I am new to Open Suse, I recently installed it after trying many distro’s and fell in love with yours, it just felt “complete” and easy. Anyway I am a networking student who has never used linux yet, but it’s a requirement later. That is why I dove into the Linux community.
I downloaded Wireshark from the library but packet tracer from Cisco was available from Cisco’s website it downloads as a .gzip which I unpacked and it runs just fine, but I have to navigate to the folder and click it to run the program. Is there a way to install this so I have an Icon put into the “applications” menu system or even create a desktop Icon?
I am currently using the KDE Open Suse, and my system specs are not important because this has opened up my laptop to all new kinds of speed! woot! So if you could give me a hand great!
On Wed 19 Mar 2014 09:16:02 PM CDT, cyberglyph wrote:
I’m sorry, WireShark is not the problem.
I have a .gzip of Packet tracer from Cisco how do I install that in Open
Suse? It’s not in the repositories.
The default install contains gns3 which is the oss equivalent of packet
tracer… Install via YaST Software or via command line;
zypper in gns3
GNS3 is a excellent complementary tool to real labs for administrators
of Cisco networks or people wanting to pass their CCNA, CCNP, CCIP or
CCIE certifications. It can also be used to experiment features of
Cisco IOS or to check configurations that need to be deployed later on
Important notice: users must provide their own Cisco IOS
to use GNS3.
Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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You can also create a text file containing the necessary information in your ~/Desktop directory. For example, here is one that launches steam. You could modify this to launch Packet Tracer instead.
me@workstation:~/Desktop> cat steam.desktop
Comment=Application for managing and playing games on Steam
Good luck in your Cisco classes! You will find Linux puts a wealth of networking tools at your fingertips. Here are a few fun ones to play with: iptraf, mtr, ettercap, dig, and nmap