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Install a lightweight BT Client Transmission on openSUSE or Ubuntu

Posted by free4net on September 10, 2008


Transmission released new version 1.3.3 on 2008/08/21. You can use it in Mac OS X or Linux or FreeBSD platform that is a great BT client because you can use it in console or gui mode. It also support WebUI function that can be enabled by Clutch package that will be introduced installation in future. As long as the official site to download the source code can compile their own platform and use it. Of course you can search it from the Package Search of openSUSE site or  Packages of Ubuntu site and then install it but the new version can’t be found these sites so please follow my steps below to build it.


Step 1: You need to take care about dependency packages when you use source code to compile. I received an message as below when i compile it on Ubuntu.

    configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables

The following command will install dependencies for you:
# apt-get install libc6-dev g++ gcc libssl-dev libcurl4-openssl-dev gettext intltool

If this is your first time compiling on Unix, you’ll need a few basic tools:

  • gcc
  • autoconf 2.54 or newer
  • libtool
  • automake 1.9 or newer
  • gettext 0.14.1 or newer
  • intltool 0.23 or newer

Once you’ve got the basics out of the way, here are the libraries that Transmission needs to have in order to build:

  • OpenSSL 0.9.8 or newer
  • libcurl 7.15.0 or newer
  • GTK+ 2.6 or newer (only needed by the GTK+ gui)
  • libnotify 0.0.4 (optional, and only needed by the GTK+ gui)
  • DBUS 0.70 (optional, and only needed by the GTK+ gui)

Step 2: Download Transmission source code from and then follow these commands to build it.( root permission )

# tar -xvf transmission-1.33.tar.bz2
# cd transmission
# ./configure
# make
# make install

You have another choice to install transmission if you don’t want to compile it. The choice is .rpm or .deb file as below which ware created by me.

transmission_133-1_i386.deb for Ubuntu 8.04

transmission-133-1i386.rpm for openSUSE 11.0


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Follow the diagrams to install openSUSE 11

Posted by free4net on September 9, 2008


The openSUSE project is a worldwide community program sponsored by Novell that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. The program provides free and easy access to openSUSE. I want to show you how to easy install openSUSE 11 on this post. The way is only take few time to install it because i will use default settings to install it.If you’ve never use Linux before, you shall follow my easy steps to install it. openSUSE 11 is one of many linux distros and it’s also a friendly Linux distro so i am really like it and want to introduce more about it.
You can find more about openSUSE information in the following site.

Installation diagrams

Step 1: You only need to refer to the following diagrams that is a easy way to install openSUSE.

Congratulation! you have finished installation when you see the opensuse11_install_11_1 photo.

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Using VNC to remote control openSUSE 11 (gnome) from windows

Posted by free4net on September 5, 2008

I have to say that in Linux on whether what services are likely to go wrong, especially in the different machines. So when you follow my tutorial to configure openSUSE 11, perhaps you will get different results. I can’t guarantee the tutorial will help for you.
I do not say that the nonsense any more. Now, please refer to the following steps to configure your VNC service for gnome environment on openSUSE 11.

Step1: Please select Computer -> Control Center in your gnome desktop.

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Startup Free4net Zone today!

Posted by free4net on September 5, 2008

First, i have to say that my English is very poor so i can’t be a great writer but still want to write down what i have learned about computer. I’m a Linux guy. I work on a Windows and Linux network for a living.Do you know what did i do five years ago that i was a network engineer and using Windows OS for my main PC. However, I helped the company design the network infrastructure that include the Windows, Linux and FreeBSD. This is very strange! Company’s network infrastructure was used to FreeBSD, Windows, Linux, but my PC was still using Windows.

Now, I’m a department manger not a network engineer but i am using openSUSE. OpenSUSE will live up to the demand for a better desktop Linux of my PC.

Sorry for my poor English again. I just want to write down more about computer technology what i have learned. I also wish it can help you in future.

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