for examining their MS-Windows for MS-Windows virus. They do not look for Linux virus. Relatively speaking, there are no Linux virus.

    But there are security risks to Linux. Ensure you keep your Linux firewall up. Ensure you follow the standard practise to ALWAYS log in as a regular user and ONLY use root/administrator permissions when absolutely necessary (ie changing configurations, installing software). If you decide to allow connections to your Linux PC via ssh/sftp/vnc, then pay attention to the ports you need to open in your firewall, and consider and implement some security measures there.

    There are 'bots constantly "patrolling" the web, looking for Linux PCs to hack into via port#22, with brute force attacks on user names and passwords taking place constantly. I was logging over 100 hack attempts/day on my PC's port#22, until I finally remapped my open ssh port to a higher number.

    And finally, note Linux PCs are just as vulnerable to some phishing attacks, as Windows/Mac. ie someone can still trick you to giving up your bank password or credit card #, by taking you to a fake site that looks like a real web site.

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    Default Re: Unable to install applications

    Thank you caf4926, palladium and oldpcu.

    "stop trying to install the Redmond Way", I like that.

    Cheers

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    palladium NNTP User

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    > "stop trying to install the Redmond Way", I like that.

    -welcome-

    i know learning Linux is frustrating (you think i began here?), but it
    is worth it (as you will see, eventually)..

    when the frustration begins to climb i'd suggest you read through
    this: _Linux is Not Windows_ http://tinyurl.com/8b9s6

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