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Old 08-29-2005, 04:23 PM   #1
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Any mandrake 10.1 tutorials for a newbie?


I am utterly confused by this new OS. Its unlike windows in every way, and I have trouble with simply woking out how to install programs for linux. So, a tutorial would be very helpful, rather than posting millions of separate questions.

Also, I'm having some trouble with kopete, which was installed with mandrake.
I created a msn account in the list of emails, and then proceed to log on. Upon entering the correct details, i am told the password is incorrect, even though ive tried many times. Any help?
 
Old 08-29-2005, 04:58 PM   #2
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Did you purchase Mandriva or are you using the free download version? If you purchased it, it should have came with documentation, otherwise here is the online doc.
http://www1.mandrivalinux.com/en/fdoc.php3

As far as msn, i would check out the kopete site, msn and yahoo seem to change rather often so there are updates to both gaim and kopete. Installing apps with mandriva, i believe is done thru the control panel, I think they have a frontend for urpmi.

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Old 08-29-2005, 05:06 PM   #3
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Ok, i shall attempt to find updates. (I have the free version)
 
Old 08-29-2005, 07:04 PM   #4
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To get updates for kopete or gaim just run the Mandrake Update program in the Mandrake Control Centre. There's no need to go searching anywhere for updates - they're all there.

You also might want to go to http://easyurpmi.zarb.org (or google for 'easyurpmi mirrors' if that's down) and setup access to the software repositories. This will dramatically increase the amount of software you have available to install (via the Mandrake Control Centre or the urpmi command).
 
Old 08-29-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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Hmm, yeah, maybe i worded that wrong. I meant check the kopete site to see if there is any news on msn not working with your version.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 04:16 PM   #6
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I went to the control panel, as suggested, and went to the update area. When it asks me whether i want it to check the network connection, i click 'yes', then a message comes up saying that it cant find a suitable mirror, most likely because 'the architecture of your processor is not supported by Mandrakelinux Official Updates'. It has a 3.06 GHz processor, but i must admit, its had its fair share of knocks and bumps.
 
Old 08-30-2005, 05:28 PM   #7
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> So, a tutorial would be very helpful, rather than posting millions
> of separate questions.

You're welocmed to surf around in

http://www.websamba.com/Linux_Docs_Links

especially the documentation links.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 08-30-2005, 05:29 PM   #8
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If you go to easyurpmi, you can setup your repositories (the main, contrib, plf, etc).
http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

That should take care of your repo issues.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 04:36 PM   #9
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What the, repositories? repo issues? I have no idea what ur on about.

Also, how do you get a USB key to work?
And, im STILL stuck with teh gay kopete, which decides the correct password isnt good enough.

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Old 08-31-2005, 05:40 PM   #10
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I still don't follow which version of mandriva you could be using that doesn't have official repositories?

Easyurpmi, well you just follow the instructions, including the dropdown for the version. Unless you're trying to do something spooky like trying to install mandriva on a Solaris box!

Afterall, i586, amd64, IA64, ppc and X86_64 have got to cover about 98% of the planets systems!

Hence, I'm still confused as to what the problem actually is!

regards

John
 
Old 08-31-2005, 05:58 PM   #11
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Mandriva? Im using Mandrake. And i am most definitely Linux-illiterate.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 06:38 PM   #12
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Mandrake renamed themselves Mandrvia earlier this year. There still the same company and everything (although they did buy Connectiva as well) and the product is the same.
 
Old 08-31-2005, 06:53 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by thealmightyone
What the, repositories? repo issues? I have no idea what ur on about
Earlier you posted
Quote:
Originally posted by thealmightyone
it cant find a suitable mirror, most likely because 'the architecture of your processor is not supported by Mandrakelinux Official Updates
What this is saying is it cannot connect to the repos, so you need to setup the repos. It has nothing to do with the processor type.

Before you try getting smart with people, maybe you should look into what they are saying

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Old 09-01-2005, 03:51 PM   #14
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So, it sounds to me, that all you actually need to do is go to the easyurpmi site and literally follow the instructions. If it says mandriva 10.1, use that - as bosewicht says, it's the same thing.

The bit at the bottom where the site gives the "output", you just need to open a konsole/terminal, type in
Code:
su
it then asks you for the root password, put that in and hit enter and your "prompt" should change to something that finishes in a # instead of a $ sign.

You then just highlight the "output" at the bottom of the easyurpmi page and copy and past it to the terminal/konsole (which might be available from a right mouse click, or copy it with "ctrl c" and then paste it with "ctrl v". It then sometimes starts automatically, or sometimes it needs you to hit enter after the copy/paste.

Your chosen repositories should then be contacted for the various available software lists i.e. contrib, main, updates, plf-free, plf-nonfree and jpackage. It depends on your connection as to how long it takes. Once it's "finished" you can then go into the mandrake control centre (configure my computer) and follow the software manager to check for updates and if you want either add or remove software packages.
 
  


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