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I just started on Red Hat 9.0 two days ago and i love it. but i am having a little trouble with it. i downloaded some games from the games.linux website and obviously they come in .rpm files. i need to know how to install them and where it installs it to. i have no knowledge of the commands and need help. i'm moving along this pretty slow, i mean it took me a day and night trying to figure out how to install the new nvidia drivers.
Can't you double click on them,like you use to do with window .exe file .That the easiest way to install rpm,I mean rpm are easiest way to install in linux specially if you are using Red Hat.Other way around is that open a shell and and 'cd ' to the directry where you save the downloaded file and in the directery type rpm -ivf <filename>.rpm.The command rpm is for to tell the computer that you are handling rpm file - mean (I don't know why ppl put - in front of optium)i for installation v for showing thing like (installing package ;doing this ,doing that) and f for force installation.After the installation type rpm -q <filename> just file name (use tab key after typing frist a few words) witout .rpm to check the file is install or not .If you wan to erase it (uninstall) just type rpm -e <filename> and it will uninstall automactically .Type rpm --help for other command and optium ,you 'll see whole bunch of it .And if you don't see you installed program ,run Run command from K menu or just type the frist a few initial of the program name on the shell and click tab key for auto complete and if it in /usr/bin or /bin ,it will launch it self from that shell on window.
it gives me warning: user floh does not exist - using root and warning: group floh does not exist - using root, and it writes both of these warning twice. what is wrong. it does this when i do rpm -i command.