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    Default Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    I am running Lotus Notes on top of openSuSE since 10.3 and version 7 of Lotus Notes. The last packages provided by IBM (8.5 and 8.5.1) provide a smooth and easy way of installing it through rpm packages.

    Some issues had appear and I solved them (or lived with ), but this time I did a full fresh install of 11.2 64bits. I then install the brand new packages of Notes 8.5.1 and had the following problem : The Notes GUI wasn't able to display some elements of the interface (i.e. small view of calendar, search bar, popups, Notes basic settings in the properties etc...).

    Searching by big blue, I found out a solution for Ubuntu that I customized for openSuSE 11.2 64bits.

    Step one : Install Lotus Notes :
    Have a copy of the .tar package from IBM.
    untar it into a new directory.
    With YaST add the directory to the repositories
    Install all the packages provided (the ones with Symphony are really optional).
    i.e. :
    ibm_lotus_notes-nl1-8.5.1-20090929.1223.i586
    ibm_lotus_activities-8.5.1-20090929.1223.i586
    ibm_lotus_notes-8.5.1-20090929.1223.i586
    ibm_lotus_notes-core-fr-8.5.1-20090929.1223.i586
    ibm_lotus_activities-nl1-8.5.1-20090929.1223.i586
    ibm_lotus_sametime-8.5.1-20090929.1223.i586
    ibm_lotus_cae-8.5.1-20090929.1223.i586

    Once this step done, find out the "older versions" of :
    /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.nnnn.m
    /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.nnnn.m
    /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.nnnn.m
    /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.nnnn.m
    where 1400.4 <= nnnn.m <= 1800.1 you can find these libraries in the the openSuSE 11.1 repository (gtk2-32bits package)

    Copy the following files into the /opt/ibm/lotus/notes, with the following commands:
    $ cp /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0.nnnn.m /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
    $ cp /usr/lib/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.nnnn.m /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
    $ cp /usr/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.nnnn.m /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
    $ cp /usr/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.nnnn.m /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0

    where nnnn.m is the subversion you found on the openSuSE 11.1 (should be 1400.4)

    Then really check ALL these dependencies :
    IBM - Notes 8.5 - Required Linux packages and updates ( This is to have Notes not looking ugly...)

    Your Lotus Notes 8.5.1 (or even the 8.5) will work smoothly.
    Box: i7-2700K CPU@3.50GHz | 32GbRAM | 14Tb HDD | nVidia GTX 690 | openSuSE 12.2-64 | KDE 4.8.5
    Lap: Lenovo W510 i7 820QM | 8GbRAM | 500Gb SSD | nVidia Quadro FX 880M | openSuSE12.2-64 | KDE 4.8.5

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    tobi54 NNTP User

    Default Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    Same needed to apply with Lotus Notes 8.5.1 / Opensuse 32bit 11.2 clean install.
    (Now I'm using gtk2-2.16.1-3.4.i586.rpm from 11.2 repo - carrying version 1600.1 .)

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    hi, thanks for that discovery. it made my day!

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    Default Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

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    Toadster1969 NNTP User

    Default Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    Hi guys.

    I did the same as:

    "Same needed to apply with Lotus Notes 8.5.1 / Opensuse 32bit 11.2 clean install.
    (Now I'm using gtk2-2.16.1-3.4.i586.rpm from 11.2 repo - carrying version 1600.1 .)"

    and copied directly into the opt/ibm/lotus/notes, but still no joy for me. My GUI still doesn't show all the info on certain selections. As a matter of fact, even the "old" files weren't in the /opt folder. Perhaps I'll get another fresh D-load and then try another install.

    Thanks for your help as I will overcome this, one way or another...

    Cheers!

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    Toadster1969 NNTP User

    Default Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    Hi again.

    I finally got 8.5.1 working correctly. Previously, I had only installed 4 of the 8 files, as I misunderstood the procedure. Thanks for originally posting the fix!!!

    Todd from Halifax, N.S., Canada

  7. #7

    Default Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    Hi everybody

    First of all I would like to inform you that I am a newbie to Linux, I tried to install Lotus Notes 8.5 client on my opensuse 11.2 machine, the installation process goes smoothly but i couldn't find any short cut(software launcher) to run the software !!! nor in the desktop neither in the Recently Installed sub menu !!

    is there anything wrong there?

  8. #8

    Default Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    My Lotus Notes is now starting correctly and the render errors are gone. However, I faced a new problem. If I try to attach a file to an email Lotus Notes is crashing and NSD is creating an error log. Does anybody have the same problem and found maybe a workaround?

  9. #9

    Wink Re: Install/run Lotus Notes 8.5 / 8.5.1 on openSuSE 11.2

    Hi, I had the some issue and found this fix on another forum. I have been running with the fix now for over a week and have not had one crash/NSD.

    The issue is with the libg*k files that get copied into the /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/ directory, the link below has the correct files that work with openSUSE 11.2 (tested only on 32bit)

    http://linux-aha.de/wordpress/wp-con...ibs_karmic.tgz

    After downloading and placing the files in /opt/ibm/lotus/notes run the following command "chmod 755 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/*.0"

    I also changed from the default installed JAVA to the SUN java which may have helped.

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