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Old 02-20-2002, 04:42 PM   #1
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Angry I really dont like red hat


ok i loaded red hat 7.2 and i am having a lota problems with it. It has a C complier that doesnt work right for me to load programs like wine or Mplayer, i tried to load samba and i have a unsupported verson for RPM so i think its time to find a new distribution of linux any suggestions? Or if you have had the same problems as me and know of a site that helped you out could you give me that link so i can fix my screwed up OS.
 
Old 02-20-2002, 05:14 PM   #2
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Re: I really dont like red hat

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Originally posted by digital bots
ok i loaded red hat 7.2 and i am having a lota problems with it. It has a C complier that doesnt work right for me to load programs like wine or Mplayer, i tried to load samba and i have a unsupported verson for RPM so i think its time to find a new distribution of linux any suggestions? Or if you have had the same problems as me and know of a site that helped you out could you give me that link so i can fix my screwed up OS.
could you load me what exactly that means?
 
Old 02-20-2002, 05:17 PM   #3
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heh... redhat is one of the easier distros. so if you're having trouble with it, then i'm not sure what exactly you're gonna want from another distro.

the c compiler isn't really a problem, but more something that you need to look out for. by default, redhat doesn't install all the necessary libs for gcc. you need to make sure to choose your packages manually... that way you can install samba, gcc, gaim, and everything else you might want.

as for rpms, they suck... don't use them. i recommend just compiling the source yourself (tarballs). gives you more control, and you don't have to struggle with messy dependencies (huge problem with binaries).
 
Old 02-20-2002, 05:23 PM   #4
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Re: Re: I really dont like red hat

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could you load me what exactly that means?
ok i tried to get XMMX to work, Mplayer, C compiler and other AVI and MP3 software and they never worked. I would get errors that becauses i am using GCC 2.96 its not supported I am trying to load my copy of mandrake but it looks like it was a miss burn so back to the drawing board i guess.:smash:
 
Old 02-23-2002, 01:55 PM   #5
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You should try something else. If you want the easiness still then get Mandrake, its pretty good although kinda slow.
 
Old 02-23-2002, 05:02 PM   #6
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I am using RH 7.2, and gcc is working fine.
 
Old 02-23-2002, 10:32 PM   #7
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I am using RH 7.2, and gcc is working fine.
i am currently loading every freakin peice of info that is on those red hat cd's It better work after this. LOL! Its not that i hate red hat i just cant get the movie player to work correctly. Some one said i just need to install the dev stuff so i thought why not install everything thats on the cd. Its only 3.3gb LOL!
 
Old 02-23-2002, 10:39 PM   #8
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lol
 
Old 02-23-2002, 11:39 PM   #9
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it didnt work :smash:
 
Old 02-24-2002, 06:44 PM   #10
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i know the feeling dude, nothing worked for me either using those distro's... i hope someone is here to help,.
 
Old 03-05-2002, 04:15 AM   #11
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Redhat 7.2 and ADSL

One thing that sucks about Redhat is that the pppoe packages included with the distro appear to be broken. If you have RH7.2 and adsl via pppoe and you cannot connect to the network, or if you get a "command not found" error when you type adsl-start, you aren't alone.

I had to remove Redhat's own pppoe packages and install the lastest version of roaring penguin (including the gui) pppoe. One minute later, I was on the internet. Of course if you don't have a dual (or in my case triple) boot system or another computer with which to connect to the internet, it seems that you are out of luck.

Paul

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Old 03-05-2002, 05:45 PM   #12
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go with mandrake 8.1 for now. it WILL work. the last redhat i had was 6.something and i never really used it for more then a few hours. after you get comfy with *nix and all it's coolness, you can try your hand at LFS or gentoo or even freebsd, or one of the other more 'advanced' distros. but for me, mandrake was the easiest out of the box (so to speak, i downloaded it). good luck, dude.
 
Old 03-05-2002, 10:38 PM   #13
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For your GCC problem in Redhat thats not a Redhat problem. I think you should read the Readme for Mplayer. But make it simple and just run Xine. http://xine.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 03-05-2002, 11:01 PM   #14
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use 6.2_valinux_enhenced!
 
Old 03-05-2002, 11:40 PM   #15
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Red Hat Linux is just fantastic

Hello all,

Red Hat Linux is just fantastic.

I think 'digital bots' is an old M$ Windoz user and hence have developed computer skills like playing with mice, but Linux require some other skill than your ability to play with the mice, it requires a good BRAIN. Try to use that tiny module over your shoulder, study Linux with some good book, search over the net for any help you require through www.google.com/linux and will find your Linux as smooth as the OS you are playing with now.

My PC runs on Red Hat Linux and runs as a total Infotainer for me.

I mostly work on PHP-MySQL development, teach C to a group students (gcc obviously), surf with Konqueror, Check mail with K-mail, sometimes to Image editing with GIMP, and all my homecentric applications of M$ Office with the K-office set.

My parents and niece plays mp3 on XMMS and dvd/vcd on XINE. They have got their separate accounts for Entertainment too.

What else you do think you can get from a PC??

Love,
Kausik

 
  


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