On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 12:36:39PM +, Unman wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 06:09:36AM -0500, 'IntersolarMN' via qubes-users
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > Thank you for your work on Qubes. Note: I haven't used Linux in more than
> > > a decade. I have installed Qubes and there's a couple of things I haven't
> > > learned yet. Despite installing multiple word processors, none of my .odt
> > > files will open via Qubes. I think I need step by step command lines to
> > > run in terminal to install LibreOffice onto every Domain, Template, and
> > > Workspace and in their respective Shortcut list. Also, LibreOffice is no
> > > longer listed in Software when I attempt to reinstall it via GUI.
> > >
> > > Also, when opening a Word Processing application, I can never browse or
> > > even see a USB drive, even after mounting it. I would like the system,
> > > including my Domain: work Web Browser, to always see and browse the thumb
> > > drive if possible.
> > Qubes Version 3.2 R3.2
> > Intel core i3 2.4GHz
> > 4096MB SDRAM DDR3
> > 120GB SSD
> > Thank you.
> Hello IntersolarMN,
> Welcome to Qubes.
> I'm not quite clear on what your problem is, but let's start with the
> LibreOffice - you should install this in a template, and then it will be
> available in each qube based on that template.
> Assuming that you have the standard templates installed, it's just a
> matter of opening Software for the fedora-23 template and installing it
> When you restart your work qube you should find that LibreOffice is
> available. If not, please provide more details of changes you have made
> to the defaults and the templates you are using.
> On the USB question, the critical point is what you mean by "after
> mounting it".
> Assuming that you installed with a sys-usb, when you insert a USB drive
> it will be attached to the sys-usb qube. You need to then attach the
> device to the qube you want to work in: you can do this using the
> manager or the command line, qvm-block tool.
> Once you have attached the device to your "work" qube, it will be present
> as /dev/xvdi, and you should then mount the device in that qube. Once
> you have done so you will find that you can see the USB contents
> available in the "work" qube.
> I hope this is clear. If you have done all this and it isn't working,
> please provide a more detailed account of what you have done and what
> templates you are using, and exactly what errors you see.
> Sometimes it takes time to get used to a new OS, and the security
> structure of Qubes adds a few extra wrinkles, but stick with it, and
> everything will become second nature.
On Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 08:12:18PM -0500, IntersolarMN wrote:
> Thank you for the tips. I'm still struggling with this, however.
> In order to obtain a copy of the LibreOffice install file onto the
> Template: fedora23 domain, I'll need some new steps.
> I can launch the Web Browser from the Template: fedora23 domain, but
> it will not go to any website, including the LibreOffice website or
> Google. SERVER NOT FOUND error occurs.
> I have launched a Web Browser from both an [untrusted] and [work]
> domain, and was able to download copies of the
> LibreOffice_5.1.6_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz file to both of these
> domains' Download folders.
> I cannot, however, copy either version of the install file to the
> Fedora23 domain, even when using CTRL/SHIFT/C followed by
> CTRL/SHIFT/V. Perhaps it could be done in Terminal, but I would need
> to ask someone for the commands and directories to do this.
> If I attempt to launch Software from within Fedora23, there are no
> office or word processor options launching, and not even searching for
> Libre will help.
> Can someone provide the directory/directories I could go to in
> Terminal and what commands to run to move the install file into the
> Fedora23 and run it?
You could help yourself by reading the docs.
The templates are not able to access the internet - this is a security
feature. They can access the upstream proxy and can download software
using that route. You can change this setting, but it introduces risks.
Open Software from Fedora-23 template and search for office. That works
Alternatively, open a terminal and use fedora tools:
sudo dnf install libreoffice
There is no need to download packages and copy them to the template.
If you DO want to do this then read the docs-
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