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Novell Linux Desktop 9 Support Pack 1 Available

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By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 12 Feb 2005

Important: The Novell Linux Desktop 9 Support Pack 1 will be available through Novell's ZLM Server on February 12, 2005. Below is the procedure showing how that update will occur.

  • First thing that you should notice is that there are updates showing available though the update icon.

    Note: Currently this update icon is only showing up in GNOME and not in KDE. This has been reported to engineering.

  • Now we want to bring up Red Carpet. You can do this by either clicking on the update icon (shown above) or by accessing it though the menu system.



  • Once Red Carpet has been loaded, you will notice that you have numerous updates on the UPDATE tab. This is SP1. To update to SP1 simply click on the UPDATE ALL button.

    Note: If you do not see any updates, then you probably haven't subscribed to Novell ZLM server. To subscribe to the Novell ZLM server, see the following document: How to subscribe your Red Carpet client to Novell's ZLM update service.

  • After clicking on update, Red Carpet will do the dependency checks. Click CONTINUE to install the packages.

  • Once the update has finished, your Update tab should show that you are "Up To Date" on your packages.

  • Now for our last step we will need to reboot. In reality there are very few changes on Linux that require a reboot, but one that does is when a new kernel has been installed. Therefore, in order for our new kernel to take effect we will need to reboot our system.

  • That's it, you're done.

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