I'm looking for an utility to covert MSWorks .WPS files into something
that I can import into OOo. My inlaws had to get a new system and it
came with OOo installed, but OOo (2.0) doesn't open works stuff, and I'd
like to not have to install MSWorks.
I'm currently thinking of a way to make OpenSUSE available to much more
audience (specially windows users).
My target is to attract more users and developers to Linux platform (making
it easy for them to make the switch).
Upon testing many distros, I found that SUSE has the most windows like
experience to Windows users PLUS a very intuitive admin interface for linux
The easiest way is to distribute it within a Computer magazine that all PC
users can access.
I thought of three approached to accompish this tasks (given that I have
only one CD to include):
1- One CD with just necessary packages to start with (SLICK does a good job
[This way will bring many hassles to windows user [installation with
windows- hardware not detected - modems support,...etc]
2- Make a live CD for OpenSUSE
[I found only a DVD version of it + I Found that you can use it as a READ
ONLY [not like debizn based Live CDs]]
3- Make a vmware image of OpenSUSE with packages relevant to audience.
[This approach will eliminate HW support, modem support [vmware can use
NATing to hadle this], installation support]
There is some packages that essential to Windows user but I don't know what
is the obligation if I included them within the vmware image namely:
- Acrobat Reader
- All dependednt parts on them.
Of course one can update from yast repositories once installed but Internet
Connectivity will not be available to some users.
I am looking for your help to make the right path.
Someone can tell me where I can get gcc 4.1 RPMs for SuSE 10.0? I have looked
in /projects/gcc/m and they are not here. BTW, what else needs to be updated
along with gcc 4.1 and corresponding cpp, libgcc? libstdc++?
Hello SuSE people,
Hope you can help with the final conversion. After many crashes, worms,
virii, etc. in Windows I finally convinced my son to allow me to install SuSE
9.2 on his machine. All went well and he is learning the Linux way. Except !!
that he cannot print!
Unfortunately, during the Windoz period, he purchased one of those all-in-one
Brother printer/scanner/copier things. I think the model is MFC 4230C or
3240C or something close. I don't think it it is supported. Yast does see
Just hoping someone on this list has run across this and successfully
installed this beast in SuSE. I need to keep my son converted!!
Any help appreciated.
Good morning, friends!
I have windows 98se at /dev/hda9 (it is called unit F: by Windows). As
we know windows 98 put its initialization files on C: (IO.SYS,
MSDOS.SYS, etc.), but I formated C: to NTFS in order to install Windows XP.
Grub is restored and SuSE, Slackware and Windows XP can boot, but
Windows 98 couldn't.
I don't want to use C: in FAT, could I use GRUB to boot Windows 98 from
/dev/hda9 (F:), directly?
My Grub file contains these lines for Win98 partition:
title Windows 98SE
The following error occurs:
Error 12: Invalid Device Requested (hd0,8)
Is there any chance to maintain Windows 98 bootable on /dev/hda9 (F:)?
Do I need the erased files from unit C:?
Thanks for any help.
I'm getting hammered by a lot of emails which have different subject
lines and a different sender. Kmail displays it in plain text, does
not say that it is a html message which can be viewed if you click here
but there is html view available if scroll down to the description box,
below the email.
Clamav does not pick any virus. Spamassassin and bogofilter although
set to learn, do not pick them up. (All uptodate).
The message of the email starts with something on the lines of:
YouSave: $480.05 ( 87%)
Availability: Available for INSTANT download!"
followed by several references to microsoft type products, no links, so
I assume you contact the sender (which suggests the email address is
valid and not one from a compromised machine).
I'm running suse 10.0 OSS on a standalone machine. Using Kmail. (Direct
access via kmail to pop and stmp from my isp). Do I set a filter on
body or message, containing the listprice etc quote from above, to mark
as spam? Or could that compromise some valid emails where I have
requested details on say holidays etc from somewhere else?
New to Linux: SuSE 10.0, GNOME 2.12.2, Kernel 2.6.13, single user 32bit
Ran a System Update (after installing SynCE rpm as part of a project to
sync Thunderbird/Sunbird with my iPAQ) and now, on boot,
"gnome-volume-manager" always quits unexpectedly. Similarly, I now
cannot run several routines from the desktop that require root privilege
e.g. yast or many in GNOME control centre.
I can run, and have run, yast2 as su in a terminal even though I get a
"Session management error: ...".
If I try to log in as root I get: 'Xlib ":0.0" refused by server ... '
(and then the dreaded) 'Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key' message
[Note: this is an improvement, for at least now the system will not
allow me log in as any user when using the root password ... (which it
did until now)]
I've Googled "MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1" but a workable solution eludes me ...
Can anbody help me with a fix for this problem (... other than a
> When I went to use an app last night, I received a message stating
> that I did not have 3D enabled. When I went into Yast to change the
> setting, I was given a message stating that I needed to setup the
> monitor; it was set to Vesa, and should have been set to my monitor
> via the manufacturers disk. When I setup my monitor I received a
> parse error for the config file.
> I wasn't able to set up the monitor, not even with generic Vesa
> settings, and upon restarting X I was bumped to command line. I
> tried to set things up via sax but had same results, unless I took
> sax recommendation only. Now not only is the monitor with generic
> settings, but also mouse and keyboard. If I try to make any
> adjustments in Yast or directly in sax I'm back on the same
By sax you mean sax2, right?
I'm only wondering if you've dropped into runlevel 3. That's the typical
level you want to be in for running sax2.
linux - genuine windows replacement part