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Hi, i just recently installed linux on my Gateway mx6421 notebook. Ive never used anything but windows, but im a fast learner,so i should be able to get the basics out on this thing. a few things have bugged me abit since i installed F7, my touchpad is EXTREMELY sensitive, which makes browsing a challenge, has anyone had the same problem?
also i downloaded my very first program that i wish to install. VLC media. I downloaded it from afterdawn.com. vlc-0.8.6c.tar.bz2, im unsure what kind of "package" it is, or how to use it. Im used to the usuall .exe, lol, as with most windows users. just need a bit of guidance or a link.
Another thing,do all programs for linux install the same way? thanks!
edit: everything installed just fine but is it supposed to show up on the programs tab, or is it my job to find it?
You can use yum to install just about any program you need with yum (just use the same steps as above just replacing the program name). For example. If you want to install ethereal; you would:
Then install using yum:
yum -y install ethereal
Sometimes there are packages that are not available by default. You can install additional "repos" so that you can get a wide variety of "programs" (packages) at your disposal. I use the Livna repo (which is popular among Fedora users). You can install livna by:
Becoming root and running:
rpm -Uhv http://rpm.livna.org/livna-release-7.rpm
The above command is suitable for copying and pasting. Now every time you use yum you will also have access to the livina repo. You can find more information with google's linux search engine: http://www.google.com/linux