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Old 15th November 2011, 09:38 PM
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F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

I tried once again to get Lotus Notes to work in Linux...with no success. I have F16 installed and Notes 8.5.3 installs just fine, it configures, and goes into the application, but when I try to open a database nothing displays, the top shows kind of a white bar...anyone else still use notes?


Thanks

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Old 7th December 2011, 12:55 PM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

Hi,

cd /opt/ibm/lotus/notes
wget http://linux-aha.de/wordpress/wp-con...ibs_karmic.tgz
There are 4 .so files in the package, extract it, and make sure they are owned by root and executable.

read: huang.yunsong.net/2011/lotus-notes-fedora-64bit.html
or: blog.thegeeknme.com/2011/05/lotus-notes-852-on-fedora-15.html
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Old 11th December 2011, 12:25 AM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

@Linuxkiter Thank you so much!! I will try this as soon as I get back home. I have been trying to get my LN client installed on my laptop for months now. I have to duel boot CentOS and Fedora (as I refuse to install Windows). Thanks for the help!

KL
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Old 26th January 2012, 09:03 AM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

The following link and post you refer to is bogus and of no help to users, why include it?

huang.yunsong.net/2011/lotus-notes-fedora-64bit.html

Richard has no interest in helping, just examine his attitude.

Switching back to suse
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Old 28th January 2012, 10:29 AM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

The information from the link (which worked for me) provided by linuxkiter is good advice as it is also posted here http://blog.thegeeknme.com/2011/05/l...fedora-15.html with comments at the bottom that indicated success. While the process did not work for me I am confident that linuxkiter was offering legitimate advice and I appreciate the effort. Should anyone have any further ideas on how to make Lotus Notes work with F16, it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 28th January 2012, 11:54 AM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

Did you ever look at their installation notes? http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lo...ntation/notes/ and http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docvie...id=swg27013076
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Old 29th January 2012, 08:15 PM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

Hi,

http pa-data.se/wiki/files/notes-8.5.3/Lotus%20Notes%208.5.3%20installation%20on%20Fedora %2015%20x86_64.doc
Nice
and the files
http pa-data.se/wiki/files/notes-8.5.3/

works for me on FC15/16 x_86_64
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Old 16th April 2012, 01:26 PM
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Hi,

I'm running Lotus Notes 8.5.3 on fedora 17 (RC4 Gold Beta candidate) on x86_64 just fine by following the guide from pa-data.se (Thanks!)

The only problem was SELinux not allowing stack execution of libjvm.so. You will see the SELinux error message when you run /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/note in a terminal. When you run notes from the launcher you will get an error message "The Notes2 executable launcher was unable to locate its companion launcher jar." To fix it, run the following command as root:

setsebool allow_execstack 1

There might be better solutions to not allow global stack execution but allow it for the given libjvm.so only. Any help is appreciated here!

All the best
Michael
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Old 16th April 2012, 02:53 PM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

Hello,

I need to install lotus_notes_upgradePack1-1.0.0-20120117.1230.i586.rpm
to get printing back to notes!

Release 8.5.3
on FC16_x86_64

Cheers!

EDIT:
No printer available after reboot - need to install lotus_notes_upgradePack1-1.0.0-20120117.1230.i586.rpm again. Printer shown in LN.
After reboot no printers shown in LN.
Anyone around who has a printer choice in 8.5.3 on FC16_x86_64???

Last edited by linuxkiter; 18th April 2012 at 09:20 AM.
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Old 22nd May 2012, 06:01 PM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

I can confirm that Lotus 8.5.3 in F17 also worked for me. Thanks mpucher for the SELinux tip. One important note, I had to install accept the agreement and then copy the files into the /opt/ibm/lotus/notes directory. If I copied the files first and then tried to run notes it failed.
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Old 30th June 2012, 08:36 AM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

Just installed (fresh not upgrade) F17 on my laptop and installed lotus notes. After doing the updates in Fedora it appears that it is no longer neccessary to modify SE linux stack execute to get notes working.
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Old 7th July 2012, 08:42 PM
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Re: F16 Lotus Notes 8.5.3

In a act of stupity I managed to crash my laptop. Upon reinstalling F17 I went to reinstall lotus notes, and quickly becoming tired of typing out the same commands for four files every time I install LN I decided to write a simple script which I figured I would post here in case anyone else ends up installing LN and doesn't feel like putting in that much fingerwork.





Code:
echo "Changing ownership of files"
chown root.root libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
chown root.root libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
chown root.root libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
chown root.root libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
echo "Successful!"

echo "Changing file permissions"
chmod 755 libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0
chmod 755 libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0
chmod 755 libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0
chmod 755 libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0
echo "Successful!"

echo "Copying files to lotus notes directory"
cp libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/
cp libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/
cp libgdk-x11-2.0.so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/
cp libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/
echo "Successful!"
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