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Old 08-26-2004, 10:26 PM   #1
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6 not so easy steps to linux


Please help me with my problems! i do wan't to have to install windows again

-my scanner won't work
im using a canoscan fb series (those use serial ports) and using xsane to scan, the problem being that xsane gives a 'no device found' error message and won't start. Execpt when run in root where it works prefectly (i don't have to tell you why i don't do that). Anyway so it lead me to a conculution that it must be a permission problem so i enabled tthe user to use sys (all the ports) and still nothing

-any linux executable won't work
You know the linux executables? well none of them work for me. The computer thinks then *drumroll* nothing. Even under root

- I can't seem to run any program that i install under shell, only rpm.
I installed dvd::burn (or whatever) by using 'make' and 'install -test' commands in knosol, it installed and now i can't find it. I tryed seraching for the files but unfortunatly they don't want to be found.

- my printer dosn't work
funny how my printer cost more than my pc and now i can't even get it to work. Anyway its a epson stylus PHOTO R210. I got the printer driver 4 drake over the net and tryed to install the rpm but it said its already installed. The printer detects fine. I also tryed installing gimp - print which claims to work the r210. Unfortunatly it stuffed up my computer more i had to reinstall linux becasue the drake printer manager woudn't even pop up. i used both the CUP version and the drake version drivers

- No java works on my browsers (self explanetory) i'm currently trying to fix that

- kmix constantly sets the audio level to off even when i save as default levels
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:25 AM   #2
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What version of Mandrake is this? What kernel (type uname -r in a console)? Are the printer and scanner USB or parallel port? What executables are you trying to run, and how are you trying to run them? How did you install them (are you trying to compile on a binary distribution, or did you set up RPMDrake to visit and install programs from the Mandrake repositories using Easy URPMI)? Did if you installed from RPMs from the command line, did you use rpm or urpmi?

On the whole, sounds like a borked install, but might be fixable, depending on your answers.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 08:33 AM   #3
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Re: 6 not so easy steps to linux

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-any linux executable won't work
You know the linux executables? well none of them work for me. The computer thinks then *drumroll* nothing. Even under root
What executables are you trying? It's unlikely that your system boots up, but the executables aren't there. It may be something as simple as a PATH variable.

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- I can't seem to run any program that i install under shell, only rpm.
I installed dvd::burn (or whatever) by using 'make' and 'install -test' commands in knosol, it installed and now i can't find it. I tryed seraching for the files but unfortunatly they don't want to be found.
Programs that you complile yourself typically install into /usr/local somewhere. They may be in the bin directory or in a subdirectory named after the app.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:06 AM   #4
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What executables are you trying? It's unlikely that your system boots up, but the executables aren't there. It may be something as simple as a PATH variable.


Programs that you complile yourself typically install into /usr/local somewhere. They may be in the bin directory or in a subdirectory named after the app.
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i've tryed several different executables including some stand alones from blender.org, macromedias stand alone swf player and serveal others ???---> path variable?

nope the compilation isn't in there
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What version of Mandrake is this? What kernel (type uname -r in a console)? Are the printer and scanner USB or parallel port? What executables are you trying to run, and how are you trying to run them? How did you install them (are you trying to compile on a binary distribution, or did you set up RPMDrake to visit and install programs from the Mandrake repositories using Easy URPMI)? Did if you installed from RPMs from the command line, did you use rpm or urpmi?

On the whole, sounds like a borked install, but might be fixable, depending on your answers.
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2.4.22-10mdk
the printer is usb
the executables are [as above] and i am running them by double clicking them in kde
the bleder one wassn't installed it came as a Lexe in a tar.gx file the one from marcomedia had an installer for a user and root
the printer drivers where rpm and i used rpm drake they wn't from the repositorys

i've installed mandrake around 10 times and its starting to get me pissed (or is it this beer?)
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:32 AM   #5
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2.4.22-10mdk
Mandrake version 9.2, thus-- at least, that's the default kernel for Mandrake 9.2, so I'm assuming that's what you've installed.

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the executables are [as above] and i am running them by double clicking them in kde
Try right-clicking them and choosing "Open With" instead, or running them from a console. Certainly any Macromedia Flash Player has to be installed from a terminal, because you have to accept the license before it will install, so double-clicking it in a file manager won't work. IIrc, that particular program is packaged as a script in an archive-- you extract the archive contents, and run the script in a terminal. As root.

What is the file format of these files? Are you sure they're executable? If they're meant to be executable but came in a tar.* archive, did you set the properties of the file in question to executable after extraction? They are often not so set under those circumstances (such as the script example above).

These are not *.exe files, are they? Those will not run under Linux, unless you have Wine(X)/Crossover Office/Cedega installed, because they are Windows executables.

It's not at all clear just what you're doing, but if I was you, I would head on over to EasyUrpmi (linked above), set up my Software Sources Manager to use the Mandrake repositories on the Internet, fire up RPMDrake, change the filter from "Mandrake Choices" to "All Programs by..." (I like 'group', but it's your choice) and install either the programs in question or the Mandrake alternatives that way, instead of messing around with loose packages that you don't know how to deal with. Certainly, there are Mandrake packages to install a Flash player, and there's probably one for Blender or a Blender alternative (I don't use this program, so wouldn't have noticed).
 
Old 08-27-2004, 10:35 AM   #6
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As for the printer, it may be that you don't have usb hotplugging on, so the printer is not being found, or that you haven't set the printer up with PrinterDrake or Kprint or whatever.

I'm not all that familiar with USB device management, as I don't have any, and my printer is connected to another machine on the LAN, not directly to mine.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:15 PM   #7
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these arn't windows exe (im pretty stupid but not that dump, it reminds me when my freind got a computer game and put it in his ps2) i tryed opening them in consol and they gave me error messages so i'm off to install the dependancys

the printer detect fine (name and modle) im currently on rmpdrake ill get back
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:45 PM   #8
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if your using firefox/mozilla as the web browser ... just get the java extension and it should work with no hassle
 
Old 08-27-2004, 07:52 PM   #9
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Old 09-01-2004, 11:52 PM   #10
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i've figured out how to get the openy thing to open. The problem was with permittions. I enable read write and exe and it worked fine

the scanner still doesn't work in the user accounts (only root) I've googled it a dozen times only to find aallot more people withthe same problem and no solution. Anyother good scanner programs?

The printer dosn't work... I've got the drivers in rpm form but when exe'd it comes up.. "already installed". Are there any windows --> cups programs or windows to gimp driver. Please not wine becasue wine doesn't work on mandrake 9.X anymore

Still can get java to work... urge to kikll increaceing (narf, zork i'm already becoming a drok)
 
  


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