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Old 09-02-2003, 02:09 PM   #1
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Just Installed linux/need help

Ok, i've been playing around for about 2 days now on my new linux operating system. I'm running Mandrake 9.0, i am unable to goto any pages with java, so i downloaded from the linux compatible java. the file on my desktop looks like this... j2re-1_4_2-linux-i586-rpm.bin what am i supposed to do with this!? How do i compile rpms? do i need to compile rpms? Also i can't get a music cd to play through xmms, it doesn't recognize anything when a cd is in the drive Thanks for your time.

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Old 09-02-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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ok well with a bin file you have to make it a so by:
chmod +x j2re....._.bin (you can type the rest of the name )
then you run it by :
./j2re......_.bin (again type the name)
and after you install java, you have to add it to your path..
as of rpms you don't really compile them perse....when you have an rpm you type as root to install it:
rpm -ivh filename.rpm

as of your music...what kinda cd is it? a regular audio cd, or is it full of mp3s? does your soundcard work?
Old 09-02-2003, 03:47 PM   #3
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thanks a lot. the cd is a regular storebought music cd. Also is there any way to view .mov files on linux?


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