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Old 10-14-2003, 09:28 PM   #1
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Exclamation need Help with everything total newb

Ok I Just spent 3 days trying to download linux Mandrake and run it. Finaly i got the installer to run, so everything is going to get easy.... WRONG . I run it and nothing is anything like windows, not that thats bad its just I dont know what to do with out a programs menu. Also when i try to download stuff it comes up as a list or when I click on it, it brings up KDE CRASH HANDLER.... What is this? so I cant install the programs I want like Wine and Lime. Wine wants something called Xmessage? But I did get this (and very happy to get it) Gaim. So I was wondering if there is anyone out there would would be nice enough to add my to their msn or aim to help me, or post.
My Msn is and my aim is AimEyeSeven

Thank you very much
Old 10-14-2003, 09:43 PM   #2
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stick with it

Just keep on exploring, try and not mess it up, and you will do fine.
Old 10-15-2003, 01:10 AM   #3
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hi and should help you for a start has general documentation. you should read the introduction to linux guide first. If you are expecting it to be like windows you are in for a disappointment. Mandrake tries to reduce the learning curve. If you using the system to learn give it more time.

try using urpmi from the command line

for installing rpm

rpm -ivh package.rpm

post back specific doubts if you any(sure you do)

rahul sundaram
Old 10-15-2003, 02:14 AM   #4
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Also, be more specific about the "stuff" you're trying to d/l and install. Installation procedures vary depending on the type of file (.bin, .rpm, .tar.gz, etc.) that you've got.



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