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Old 05-26-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
brucewayne3210
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after rpm -ivh then what


well i am not that familiar with linux but trying. well i downloaded this cd writer program called gcombust -0.1.49-1rh71.i386.rpm and eroaster-2.0.12.1.noarch.rpm and arson-0.9.7-kde3.tar.bz2. well i did the rpm -ivh and it showed alot of ##### which means i think its progressing thru the installation. then what. how and where do i go to use the program. do i have to gunzip the bz2 part of arson or what. what is bz. i know some stuff just not that familiar with this to know what to do. i know compress is a Z file. gz is a gunzip file. what is bz i just want to burn a data cd. but i would like to know how to install the programs and actually use one. i download everything i can and do the rpm -ivh and then i am lost. whats next is there a icon or do i go command line? if so what do i type. someone please break it down. this will help me solve my ethernet card problem. i want to post the output of a file but i cant get on the net cause somethings wrong with my ethernet card. so the only way is to put it on a cd and copy and paste using windows. I am running xp and red hat 9 on a dual boot sys. its a laptop. no floppy. my kernel is 2.4 20-8. . i couldnt find the cdrom drive. i put the cd with those programs in the drive it took two hours for me to find the cd. it was some bizarre icon on the bottom left of konqueror which said dev and something else. what are other ways i could access the cdrom. i tried /mnt/cdrom said something like error or bad something i dont remember. well appreciate any help on installing and running programs.

james
 
Old 05-26-2004, 07:46 PM   #2
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well i downloaded this cd writer program called gcombust -0.1.49-1rh71.i386.rpm and eroaster-2.0.12.1.noarch.rpm and arson-0.9.7-kde3.tar.bz2. well i did the rpm -ivh and it showed alot of ##### which means i think its progressing thru the installation.

Yes, if the install process was ok, you have the program installed. I mean, the rpm's. The tar.bz2 you have to compile.

then what.

To run the programs, launch your terminal and type the name of the program. To create an icon on the desktop, find the executable, drag it to the desktop and choose "create link here".

do i have to gunzip the bz2 part of arson or what.

Yes you do. It will create a dir with the source code inside. Get inside it and read the readme and install files, telling you how to compile. There are generic ways of compiling and installing programs, but you should prefer the author's instructions.

what is bz.

It's a compression method, like zip.

i know some stuff just not that familiar with this to know what to do.

No pro, friend. This comes with time.

i download everything i can and do the rpm -ivh and then i am lost.

Don't worry too much. Try to launch the programs on the console. Check your system for Ultra DMA, for safe burning.

this will help me solve my ethernet card problem.

What's wrong with it? Hey, friend, try to post one problem at a time.

I am running xp and red hat 9 on a dual boot sys. its a laptop. no floppy. my kernel is 2.4 20-8. . i couldnt find the cdrom drive. i put the cd with those programs in the drive it took two hours for me to find the cd. it was some bizarre icon on the bottom left of konqueror which said dev and something else. what are other ways i could access the cdrom. i tried /mnt/cdrom said something like error or bad something i dont remember. well appreciate any help on installing and running programs.

To mount the cd, as root do:

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

If fedora is smart, it will mount. If not, you have to pass parameters like the filesystem, etc....

One piece of advice: solve one thing at a time.
 
Old 05-26-2004, 08:24 PM   #3
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I appreciate the help. the ethernet problem click on my name you can find the post. i posted it under hardware issues. I cant get on the internet. I did a lspci -v and all this stuff alot of people have said but it still isnt working. Windows works so i know the nic isnt broken or anything. I disabled kudzu. heres the link

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...529#post950529

see what you think i will check later.

thanks man it helps when you have someone who knows the little things.

james
 
  


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