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Old 04-23-2004, 07:15 PM   #1
firas981
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I love linux BUT !!!


well , I am Windows user , and I am new to Linux , I loved Linux BUT !!!! :

1)Installing packages is an error prone process , for example :
I have intel winmodem ( pci ) , I got a linux driver for it
and followed the instructions :
make clean
make ham
make install
the first & second are executed successfully , however the third ended with
'error loading ham'
'done'
well , what I can do more ?
another errors occured during installing other programs such as :
wine ( wine is not emulator ) ,
red-carpet ( package manager ), bochs Debugger ( pc emulator ) ....
I am using R.H.9.0 , no GUI package installer , you have to waste your time
writing command-line instructions , well , another distributions ( e.g. Mandrake 9.0 )
have this GUI package manager , however , here there is not , for this reason I
tried to install red-carpet , but as I just said , I failed .

2)Arabic Language :
I added 'arabic' layout to Keyboard Layout in
Control Center > Regional & Accessbility > Keyboard Layout .
Well , now i can write in Arabic & English , however , arabic file names
on Windows drives are displayed as '??????' .
I downloaded arabic fonts from Suadia Linux , i had intension to install them
using Font Installer in KDE Control Center , BUT :
Where is KDE Control Center , I couldn't locate it , I could find Control Center only !!
well , I copied the fonts to fonts folder , but nothing more than '??????' .
Another issue about Arabic , I need English -> Arabic Dictionary , Is there a one ?

The most important things that I am willing to realize now , are :
install wine successfully to run some Windows programs that I couldn't
find good counterparts for them in Linux such as Easylingo , bochs Debugger ...
find good installer & uninstaller .


please execuse me for this long boring message .
lot of thanks for you .
 
Old 04-23-2004, 11:31 PM   #2
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i recommend you learn c, its a very simple and easy language (until you get to the complex things.. but relatively simple....... just stay away from learning libraries if you don't plan to program with it)

next read up on the command "make" and also how configure scripts run (did you tell it to configure the win-modem driver?, if you didn't it might not work, as some packages need fine tuning that usually the configure script does for you)

-- now you are more set for source code compiles....

for fonts, just putting them into the directory is not enough, read up on how to install fonts (unless your X11 distribution that is installed uses fontconfig ,, but thats very unlikely as its kinda new)

i forget the exact step for installing fonts, but after you put them into the directory type something like
mkfontdir
xset
I'm not sure tho.. been some time since i needed to install fonts

and if you don't want to "waste" your time with command line instructions then go back to windows.. command line tools are quicker and easier to make, plus they run faster -- so don't expect people to be making GUI tools for every little thing
 
Old 04-24-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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I don' t think the "error loading ham" is a problem.

If its what I think it is, it means that you do not have the HAM (Amateur Radio) stuff compiled in your kernel and it couldn't load it when trying to install the driver. Most likely your driver installed anywho.
 
  


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