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Old 08-30-2003, 08:45 PM   #1
Ackin
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problems, problems... (RH9)


*sighs* ok, I'll list them... (Red Hat 9)

1- I cant mount my hard drive. when I write (as root):

mkdir windows
mount -t v fat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

nothing happens. I wonder what I'm doing wrong?

2- GAIM doesn't work. It keeps saying something about authorization do I have to enter always as root?

3- where can I get WINE? I cant download it from the main page. Is it really neccesary on RH9?

4-not so important, but can I play Half-Life (and mods) on linux?

5- I cant find drivers for my ATI Radeon 9100

thanks in advance!!


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Old 08-30-2003, 08:52 PM   #2
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1. Don't put a space between the v and fat.. should be vfat.

2. Don't Gaim as root, should always be a regular user and su to root when only necessary. How or what service you logging into, MSN, AIM, Yahoo... ? Did you load the correct modules if your logging into MSN or such?

3. Wine is only necessary if your going to want to attempt to run Windows native programs on Linux. My personal opinion is to try and find an alternative made for Linux first.

4. I'm not a gamer but I believe you can.

5. Have you checked ATI's site?
 
Old 08-30-2003, 11:57 PM   #3
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Quote:
1- I cant mount my hard drive. when I write (as root):

mkdir windows
mount -t v fat /dev/hda1 /mnt/windows

nothing happens. I wonder what I'm doing wrong
Its

mkdir /mnt/windows

not - mkdir windows
 
Old 08-31-2003, 05:04 AM   #4
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2- GAIM doesn't work. It keeps saying something about authorization do I have to enter always as root?

More clearly, you have to add an account on to gaim, pick a protocol(plugin) for whatever service you want ie. msn, yahoo, screen name is username ie. joeblow@hotmail.com if its not working right still, try www.sourceforge.net and get a newer version, if you use msn, look for amsn its pretty good.


3- where can I get WINE? I cant download it from the main page. Is it really neccesary on RH9?

www.winehq.com/
also its on the redhat cd well rh8 anyways, lookfor the package selector/installer in the start menu.

4-not so important, but can I play Half-Life (and mods) on linux?
You can play games ported to linux ie americasarmy, quake.

5- I cant find drivers for my ATI Radeon 9100
yes you can get them ati has them on the web site there are also generic all in one drivers you can get called firegl drivers which work with it at
http://www.schneider-digital.de/html/download_ati.html has to be for your version of x windows --- find that by X -showconfig at terminal capital X. Read the documentation and back up your /etc/X11/XFree86.config file ie. copy it and rename it cause if you mess the install up you wont be able us the gui, things to know write em down

xfree version
glibc version
kernel version

how to move and copy files at command line

startx -starts display
grubby - fixes bootloader
rpm -e uninstalls rpms
rpms are good kinda like windows setup.exe
 
Old 08-31-2003, 06:36 PM   #5
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thanks people.

I have one more problem. I downloaded amsn in a rpm, it installed succesfully, but now I cant find the file to execute it. I dont know where to find it, and I dont know how to uninstall it either
 
Old 08-31-2003, 06:51 PM   #6
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There's different ways to find it but

do
updatedb (just to be sure)

and wait till it finishes then

locate amsn
 
Old 08-31-2003, 08:03 PM   #7
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well, I found many files, but still I dunno which one is the executable (or something similar :S)
 
Old 09-01-2003, 04:11 AM   #8
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change to the directory whatever it maybe i.e

/usr/local/amsn

then

./amsn

or

wish amsn
 
  


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