If you haven't read my intro I am an "intermediate newbie" who is learning quite a lot from this website actually.
My Linux box is an AMD Athlon 700Mhz, 128M RAM, dual boot with Win98, dual HD, HDa with 3 windows partitions and 6GB of Linux (1G swap, 1G /home, 4G /usr), HDb is 2.4G and has the root.
The reason for installing Mandrake was more to have the possibility to run the full version of "gcompris".
I tried Mandrake 9.2 first (as I had the 3 installation CDs already),
and I had dependencies problems there.
I then upgraded to LE 2005 (Mandrake 10.2), and learned then how to solve the dependencies (--ish .. still learning
I have used the packages and sources from sourceforge
The only one that, so far, I have managed to install with no problems is the Autopackage gcompris-8.0BETA6.x86.package.
However, when running the program from the created KDE or GNOME or ICE menu, the program seems to try to start and then stops.
I have tried to check with "top" whether the task is actually running when I see the tab opening at the bottom of the desktop, but I cannot see any related ones.
All the other packages,
- 6.5.2 that I downloaded from somoewhere else (ftp mirror), seems to give the "loopy" exercise (gcompris-sound missing when I try installing gcompris with rpm -i .., and gcompris missing when I try installing the sounds)
- 7.4.x gave me hassle with libsqlite dependencies loops
and so forth
I haven't tried all the combinations yet.
What is the recommended way to install gcompris?