LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-23-2003, 12:07 AM   #1
CDL
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
mandrake 9.2 newbie


hi im a newbie to mandrake 9.2 newb to linux pretty much.
im wanting to install yahoo i got the download. off of the yahoo site but im having trouble. ok i double clicked yahoo rpm it installed it says. log in as root and type rpm -i ymessanger-0.99.19-1mdk.i586.rpm i do that in terminal right i guess im not sure help here whould be aperciated


im sorry i mean linux mandrake 9.1

Last edited by CDL; 08-23-2003 at 12:09 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:45 AM   #2
contrasutra
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 1,445

Rep: Reputation: 46
You should install an RPM with: rpm -ivh file.rpm, that will provide the maximum amount of help.

But Yahoo Messenger is pretty crappy.

I suggest you look at GAIM (gaim.sf.net), it works with ALL the protocols at once, including Yahoo.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 12:52 AM   #3
CDL
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ok where do i type that command in?
 
Old 08-23-2003, 01:16 AM   #4
contrasutra
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Arch Linux
Posts: 1,445

Rep: Reputation: 46
Im sorry.

You type it into a "terminal" (also reffered to as "Console" or "shell").

If you are using KDE, there should be something called "konsole" (KDE likes to make everything start with K).

You can get into this by looking for a little icon of a monitor-looking thing with a (sea)shell.

Or pressing alt+F2, this will bring up a "run" box where you can type in "konsole".


A few tips for when you start getting into the Command Line.:

Linux is CASE SENSITIVE. "THIS" isnt the same as "this" or "tHiS".

to become root in a console, you type "su", then enter your root password.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 01:17 AM   #5
CDL
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ok thanks very much on that tip
 
Old 08-23-2003, 03:34 AM   #6
CDL
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
it tells me no such file or directory when i type that command you told me i added the file name and i did it under root
 
Old 08-23-2003, 04:42 AM   #7
Proud
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: England
Distribution: Used to use Mandrake/Mandriva
Posts: 2,794

Rep: Reputation: 116Reputation: 116
You have to use that command in the same directory as where the .rpm file is.
 
Old 08-23-2003, 06:00 AM   #8
CDL
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Apr 2003
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
its on the desktop

ok its installed now when i do the thing go to run then type /usr/bin/ymessenger it puts this ymessenger.kdeink on my desktop and says it will boot when linux reboots well it dont boot up and i cant run yahoo because when i click on that it wants to make it where it boots up again and stuff its jsut messed up

Last edited by CDL; 08-23-2003 at 06:15 AM.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 07:55 AM   #9
Proud
Senior Member
 
Registered: Dec 2002
Location: England
Distribution: Used to use Mandrake/Mandriva
Posts: 2,794

Rep: Reputation: 116Reputation: 116
Ok, try deleting the icon from the desktop, and then check in ~/.kde/Autostart for any reference to yahoo.
Then try the ymessenger command in a Konsole, not just from the Run... link.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 09:56 AM   #10
pcdebb
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Brandon, FL
Distribution: Mageia 2
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by contrasutra
I suggest you look at GAIM (gaim.sf.net), it works with ALL the protocols at once, including Yahoo.
when i try to setup another account I'm only given choices for aim/icq or TOC.
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:12 PM   #11
MasterC
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Mar 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT - USA
Distribution: Gentoo ; LFS ; Kubuntu
Posts: 12,612

Rep: Reputation: 64
pcdebb, in the future, you should create your own thread for such questions as this is considered "thread hijacking"

To get the other protocols you have to load a plugin for whichever one you are interested in using, then when you go to accounts/new then you should see the new protocol in the drop down.

Cool
 
Old 08-24-2003, 12:18 PM   #12
pcdebb
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Brandon, FL
Distribution: Mageia 2
Posts: 81

Rep: Reputation: 15
Quote:
Originally posted by MasterC
pcdebb, in the future, you should create your own thread for such questions as this is considered "thread hijacking"

To get the other protocols you have to load a plugin for whichever one you are interested in using, then when you go to accounts/new then you should see the new protocol in the drop down.

Cool
OOPS, hehe, of all the times i've done that you're the first person to ever tell me so. My gosh i've hijacked threads a'many hehehe. I will keep that in mind
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mandrake newbie westverg Linux - Software 6 11-08-2004 01:23 AM
newbie needs help mandrake 10 xwindows2 Linux - Software 1 09-04-2004 01:37 PM
Newbie w/ Mandrake 7.0 dmedici Mandriva 2 08-24-2003 01:42 PM
help a newbie with Mandrake... spac3man Linux - Software 3 03-15-2002 09:56 PM
Mandrake 4 Newbie 2kool Linux - Distributions 3 01-26-2002 12:18 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:24 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration