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Old 08-12-2004, 12:30 PM   #1
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Mandrake 10 Help required for Noob!


Hello guys

I've just installed Mandrake 10. I've discovered it doesn't come with java preinstalled, as i'd like to view some websites that require me to have java in web browser.

I'm aware that if i subscribe for membership in Mandrake Clubs,i can have access to there files & database.

Is there another way to install Firefox web browser? without having to subscribe to Mandrake clubs or having to register and pay for membership?

I'd appreciate it if somebody could basically explain in 'non geeky'( no offense intended to older more advanced Linux users ) terms how to install Firefox web browser in Mandrake 10.

Those of you guys that are going to to reply to my post please describe in an easy to understand and clear way how i can install Firefox.

All help appreciated - and thanks in advance!

 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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easy peezy but busy

first go read http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/
This should be the first thing any mandrake user installs! It will make your life so so so much easier!

Once urpm is installed,
type:
urpmq firefox

Q = Query
now you see all the files you can install associated with firefox (there should be 2)
then type:
uprmi mozilla-firefox

i = install
it will go find the correct package you need, download it and install it. Boom, youre done!
Sorry I dont have time for a more detailed explination, just read up on urpm
It saved my life, but that was a long long time ago.

R

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Old 08-12-2004, 12:41 PM   #3
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or you could download it from here:

http://www.mozilla.org/download.html
 
Old 08-12-2004, 12:50 PM   #4
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Excellent, thanks it sounds pretty simple really!

I will give it a shot.. thanks again!

 
Old 08-15-2004, 06:41 PM   #5
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Re: easy peezy but busy

Once urpm is installed,
type:
urpmq firefox

Q = Query
now you see all the files you can install associated with firefox (there should be 2)
then type:
uprmi mozilla-firefox

i = install
it will go find the correct package you need, download it and install it. Boom, youre done!
Sorry I dont have time for a more detailed explination, just read up on urpm
It saved my life, but that was a long long time ago.

hello having some probs with getting mozilla-firefox
when i typed in the command uprmi mozilla-firefox i get uprmi command not found.

Any suggestions would be appreciated ..thanks in advance

 
Old 08-16-2004, 09:31 AM   #6
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did you read the website I posted?

before entering the commands urpmi etc.... you should have some huge command that you should have cut and pasted

i.e.
urpmi.addmedia --update updates ftp://ftp.phys.ttu.edu/pub/mandrakel...ates/10.0/RPMS with ../base/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia main ftp://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors.../Mandrake/RPMS with ../base/hdlist.cz
urpmi.addmedia contrib ftp://raven.cslab.vt.edu/pub/linux/m...0/contrib/i586 with ../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist2.cz
urpmi.addmedia jpackage ftp://raven.cslab.vt.edu/pub/linux/m.../jpackage/i586 with ../../../i586/Mandrake/base/hdlist3.cz

something along those lines. That will install all the URPM junk you need

R
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:04 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot .. i was cutting & pasting those commands line by line, not the whole huge command in one go.
Thats were i've obviously been going wrong.



Thanks again
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:18 AM   #8
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If you installed Mandrake correctly, you should have been able to access any java site. If you go to the system settings section in the "start" menu, you should see under one of the options there for the browser settings, that you can activate java and javascript completely and globally, so then you can use either konquerer or you can use standard instalation of Mozilla! to access those sites. Mozilla! is the best choice though.
 
Old 08-17-2004, 05:51 AM   #9
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I went to system settings and tried to activate java globally, but surprize surprize, it still doesn't work.

The reason it doesn't work is because Mandrake 10 does not come with java installed.
 
  


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