Re: [SLE] Newbie questions about kernel update and Konstruct, and Mozilla as default browser
From: Richard (ratcheson_at_earthlink.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2003 07:20:52 -0600
On Sunday 23 November 2003 12:54 am, Joshua Tinnin wrote:
> I have SuSE 8.2, KDE 3.1.1, 2.4.0-4GB-athlon kernel, just to start. More
> system info at the bottom of this post ...
> I'm not enamoured with YaST2, but am using it in any event ... the problem
> occurs when I try to go to the kernel configuration in the control center.
> it says, "cannot open /usr/src/linux/arch//config.in for reading." I have
> searched for config.in in vain.
That's cause it probably aint there unless you have installed the kernel
source as well as the kernel you are running.
If you go to the Control Center and select Systen Administration then Linux
Kernel and yuo get a pane saying SORRY! the kernel configuration could not
be read . . . ., You havent installed the kernel source stuff.
Installing the kernel source is NOT the same as installing the kernel
> Um ... ok. But what if I do want to recompile the kernel? . Oddly enough (or
maybe not), the front page of the control center
> names the kernel correctly.
That page tells you what kernel you have installed, not what kernel source you
> OK, but somehow this doesn't make me feel any better ... Should I instruct
> YaST2 to keep the sources when updating? Is that all that's needed? Am I
> worrying too much?
You're worrying about the wrong things. The 'sources' yast is keeping are
those necessary for updating the existing apps. They will have no
relationship to the kernel source unless the kernel source is installed, too.
> Also, I went to the KDE site to update it, as AFAIK YaST2 doesn't see
> anything beyond what I have (3.1.1), and so downloaded Konstruct. However,
> I ran into the same problem as others have, that when trying to install one
> package it failed and produced a number of png-related errors, which is ...
> well, I forget exactly what that means, but the solution recommended in
> many places is to just do a make install in meta, which in my case produced
> the same errors, but took much longer to get to that point. My reason for
> wanting to do all this is that I want to install the new KAddressbook,
> which has groups capabilities (I really dig KMail), though to do this you
> need to install a whole package, which has dependencies and produces errors
> on installing ... so, I thought, what the heck? why not just upgrade to KDE
> 3.1.4 ... well, obviously installing one small app within KDE is not so
> simple, and neither is upgrading KDE to the newest version.
Upgrading kde can be a real pain sometimes. Yast, generally, will only
upgrade the SuSE installed stuff. To upgrade things like kde you need to
look into something like apt-get. It can do a lot but if you arent carefull
to read ALL TFM, it can get you in trouble. Google for SuSE apt. There's a
whole write up on doing apt for suse.
Why not just upgrade to SUSE 9.0 and you'll get what you want very easily?
For 50 bucks you can get the Pro Upgrade and really go nuts playing with
> ... I like Konqueror but want Mozilla to be the
> default web browser. Moz recommends changing this preference through the
> control center in Internet & Networking>email, but there is no setting
> there for this
Look at Control Center>KDE Components>File Association. Under Known Types,
expand text and select html. On the right under the General Tab, look at
Application Preference Order. Make your desired browser the first in that
list and have fun.
If it aint there, Add it.
This is where you can make all the associations you want. If things get
really screwed up you can always go back to the defaults by clicking the
Defaults button at the bottom.
Most of your questions have been anawered before. You can sometimes find them
by Googling on ' SLE <subject>'. without the quotes of course. Then again
sometimes you cant. Give it a try.
Some people may try to give you some grief for asking questions that have been
answered before. Those kinds should ignore you but they dont. The ignoreing
is left to you. Also it's easier to get an answer to a single question
rather than several in one post.
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