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Old 10-27-2003, 08:52 PM   #16
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WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, linux is killing me
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:53 PM   #17
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MODEM WONT WORK, OPENOFFICE WONT WORK WHAT ELSE WAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, I AM ONLY USING WINDOWS TO CONNECT TO THE NET
 
Old 10-27-2003, 08:54 PM   #18
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that's strange. I guess a removal of openoffice related stuff is the thing to do. Go to mandrake control center -> software management -> removal and search for openoffice and remove everything that is openoffice related. Then remove your openoffice1.1 installation. This includes the openoffice1.1 directory inside your home directory and also somewhere in /opt if you did a 'network' install - sorry I can't be more specific here; it depends on what exactly you did with the installer from openoffice.org.

Then reinstall using the installer from openoffice.org (maybe download it again; perhaps it got corrupted). Unpack the package somewhere, and then in a terminal window:
become root using the command su. Then do
./setup -n
this will start a nice setup program which will install it in /opt/openoffice1.1 or so.
After you are done, become a normal user again using exit, go into /opt/openoffice1.1 (or whereever it was installed) and then do
./setup
this will install it for the normal user in ~/OpenOffice1.1
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:00 PM   #19
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ok , i already removed then, i will try to download it again , for a fresh file, ill try to down load it again, Thanks quatsch , i hope this work
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:02 PM   #20
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by tge way i am not that familiar will root commands, and my root has no password, how can i put a password on it, waaaaaaaa, I HATE GROWING IN WINDOWS.... i get dam in TERMINAL(DOS, which i was an expert before)
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:11 PM   #21
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Chill. You'll get used to it. Modem might be a problem though if it is one of those winmodems...

you can set a password with the command
passwd

For root password, you have to be root. So
su
to become root and then
passwd
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:38 PM   #22
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thanks buddy, in DOS MODE<we have this program edit> do we also have that in root? to edit some files
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:45 PM   #23
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yeah, you can start an ancient but powerful editor with the command
vi {filename}
You'll need to do some reading up to really use it effiiciently. For basics, you can start editing by pressing the I key or Insert, quit editing by pressing ESC, save by pressing :w (after you've quit editing) and quit the program by :q
There's also emacs (start it with command emacs)

Mercifully, you can start the gui based editors from command line too. Kedit can be started by the command
kedit

You can start a browser like konqueror with, you guessed it,
konqueror

Basically, you can start anything you want from the commandline.

cheers.
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:47 PM   #24
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thanks buddyyyy yyyyyy, all i have to do now is to fix my office, thanks alot, i wish my office works
 
Old 10-27-2003, 09:55 PM   #25
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what is much better to use, MANDRAKE 9.1 , RED HOT or SLACKWARE
 
Old 10-28-2003, 06:21 PM   #26
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I started to use Mandrake 9.1 because in UK a magazine called Linux Format put the DVD version on their cover.

I continue to use it because of people like PLF and TEXSTAR who have supplied loads of unofficial extras and easy ways of loading them.

I say this every time I post about the advantage on Mandrake: just visit this site:

http://plf.zarb.org/~nanardon/

Follow the instructions to get access to loads of multimedia programs, etc, via Mandrake Contrib and PLF. Also loads of high quality builds of the latest software (such as KDE 3.1.4, and K3B 0.10) from Texstar.

BTW bad news for all his fans, I've read at www.pclinuxonline.com that Texstar is taking a break, so don't expect many addons for Mandy 9.2 just yet. But if you are using 9.1, his stuff is much more up to date than the official stuff.

DAVE
 
Old 10-28-2003, 07:10 PM   #27
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Thanks buddy, i reinstall the office that comes with the mandrake, Koffice, i have not yet installed the OpenOffice 1.1, My friend has a problem with his video card, his using GForce 2 MX64, he downloaded the driver and followed all the intruction, what happened is when he restarted the unit, it booted in root, when he type startx, the startx has an error, summary of the error is no driver found. he change all the inittab and XF86Config-4, the inittab he understand, but the XF86Config-4 he change the following

Section Device
Drive "nv" he changed to "nvidia"

Selection Module
he didnt see this -> Load "dri"
so he put this -> Load "GLcore"

he cant access anymore his startx
he wanted to edit the file, but he has no idea how to open it again in the root, which i am also not familiar
 
Old 10-29-2003, 04:34 PM   #28
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If X won't start, you open with the text screen. Log on as root by typing

User Name: root

Password: ?root password?

You edit XF86Config-4 by typing:

vi /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

You have to type the letter "i" before you can alter anything, and to exit you press ESC, then type :wq to save, or just :q! to quit without saving.

DAVE
 
Old 10-29-2003, 06:52 PM   #29
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As wapcaplet said, you need to install Open Office as root and then as a user. Logon as root, unpack the OOo_1.1_LinuxIntel_install.tar.gz, cd into the folder it makes and then run the command # setup -net . You might need to steer the installer to wherever you've installed java. Then, when that's installed, delete the folder you untared, save the tar.gz (you might need it again) then log on as a user, cd to the directory you installed it to (possibly /opt/OpenOffice.org1.1.0) and then run $ setup to install it for the user. I start the word processor with a launcher that has the command /home/andy/tidy/OpenOffice.org1.1.0/soffice -writer
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:59 PM   #30
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i did tried installing it like this -> setup -net then a message box came out saying, something about administrator rights, i am in the terminal window install it.
 
  


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