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Old 08-01-2003, 10:47 PM   #16
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Actually I installed Vector Linux, and after some problems, it works like a dream. It really is amazing. It's fast, smoothe and fun. Yes, It might not have the glossy icons like KDE or Gnome, but it's great!

Well, this poses another problem. I have no freaken idea about linux. I guess I'll just learn by experiment. Not as root but as a user.

However, I have encountered my first problem. After finally configuring my mouse, which was nothing but a nightmare it works ok. The only problem I have is that I can't install my synaptics linux file tpconfig. It's an RPM. Anyhow, I tried to install it, and I am missing all these dependencies. Well, that's all well and good, but I have read some horror stories about dependencies that depend on others and stuff. Anyhow, is there a way to download all the dependencies and files associated?

Does it have something to do with apt-get? Where exactly is the command line? Is it the terminal?

Too much....My Brain is numb....
Old 08-02-2003, 03:28 PM   #17
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command line is the terminal...and search for the files it depends on and install them
Old 08-04-2003, 04:02 PM   #18
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Welcome to Linux, and yes, it does tend to be "learn by experiance." Most likely the stories you have heard about RPMs are correct. They can be a real pain. There are several programs that will check dependencies and install everything. The one I am familiar with is for Mandrake though. I know that APT has something out there to do this for RPMs as well. I think it is like apt-rpm or similar. Do some googling. I haven't used it, but I have heard very very good things about it. It should grab everything you need at once.

Hope this helps, have fun!!



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