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Old 02-14-2004, 12:40 PM   #1
Registered: Feb 2004
Location: Reno, Nevada
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
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Downloading and installing software for mandrake 9.2

Hey, have a couple of questions. Please help the

I am trying to install the latest Mozilla browser, Firefox... I have downloaded it and put it into a seperate directory. The Directory is called Downloads, and it is for all my downloads (go figure) I can see the file in there once I save it to there, but I dont know how to run the startup in the files, any help? Thanks


In mandrake 9.2, running KDE, there seems to be no screensavers. I have searched other threads, and I got a couple of sites to download the screensavers. I downloaded some, but again, Don't know how to open them. I can't see them in the Look'n'feel-screensaver menu.

Thanks for the help!
Old 02-14-2004, 01:08 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Montrouge / FRANCE
Distribution: MANDRAKE 9.2/ DSL / smalllinux / Ubuntu 5.1
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Using mdk 9.2, you should install kde-multimedia package ( supplied with mdk 9.2 )... you will have some screensavers to play with!!
Old 02-14-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Georgia, US
Distribution: Ubuntu 7.10 - "Gutsy Gibbon"
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It is a tar.gz file you will have to untar to install. It goes like this:

1. Open a terminal window and cd to the directory the file is in.
2. run the command "tar xvzf -name of file"
3. Run the command "firefox" and there you go


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