I installed mandrake 9.1 on my old machine and it appears to work fine however i have a couple of questions.
1: how do i enable filesharing so that the other windows comptuer and mac (that is running dave, os 8.6) can browse the linux box for file shares and stuff?
2: how do i install java so that mozilla can use it? i went to http://java.sun.com/getjava/manual.html
and i think i clicked on (i am not sure right now, i am at work and the computer is not with me) the linux self-extracting RPM file and saved it to my home folder, however when it finsihed downloading, when i doubleclicked on the file in my home folder, nothing seemed to happen and i am unsure what to do next. Should i download the linux self-extracitng file (not the RPM one) from the same site or what should i do??
3: in relation to question 2, how does one properly install a downloaded file from the web for linux?? like if i downloaded a game, do i just doubleclick on it and go like one does in windows??
4: how to redetect the sound card? i installed an older soundblaster soundcard (isa) into my mandrake box after it was fully up and running and operational. How do i force harddrake to redetect the presence of the new soundcard and enable it?