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Jesse Torres
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I am attempting to install StarOffice on Suse 9.2. The instructions are the following:

1. Log on with your user name (system administrator rights are not required for a single-user installation).

2. Start the graphical X Window interface.

3. Change to the directory containing the downloaded installation files.

4. Start the setup application with the command:: ./so-7-ga-bin-{platform}-{lang}.bin

What does Start the graphical X Window interface mean? Is it the same as launching a Konsole or X terminal? I am new to Linux.

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Peter Rooke
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X is the underlining windowing system for most Unix / Linux operating systems. If you are using SuSE, It will have already started at boot time. If you have logged in using KDE or Gnome (which use X), then it is running.

To start X, you use the command 'startx &' (if you ever need to do this).
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Jesse Torres
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Layne Lund
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Originally posted by Jesse Torres:
... What does Start the graphical X Window interface mean? Is it the same as launching a Konsole or X terminal? ...

From this part of your question, it looks like you have X Windows started already, so you should be able to safely ignore this part of the process.

I think most default installations now start X Windows when the system boots. However, this is not necessarily the case, especially if you customize the system.

Layne
 
Jesse Torres
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Originally posted by Layne Lund:

From this part of your question, it looks like you have X Windows started already, so you should be able to safely ignore this part of the process.

I think most default installations now start X Windows when the system boots. However, this is not necessarily the case, especially if you customize the system.

Layne


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