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Old 09-04-2004, 08:46 PM   #1
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Few questions ( Total noob here )


Hello, I have just installed mandrake 10.0, I am using the KDE desktop I think... I figured out how to install teamspeak so I could talk to my friends with the microphone and that went well. I just have a few questions as of now.

1) Where can I find a good mp3 player for linux that wont bog down the system too much

2) Where can I find a browser to login to my gmail

3) Where can I find a good AIM client?

I might have some more questions later, I havent broken my computer yet ( thank god )
 
Old 09-04-2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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1) XMMS - on your install CD's.
3) gaim - also on your install CD's.
I can't help with the gmail Q. I don't use it - sorry.
HTH.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:11 PM   #3
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I tried downloading and installing GAIM, but it gives me this weird error
http://img80.exs.cx/img80/7214/snapshot2.png
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:17 PM   #4
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This may be for dependencies - and it's not an error - it's asking for the CD for a reason.
If you don't use Yahoo messenger, then the gaim on the install CD's will work with AIM. Installing from the cd's using rpmdrake sorts out all of your dependencies at the same time and you shouldn't get any error messages.

PS - 'Media Shit' is a cool name for a folder.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:24 PM   #5
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How does one install GAIM from the CD's...which CD's...lol
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:31 PM   #6
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As you're using KDE:
start menu -> System -> Configuration -> Configure your Computer.
Enter your password.
MCC opens, go to Software Management -> Install.
Type gaim into the search pane and you'll see what to do from then on. Search results come up right at the very bottom of the tree in the right hand pane, so don't think it's not there if it doesn't jump out at you.

The CD's are the ones you used to install Mandrake onto your system. There's a load more software on the discs than the packages it installed by default. In the MCC if you go to Software Management -> Media Manager, you'll see your CD's listed.

You can install XMMS this way too.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:39 PM   #7
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This is weird, I have mandrake CD1 in the drive..

http://img84.exs.cx/img84/4069/snapshot3.png
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:41 PM   #8
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Ummmmm........ click OK?
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:43 PM   #9
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I click that and it just pops up again
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:46 PM   #10
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Supermount is probably not working properly - it's buggy in 10.0.
Close everything install related down, eject the cd. Make sure the CD-Rom is unmounted - it's icon will disappear from the desktop, then start over.

Install your cd, then open Konsole and type:
$ mount /mnt/cdrom
before doing anything if the CD-Rom icon with a little green triangle in the bottom right corner doesn't appear on your desktop when you put the CD back in.

Last edited by pongmaster; 09-04-2004 at 09:48 PM.
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:54 PM   #11
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Ok I logged off and back on and put the cd in, but when I take the cd out the icon on the desktop is still there and it shows a bunch of weird files.
http://img73.exs.cx/img73/9523/snapshot4.png
 
Old 09-04-2004, 09:57 PM   #12
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I did that konsole thingy...

http://img88.exs.cx/img88/3443/snapshot5.png
 
Old 09-04-2004, 10:01 PM   #13
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You could just install Gaim through RPM, you can get em here
 
Old 09-04-2004, 10:02 PM   #14
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Ok I got the CD to work and it installed gaim, now where the hell is GAIM LOL!
 
Old 09-04-2004, 10:04 PM   #15
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Type 'gaim' at the command line. You can also add it as a launcher probably, depending on what Desktop Manager you're using.
 
  


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