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  1. #1
    DMAN
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    Install Software???

    ???How do I install softtware in Mandrake 8.2?
    I have no clue how to use the console...When I click on an icon it asks me what I want to open it with but i don't have a clue?

  2. #2

    Re:Install Software???

    what type of software is it?
    mandrake used RPM files for ease of use to install but you might also want to use source packages

    read this for rpm help:
    http://www.getlinuxonline.com/omp/distro/RedHat/rpm.htm

    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  3. #3
    JimH
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    Re:Install Software???

    Quote Originally Posted by DMAN
    ???How do I install softtware in Mandrake 8.2?
    That would depend on how the software is packaged. Mandrake's documentation seems to be lacking. At least what I just pulled up on Mandrake's website. :P

    Is the docs that are included in the boxed set this bad?

    At least Red Hat provides some pretty good docs. They could be expanded, but compared to what I see from Mandrake they are an encyclopedia.

    Jim H

  4. #4
    Spot
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    Re:Install Software???

    Quote Originally Posted by DMAN
    ???How do I install softtware in Mandrake 8.2?
    First thing to try would be the Software Manager
    I have no clue how to use the console...
    http://members.tripod.com/~earthen/linuxcom.htm
    http://sunsite.dk/linux-newbie/lnag_basics.html
    http://www.netspace.net.au/~gcross/primer/primer.html
    When I click on an icon it asks me what I want to open it with but i don't have a clue?
    That all depends on what file manager you happen to be using. If you're using the default KDE file manager (aka konqueror) the KDE help system is excellent.

  5. #5
    johnqpublic
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    Re:Install Software???


    Is the docs that are included in the boxed set this bad?

    At least Red Hat provides some pretty good docs. They could be expanded, but compared to what I see from Mandrake they are an encyclopedia.

    Jim H
    [/quote

    Yea,I have been down the Drake road and docs in their boxed set I got were very lacking.A 5 min. search on the net would yield more information.

  6. #6
    DMAN
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    Re:Install Software???

    No help...still lost. All I know is that when I click on an icon that looks like a gear, I get a window that opens up and asks me what to open it with...they are usually .exe files.

  7. #7

    Re:Install Software???

    well, theres the problem.
    linux does not run windows executable files
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  8. #8
    DMAN
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    Re:Install Software???

    There's no way to make them run? And are all the icons that look like gears .exe files?

  9. #9

    Re:Install Software???

    you can run (some) windows programs on linux using wine (winehq.com or codeweavers.com)
    not all cog proggies are windows, they have the +x attrib set (in a console, type ls -l and see on the left column)
    windows things seem to have +x on them when copied from a fat partition to ext

    Alastair
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  10. #10
    DMAN
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    Re:Install Software???

    How do i use wine to run .exe files? I have it installed from winehq, but all I see are windows folders. Also how do I run cogs that are Linux that aren't associates with anything?

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