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Old 10-14-2003, 09:28 PM   #1
EyeSeven
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Exclamation need Help with everything total newb


Ok I Just spent 3 days trying to download linux Mandrake and run it. Finaly i got the installer to run, so everything is going to get easy.... WRONG . I run it and nothing is anything like windows, not that thats bad its just I dont know what to do with out a programs menu. Also when i try to download stuff it comes up as a list or when I click on it, it brings up KDE CRASH HANDLER.... What is this? so I cant install the programs I want like Wine and Lime. Wine wants something called Xmessage? But I did get this (and very happy to get it) Gaim. So I was wondering if there is anyone out there would would be nice enough to add my to their msn or aim to help me, or post.
My Msn is Eye_Seven@hotmail.com and my aim is AimEyeSeven

Thank you very much
 
Old 10-14-2003, 09:43 PM   #2
seriv
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stick with it

Just keep on exploring, try and not mess it up, and you will do fine.
-Seriv
 
Old 10-15-2003, 01:10 AM   #3
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hi

mandrakeforum.org and mandrake.com/docs should help you for a start

tldp.org has general documentation. you should read the introduction to linux guide first. If you are expecting it to be like windows you are in for a disappointment. Mandrake tries to reduce the learning curve. If you using the system to learn give it more time.

try using urpmi from the command line

for installing rpm

rpm -ivh package.rpm

post back specific doubts if you any(sure you do)

regards
rahul sundaram
 
Old 10-15-2003, 02:14 AM   #4
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Also, be more specific about the "stuff" you're trying to d/l and install. Installation procedures vary depending on the type of file (.bin, .rpm, .tar.gz, etc.) that you've got.

 
  


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