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    Default How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    Hi guys,

    The title says it all. I've googled how to install pcman in opensuse and all its giving me is how to do it in ubuntu. All though the concepts are probably similar I would appreciate it if someone could explain how I'd go about in openSuse please. The reason I'm doing this is i've read that nautilus is quite slow and I'm looking to get my desktop as lightweight as possible as I'm currently running on an old dell dimension with 512mb of RAM lol.

    Cheers,

    Stevie

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    Default Re: How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie_C View Post
    Hi guys,

    The title says it all. I've googled how to install pcman in opensuse and all its giving me is how to do it in ubuntu. All though the concepts are probably similar I would appreciate it if someone could explain how I'd go about in openSuse please. The reason I'm doing this is i've read that nautilus is quite slow and I'm looking to get my desktop as lightweight as possible as I'm currently running on an old dell dimension with 512mb of RAM lol.

    Cheers,

    Stevie
    Hi,

    Use this link next time searching for how to do something in openSUSE :
    Search - openSUSE.org

    About installing pcman are You using GNOME and want to switch to LXDE ? If Yes here's for installation :
    Command to install lxde

    Once installed read this thread to switch to LXDE :
    How to switch from Gnome to LXDE login

    Hope this helps. Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    On 2011-09-21 12:16, Stevie C wrote:
    >
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > The title says it all. I've googled how to install pcman in opensuse
    > and all its giving me is how to do it in ubuntu.


    Is that the repository packman? Or is it a package? I don't understand. The
    game?

    > All though the concepts
    > are probably similar I would appreciate it if someone could explain how
    > I'd go about in openSuse please. The reason I'm doing this is i've read
    > that nautilus is quite slow and I'm looking to get my desktop as
    > lightweight as possible as I'm currently running on an old dell
    > dimension with 512mb of RAM lol.


    I don't see the relation of packman to a lightweight system. Packman is
    typically used to install working multimedia.

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    Default Re: How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    Ahhh you are indeed a wise penguin Greg. That's freed some of the RAM for me and things are running a wee bit smoother now. I'm away to tinker about with this new environment lol.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Stevie

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    Default Re: How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    Carlos E. R. wrote:
    > On 2011-09-21 12:16, Stevie C wrote:
    >> The title says it all. I've googled how to install pcman in opensuse
    >> and all its giving me is how to do it in ubuntu.

    >
    > Is that the repository packman? Or is it a package? I don't understand. The
    > game?


    LOL! You must have googled extensively I think the OP means pcmanfm

    http://pcmanfm.sourceforge.net/intro.html



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    Default Re: How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevie_C View Post
    Ahhh you are indeed a wise penguin Greg. That's freed some of the RAM for me and things are running a wee bit smoother now. I'm away to tinker about with this new environment lol.

    Thanks very much for your help.

    Stevie
    Glad to hear of your success good job.
    You may also want to try out XFCE if LXDE is not satisfactory.

    The installation procedure would be similar to installing LXDE with of course some minor differences.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Default Re: How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    On 09/21/2011 12:16 PM, Stevie C wrote:
    >
    > Hi guys,
    >
    > The title says it all. I've googled how to install pcman in opensuse
    > and all its giving me is how to do it in ubuntu. All though the concepts
    > are probably similar I would appreciate it if someone could explain how
    > I'd go about in openSuse please. The reason I'm doing this is i've read
    > that nautilus is quite slow and I'm looking to get my desktop as
    > lightweight as possible as I'm currently running on an old dell
    > dimension with 512mb of RAM lol.
    >
    > Cheers,
    >
    > Stevie
    >
    >

    see, i have no idea what pcman is (so the title does not say "it all")
    but i opened YaST > Software Management and in the search block typed
    pcman and now i see:

    pcmanfm - The next generation LXDE file manager

    An extremly fast, lightweight, yet feature-rich file manager with tabbed
    browsing. It's also the LXDE default file manager. This is a complete
    rewrite of the old pcmanfm 0.5.x series
    so, if that sounds like the pcman you covet, just click the "Accept"
    button, and that should work..

    by the way, when you google for openSUSE answer i find it best to stay
    within the openSUSE universe by using the site specified, thusly

    Code:
    site:opensuse.org
    or, on the net just adding

    Code:
    suse linux
    will prevent you from having to wade through millions of ubuntu hits..

    last, the concepts are not often similar:
    http://tinyurl.com/ubuntu-to-openSUSE
    http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts
    http://en.opensuse.org/Concepts_package_management (see others also)

    --
    DD
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    openSUSE®, the "German Automobiles" of operating systems

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    Default Re: How to go about installing pcman in openSuse 11.3?

    On 2011-09-21 13:09, Dave Howorth wrote:
    > LOL! You must have googled extensively I think the OP means pcmanfm


    Gosh! :-o

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    Carlos E. R.
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