This is my first post here. A little back ground. My first computer was
in 1982, running CP/M. The last time I worked with Linux was about 10
years ago. I installed Linux on a 486 Toshiba laptop. I installed the
latest kernel for a parallel port hard disk. Then I tried to install
Xwindows. When I ran into the lack of info on the Toshiba video, I quit.
I installed the 32 bit OpenSUSE with KDE and then Gnome. I liked what I
like what I had even though there were plenty of problems i.e. learning
curve issues. Installed 64 bit with KDE still plenty of problems, but
solved a few with the 64 bit system. Anyway I needed to read a PDF file
and what came up when I tried was way overkill to read a file. I
downloaded the Adobe reader and went to install. Two files were not
found libgl.so.1 and libglu.so.1. Those two files are in the lib64
directory, and I can’t figure out to change the path to them or copy
them to the lib directory (probably a nono) because of permissions. I
thought I’d given myself all the permissions I needed. I went to the
Help manuals nothing there. Went to the Yast section and got a blank
page. Did someone leave out a message or link to the Yast manual. urgh
Sorry for the rant but nothing seems to fall in place.
That’s the first that I’ve seen packages, that’s a big help. I’m not
good at checking to see that all the i’s are dotted, or t’s are crossed
till I stumble over them.
deano ferrari wrote:
> I don’t know about 64-bit issues as such, but did you use yast software
> manager to install ‘acroread’ package? It should be available from
> non-oss repo.
> You can also search via web from here
> ‘Webpin’ (http://packages.opensuse-community.org/)
> Choose the correct distro version. 1-click Installs are usually very
Unix permissions on files are there for a reason, security… you might
want to use the sudo command or like you have been doing dropping to
the root user shell. Some files can be changed via udev rules, or a
change of the sticky bit via chmod.
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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