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Old 01-25-2004, 11:33 PM   #1
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floppy issue

i have come across this issue in two diffrent version of Linux mandrake and sussie basically once i have opened the floppy drive what ever is stored on the floppy never goes away even when i replace the floppy disk the second issue which is more from a lack of understanding how to i install a program i am use to windows and exe files i want to use mozzila and i have down loaded the file and installed it in to a directory named mozilla the other issue i have is i prefer gome over konquer and i believe that during the installation of Susie i selected gnome and not k but i get k instead of gnome
Old 01-25-2004, 11:47 PM   #2
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for you floppy problem try unmounting and remounting your floppy drive if you previous disk still shows...and Do you mean you chose to use KDE instead of Gnome? if so try running in a terminal window switchdesk gnome or switchdesk kde to have it load which ever windows manager you perfer...I hope that helps

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Mandrake installs supermount by default so that you do not have to explicitly use the mount / umount commands. With SuSE you do. If you do not umount the floppy before inserting a second disk you could corrupt the filesystem on the disks.

linux can not natively use windows exe files. Go download the file for linux.
It will have the extension tar.gz. tar means tape archive. It is a utility that combines files together. gz is gzip which compresses the file similar to windows zip utilities. To extract the files, in a console window:
tar -zxvf <filename.tar.gz>

The files will be extracted to another directory. Use the cd command to broswe to the new directory. There should be somekind of readme file that will explain how to install.
Old 01-27-2004, 06:50 AM   #4
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one problem done now i have another i am aware that many programs have instruction to install them and since i do not want to switch screens i want to print the instructions out how ever when i go to print all i get is pagesand pages of text that make no sense and my printer is compatable i was reading about gousht scrpits and drivers i down loaded both but the driver is in conflict with the old one and there many libs missing from the new goustt script


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