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Old 04-10-2004, 12:21 PM   #1
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can't run programs

I'm a complete newbie to Linux, and I decided to install it on my HP Pavilion Zt1000-series laptop. I finally got mandrake 10.0 Community installed on it, and I'm using the Gnome GUI, but I can't seem to run programs. I've gotten Mozilla and the terminal to run every once in a while, but more often than not it will show an icon in the task bar and then the icon disappears. Can anyone help me?
Old 04-10-2004, 01:15 PM   #2
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Try opening a terminal. If you can get that going try starting your programs from that, as they may print help debug information to help diagnose the problem.
Old 04-10-2004, 02:13 PM   #3
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umm.. reinstall? sounds like you messed something up if its a fresh install. Like miknight said, open up the terminal and type "mozilla" or something.


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