I am very new to Linux, but really like it better than Microsoft. my computer:
Dell 4500 1.8 mghz.
512 MG RAM
NVidia Geforce 4 DDR 64 MGRAM
two hard drives, a new 40 GB, and a used Quantum Bigfoot 8G, where I have installed Linux Red Hat 8.0.
My question. I bought Mandrake 9 from a vendor, tried to install it and got the problem with the mouse pointer in the upper left corner. Went back to Red Hat 8, and have no problems.
I want to use GnuCash, trying to get away from Bill's grubby hands. But I haven't figured out how to install. ON the Mandrake CDs, there are two files for GnuCash, a rpm and a devel. When I double click on the rpm, it says I need "Guile" and glibhttp. I tried to find those on the Cds, did, copied them to the /home/RAy directory, isntalled them, tried again, no go. I guess I need someone to walk me through installation the first time, so I can learn. I have the book "Linux: the complete reference, 5th edition," but it doesn't provide much help.
Thank you in advance and thank you for being here to help us wet behind the ears kids.