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Old 11-10-2002, 07:05 PM   #1
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Arrow newbie help

Hi, i'm new with linux (mandrake 9.0) no problem to install it, no proble to run it but y wanna know how to install a programe (lol)

exemple: rp8_linux20_libc6_i386_cs2_rpm
(realplayer) (rpm file)

and driver for nvidia


Old 11-11-2002, 12:50 AM   #2
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rpm -Uvh filename.rpm
Old 11-11-2002, 01:35 AM   #3
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This kinda questions has been asked alot, and the steps are very generic even though it's a different program, either search here on installing rpm's, or go to the site where you downloaded the file from and they will have instructions there...


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Old 11-12-2002, 09:23 AM   #4
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A tip on the realplayer file:


You will need to rename it to:


Before installing it with rpm.
Old 11-12-2002, 03:12 PM   #5
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God people he can click on it in KDE or Gnome, and it will ask for a root password, then you can select the file, click install, & that is it. No wonder people think linux is hard no one tells them the easy why to do something.


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