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.
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:
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) : Portal:Documentation - 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.
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.
On 03/26/2011 01:06 AM, DaaX wrote:
> 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…?)
[NNTP posted w/openSUSE 11.3, KDE4.5.5, Thunderbird3.1.8, nVidia
173.14.28 3D, Athlon 64 3000+]
“It is far easier to read, understand and follow the instructions than
to undo the problems caused by not.” DD 23 Jan 11
i installed vmware-tools successfully without any error
i found all the needs in the package manager
i have installed about 120 MB of packages
linux-source, gcc-c++, …
but shared folders doesn’t work
i found another way using LogMeIn Hamachi to acces windows shared folders in linux, but this is not optimal for me, linux copies all the files i open fist to /tmp/… before open
I have “Linux openSUSE 11.4” as guest OS installed.
VMware Shared Folders don’t show up in Linux, why? vmware-tools are installed.
With LogMeIn Hamachi I can share folders to Linux.
I shared some Folders in Windows, from another windows pc i can access to it.
in Linux i can access to it with this
where XXX is is the computers ip, to get it i typed in cmd (windows): ipconfig
but with this share method linux copies all files i open first to /tmp folder
this is annoying, how to get vmware-tools working correctly, all other things work eg. autosize guest os or share clipboard, drag-n-drop files, and so on…
and btw: i know how to install apps, when there is a .pl script file
On 2011-03-26 08:13, DenverD wrote:
> On 03/26/2011 01:06 AM, DaaX wrote:
>> 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…?)
Simple: The host is windows, it runs vmware, and inside the guest is linux.
It is the guest which gives that error, that vmware-tools failed. They are
the tools that facilitate integration of the guest with the host.
Easiest is to use the opensource vmware-tools that should come with the
distro. The version (tgz?) from vmware I find problematic.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)
> but with this share method linux copies all files i open first to /tmp
> this is annoying, how to get vmware-tools working correctly, all other
> things work eg. autosize guest os or share clipboard, drag-n-drop files,
> and so on…
> any help?
You can setup samba client in Linux. Or server, if you want to export a
directory in linux and see it in the XP host.
Another method is using “putty” in XP to connect to Linux - there is a file
browser in that family that allows copying of files, I don’t remember the
exact name; I can tell you that on another day, my windows guest in vmware
is off right now.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)
I got VMware Shared Folders working… all fine now!!
by installing: make, gcc-c++, kernel-header | I also updated to VMware Workstation 7.1.4 with updated Linux VMware Tools
I forgot to compile the Tools, that’s the reason why the Tools not worked correctly.
To open the Tools i write: vmware-toolbox | I finally can configure my Guest OS Settings…, like “Sync Time with Host OS (very Important for me)”
I know how to install:
.run files | sh something.run
.tar.bz2 / .tar.gz if there is a pearl script to install like in the VMware Tools (install-tools.pl - VMware Tools Installer Script) | sudo ./something.pl
.rpm | With YaST or rpm something.rpm
I still don’t know how to install:
.tar.bz2 / .tar.gz, i can’t find usable files, i need more help with this…
I still don’t know how to update installed apps…
pls, i need help with point 3. and 4.
PS: I have to say, Linux is awesome! Windows sucks, Microsoft sucks!
Tar files are just compressed files like zip’s You must first untar them, use the tar command. You can find instructions on all commands by typeing
in this case
Once untared there should be a readme file in the directory you uncompressed to that will give instruction on how proceed with installation. Note depending on the package installation may not always be the same depending on the language used for the application. So you always need to read the readme file. Any given package may require other files (dependencies) which may need to be installed before you can install/compile the wanted package. Also you may need to install the devel (development) package version for these dependency packages since they will contain the needed header files to interface to the package being installed.