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Old 04-18-2004, 07:46 PM   #1
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New to linux

I finally made the switch to linux, i donwloaded "mandrake 10 community"

After that impretty much stuck.

i need these things:

Aim client
MP3/ACC player (itunes copy)
Ipod Connector
P2P Client (music)

I'm running KDE 3.2

Now the other problem is, everytime i think i know how to install stuff.

but im not sure becasue it NEVER works.

so you unzip/install the RPM.

then you config it, but get to its dir, then ./configure.

now everytime i run the ./configure, i get this error.

configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details

i also have noticed that my 9600pro is not working really, the hardware acceration isnt working at all. tuxracer is very slow.

i have no idea what that means. any help please? im very lost.
Old 04-18-2004, 08:05 PM   #2
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Kopete, already installed, does AIM. You can installin GAIM to try it, it does all the major protocols. Under System-->Configuration-->Install software
MP3-Noatun or XMMS, already installed. You won't find an ACC player.
lpod connector, don't know what that is
P2P, don't know, never used any. Probably one installed, someone else jump in.

You might want to go through the Help docs you have. Mandrake comes with, literally, thousands of applications already. Install is trivial, if you learn how to use RPMDrake, etc. Download Mandrake RPMs, don't try compiling till you get your feel wet.

These are for 9.2, but most, if not all, still applies.

Old 04-18-2004, 08:35 PM   #3
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Kopete doesnt have any mandrake RPM, i was trying to compile it but, you know.
Old 04-18-2004, 09:22 PM   #4
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kopete comes with kde 3.2 u will find it in ur menu ,

as for ipod u could check out ipodslave at :
i havent tried it as i dont have an ipod

i also have 9600 pro and got it to work , the problem is that its not 3d enabled and u should get its drivers from ati but for more info try searching the mandrake forums here as i am using a distro based on debian.
Old 04-18-2004, 10:03 PM   #5
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checking build system type...
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking for -p flag to install... yes
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for style of include used by make... GNU
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output... a.out
checking whether the C compiler works... yes
checking whether we are cross compiling... no
checking for suffix of executables...
checking for suffix of object files... o
checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
checking for g++... no
checking for c++... no
checking for gpp... no
checking for aCC... no
checking for CC... no
checking for cxx... no
checking for cc++... no
checking for cl... no
checking for FCC... no
checking for KCC... no
checking for RCC... no
checking for xlC_r... no
checking for xlC... no
checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... no
checking whether g++ accepts -g... no
checking dependency style of g++... none
checking whether g++ supports -Wmissing-format-attribute... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wundef... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wno-long-long... no
checking whether g++ supports -Wnon-virtual-dtor... no
checking how to run the C++ preprocessor... /lib/cpp
configure: error: C++ preprocessor "/lib/cpp" fails sanity check
See `config.log' for more details.

Thats what happend EVERYTIME, after i type ./configure. i dont get what im supposed to do...
Old 04-18-2004, 10:57 PM   #6
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Basically, this is telling you that you have a minimal installation, with C language compiler only. Go back to the installation CD's, and look for the rest, and install them. They may be listed as g++, c++, cpp, cxx (for c++ language compiler; fCC for fortran, etc. This is telling you that you haven't installed any language compiler other than C. I don't know what 'Drake uses for system maintenance, so I can't help you there.


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