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Old 07-10-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
ShoveIT
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Question What to do (Installations)


Hi, I just installed Mandrake 9.1 two days ago and have been plesantly surprised with how much I like it. But I don't know what I'm doing at all! I feel inferior to even the newest of newbies...quite frustrating since I've been doing VB.Net and Java programming for a couple years now. So coming from WinXP I have a few questions:

1. I tried to install Mozilla 1.4 and I got it to work and it loaded but now I don't know where it is. The buttons in KDE still link to version 1.3 so how do I change this?

2. Where should I put files like Mozilla or Java? (What directories)?

3. Why does Mozilla open sometimes with no homepage? I have it set to cnn.com but most the time it stays blank

4. When I try to log out or reboot, it seems like every other time I will get a dialog box that says end session or cancel, and then when i login again and try to reboot i get one that says turn off/restart/cancel...

5. Any book reccomendations? O'Reilly - Learning UNIX? Any others?

Any help with any of these would be greatly appreciated...if I get too discouraged I might slip back into the M$ void...ahh save me!

Thanks
 
Old 07-10-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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The mozilla binary is usually installed as /usr/bin/mozilla. To make sure, in a shell type:

$ whereis mozilla

and it will execute the location of the binary. As far as java goes, you should unpack the .bin into /usr/local and at it to your path by putting something like this in your .profile (in home dir) or in /etc/profile (if you want all users to have java in their path):

$ export PATH=/path/to/java/bin:$PATH

This command adds the old variable PATH and /path/to/java/bin to the new variable PATH.

~Anrew
 
Old 07-11-2003, 12:07 AM   #3
Mikx
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answers to some of your questions:

2. coming from a WinXP perspective, my c:\program files\ equivalent in linux is /usr/local. this means you'll have /usr/local/mozilla, /usr/local/java there.

3. try putting http://www.cnn.com. i remember my homepage didn't load because i forgot the http://

5. I'm still a newbie and i bought Mastering UNIX. pretty comprehensive book heavy though.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 08:05 AM   #4
ShoveIT
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Thanks for the help, Mozilla 1.4 is now working. I think I'm barely starting to get it!
 
Old 07-11-2003, 08:16 AM   #5
fancypiper
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# Mandrake links
Mandrake home page
Mandrake Users website
Easy urpmi config for Mandrake
urpmi mini-HOWTO
Easy software management: Red Carpet
Maximum RPM
rpmfind
You didn't install the developmental packages? As root, command:
urpmi gcc
An Introduction to the Midnight Commander. You can install it by commanding:
urpmi mc
Midnight Commander home page
 
Old 07-11-2003, 10:52 AM   #6
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As far as which books to read, its a really subjective decision. I've looked at a lot of books, and when I first got started, I landed on what distro-specific one, and one general unix book that would teach me to use the command line more efficiently.

I suggest going to your nears Barnes & Noble, or whatever you have where you are, and just spending about an hour browsing until you find a book you like.
 
Old 07-11-2003, 12:43 PM   #7
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I can't install mIRC (irssi-0.8.6.tar.gz)!!!!
->I'm using the ELX linux
I'va extrac the files into one directory and then i've tried "./configure" and appeared an error like this:


loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal-1.4... missing
checking for working autoconf... missing
checking for working automake-1.4... missing
checking for working autoheader... missing
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for strerror in -lcposix... no
checking for gcc... no
checking for cc... no
configure: error: no acceptable cc found in $PATH

i've also tried "rpm -i ..." but it still don't install!!!!
 
Old 07-11-2003, 12:53 PM   #8
fancypiper
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You don't have the developmental packages installed. As root:

urpmi gcc

# Guides to software and installation and uninstallation
LNAG - How do I install a program I downloaded from the Internet?
Rute Guide's software explanation
You might want to check out CheckInstall to manage source code installations/uninstallation

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