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Old 06-25-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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help, im having trouble Installing & finding installed progs 9.2 mandrake9.2


Hi, ive just installed mandrake 9.2 and been looking over it the last week or so, but feel lost...ive got my pcs networked and everything seems cool.
All i need to do now is set it up to how i need it, im having trouble installing progs & finding them, can anyone give me a link to an easy to understand faq as to installing progs & running them
Ive heard linux is more better than windows & what ive seen of it makes me believe what im told & need to learn more, i just need a thread to learn from to keep me goin....;-)
 
Old 06-25-2004, 06:51 PM   #2
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your in luck,

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094

hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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awww, cool peacedog. thanx, i got something to go on now ....;-)
 
Old 06-25-2004, 07:38 PM   #4
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thank trickykid for authoring such a wonderful tool. i have referenced it many times myself. if you have further troubles, don't be afraid to ask, we're here to help, also don't be afraid to search, there is quite a database of answers here at lq. good luck to you, and welcome to lq, just incase noone has said that yet.
 
Old 06-25-2004, 08:23 PM   #5
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thanx again peacedog, i tried trickykids instructions & came up with an error that said it didnt look like a tar file, tho it was exactly the file i was told to download.
how do i execute these commands, they didnt work in konsole, so i went looking around & found "view Terminal Emulator"....guess i sound really dumb eh, sorry but im desperate to escape from windows & linux looks so cool..;-)
 
Old 06-25-2004, 11:15 PM   #6
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Not everything you download is a tarball. Commercial software is often distributed in self extracting executables (download, mark as executable, run it) or as a certain distribution's package (for mandrake, I suggest www.rpmfind.net for locating packaged software to use in mandrake)
 
Old 06-26-2004, 12:36 AM   #7
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Also be aware of a small bug with mandy 9.2 sometimes referred to as the "disappearing menus" , it doesnt cause any functional problems but can cause a user to say "wtf" until they are aware of it.

Best of luck, enjoy
 
  


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