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Old 02-11-2005, 02:05 PM   #1
Manolis
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Mandrake And Linux Newbie


Hi all! I've just installed Mandrake 10.1 among WinXP at home, in order to learn Linux and finaly get rid of windows!

I'm working as a web developer, but believe me, I've never used linux so far, and now (the past week) I'm really impressed so I'll anything to learn to work efficiently on them!

many problems though rised so far...

I'm not able to install a program or even unzip it (tar.gz etc) since most command from the shell don't work!


I'm also looking for some programs to replace some of the daily I've used to work in windows...

-Dvd shrink, a program to rip and burn a dvd movie!
-Photoshop CS, excellent prog, so I'm looking for it's replacement in Linux
-Macromedia Dreamweaver, any web development tools to work well with mozilla!

-I also CAN't view my USB Flash stick! I'm able to view it from the USB menu, but I can't access it, or create an icon on my desktop or home...
(note that I've succesfully installed my digital camera)

-I also can't find any drivers for my Audigy 2 ZS Pro platinum with an external panel... even though I can view a dvd movie with all 6 (5.1) speakers!

- Same problem with drivers on... Ati Radeon X600 Pro (256mb) Pci Express

-I can't install WINE...

HELP and THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANKS!!!
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:17 PM   #2
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The GIMP is a graphics program which is used instead of photoshop a lot. There are some what you see is what you get web development programs out there I just don't know what they're called since I simply use text editors only.

For your sound card I think you have to take a look at ALSA (advanced linux sound system) to get it to work I think your card is supported by it.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:30 PM   #3
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thank you very very much... going home (now on an internet cafe) to work on your advices, and some help-articles I found! thanks!

Still waiting for more solutions!!!
 
Old 02-11-2005, 02:39 PM   #4
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DVD Shrink and Macromedia Dreamweaver are reported to work well in Crossover Office, a Wine-based program; cost ~$35.

Your sound card *should* be supported, make sure you are using ALSA. Come back here for help if you need it.

You video card should work okay with the default open source drivers that Mandrake comes with. Maybe not as well as you would like, but I think it should work. But I don't know if PCI-Express is functioning well yet, in Linux.

I can't really help with your USB flash stick -- mine seems to work fine....

Sure you can install wine. Just follow the link in my sig to Easy Urpmi, and follow the instructions there to set up your urpmi sources. (Make sure you include Main, Update, Contrib, and PLF sources.) Then go to the Mandrake Control Center (Start --> System --> Configuration --> Configure Your Computer), click the Software Management button on the left, and Software Installation in the panel that comes up. Type "wine" in the Search box, select thefile it finds (say "yes" to any dependencies it come up with), and click "Install". Wait a few seconds as it downloads and installs, and voila!

As for
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I'm not able to install a program or even unzip it (tar.gz etc) since most command from the shell don't work!
Please explain in more detail!
 
Old 02-11-2005, 03:57 PM   #5
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You can untar .tar.gz files with the command:
"tar -zxvf file.tar.gz"
For tar.bz2 file I use
"tar -jxvf file.tar.bz2"

There are also some other programs around for .zip files (unzip) and there's bzip2 as well.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 05:30 PM   #6
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ok if you are using mandrake it is VERY important that you read the following post in regards with how to install programs:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=203939

If you thought installing a windows .exe was easy, wait until you learn about urpmi.

R

P.S. Learning linux will not come overnight, IMHO, you should learn the basics before trying to master something like WINE, that program can be somewhat difficult.

Last edited by ryedunn; 02-11-2005 at 05:35 PM.
 
Old 02-11-2005, 10:29 PM   #7
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-Dvd shrink, a program to rip and burn a dvd movie!
-Photoshop CS, excellent prog, so I'm looking for it's replacement in Linux
-Macromedia Dreamweaver, any web development tools to work well with mozilla!

Take a look at

http://www.websamba.com/Linux_Docs_Links
-> Softwares

especially

-> Softwares
-> Window equivalent

You should be able to find all the equivalents.

Sheng-Chieh
 
Old 02-14-2005, 09:03 AM   #8
Manolis
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great news now!

everything works fine so far...

managed to understand mostly the basic structure that linux works, and I feel really satisfied with my system so far...

I managed to untar all applications (your guidelines here, in LQ Ruleeees!!!)

after that, I managed to install most applications, but I never managed to unsterstand, WHERE it's installed and WHERE I can find the executible files to RUN those programs...!

I'll post again in a couple of hours again to post more information about other probs, and I'll read the links you provided!


Thanks everyone
 
Old 02-14-2005, 11:53 AM   #9
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Most programs are installed to /usr/bin you can find the executables there.
 
Old 02-15-2005, 09:36 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Manolis
but I never managed to unsterstand, WHERE it's installed and WHERE I can find the executible files to RUN those programs...!
Try a few basic commands that I use on a daily basis:
whereis <program name>
i.e. whereis wine

also, you wont see file extensions (.exe) like in windows. but you can find out what type of file it is by using the file command.
file <file name>
i.e. file snort-postgresql

so an executable might look something like
[user@localhost user]# file /usr/sbin/snort-postgresql
/usr/sbin/snort-postgresql: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), for GNU/Linux 2.2.5, dynamically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
 
  


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