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Old 12-30-2004, 03:02 AM   #1
Surfmonkey
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Problems that make me want to quit Linux


1. don't know how to instal tar.gz, or .tar files(thank god for RPM files!!)
2. Can't get Mplayer plug ins to work on firefox
3. cant get my lost win2k password because of GRUB
4. Can't get Mplayer to play most video files(maybe codec problem?)
5. can't get any filesharing programs to work
6. when I ask a question here, its like the person is thinking I am an expert
7. Have never used the terminal succesful
8. Have no clue how to use/install WINE

life is harsh!
 
Old 12-30-2004, 03:20 AM   #2
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Re: Problems that make me want to quit Linux

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Originally posted by Surfmonkey
1. don't know how to instal tar.gz, or .tar files(thank god for RPM files!!)
tar xvzf filename.tar.gz
./configure
make
su
<your root password>
make install

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2. Can't get Mplayer plug ins to work on firefox
setup a package manager like yum or apt-get and install a package called mozilla-mplayer

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4. Can't get Mplayer to play most video files(maybe codec problem?)
when u setup a package manager , install w32codecs

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5. can't get any filesharing programs to work
again when u setup a package manager , u can easily install any one of them like amule or apollon

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7. Have never used the terminal succesful
dont worry u will be good in time

P.S: if u dont understand any of this dont be afraid to ask
 
Old 12-30-2004, 03:22 AM   #3
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Re: Re: Problems that make me want to quit Linux

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tar xvzf filename.tar.gz
./configure
make
su
<your root password>
make install



setup a package manager like yum or apt-get and install a package called mozilla-mplayer



when u setup a package manager , install w32codecs



again when u setup a package manager , u can easily install any one of them like amule or apollon



dont worry u will be good in time

P.S: if u dont understand any of this dont be afraid to ask
I love you!
 
Old 12-30-2004, 03:29 AM   #4
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No problem

when u spend some time with linux u will come to love it , in the mean time if u have any problem this site will help u out
 
Old 12-30-2004, 05:32 AM   #5
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3. cant get my lost win2k password because of GRUB
You could pop in your win2k disk and reinstall the bootloader from the recovery console. Then you could reinstall Grub after the deed is done (come back here to do it) - I think that there's a nice tutorial on it now. **OR** you could download and burn a copy of Astrumi or RIP, which have W2K/XP password reset tools, and recover that way (they're small, too. Astrumi is about 50mb and RIP is about 30mb).

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6. when I ask a question here, its like the person is thinking I am an expert
That's an unfortunate side effect of knowing your OS. Perhaps you could take the initiative when you ask a question, by stating that you need to be helped in plain terms, introducing jargon only when necessary. I've worked for a phone company and for a large cable internet company in support and that's one of the things I have noticed is the biggest hurdle for the expert - talking in terms the non-expert will understand. But, hey, we learn as we grow! I bet that you've already helped someone with Linux, even though you consider yourself a complete newbie

Cheers for sticking it out!
 
Old 12-30-2004, 05:45 AM   #6
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Hey,
This is an optimistic thread
 
Old 12-30-2004, 07:48 AM   #7
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Originally posted by vectordrake
You could pop in your win2k disk and reinstall the bootloader from the recovery console. Then you could reinstall Grub after the deed is done (come back here to do it) - I think that there's a nice tutorial on it now. **OR** you could download and burn a copy of Astrumi or RIP, which have W2K/XP password reset tools, and recover that way (they're small, too. Astrumi is about 50mb and RIP is about 30mb).

That's an unfortunate side effect of knowing your OS. Perhaps you could take the initiative when you ask a question, by stating that you need to be helped in plain terms, introducing jargon only when necessary. I've worked for a phone company and for a large cable internet company in support and that's one of the things I have noticed is the biggest hurdle for the expert - talking in terms the non-expert will understand. But, hey, we learn as we grow! I bet that you've already helped someone with Linux, even though you consider yourself a complete newbie

Cheers for sticking it out!
Thanks! Its rough....but when i figure out how to do something cool, it keeps me going
 
Old 05-11-2005, 10:27 PM   #8
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Hi surf ,
need to know a bit more about astumi . could you help me ?
i have burnt a cd of the stuff but the monitor 500g LG goes black as i boot from it is there any way to correct the problem ??
or any other password reset tool ?? for Xp
thx in advance
 
  


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