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    Default Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    I'm completely confused, because I don't know how to install something in Linux openSUSE.

    I'm missing a "Next-Next-Next-Finish"-Wizard, I know, Windows is so easy. lol

    But I don't like Windows anymore, and now I want to use Linux, I don't know how to install something, also I have general problems with it. This is because I used Windows many years. Linux is so new for me :shame:

    I download .tar.bz, etc. files, and ... ???????????????????????????????????? WTF!?

    How to use this file, I want a executable file :sarcastic:
    In MAC OS X there are dmg files, and after double-clicking on it, there is a "Next-Next-Next-Finish"-Wizard. yeah...
    But not in Linux :(

    I need help guys. All tutorials I found doesn't helped me to install programs in Linux. It's like all the tuts are in Japanese lol!, I can't understand any single step in the tuts.

    Any hope for a Windows dude to use Linux... :( :(

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    Default Re: Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    Welcome SoftHacker. Forget trying to install tarballs (tar.gz files and similar) for the moment. In general, everything you need can be installed via YaST > Software > Software Management. We have vast collections of software packages (RPM packages) available from 4 main repos (and some others for specific needs): OSS, Non-OSS, Updates, and Packman

    To make things clearer for you, I would start by reading these guides:

    Concepts - openSUSE

    openSUSE 11.4 | SUSE Linux | Beginner's guide to multimedia codecs MP3 DVD 3D nvidia ati wireless netbook

    (Sections 9 thru 13 deal with package management, repos, and multimedia support)

    BTW, which version of openSUSE did you install?

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    Default Re : Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    Hi,

    Welcome to linux world and welcome to openSUSE.

    Now, one advice for you : in linux, you cannot think like your in windows.

    When you begin in linux, you have to read a little and I suggest you read the documentation here (the how-to's and the package management) : Portalocumentation - openSUSE

    To install software in linux, you don't have to got to web site no more. Softwares are packages in linux. To install new packages, you use a package management system. In openSUSE, it lies in the control center called YAST. So, in the menu (K Menu or GNOME), go to system and fire up YAST. In YAST, you click on the Install Software and you'll have the software/package manager to will open up. Just type in the search field the software you want (if it exists in openSUSE).

    In the link I provided you, don't forget to read the Repositories section. It is important to know what they are because they will give you access to more software.

    Good reading and learning.

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    Default Re: Re : Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    welcome softhacker .. wouldnt consider myself as a expect, but someone travelling the same path, and maybe one who started it couple of years before you..

    2 things, its a learning experience, dont expect everything to be easy.. unix/linux expects you to know some before you start.. and this is not a problem with all the helpful guys in the form and opensuse is a good start..

    Search in google for the apps you want, open Yast and then under Software, select or open Software management and then search of the software, check and install..it should appear in your start menu.. or you could use Alt+F2 to bring up a launcher and type in the name of the application u installed through Yast. You can also yast using Alt+F2 and type in yast and do the same steps.

    An old book ones said two things about linux (or unix) ... linux is user friendly, the only thing is it chooses its friends!.. and the other one is something i read in one of our form itself.. thats linux is not a destination, but a journey.. enjoy the ride..and most importantly.. the learning.

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    Default Re: Re : Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    i'm on the latest version (11.4) and i installed 40 updates that linux prompt me to install

    i know about the package manager i linux, but i don't know how to use it

    and i really want to use .tar.gz files later...

    EDIT: i just got an error while the boot process

    Failed services in runlevel 5: vmware-tools

    how to fix that!?

    i use VMware Workstation 7.1.2

    before i physical install linux, i want to learn how to use it

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    Default Re: Re : Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    i know about the package manager i linux, but i don't know how to use it

    and i really want to use .tar.gz files later...
    This guide may be helpful:

    YaST Software Management - openSUSE

    Read all the guides first, and take the time to learn. If you have any specific questions or problems, ask away. This forum has plenty of members who will help.

    We're all Linux travellers....

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    Default Re: Re : Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    Quote Originally Posted by SoftHacker View Post
    i just got an error while the boot process

    Failed services in runlevel 5: vmware-tools

    how to fix that!?

    i use VMware Workstation 7.1.2

    before i physical install linux, i want to learn how to use it
    ..........

    EDIT: i have to do now, i will check back tomorrow,
    bye

    and pls help me with starting linux, i have an error with vmware-tools

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    Default Re: Re : Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    You'll need to check the Xorg log (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) for errors.

    It is a lengthy file, so maybe filter it just for the errors. You can type this command from the text console:

    Code:
    egrep "EE|WW" /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    You may need to take a photo to get this info to us.

    Another thought: Can you start in failsafe mode ok?

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    Default Re : Re: Re : Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    Where did you get those vmware-tools ? From yast or from tar.gz file ?

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    Default Re: Windows dude need help: How to install something in Linux???

    On 03/26/2011 01:06 AM, DaaX wrote:
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    > Where did you get those vmware-tools ? From yast or from tar.gz file ?


    he said "i use VMware Workstation 7.1.2 ... before i physical install
    linux" so i _think_ he is running a VM in a Redmond OS and then
    running Linux in that..

    so, i can't imagine where or why that error popped up! (unless the OP
    is wanting to run a VM in Linux in a VM in WinSomething...?)

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