Suse 9.1 Installation options and explanation and advice please
Posted on 2005-05-05
I have just installed Suse 9.1 on my laptop and would like some general advice on installation methods for a beginner.
What is the easiest way for a beginner without getting too techincal of obtaining packages for suse 9.1 i686 to install.
e.g I need to install new drivers for my wireless NIC and also for my graphics card and have found RPM packages but do not know if they are supported on Suse 9.1 and what there dependencies are. I would ideally like a site or recommendation of which installers to use that check dependencies for you and has a gui to install until I learn more about Linux and command line etc....
Which RPM's can be used with Linux Suse 9.1 i686 - is there a good site for these specificly where I don't have to pay.
How do I find out about upgrading the kernal if I need to in the same way as I would for installing drivers as above?
I find this all confusing as there seem to be many different RPM's; APT; binaries etc, etc
I hope this makes sense and that you guys can give me some pointers.