Why am I wasting my time on this..? This is NUTS!!
Posted 02 January 2004 - 01:55 AM
I wanted to installl FlashPlayer...bad directions and error meassages...thought the problem was that I was using Mozilla ( which I adore for the soft edges and the pleasing colors ) and I should install Netscape...bad directions and error messages. Where the HELL is the desktop directory ( ya , I know..I figured out it's hidden, but that doesn't help a super-user like me )( lol )...I have years of experience with DOS and Windows but I feel like an absolute idiot.
I'm about ready to surrender, give up and pay Mr. Gate$ ' team a few more dollars . This SUCKS!!!
Posted 02 January 2004 - 04:12 AM
Go here and download the two binary packages.
In a terminal as root, "cd" to the directory where the two apt packages were downloaded. Then type:
rpm -Uvh apt-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm [enter]
After it installs, do the other one:
rpm -Uvh apt-devel-0.5.5cnc6-fr1.i386.rpm [enter]
Installation of these two should give no problems. Now it's time to start using apt. Type:
apt-get update [enter]
When it finishes, do the above again.
apt-get install synaptic [enter]
after it finishes, type:
The Synaptic gui should now come up. Look over it and when you feel ready, follow the very intuitive screen for installing packages. Unfortunately, flash player will not be one you can "apt."
If you run into any trouble installing apt-get rpm at any stage, or have questions, please let me know and I will do my best to help. Good Luck!
Posted 02 January 2004 - 04:18 AM
Installing apt will be the hardest part, the rest is VERY EASY!
There is a version of flash player available, but, as Dapper Dan says, not from apt. However, once you are convinced, you can give it a try.
Posted 02 January 2004 - 08:02 AM
( I used 'cut-and-paste', tho'... )
..."strange thingsare going on in the world"..!??!
....Tell _me, will'ya... ! ! !
Whadd'a'"I" do now...?
"Long live and conquer"..?! ?
I'll examine the new directories "we've" created......I hope I DON'T have to delete a mess and re-create a "new" hard-drive...you guyz'r on the up-and-up, right?
Posted 02 January 2004 - 08:25 AM
Whut I'm REALLY interested in is..? !? "How Do I Get Streaming Musc Playing Under theLinuxOS"..?
-Allen ( and Ps..? I have the synaptic screen open (with LOTS of right arrows and pretty-lookin' letters/directories..ooooooops that's an msn term...I mean 'folders'.) and I -have NO idea where to go from here..( whut is 'synaptic' ..? a nervous condition...?a downloader like MSGetRight..? A desktop..? HEeeeeeeeeElp..!?!?)
Fool me once..and I'm twice shy.
Posted 02 January 2004 - 09:03 AM
apt-get will then find the Galeon browser package, let you know what else has to be installed to make it work, and then give you the opportunity of installing it.
Galeon is MUCH faster than Mozilla, though it is based on Mozilla. By the way, did you ever get flash working? If you got it working in Mozilla, it will also work with Galeon..
Now that you're familiar with how it works..type in:
Posted 05 January 2004 - 01:52 AM
Posted 05 January 2004 - 02:09 AM
I't a little tricky getting dependencies correct with Mandrake, but once it is set-up, it works.
Posted 05 January 2004 - 02:09 AM
Posted 13 January 2004 - 11:35 AM
First of all, Dapper Dan, I really have to offer a heart-felt "thank you!" to you. You took the time to plant a LOT of seeds, and your plantings seem to have germinated and have now sprouted for me at some sub-conscious level ( I have a few thoughts to share in your efforts to help 'Mallion', as well...molayta ). I've had a great deal of success in the interim.
Somehow ( " I was only following orders!" ) , I managed to follow your instructions and get Synaptic installed, tho' I didn't HAVE A CLUE why I was doing it...but it felt right...
And then I took a few well-deserved ( " maybe to YOUR way of thinking turkey.panther..!!" " No..really..I was exhausted!! from the war(s)...!! I just fought ON! " ) After I recovered, I decided to change gears, and I installed Libranet Linux into a reserved and empty spare partition , and I found its simplicity delightful. I felt at ease with it, and more free to play a bit ( knowing that it wasn't my main-stay, and if I MESSED UP!!, it wouldn't affect anything in my redhat nor 98SE partitions... )( I'm using PBM on my boot drive ). THAT'S when I discovered how very precious Galeon is. ( "Fast, too!!" )( "Very!and friendly..." )
I knew that you were very sincere in your efforts to help me, but I also knew that it was largely up to me. You'd written ;
"Now that you're familiar with how it works..type in:
realplayer [enter] " ,
...and I really didn't understand ( I wasn't at ALL "familiar" with any of what I had just done!! )whether I was supposed to type those keystrokes into 'Terminal', ( that's how confusing it had all become -my wings were flapping and I was changing levels with no or none or very little control at all and no idea of, as The Beates so eloquently put it, "Know where to go!" ), or the <Ctrl><Alt><F1> screen ( the [lower-level] equivalent of DOS, as I conceptualize it ...? ), or a browser window... or ..!?!? maybe there was something I still wasn't yet understanding..?
