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Old 08-27-2010, 04:27 PM   #1
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cant find a minimized window on the task bar on mandriva KDE desktop


i clicked on the right mouse button on the task bar and then clicked on something and and now when i minimize a window, it doesnt appear on the task bar anymore, how should i fix it?

and also when i try to unrar rar. files it says ¨aria 2 failed: exited with 2¨, how am i supposed to unrar my files? though some of them did get extracted and some didnt.

P.S iḿ new to linux and not very good at computers so...

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Old 08-27-2010, 05:28 PM   #2
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i clicked on the right mouse button on the task bar and then clicked on something and and now when i minimize a window, it doesnt appear on the task bar anymore, how should i fix it?
You need to add the Task Manager. Right click your taskbar and make sure you have your widgets unlocked. Select add widget to bring up your widget list.

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and also when i try to unrar rar. files it says ¨aria 2 failed: exited with 2¨, how am i supposed to unrar my files? though some of them did get extracted and some didnt.
I used to get this problem with rar files created with winrar. You can install winrar using wine. Wine is available for install via the add/remove section of your Mandriva control centre.

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P.S iḿ new to linux and not very good at computers so...
We all have to start somewhere If you need any further instructions, just ask..
 
Old 08-28-2010, 04:21 AM   #3
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You need to add the Task Manager. Right click your taskbar and make sure you have your widgets unlocked. Select add widget to bring up your widget list.

I used to get this problem with rar files created with winrar. You can install winrar using wine. Wine is available for install via the add/remove section of your Mandriva control centre.

We all have to start somewhere If you need any further instructions, just ask..
i downloaded wine but it doesnt install... it says ¨ürmpi database is locked, process 11984 is using it (usr/bin/perl/usr/sbin/gurpmi2/home/salo/dessktop/downloads/wine-1.2-1mdv2010.1.i586.rpm)" (salo is the name of the computer)
 
Old 08-28-2010, 06:56 AM   #4
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to unrar have unrar installed of coarse. ive noticed ark doesn't all ways work for me on some rar files
cd to them in konsole and try
unrar e whateveritscalled.rar
paste in password enter
 
Old 08-28-2010, 11:16 AM   #5
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i downloaded wine but it doesnt install... it says ¨ürmpi database is locked, process 11984 is using it (usr/bin/perl/usr/sbin/gurpmi2/home/salo/dessktop/downloads/wine-1.2-1mdv2010.1.i586.rpm)" (salo is the name of the computer)
There's no need to download wine separately. Use the provided package manager until you are more familiar with how GNU/Linux works. Do: alt & F2, type: mcc press enter, input your root password then click ok. Select Install & Remove Software type wine in the search box.
 
  


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