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Re: [SLE] inquiry
- From: budr@xxxxxxxxxxx (Bud Rogers)
- Date: 06 Mar 2000 05:48:08 -0600
- Message-id: <877lfg1frb.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
AGC <acad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> I have just installed suse 6.3... I am very new to linux I must say
> before all, well I have this questions:
> 1. as root I installed the staroffice and it works fine when I log in as
> root, but I do not know how to use it when I log in as a usual user...
> (I am not on any net, just my home pc) how can I use the staroffice when
> I do not log in as root? (as a usual user I opened a terminal and typed
> staroffice and it took me to the installation process of the star.... do
> I have to install the office every time for all the users that may log
> on my home pc? )
You do NOT have to do a full installation for each user. As root, do the
installation with the /net option. This will install everything you need
in /opt/Office51. That directory will be huge -- 150 megs or so.
Then each individual user who wants to use StarOffice can do what is called
I believe a 'workstation install'. That will make a /home/user/Office51
directory which has only their personal StarOffice files. Mine is
currently about 15 megs. It contains all of my homework and papers from a
couple of semesters of college work. My wife and my older son also have
personal installations on this box.
As I read the docs, if you have more than one machine on a LAN, you can
actually do a /net install on one machine and serve any number of
workstations on the network. I haven't tried that yet so I don't know how
well it works. I think there is a numerical limit in the license (50 comes
to mind but don't quote me on that), but the typical home user is not
likely to reach it.
Each individual user will need to register with StarDivision/Sun. The
process is free and relatively painless. The first time you run SO a
splash screen will come up and ask your name and address and so on. If you
are online at the time, it will offer to register your installation
automagically. If you agree it will happen in seconds and that will be the
end of it.
All of this is detailed in a README on the CD. I don't have my CD handy at
the moment, so I can't tell you exactly where it is, but it's not hard to
Bud Rogers <budr@xxxxxxxxxxx> http://www.sirinet.net/~budr/zamm.html
Though all my neighbors are barbarians, and you are a thousand miles away,
there are always two cups on my table.
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