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How to Install ConsoleOne 1.3.6e on Your Linux Desktop

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By Joe Harmon

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Posted: 17 Oct 2005

Applies To:

  • Novell Linux Desktop 9
  • SUSE Linux 10.0


  1. Go to TID 2972250 and click on the link labeled c1_136e_linux.tar.gz to download ConsoleOne 1.3.6e.

  2. You will be prompted to login with your Novell eLogin account. If you do not have a Novell eLogin account then click the create new account link, otherwise type in your credentials and click login.

  3. Go to the Global Download Sites section and click on Download Cluster.

  4. Save the file to a temporary location. 

  5. Extract the file by using the tar -xzf terminal command or using a GUI utility like ark or file-roller. It should extract everything to a /Linux directory.

  6. Change to the /Linux directory and su to root. Start the installation by typing ./c1-install.

  7. Choose the desired Language. In this example I will be choosing English.

  8. Choose the desired snapins. In this example I will choose to install all snapins.

  9. ** IMPORTANT ** If you are using the OSS (Open Source Software) version of SUSE Linux 10.0, it does not come with a JVM (Java Virtual Machine) installed. The OSS version of SUSE Linux does not contain any closed source software. You will either need to have the retail or eval version of SUSE Linux to have the JVM with the product. Otherwise you will need to download and install SUN's JVM. The 1.4.2 version is suggested.

  10. Once the install is complete you can start ConsoleOne by executing the command /usr/ConsoleOne/bin/ConsoleOne. If you want to create your own launcher in the menu or on the panel, the command is /usr/ConsoleOne/bin/ConsoleOne and the icon is located under the extracted Linux directory. Example: /Linux/ConsoleOneIcon.png.

Known Issues

  1. The JVM is no longer included as part of the ConsoleOne install on Linux. This is because it was causing problems with earlier versions of ConsoleOne on Linux. This isn't an issue unless you are running the OSS version of SUSE Linux. In this case you will need to download and install the JVM (see step 9 above).

  2. If you want to use the browse buttons for the tree and context, you need to first setup SLP on your desktop. This can be done by following TID # 10097551.

  3. If you receive a -534 when trying to authenticate to ConsoleOne, then you need to have SLP setup as shown in TID # 10097551 as well as to verify that you are using ConsoleOne 1.3.6e and not an earlier version.

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