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Old 05-11-2004, 07:04 PM   #1
liljhand
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Installing software and drivers in mandrake 10


hey
i recently installed mandrake 10 . i seeem to like it xcept for thesoftware installation part. isearched every forum for getting info on installing draivers and softeares but got no satisfactory answer . they dont have complete discription on installing various formats does any1 have any web links or any way by which i can learn installing stuff and i dont have any clue on as to what commands to use(ah crap)
and whre to fill them coz i dont get enuf answers
plz help a newbie. post anything( links or explanations)
thx
 
Old 05-11-2004, 07:23 PM   #2
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hi liljhand, welcome to lq. mandrake is based on redhat, thus it uses the rpm install method. have a look at this about installing rpm's

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...896#post310896

when searching for rpm's you'll probably find mandrake specific packages at most any rpm site. have a look here for rpm's

http://rpmfind.net/

http://rpm.pbone.net/

also as w/any linux distro you can install from source, here is a link to a guide for that info.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...067#post221067

hope that clears up your ?'s.
good luck.
 
  


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