RedHat Linux 8.0 Need help

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by G-Money, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    I am a big time newbie...... I have installed Linux 8.0 .. Running great .. have internet and e-mail..... blah..blah..blah

    Where I run into trouble is installing programs...... How ?

    Take ICQ. I went to www.licq.com and got the icq for linux.... How the heck do you install it..... I can un-commpress it, but what then.....

    Any help would be great..... Or a web site to goto for help on this topic.


    Side note..... Under the list of programs that could be ran under linux 8.0 was Warcraft 3. When I put the cd in, Linux see's it and when I click on the setup.exe, it doesnt know what to open it with.

    All I need is alittle direction. After that I will have it licked !!!!

    Thank.... ( sorry for any spelling errors )
     
  2. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Linux is in no way as simple as Windows when it comes to installing and running apps, as for licq, i dont know whats in the package so i dont know what files you have...
    i should imagine that you've un-packed a readme of some sort, try reading that for more info.
     
  3. scsa20

    scsa20 Simonsoft Network

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    you should of started off with Mandrake (which is what I have on my system, but I'm under Windows right now, but thinking of going back under Mandrake)... anyways, EXE files doesn't work in Linux so what you have to do is look for one that well work for Linux. and as for installing ICQ, there should be a .sh file, if not, look for a readme file and read it.
     
  4. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    From the README ...

     
  5. G-Money

    G-Money Big Air

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    Thanks for the input..... Anyone know of a good web page to explain alot of this, or is it mostly try and see if it works ???
     
  6. If you have installed or will install the KDE Desktop or Gnome (the X window graphical interfaces) the process of adding programs becomes, to me, more elegant. Not so much grunt level work. Red Hat, a long time ago, created a thing called an RPM - Red Hat Package Manager. A lot of programs have all the grunt stuff packed in a file ending in .rpm suffix. Both KDE and Gnome have programs that take this file and do all the keyboarding for you. The kde application is krpm.

    If you are working at the command line level, Red Hat has an application named RPM. It is executed with parameters that install an application supplied as an RPM package (*.rpm).

    I used to get a headache from all the switches. Sure, we can chop down trees with axes. But it is sweet to have a chain saw!
     
  7. LilBlueDawg

    LilBlueDawg Guest

    Try visiting www.linuxnewbie.org and ask all your questions there. That's the best place to get your answers if your new to the linux world :)
     
  8. G-Money

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    Thanks alot guys.... I have both Gnome and KDE installed.. Been using the KDE one..... I'll jog on over to that web page LilBlueDawq.

    Thanks again !!!!