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well as I finally found this spot you should know that I'm a newbe to Linux. So here goes my first of probably many threads.
I finely figured out how to install software that I d/l from the web. Thought I had a grip on that but maybe not.
I made a new dir. "downloads" in my home dir. now I want to d/l file into that dir. witch works, except when I try to install, from the downloads dir. It gives me this message permission denied
So I used the sl -l and found out that I had permission (I think) well anyway it came back drwxrwxrwx for the downloads dir.
so I moved the d/l back into the Documents dir. and now I can install it.
SO my ? is how do I get permission to install software from the downloads dir.?
And then how do I know that there installed? IE: I installed Netscape but I can't seem able to find it anywhere browsing from my desktop?
I know these ? are probably simple, but I've only had Mandrake on my system for about 5 days and my mind is still in the gutter with MS WINDOWS XP. So these things are pretty confusing to me. But I'm willing to learn and enjoy the challenge.
I installed as su root & I read the readme file
it happened with diff. proggy. so I know it's not in the proggy itself.
@SML I don't think I need to change permission as I think I already have permission "drwxrwxrwx" to the downloads dir.
@Edward78 yes this the the 2nd part of prob. It (netscape) should be in the kmenu>networking>www but it's not, so this tells me that it did'nt get totally installed or there's some other prob. ?
"@Edward78 yes this the the 2nd part of prob. It (netscape) should be in the kmenu>networking>www but it's not, so this tells me that it did'nt get totally installed or there's some other prob. ?"
The kmenu setup is not automatic. You have to put it in there yourself if you want it in the menu. You probably have over one thousand programmes on your system that are not in your menu. Your menu only lists say 30 or so.
Try this in a command shell:
This is a start of all of your software on the computer. To execute any of them type:
Hence to answer your netscape problem, you need to find where you installed the netscape folder. Open it and look for the netscape executable file. Then click on it if you are in konqueror or type "./netscape" if you are in a command shell.