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Old 12-20-2004, 09:42 AM   #1
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newbie:Nuttin working for me fed up

hiya ppl
things not working for me( . Firstly i want to start chatting on linux i got mandrake 10 in that i dont hav eGAIM n i gt somthing stupid known as KOPETE and it aint working for yahoo protocols its version is 0.8.0. and also i downloaded n java virtual machine for Konqueror but that also aint working can i get full installation steps for mandrake and web-browser being konqueror i dont have mozilla installed by default.i wanna start my java virtual machine as soon as possible n also my messager i also downloaded yahoo messenger for redhat 9.0 but that also aint working on mandrake 10 plz help plz help
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:03 AM   #2
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Try for a table of equivalent windows software for linux.
Old 12-20-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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i don't use any instant messeging apps, but i have heard of GAIM, which i'm pretty sure works with yahoo(among others). instead of downloading an RPM file(Red Hat Packade Manager) try looking for source files, usually .tar.gz or .tar.bz2. copy it to your home directory and from a terminal type 'tar xzvf installfilename.tar.gz' or 'tar xvjf installfilename.tar.bz2' to extract the source code.
once extracted type 'ls' which does the same as 'dir' in dos to find the directory name for the source code something like 'gaim-0x.0x.x0' use 'cd sourcedir' to change into the directory.
now u should just be able to type './configure && make && make install' and hopefully everything will be done for you!

that will work for *most* source files, but it's always best to read the readme file which SHOULD have step by step instructions on how to install it.
Old 12-20-2004, 10:41 AM   #4
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okay thanks for that help ppl but still i need help in java virtual machine thing lol


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