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Old 10-22-2003, 05:15 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to install anything, is there any "setup icon"


Hi, I have Linux Mandrake 9.1 for a week and i can t understand how to install - eg.: xine, realplayer, gstreamer or anything. i just click on all icons, sometimes it seems that instalation began, but then it asks me to insert CD labeled "install server cd 1 ( 86)", i don t have it, but i have some files on my hdd that it asks for.
so how to point him or i am just dreaming?
so i begin to discover that it works without "setup" icons like in windows, so please give me some information or point me there i can find answers.
Thank you.
 
Old 10-22-2003, 05:26 AM   #2
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You need to read up on installing and using Mandrake and Linux in general.

Have a look at RUTE and also look up the documentation on the Mandrake homepage.

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Old 10-22-2003, 06:13 AM   #3
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It is generally better to download rpm's and then to install just type --> "rpm -Uvh <name.rpm>".

Try to learn about the directory and program structure of Linux first. You can try "The Linux Cook Book" at http://www.dsl.org/cookbook/
 
Old 10-22-2003, 06:24 AM   #4
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Although, since you are a Mandrake user you can do this:

open a console
type su (hit enter)
enter the root password (hit enter)
type in urpmi <packagename> as in "urpmi ogle" and as long as you have the servers set up and are internet connected, Mandrake will download and install the program. But you do, of course, need to know the name of the program. If you did urpmi mozilla, Mandrake would return a list of possible programs for you to choose from.

And don't forget that all commands are case sensitive: urpmi (lower case) will work. URPMI (upper case) will not.
 
  


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