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Old 07-27-2002, 08:26 PM   #1
Tenny24
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Newbie Help Please


Hey Guys,

I just got my laptop up and running on Linux Mandrake 8.2. It is running fine but I have a few questions as I have never used linux before.

I am using a program it came with called Everybuddy it works fine for MSN, but with ICQ i can recieve messages but not send them, any ideas?

How do you install software? I tried using the software monitor thing but it kept giving me errors when I tried to install a DivX player. The error was a syntax error.

If you know of any good guides for newbies it would be much appreciated, thank you kindly.
 
Old 07-27-2002, 08:52 PM   #2
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I would scrap everybuddy if i was you and use GAIM (look on www.sourceforge.net for software for linux) since this is what i use and it works for MSN and ICQ at the same time. (btw sending an receiving files won;t work with GAIM though you can have group chats).

For linux starters try this http://home.c2i.net/dark/linux.html

it is from acid_kewpie's .sig , i hope he dont mind....

Alex

P.S. There are two ways to install styuff, either from source or via rpm (they are click and install jobbies which may be easier to use for you, search on www.google.com/linux for help on that suff)
 
Old 07-27-2002, 09:15 PM   #3
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ok, I got the divx player to install using chmod that I had found on a reply to the quesiton asked by another member, after installing it the program poped up and then disapeared, and now I dont know how to access it, I dont see it anywhere int he start menu or on the hard drive, do you guys have any ideas?

Also, I am using the Konqueror web browser, and I cant for the life of me figure out how to change the home page, i know thats a dumb question, but if you guys could point me int he right direction it would be much appreciated!

Thanks, Tenny
 
Old 07-27-2002, 10:17 PM   #4
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THanks so much for that link, I plan on printing out the entire page tomorrow when I get to work
 
Old 07-28-2002, 04:50 AM   #5
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Go to settings>configure Konquerer and highlight "File Manager".
The window on the right has a dialog box called "Home URL".Just type in the URL of your desired homepage.HTH
lynch
 
Old 07-28-2002, 10:36 AM   #6
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after installing it the program poped up and then disapeared, and now I dont know how to access it,
Try typing 'ps -e' at a command prompt to see what things are currently running. If its not there then it most probably has some weird bug. I think that the player is alpha software (and so is riddled with bugs) so that might be the problem. maybe it will be fixed in a future release.....

sorry i can't be more help on that one

Alex
 
Old 07-29-2002, 08:40 AM   #7
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Re: Newbie Help Please

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Originally posted by Tenny24
How do you install software?

let's say you download a program call bobbyjoe.trailerpark.rpm

open a terminal window (dos-like window)

type:
su (hit enter key)

after you have entered your root password - type:
rpm -i bobbyjoe.trailerpark.rpm (hit enter key)

now you should have a link to bobbyjoe.trailerpark somewhere under your "start" button (the button in bottom left corner of screen).


you can also run the new program by typing bobbyjoe.trailerpark from the command line.
 
  


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