Linux help

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by karl_axe, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    i just installed RH8. i'm new so i need help

    can you network linux and windows?

    how do you play videos on linux? kaboodle doesn't seem to work

    how do u install RPMS?

    tnx a lot in advance
     
  2. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    1. Yes. You want to look at Samba for that.

    2. I suggest mplayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu).

    3. "man rpm" in a console will give you some info on the matter. There's probably a GUI for it too, but I haven't found/used it.
     
  3. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Isn't RedHat 9 out now?
     
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  5. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Knew I'd heard something about it somewhere :)
     
  6. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    tnx for the link guys!!!

    is it possible to network windows and linux?

    how do you conifgure the printer to print for openoffice?

    and how do u install the rpms?

    tnx a lot!!!
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Like I said you use Samba to network Windows and Linux.

    I don't know if there's any GUI for installing RPMs, if there isn't check the rpm manpage (man rpm) for syntax.
     
  8. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I'm sure that the newer RH's have the ability to just double click RPM packages.. that may be mandrake tho.. havent use Linux in quite a while :D
     
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  10. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    the thing is, all the answers too all your questiosn have been answered 10000 times on the internet, did you try google at ALL? seems rather a simple process to me
     
  11. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    The forums are here to help people with their questions, we dont judge people by the questions that they ask, if everyone just wrote guides and used google there would be no need for any forums of this kind at all.
     
  12. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    DITTO
     
  13. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    well howdy stranger...

    where you been ?

    :)
     
  14. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    I think he's been hibernating :p
     
  15. blinden

    blinden OSNN Senior Addict

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    A) show me a point where I actually judged him, I simply stated that his questions have been answered many times over.

    B) Sometimes there are plenty strange questions that people in forums may have trouble finding the exact answer too, tada, the reason for forums. His, like a large portion of other questinos on these forums, which are plauged by a vaguness like I have never seen before, was far frmo exact. Judging by his question, he would be better off reading full tutorial as he can't do the most basic of tasks.
     
  16. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    instead of saying
    You could have simply asked "have you tried searching with google?"
     
  17. Herkalees

    Herkalees Guest

    Yes yes, it's all about the delivery.
     
  18. karl_axe

    karl_axe OSNN Addict

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    hey guys, thanks for all your help

    i didn't mean to strike an arguement. forgive my lack of knowledge

    tnx a lot
     
  19. RabidPenguin

    RabidPenguin Guest

    Install Samba to share files from you Linuix box with Windows. If you want to connect to a windows share from your Linux box then you can connect to it from withing your window manager by typing in smb://servername (must have the samba client installed)

    to install RPM's from within the gui just right click on the RPM ->Open With -> Install Package. If from command line then type: rpm -i packagename