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Novell Client for Linux Public Beta for openSUSE 10.3

June 30th, 2008 by

We’re pleased to announce the public beta of the Novell Client for openSUSE 10.3. Novell released the packages for the Novell Client for Linux 2.0 SP1 public beta today.

A number of openSUSE users have expressed interest in having the client packaged for openSUSE, so our developers have been working on building the client against openSUSE. Please download the package and give it a try on your systems.

Novell is also working on a package for openSUSE 11.0, though we don’t have an official timeline for that package yet. We will also post an announcement when it’s available, and will post announcements for any further betas or the final release of the Novell Client for Linux.

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15 Responses to “Novell Client for Linux Public Beta for openSUSE 10.3”

  1. Brad B

    I tried to install the Groupwise 7.0.3 client on openSuSE 11 as well, and could not get it to work. I had to reinstall with 10.3 if I wanted to use my Groupwise. I would be nice to have the Groupwise Client available in a repo as well. Thanks! Brad

  2. ScorpionSting

    I’ve installed the 7.0.3 client on openSuSE 11 without issue and it runs fine.

  3. Brad B

    Were you running Compiz? The client installed fine for me, but when I would launch it, it would just present with a black window. Maybe I’ll have to give it a whirl again. Any luck with the Netware client on 11?

    It would be nice to have a repo with things like GW Client, Netware Client, iPrint, etc….

  4. idshark

    hello for those of you testing the novell client for linux on opensuse 10.3 please send bugs here:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=262319

  5. Peter McPherson

    It would be nice if someone could tell us what a “client ” is in this context, for all of us out here who are not software whiz-kids.
    Best wishes.

    • Beineri

      To quote the first Google hit: “Novell Client for Linux provides Novell NetWare and Novell Open Enterprise Server connectivity to Linux workstations by translating login script commands to their Linux counterparts. Once it is installed on workstations, users can enjoy the full range of Novell NetWare and Novell Open Enterprise Server services such as Novell eDirectory; single, synchronized login; and multiprotocol support — not to mention many mission-critical applications.”

  6. Peter McPherson

    Ah, now I see. Thanks for that.

  7. Wj

    Good to hear this is getting the attention it deserves! ;) Thanks for that!
    Also awaiting the version for openSUSE 11.0…

    Cheers,
    Wj

  8. Axel

    Also couldnt get Groupwise client running on Opensuse 11, only a blank client window, when groupwise starts.

  9. Bob W

    Running openSuSE 11, compiz, and GroupWise client results in GroupWise windows displaying blank. Work around is to turn off compiz desktop effects when using GroupWise client.

    • I have OpenSuSe 11(x64) and desktop effects AND Groupwise client 7.0.3 working,

      to do this edit the script that starts groupwise and do the following :

      If you have compiz fusion active then groupwise starts but displays only a grey screen. To fix it, change the groupwise startup script to (or run this from the console to test);

      /opt/novell/groupwise/client/bin/groupwise.sh -jvm=-Dawt.toolkit=sun.awt.motif.MToolkit

      got this solution from the novell forum itself :

      http://forums.opensuse.org/pre-release-beta/385610-opensuse-11-0-w-desktop-effects-groupwise-7-a.html

  10. Axel

    Not really. After disabled desktop effect I’ve got a groupwise client windows that was not empty. But as soon as trying to open a mail the clients locks up and I have to kick it out (pkill -9 groupwise)
    Axel

  11. Andrew

    The client for 10.2 reported files on a NetWare 6.5.7 server that were 4.7 gig as 212 terabytes. Hopefully this will be fixed in the release for 10.3 & 11 A Windows XP WS with client 4.91sp4 would report the file size correctly, so it would appear the issue is not with the server end.

  12. It seems that the install of GW is missing some files


    ~/Desktop> libxcb: WARNING! Program tries to unlock a connection without having acquired
    a lock first, which indicates a programming error.
    There will be no further warnings about this issue.
    libxcb: WARNING! Program tries to lock an already locked connection,
    which indicates a programming error.
    There will be no further warnings about this issue.
    Error: Failed to load /home/lhaig/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtksuperwin.so
    Error: Failed to load /home/lhaig/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtkxtbin.so
    Error: Failed to load /home/lhaig/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtkembedmoz.so
    Error: Failed to load /home/lhaig/.novell/groupwise/.webrenderer/linux/corecomponents/libgtkxtbin.so
    Error: Failed to load.
    Exception in thread "ControlQueue" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: setMozPath
    at com.webrenderer.linux.NativeMozillaLibrary.setMozPath(Native Method)
    at com.webrenderer.linux.NativeMozillaLibrary.a(NativeMozillaLibrary.java)
    at com.webrenderer.linux.k.task(k.java)
    at com.webrenderer.linux.ControlQueue.run(ControlQueue.java)

    • Sudheer

      I was facing the same problem with group wise client 7.0.3 on openSUSE 11.0, as soon as I installed the gtk group wise client worked properly.