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Old 10-04-2003, 02:16 PM   #1
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Basic Linux Questions


1. I am using Redhat 9 and downloaded Limewire. It came in a "bin" file. How do i install "bin" files?

2. I tried Slackware and when i started it up i got a command prompt. What command do I need to use to load KDE or Gnome?

One observation:
It seams that Redhad and Suse modifie the KDE and Gnome desktops allot. am i correct?

Thanks,

-AG
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Basic Linux Questions

Quote:
Originally posted by agallant
1. I am using Redhat 9 and downloaded Limewire. It came in a "bin" file. How do i install "bin" files?

2. I tried Slackware and when i started it up i got a command prompt. What command do I need to use to load KDE or Gnome?

One observation:
It seams that Redhad and Suse modifie the KDE and Gnome desktops allot. am i correct?

Thanks,

-AG
1. ./name-of-file.bin but after making sure its executable. chmod +x name-of-bin-file.bin

2. startx

These are really basic questions, a search here would have found your questions rather quickly. Regards.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:27 PM   #3
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if you want slackware to give you a graphical login automatically when you boot up you need to edit the file /etc/inittab.

open it in a text editor and find these lines
# Default runlevel. (Do not set to 0 or 6)
id:3:initdefault:

in the line
id:3:initdefault:
replace the 3 with a 4 so you now have
id:4:initdefault:

reboot you system. You shuold be presented with a graphical logon screen.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:36 PM   #4
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a simpler way to install limewire would be to run
sh LimeWireLinux.bin

you need to make sure you have a java vm installed for limewire. If having run sh LimeWireLinux.
Slackware does not install this by default. It is found on the 2nd disk of slackware in the folder "extra/java2-runtime-environment". to install it you must entert directory on the cd and run
pkgtool
select "current" from the menu you get.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:38 PM   #5
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Yes suse and redhat do modify a lot of the software. that is why i prefer slackware which rarely changes the original programs you get installed.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:42 PM   #6
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whoops messed up my post about limewire

it should read
a simpler way to install limewire would be to run
sh LimeWireLinux.bin

you need to make sure you have a java vm installed for limewire to run.
Slackware does not install this by default. It is found on the 2nd disk of slackware in the folder "extra/java2-runtime-environment". to install it you must entert directory on the cd and run
pkgtool
select "current" from the menu you get.
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:47 PM   #7
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CrAZy_MoNKeY,

You do realize instead of creating new posts, there is an edit option to edit your posts??
 
Old 10-04-2003, 02:58 PM   #8
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To get './limewire.bin' to work, you gotta download JAVA
 
Old 10-04-2003, 03:08 PM   #9
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thanks for the tip trickykid
 
  


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