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    Default Re: Απ: Re: Απ: Install software

    Quote Originally Posted by bossey1 View Post
    No I am telling you that the admin password is working but not as I describe when it opensuse 11.3 should open dialogue box for entry of that admin password but it is not doing so.
    Th admin password is working, but no box appears to enter it? Huh?
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    On 2011-02-21 20:06, bossey1 wrote:
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    > When I click on an rpm on a website the normal behaviour used to be that
    > a dialogue would appear asking:
    > Do you want to install this file.
    > You could click -install- or -close-


    What program are you using to click on? Firefox? Opera? Nautilus? That is
    important.


    > Can anybody please help me here.
    > I Use:
    > Acer Aspire 5600 Centrino Duo Laptop
    > 2GB Ram
    > openSUSE 11.3 Education
    > Gnome


    People, this is not the standard 11.3, it may have different bugs.


    The behaviour he explains is correct: you click with a certain browser on
    an rpm file, and "something" is started that attempts to install that rpm,
    asking for the password. It could be packagekit, yast... It could do
    dependency solving, or not.

    The problem is that this does not happen for him - not that there are other
    methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-02-21 20:06, bossey1 wrote:
    >
    > When I click on an rpm on a website the normal behaviour used to be that
    > a dialogue would appear asking:
    > Do you want to install this file.
    > You could click -install- or -close-


    What program are you using to click on? Firefox? Opera? Nautilus? That is
    important.


    > Can anybody please help me here.
    > I Use:
    > Acer Aspire 5600 Centrino Duo Laptop
    > 2GB Ram
    > openSUSE 11.3 Education
    > Gnome


    People, this is not the standard 11.3, it may have different bugs.


    The behaviour he explains is correct: you click with a certain browser on
    an rpm file, and "something" is started that attempts to install that rpm,
    asking for the password. It could be packagekit, yast... It could do
    dependency solving, or not.

    The problem is that this does not happen for him - not that there are other
    methods.

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    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)
    Thank you Saludos. You understand the issue.

    I use Firefox. The problem is the same if I download the rpm and click on it in nautilus. My only option at present is to use yast repository manager to add the repo then software manager to install or
    download and use zypper
    or rpm ivh

    openSUSE Education is officially sanctioned and is available here... http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Education-Li-f-e

    This was working before so some update or library change or setting may have caused the problem. I undestand it is not a show stopper
    It is just annoying to have a problem and not understand the cause even if it cannot be fixed yet.

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    On 2011-02-22 21:06, bossey1 wrote:

    >> --
    >> Cheers / Saludos,
    >>
    >> Carlos E. R.
    >> (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

    >
    > Thank you Saludos. You understand the issue.


    Er... my name is not "saludos", that's a salutation in Spanish. I don't
    have a choice of language template in Thunderbird, so my signature is
    dual-language.

    :-)


    > I use Firefox. The problem is the same if I download the rpm and click
    > on it in nautilus. My only option at present is to use yast repository
    > manager to add the repo then software manager to install or
    > download and use zypper
    > or rpm ivh


    I tested briefly the feature in 11.2 with FF, and the install triggers; I
    do not know if it completes or not, I aborted (I don't have an innocuous
    rpm to install at the moment)


    > openSUSE Education is officially sanctioned and is available here...
    > http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Education-Li-f-e


    Er... It is a buildservice project, it is not an official openSUSE product,
    as far I know. I'm not saying there is a problem with it, only that it is
    not the standard 11.3 that most people here use, so comparisons have to be
    done with a bit of care.

    You could try the education subforum here :-?


    However, in the link you posted it mentions:

    Report Bugs
    Report here --> >
    <http://devzilla.novell.com/education/enter_bug.cgi?classification=openSUSE-Education+Live-Media&product=openSUSE-Edu-KIWI-LTSP-live&submit=submit>

    But the link produces a:

    403 Forbidden

    Access to this page is restricted because of access control policies.

    Go figure.


    > This was working before so some update or library change or setting may
    > have caused the problem. I undestand it is not a show stopper
    > It is just annoying to have a problem and not understand the cause even
    > if it cannot be fixed yet.


    Possibly. It triggers packagekit in my 11.2.

    You could try creating a new user, and test with that one. If it fails, it
    is a global failure; if not, a user problem.

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    Looks like this is not something new. There are previous queries right here on this forum. I still do not know why this happens and it is a sad reflection on openSUSE that there have been so many queries of the same problem and through different openSUSE versions without any one who might be in the know from SUSE responding.

    Here are just a few:

    I don't get prompted for root password anymore.

    very strange behavior after upgrading from 10.3 to 11.2

    gnome keyring socket problem in new install of 11.2

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    Has it been reported in Bugzilla. If not then the developers will most likely never see it.

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    On 02/27/2011 04:06 PM, bossey1 wrote:
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    > I still do not know why this happens


    and THAT is the problem.


    > and it is a
    > sad reflection on openSUSE that there have been so many queries of the
    > same problem and through different openSUSE versions without any one who
    > might be in the know from SUSE responding.


    no, it is a sad reflection on the number of ways new, inexperienced
    and mostly inept users can murder their system by not knowing what
    they are doing or what happens when they do it.....but, _trying_
    everything they can think of, based on doing it the way which worked
    on some other distribution or operating system....*and* doing it very
    very quickly, with no thought of how to undo what is being done..

    and, i might add: *without* a backup.


    > Here are just a few:
    >
    > 'I don't get prompted for root password anymore.'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/66gskx8)


    this has never ever happened to me and thousands and thousands of
    others, and i've been using Linux since 1998....but, i read how-to
    before i try to..


    > 'very strange behavior after upgrading from 10.3 to 11.2'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/6e7gubw)

    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade

    "upgrading" from 10.3 to 11.2 is *UN*supported, you should therefore
    expect no only strange behavior, but complete system failure..


    > 'gnome keyring socket problem in new install of 11.2'
    > (http://tinyurl.com/6j56n7z)


    no doubt a user setup problem--OR every gnome would have the problem,
    and they do not!


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    I smell something...
    llort


    or maybe I have things back to front
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    On 02/27/2011 06:36 PM, caf4926 wrote:

    > I smell something...


    in my opinion, sometimes some things need to be seen from a different
    point of view...and said distinctly..

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    On 2011-02-27 17:45, DenverD wrote:

    >> 'very strange behavior after upgrading from 10.3 to 11.2'
    >> (http://tinyurl.com/6e7gubw)

    > http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:System_upgrade
    >
    > "upgrading" from 10.3 to 11.2 is *UN*supported, you should therefore
    > expect no only strange behavior, but complete system failure..


    I object to this >:-)


    Doing a zypper dup was not supported. Upgrading from 10.3 to 11.2 was
    indeed supported at the time, via DVD.

    I have done that same update several times without problems, and one of
    them was 32 to 64 bits at the same time.

    I expect upgrades to work, and if they fail, they can be repaired.
    Reinstalling is surrender.

    True, you need experience and skill to do it >:-)

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