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ok, i installed mandrake 9.2, this is the first time i have ever messed with linux.
im at my "desktop", if thats what you all call it.
I have read that nvidia driver install thread, but you all are talking about stuff thats way over my head, im used to the windoz "double click and it installs itself" but obviously that dont work in linux. I have DL'd the correct "drivers" for my nvidia Mobo, also my Geforce3Ti500 card (the .rpm file and the .run file for my GPU) i am also trying to get my LAN to work, its on the mobo, when i install that .rpm thing, will the lan install too?
and how da #$@# do i get a game to work? i want BF1942 to work.... but like I said before... linux dont know what an .exe file is
But, O'Reilly expects a small amount of knowledge before hand (They're not made for new people.)
I don't neccesarily believe reading a book will do good.
My approach is just to ask questions.
LinuxQuestions is a great source of answers.
I used trial and error, I had to install, unistall, and reinstall Slackware 8.0 when I first got it.
6 times before I understood what I was doing.