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Old 05-04-2004, 09:16 PM   #16
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you can't delete the file as the user because you don't have write or execute permissions to the directory, you should be able to do it as root, or you could change the permissions for the directory, which I would only do if you are the only one with access to the computer/linux partition.

I would suggest that you find a tutorial on permissions and read that if you're going to be doing alot of things like this.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 12:23 AM   #17
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Anyone know ho to open Limewire? I still Can't figure that one out. Will continue on with the tutorials. Thanks again.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 12:10 PM   #18
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Will do, thanks.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 07:23 PM   #19
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hey i happen to have one more answer for you if you are using the KDE. you asked how to remove the extra options from your boot up menu. well if you are using the KDE these options are under the Kmenu (i assume this is the name, the one with the little star) , system, configuration, configure your desktop, boot.
this is the exsact route for the KDE (well the version that came with mandrake 10 anyway, so if i am wrong dont shoot me as you may have a different KDE or a different GUI).
 
Old 05-06-2004, 09:47 PM   #20
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Thanks.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 11:29 PM   #21
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np i have been working with mandrake for like 2 weeks so far and i am almost learned how to install 3rd party apps
 
Old 05-06-2004, 11:37 PM   #22
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I'm still having boot issues myself, but that's another post. I'm just trying to get off the ground. I'll be able to pick up a book for it and start studying tommorrow.

What I hate most for right now is terminal. SO many commands, so little time. I'll manage if I don't have a heart attack first.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 11:35 AM   #23
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i am hearing that. i have read so many tutorials on this already and i must have a million more to read as so far i would say in my expert opinion i still know next to nothing about linux (hence the reason i am so attracted to learning more about it).

the command lines are killing me. though as of this morning i did finally manage to install my first peice of software.

check it out in the post concerning macromedia flash 6

i am so proud and happy (and it was just a plug in)
 
Old 05-07-2004, 12:47 PM   #24
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Yea, I managed to install a Java Plugin, and limewire though I can't find where the hell it is, or how to launch it but.......it's in there! I just ordered the "For Dummies" book on Linux and "O'Reilly's Running Linux"....... which the latter has been referred to as an excellent book.


Hopefully those will help.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 01:05 PM   #25
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any idea yet how to even find out how much free space you still have left on your linux system? i mean on wondows i was able to look at all of my directories and chop them up and remove almost everything. so far i havnt figured out where all my peices are yet or where my file system is at yet. veyr interested in knowing how much free space i still have left. in about 2 more days i will have another computer finished built and i will be installing redhat on it, so maybe with two distro's i will be able to learn faster (i really wanted to do suse, but i actually know some humans personally who have some type of experience with redhat).


so know anything about the file system and finding free space amounts let me know
and if you dont mind you think i could get step by step directions from you on how you installed the java plug in and limewire? i am also interested in how you imported your favorites list.

thankx


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Old 05-07-2004, 04:00 PM   #26
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Will do what I can:

1)To find how much free space I have on my HD, I right-clicked on my home folder, and it will tell you there in the properties.

2)You have to install the Java Plugin BEFORE Limewire (cuz it's Java based) so you go here

https://sdlcweb2a.sun.com/ECom/EComA...b4e971d630115e

Make sure you get the self extracting .rpm file. WAY easier to deal with. Once it's dowloaded, right-click on it, go to "properties" and give yourself execute permissions. After that, double click on the file and select "run" then it should open. It will ask you to agree to a liscense I think. After you agree it will continue installing, and voila! You're done.

3)Limewire I'm kinda fuzzy on how I got in installed but I think after I downloaded it, I had to give myself execute permissions on it as well, then I double clicked on it and chose to run it in terminal.

From what I remember from that point on, it was self explanatory. I know the description on this one sucks, my apologies

4) Now for the favorites. Assuming your using Mozilla (mozilla.org) You first have to boot into Windows, go to Internet Explorer, and click file/export. Choose to export your favorites as an .html file. i would suggest exporting to your desktop so the file is easy to find. You'll have to take this file and burn it on a CD so you can load it into Mandrake.

Once, back in Mandrake, copy and paste the file from the CD to your desktop, jut like you copy and paste in Windows. Open Mozilla and you wanna click the "bookmarks" option at the top of the screen, then "manage bookmarks". Then at the bookmarks screen select "tools/import" and you can import that .html file. I like Mozilla a lot though, I even starting using it over Internet Explorer in Windows, and on my Mac. Trust me it's way better.

Hope I was some type of help. I'll be back later to see if there's something else I can do. I understand we need as much help as we can get. Easy.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 04:03 PM   #27
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WOOPS!!!!!!! Bad link I posted before.

Go here to get Java:

https://jsecom16a.sun.com/ECom/EComA...1620eb2ad546fd

Just accept the agreement and continue on.
 
Old 05-07-2004, 05:29 PM   #28
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alright i got the bookmark thing to work right off the bat. that was the easiest thing i have yet figured out on linux other than kopete. the book marks worked like a charm. i didnt however burn any CD's i instead used one of my USB flash drives (had to try 3 before i found one supported by linux though, but much better than wasting a CD for a one shot use). i however am on Mandrake 10.0 and i would guess you are on redhat. this being due to your referral to the RPM files. so i will have to try out my luck installing the other Jave file. i have found my amount of free space which leads me to the question how do i reclaim all the space i am still wasting on windows on this computer and add it to my linux partition? i made this PC a dual boot originally and now i havnt booted windows in weeks. to many challenges waiting for me here. as for the jave and limewire, well i guess i will let you know when i figure something out. i have downloaded the java though. trying to install it now. it isnt looking good but then neither are any of the 2 dozen other programs i have downloaded.

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Old 05-07-2004, 08:10 PM   #29
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well it looks as though java is not supported by mandrake 10 or even any other mandrake. it does look like redhat has it in the bag though. it took me several hours to figure this out (i could have taken the web sites word for it within the first 10 minutes but that wouldnt count as trying and would have been weak), but i now know java is certainly not currently available from sun for mandrake. so on in the quest to master linux.

anyone have anything different concerning java for mandrake or similar info please let me know.

thankx
 
Old 05-08-2004, 12:00 AM   #30
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Well, glad to help where I could anyway. I'm not sure how you would re-claim the space, that's for someone way more advanced then me. Only solution I could think of to that is the most obvious............reinstall Mandrake.
 
  


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