"Mr. Mallion, Sir? We either have diametrically-opposed CPUs, or we are on opposite sides of the whlrled... "
_i_ tried to install Mandrake Linux multiple times with absolutely NO success...nothing but error messages and ( deep feelings[internalized] of inadequacy). HOWEVER..redhat went in so slick and easy I think they actually 'came' in one of my orifices without my even knowing it...maybe they 'love' me. I don't know.
Mandrake was like tearing my hair out ( and I've got precious little left [upstairs, anyway] )...maybe its PBM ( Partition Boot Manager? ).
There! I've taken all of the points in the order presented..First, number two, and then, secondly number one, followed by number five. Now let's resolve numbers three, four and eleven... I opened 'Symantic' ( which somehow by Dapper Dan [ or goodGod ]'s good graces I managed to installl ) and figured it out...at this very moment I'm watching the 'install' progress of some 69 ( what a wonderful number ) packages that needed to be installed or upgraded...blue bars sliding slick left-to-right and right-to-left .back and forth and forth and back and to and fro ( and in and out ..?!? )( "performing changes" )...when it's over and Ithey've realized themselves, I FULLY intend to see what happens when I type "realplayer<Enter>" into Symantic ( tho' I STILL think it was just a tease on Dapper Dan's part....I don't for a MINUTE believe he REALLY knows what he's talking about...when it 'cums' to streaming media...)
Take care, folks ( and good luck...)-allen.panther
Mo'layta.. ( that's "...more, later..." for the uninitiated....)
And my invisible friend asks me...
I respond, "You wouldn't BELIEVE how much I've left OUT!!"
" What do you mean..? What haven't you divulged to this forum..?"
"I left out points 6, 7, 8, 9, 10..and twelve!! ogg and gtoaster, and...Linux goes on for ever!! "
" So...what you are saying is...Linux rocks?"
Posted 13 January 2004 - 11:46 AM
Posted 13 January 2004 - 03:37 PM
is it there? if not, now go to Synaptic and install it. Other good email apps you can install and use from heaviest to lightest are:
Look them over and see which best suits you.
Since you mentioned "streaming audio" earlier, I thought you might want to play around with RP, (which does do streaming audio..)
Posted 21 January 2004 - 01:15 AM
I understand how frustrating that could be. What type errors were you getting, or what went wrong during your attempts to install RH?
I'm pretty sure it had to do with my SiS 300 video card - nothing seemed to come up with video... It all matters little these days. I got some bad bootloader problems when I tried to install Fedora Core (the problems are on another thread here...), so I am now having to change hard drives and other stuff...
Posted 21 January 2004 - 05:14 AM
did u try searching ur video card vendor`s site for drivers of linux about that particular model? also do u still have the manual of ur monitor? cuz some times Red Hat needs u to put in exact horizontal and vertical frequencies of ur monitor, if it doesnt works with general figures that Red Hat offers. if u dont have that manual, just go to ur monitor vendor`s site and check out the technical specifications of ur monitor. save em . Red Hat keeps those things in /etc/xf86.conf (if i`m not wrong), go there and edit the file, it shuld work
Posted 21 January 2004 - 06:01 AM
One thing that annoys me about RH is that redhat-config-xfree86 will not run if you don't have X, but you can't get X unless you run redhat-config-xfree86! This just happened to me on a machine I'm building for a friend. I wish you could also just run xf86config to get the monitor set up. I never could get it to run and even tried to edit the XF68Config using vi. I finally gave up and did a reinstall with a different monitor!
Posted 21 January 2004 - 08:27 AM
heheeh well may be u`ll think i`m crazy or a stupid chap if i tell u when i installed my red hat for first time, it was working fine but still i went on screwing things up myself and edited my xf86.conf just to see what happens if i do that and i changed the horizontal and vertical frequencies there and i ended up with having a display area in half of my screen and half outside it
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