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Old 10-18-2004, 08:55 AM   #1
LoveHateTragedy
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Unhappy Former windows user.. Really Newbie to this!


Hi there. im really new to this linux stuff but i got really pissed when my windows crashed for the 5th time in 3 months(had to re-install all over again), so i thought i would try linux, i've heard so much good about it, i found a good distro wich is really easy to use(mandrake) and i have this one little question : How do you "install" programs?! im trying to install LimeWire(p2p prog.) and a little while ago i was trying to install FlashPlayer, but i gave up. i've tried so much and all that "code stuff" you're talking about. do you type that in, Run Command?! is there any installer on the net that might be able to do the "Hard" work for me. or do i have to do it on my own. please keep the language REALLY SIMPLE beacuase im not very good at english(you propably already noticed that Eeh?! )

so, C ya all!
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:07 AM   #2
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Hi,
Here's an article that will help you out.

FYI, Limewire requires Java.
Open up a terminal and cd to the directory that you downloaded the file to and type:
sh j2re-1_4_2_05-linux-i586.bin

follow the instructions. Now, type:
export PATH=$PATH:/path/to/file/j2re1.4.2_05/bin/

Where /path/to/file/, you put the directory that you downloaded the file to. Now run the Limewire file:
sh LimeWireLinux.bin

Rudolph.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 01:56 PM   #3
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Old 10-20-2004, 07:05 PM   #4
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im not from any english-speaking country so english isnt exact my first language, wich means that i dont know what:
Open up a terminal and cd to the directory... cd means what? i told you i'm very very new to this, i'm used to letting windows do all the hard work.. but im very curious, and i want this system to run.!

Here is an example of how newbie i am: Just today i can tell you some good news.. i found out where to write all the wierd commands. its in a Terminal or console.. thats why i didnt know what you where all talking about, cuz i was trying all the commands in "Run Command" from the "start" menu

i wont give this 1 up. so please, tell me what to do in a simple language, like: open a xxxxx and Do this: xxxxxx and afterwards do this:xxxxxxx. type this:xxxxx and open a xxxxx then to finish do this: xxxxx (xxxx is for your answer )
 
Old 10-20-2004, 07:51 PM   #5
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If there's more questions come back and ask ;)


Cheers,
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Old 10-20-2004, 08:27 PM   #6
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Re: Former windows user.. Really Newbie to this!

Quote:
Originally posted by LoveHateTragedy
i found a good distro wich is really easy to use(mandrake) and i have this one little question : How do you "install" programs?!
I've read from some old-time Mandrake users that using urmpi is the best
way to install programs, and have seen the guide posted here as an example
for installing things with Mandrake:

http://www.zebulon.org.uk/
 
Old 10-21-2004, 06:13 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by LoveHateTragedy

Open up a terminal and cd to the directory... cd means what?
Now that you've found out where to put the weird commands, 'cd' is one of them. I take it you never had to use DOS before Windows, as the command is the same there. cd means 'change directory', so in a terminal if you enter
Code:
cd /home
/home is the directory where you end up. With the command ls (list) you can look at what's in there (probably only directories for your user IDs, maybe just one if you only have one user). With

Code:
cd ..
(there's a space between cd and the dots) you move one level up, into the top directory /.

Robin
 
  


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