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Old 08-25-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
tidasu
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I'm a newb with lots of questions




Hello,

I am (As I declared in the title) a noob with lots of questions.
Please don't give me remarks on my spelling mistakes, English
is not my native language, and I'm trying to learn 6 languages (know 4 of them).

But I'm not here to talk about my languages, I'm here to talk about my problems and my questions.

System config:
os: Linux Mandrake 10.0
CPU: AMD Athlon 2800+
Virt M.: 512
Vid card: nvidea FX 5600
Router
Cable connection


Problem/Question #1:
How to get my IP?
I know the IP from the other PC, but I forgot the one from my pc.


Problem/Question #2:
How to install a server?
(I saw this one several times on the forum, but not in the same way.)
My intention is to install a webserver.
I want simply to use the mysql, apache, php, ...
When I open phpnuke on my system e.g. I want it to open with the database, and I want to be able to test the system.


thats all for now, but many more questions will come (like what FPS games I can install)



Greetz
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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ad 1)
ifconfig

ad 2)
It's fair enough to assume that MDK has all those on
the CDs. Just install them, and read their documentation.
If you did a full install they may well be there already.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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if you cant find your ip address using Tinkster's method, just go to www.whatismyip.com
i know in windows it only gives me the address of my modem and this is the only way ive found to find my ip
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:22 PM   #4
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Hello,

I've already tried ifconfig, route -m
netstats, ...
nothing works ...
(bash: ifconfig: command not found)


and for the mysql, apache, ... that would be installed...

Well, It is installed, but I simply don't have a clue how to use it ...
On my webservers i have a simple, easy to use control panel,
and here I don't seem to have that ...
So, I don't know how to config these settings.

I also installed webmin, but I can't seem to find a way how to use it...

I have linux for my second day, I don't know that much, please help

/// EDIT:
I forgot to add, I'm looking for the IP behind the router, not the IP of the modem.
Thanks though for replying.

Last edited by tidasu; 08-25-2004 at 06:23 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:30 PM   #5
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/sbin/ifconfig

/sbin is not in a users path environment or if you used su then use su - instead.

Last edited by michaelk; 08-25-2004 at 06:33 PM.
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:30 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by tidasu
[B]Hello,

I've already tried ifconfig, route -m
netstats, ...
nothing works ...
(bash: ifconfig: command not found)
Code:
`locate ifconfig | grep bin\/`
Or try as root ...


Quote:
and for the mysql, apache, ... that would be installed...

Well, It is installed, but I simply don't have a clue how to use it ...
On my webservers i have a simple, easy to use control panel,
and here I don't seem to have that ...
So, I don't know how to config these settings.

I also installed webmin, but I can't seem to find a way how to use it...

I have linux for my second day, I don't know that much, please help :cry:
Well mate ... I strongly suggest reading. We're here
to help with problems in a certain scope, you can't
expect people to walk you through what may be
HOURS of work just because you don't want to
read the documentation ;)


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:43 PM   #7
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Hello,

Ok, I'm sorry being so diffecault.
For Webmin, well, I got it working shortly after posting.
And for the ip searching I get this:

Quote:
[tidasu@localhost tidasu]$ locate ifconfig | grep bin\/
warning: locate: could not open database: /var/lib/slocate/slocate.db: No such file or directory
warning: You need to run the 'updatedb' command (as root) to create the database .
[tidasu@localhost tidasu]$ updatedb
fatal error: slocate: You are not authorized to create a default slocate database!
[tidasu@localhost tidasu]$
[tidasu@localhost tidasu]$
Why am I not authorised?
How can I change?
It's me who installed it, and I'm the only user ...


Kind regards
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:48 PM   #8
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Quote:
Why am I not authorised?
How can I change?
It's me who installed it, and I'm the only user ...
Because certain commands are by default not
to be run by normal users. To run it just do
su -c "updatedb -c"
and give the root password.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 08-25-2004, 06:58 PM   #9
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yaaaah!!
thanks!
you helped me a lot
now there are some minor things left to be done .
like why is it that ut2004 (who is linux supported) wants to install, but doens't wants to execute?
it shows the splash screen, and shuts down.
is there any other game of FPS entertainment to get on linux so I don't have to face the sites all the time?

Kind regards
 
Old 08-25-2004, 11:02 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by tidasu
yaaaah!!
thanks!
you helped me a lot
now there are some minor things left to be done .
like why is it that ut2004 (who is linux supported) wants to install, but doens't wants to execute?
it shows the splash screen, and shuts down.
is there any other game of FPS entertainment to get on linux so I don't have to face the sites all the time?

Kind regards
Try running ut2004 from console and see what errors you get.
As far as FPS games quake3 is probably one of the most popular FPS games for linux. Plus lots of Q3 mods as well like urban terror.
You also have Return to Castle Wolfenstein and enemy territory which are native to linux. Many games run well under wine and wineX as well. I have all the games metioned earlier as well as Call of Duty and Doom3 running under WineX(cereda). Doom3 should be have a linux installer released in a month or so.

one thing I would suggest is creating a ut2004 file in your home directory and symlinking to your ut2004 install (#cp -Rs /usr/local/games/ut2004/* /home/your_home/ut2004/ )

Then when you run it as a user it will create a hidden file .ut2004 in your home directory where you can put config files and such. The main benefit to this is if you change setting that screw up the game it can be fixed with out reinstalling.

Good luck and have fun.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:50 AM   #11
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hey, thanks for advising on running it in the console...

Quote:
[tidasu@localhost tidasu]$ /home/tidasu/ut2004/ut2004
Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
WARNING: ALC_EXT_capture is subject to change!
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
However, I don't know exactly what is menth with it.
Can you help me?


Kind regards
 
  


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