These forums seem dismal, since there is no “general questions” topic, so I will try to
start one. I wish I could tell you which SuSe version I have. I think it may be
11-something. But “ver” yields
bash: ver: command not found
And nothing in the GUI seems predisposed to telling me what I an using.
Perhaps a more MacIntosh like ‘about this computer’ clicky would help?
I certainly don’t see any.
Well, I’ll start with what should be a simple question: how to get my suse linux
system to update itself again. I survived a previous attack in which it would no
longer update itself because of problems with a purple library for a programming
language that I don’t know if I have; and know I don’t use or know anything about.
I figured out somehow how to get past that. Now I am getting endless “broken mirror” messages (whatever the hell that means) and apparently the system will no longer update itself. Apparently keeping the update system working is difficult. Any clues on how to start solving this problem would be appreciated. If you can’t update because of a “broken mirror”, what do you do? (Other than looking for tweezers and glue).
Eventually I hope to do things with this computer. It’s all linux. I also have wine
and got a few windows programs to run under it, though wine itself remains another
funky mysterie. But I’d like to make some efforts to make it work with suse linux,
before giving up and trying Ubuntu, with it’s horrible video. Suse, in general, seems more stable.
So there it is… can someone suggest how I could get updates to work again ?
Maybe if that works, new things will happen.