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Old 02-15-2005, 08:05 AM   #1
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Post ...:::The Great Questions:::...

I had little experianse on OSs, but I could reboot Windows... And I thought that I wanted to try something uniq and hard... So I figured that Linux is probely the second option for me!
So I went to get Slackware, I installed it, and found my usb and connected my internet for in a week! Thanks for you guys, thought..
So the I am going to ask some (probely) simple questions for you experts...
The questions ---

1st Question
I am using something else then KDE now, that's because this computer didn't find KDEiNiT or couldn't load it.. So I thought I should just try something else meanwhile..
Now this meanwhile have past, I want to get KDE, so the deal with the kdeinit.. What shall I do?
Shall I download it again, burn it to a cd and try installing it from there?

2nd Question
I have download Linux Office, so I could write my work there and stuff like that.. But I can't figure out how to install it! When I try to open it.. It stands :
xterm: Can't execp /root/usbHD/Programmer/Linux: No such file or directory
I tried to type : slapt-get install 00o_1.1.4_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz
But it only : slapt-get: command not found

3rd Question
How do I download something from an FTP site? I can only go into the file on the FTP site or download the link or something...

Thanks for all the replays I get.....
I am truly greatful, and thankful
Old 02-15-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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1) xwmconfig
2) tar -zxvf 00o_1.1.4_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz
cd 00o_1.1.4_LinuxIntel_install
make install
3) i don't even know where to begin...
Old 02-15-2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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1. i think you will need pkconfig for that. If the package is not even installed. Should be able to see the KDE there and just install from the disk. If the disk is corrupt then you'll have to just make another cd or download KDE.

3. can you see the file you want to download from the ftp program? If so, what program are you using to see the stuff via ftp?
Old 02-15-2005, 11:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replays, I use Mozilla.. But that's the problem, I can't download KDE and burn it..
Becuse that I can't download something from the ftp...
And one more thing.. How do you fix the scroll on you're mouse? I tried changing it to IMPS/2 on xorgconfig.. But that didn't seem to work!
And another stupid question... Are you going to mount something if you want to install something from the cd? like mount -t auto (and then the direction you want to mount the cd??

Old 02-15-2005, 06:34 PM   #5
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don't understand your mount question.

you need two more lines:
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

--i've got those three lines (inluding IMPS/2) MEMORIZED because of how many times i answer it in these forums...
Old 02-15-2005, 07:59 PM   #6
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friend mounting cds does not require you to specify the filesystem
just type:

mount /dev/cdrom /the directory you want to mount the cd in

here I assume that "/dev/cdrom" is your cdrom device and that the directory where it'll be mounted is an existing directory...
surely, if you want anything from a cd, it must be mounted somewhere..
otherwise it's like it doesn't exist to linux..

about the mouse..
these two lines mentioned in the above post are completetly right..
but you won't be able to add them running "xorgconfig"
you'll have to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and add them in the mouse section..


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