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Old 05-12-2003, 12:34 PM   #31
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Originally posted by macewan
i've been working with redhat 8 for the last week or so. debian is my preferred flavor. from what i've seen if rpm was merged with rpm with a default synaptic frontend with an automatic (xsm?) root password request and an easy way of adding to the sources.list this would be awesome for newbies.

it has to be easy. it must be easier. if average joe is to consider linux as a desktop in the next couple of years.
You don't know about apt4rpm?

apt-get install synaptic

 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:37 PM   #32
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I really hope sooner or later we will get this gaming part as well to our penguim . I've some experiences about game programming with DirectX. Maybe in a galaxy, far, far away, when I'm done with University I can give Linux a hand .
Check out winex

# Linux Gaming
Linux Gamers' FAQ
TransGaming Technologies
The Linux kernel preemption project
 
Old 05-13-2003, 04:13 AM   #33
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Lightbulb How RPM works

@Megaman X

RPM is really easy to use., I mean really easy. So easy in fact, that I have almost never done source file compiling.

rpm -ivh name-of-the-packet.rpm

simple: the -i is for install, the v is for verbose (we want to see what is happening) and the h is for hash, so we will get these cool ### marks going up while it installs.

So you download this rpm files and execute this command and bang, it's installed.

The only pain sometimes is dependencies, which it tells you nicely (you can still force to install it, but it probably will cause you problems later on)

Sorry, I know that for other people this is so basic it hurts, but I could not resist to do my part in helping somebody out. Usualy I feel that people in here are such high level that me with my "just-recently past-newbie" level can hardly help anybody with anything, because they know and I don't, or I know and they know.

OR, somebody got there first and answered the question already... ;-)

Cheers

Markus
 
Old 05-13-2003, 08:58 AM   #34
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megaman x linux is pretty easy once you learn it!!!


cheers

erling
 
Old 05-13-2003, 02:37 PM   #35
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@browny_amiga:

Man, really thanks. I appreciated your help a lot . I will download some programs which were giving me headache to compile and see how it will work with RPM's . I'm probaly the only newbie who've learned first at install from source. Don't know if I feel proud or ashamed.

I've bookmarked this page so I will remember the command line.

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Sorry, I know that for other people this is so basic it hurts, but I could not resist to do my part in helping somebody out. Usualy I feel that people in here are such high level that me with my "just-recently past-newbie" level can hardly help anybody with anything, because they know and I don't, or I know and they know.

OR, somebody got there first and answered the question already... ;-)
I feel just the way you feel when I've helped someone. I also believe that the best way to learn is teaching what you know... You're in the right way . Thanks once again .

@killi

I hope I will be there someday buddy Thanks for the positive inpiration
 
Old 05-13-2003, 02:38 PM   #36
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np

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Old 05-14-2003, 03:22 AM   #37
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I'm probaly the only newbie who've learned first at install from source. Don't know if I feel proud or ashamed.
I technically 'learned' rpm first in the sense of clicking on an old Caldera KDE GUI and getting error messages due to outdated or missing dependencies, so I really learned to install from source first myself... and mostly still do. Don't even remember any rpm commands, not that they're all that relevant to my current deals. I don't think it's proud or ashamed - just one way to do stuff. But if I had to pick, I'd vote for proud. *g*
 
Old 05-14-2003, 09:54 AM   #38
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My 2 cents on WineX

WineX does work. In fact, it runs Quake 2 better than Windows. (i'm too lazy to download the Linux bins.)
 
  


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