Convert RPM to Debian deb package

You can convert .rpm packages to .deb using alien. If you dont have alien installed already then type this in Terminal: apt-get install alien Once you have alien, cd to the directory with the rpm file and type: alien -d .rpm and u will have a .deb... » More

How to be the Root user on Kubuntu

I needed to be root in order to install crossover office shell script. Using sudo would not work. To sort this out I opened a console and:sudo passwdI entered the password I wanted for the root user and then entered the following which allowed me to log... » More

Kubuntu Install Issues

Successfully installed Kubuntu 5.10 Breezy and found the following useful:Automatix is good (installs propriety/software patent restricted stuff which cannot be included with Kubuntu/Ubuntu). The following links are useful:- I tried the instructions at... » More

Kubuntu Install Problem

I tried to install Kubuntu onto an old machine that had Windows XP on it. I had previously put a newer bigger hard drive into this machine.When I installed Kubuntu everything went fine until it rebooted and I got a Grub error 18. I discovered that old... » More

Wanadoo Livebox and Linux

I've wanted a wireless router for some time although never bothered my ass but I got my Wanadoo Livebox today. I have been frustrated for some time with the Speedtouch 330 and although I got it working on Suse 9.2 and 9.3 there were still some services I... » More

Helpful Linux Commands

TARRPMrpm -Uvh packagename.rpmAPT on SUSEapt --no-checksig install softwarenameAPT on Ubunut sudo apt-get install softwarenameGETTING THE IP ADDRESSsu (to be root)ifconfig

APT on SUSE

To Install Apt4RPM Choose your architecture/version from this directory:ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/apt/SuSE/and then navigate to the RPMS.suser-rbos directory. To install Apt for SUSE download the following packages:aptapt-libsInstall with:rpm -Uvh... » More