i have been trying that PM thing for days and it says i dont have access so i just decided to quit fooling with that. i have also however made several new discoveries in mandrake myself.
#1 mandrake 10 does support RPM files.
#2 i learned the TAB key is like an autocomplete sort of thing that teels you therest of the command and gives you a list of the available ones starting with those letters.
#3 SU means super user and once you put in the password you can function in that terminal as root
#4 the is a command somewhere under the super user prefix that shows you the list of root command (i havtn pinpointed it)
#5 i cant download the firebird in RPM format (drat there goes getting a break on its installation)
and lastly no progress what so ever on installing anything! i have been breaking my eyeballs on this monitor and reading everything online (i will leave buying books to you my friend, my money goes for more hardware) and basically i get get some really pretty reactions in my Konsole but it all comes down to nothing is installed, and nothing is added to the menu either. oh well i will keep reading and trying
i am availavle for email if you wanna just share info that way firstname.lastname@example.org