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Old 10-26-2003, 11:25 PM   #1
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newbie red hat question


how to install new software ?
i try to download netscape 7.1 and run it, after install it seems nothing happen and i cant find the icon for netscape...

and i m using Nvidia Geforce MX 440 , i want to switch to 1024*768, but after i choose in the display menu, it ask me restart to take effect, but after i restart it still 800*600.... how can i solve it?
 
Old 10-26-2003, 11:42 PM   #2
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What version of RH are you using?

Very specifically, what was the name of the file you downloaded? Your answer will help people determine what command will enable you to install the software.

What steps did you take to try to install it?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 01:17 AM   #3
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at the command line

emacs /etc/X11/XF86Config

find the "Screen" section - should be near the end of the file.

More specifically find the "Display" subsection

delete all the _Modes_ but leave the word 'Mode'

type "1024x786"

ctrl-x-s ctrl-x-c

logout...you should see the effects it takes at the login screen

as far as the netscape problem...forget Netscape...it's slow and bulky. Mozilla has release Mozilla-Firebird and I'm pretty impressed with it (I'm usually an Opera user). There isn't a stable installer for it yet, so rewriting some shell scripts might be necessary. Or you could just DL the Mozilla 1.5 RPM, Mozilla is at least as fast as Netscape...

I'm surprised Mozilla wasn't on your distro disk

Sirius is right though, post with any and all information about what you did, it helps us figure it all out better.

Pues, hasta
 
Old 10-27-2003, 06:53 AM   #4
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i try to make changes on modes on XF86Conifg
but after i set it only hv "1024x768" it got crash and cant enter back to X ..........
i need to change it back to "800x600" "640x480" in order to enter X....

i m using RH9
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:46 AM   #5
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just chnage to console mode by pressing Ctrl-AltF1 and change back the config file to previous state
 
Old 10-27-2003, 11:23 AM   #6
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howzit

easier way for u to do this to goto Ctrl-Alt-F1 then login as root , once this has been done type redhat-config-xfree86. This will allow u to change resolution colour deoth etc

chow
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:02 PM   #7
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after i choose my option wht i need to do next?
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:08 PM   #8
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Try going back to X (ctrl-alt-F7 ?, might be some other) and restarting it with 'ctrl'-'alt'-'bckspc'.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 12:40 PM   #9
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Howzit

Once u have chossen the setting type startx or reboot

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Old 10-27-2003, 06:52 PM   #10
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if i type startx it will said fatal error
it said display 0 is used already......something like that...
 
Old 10-28-2003, 01:56 AM   #11
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also it no effect after i config in the display menu.... in X..
 
Old 11-20-2003, 01:37 PM   #12
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installing software:

go to www.rpmfind.net and download apt.

open a console

# su
password:
# rpm -i [apt]
# apt-get update

it'll load some info about apt servers it's using.

# apt-get install synaptic

after this, it will give you a link in your redhat menu to start synaptic and a very easy way to download program and kernel updates as well as new software. The list isn't amazingly extensive, but it's very large. If you've found the RPM for a program not listed on synaptic's product box:

# apt-get install [url of the RPM file eg: http://www.somewhere.org/somewhereElse/this.rpm]

Apt is the Debian package manager, but it's been ported for RPM based distros.

Red Hat doesn't currently have support in it's OWN package manager for RPM's installed from other sources, but with desktop development turning over to Fedora (there isn't supposed to be a RH10, but a Fedora 1), there will probably be 3rd party RPM support built into the Red Hat Package engine in Fedora.

Hope this is useful

Pues, Hasta
 
  


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