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    Just installed Linux....help?

    I just installed RedHat Linux 7.2, would someone be willing to help me. My aim screen name is "huntx7".

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    Help you with what? A little more info might be helpful. If you just installed Linux and have no idea how to do anything the reading the manual or buying a book on Linux might help.
    Its not software piracy. Iím just making multiple off site backups.

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    What was your actual reason for installing RH Linux? This could help a bit, and what your problem is might narrow it down a wee. I just hope you didn't install it to be j337 or something... that seems to be the most prevalent reason these days.

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    The reason was because I hear all these things about Linux, and I dislike Windows. Im just not clear on how to install RPM's, which is my question, how to install RPM's. I would never install it to be a "j337".
    [gloworange]Die, or surrender, either way won\'t work.[/gloworange]
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    Oh, there are different ways to install RPM files. Most of the time in GNOME and KDE their is a visual version of an RPM installer. Just download the RPM, click on it, and tell it what you want it to do (ie: update, overwrite all existing, plain install, etc). Hope this helps, and if you want the way to do it in a command console tell me and I'll post how to do it that way.

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    If you're in Gnome or KDE, just click on the icon (if it's on the desktop), or find where you put using a file manager of some type (Konquerer, etc.) and click on it's icon there. After that it mostly takes care of itself.

    to get the man page for doing it in the shell, at a shell prompt type man rpm
    simply rpm -i <package>+
    Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive (the dang thing blew up)

    \"Ask not what the kernel can do for you, ask what you can do for the kernel!\"

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    The way that I always install an rpm is from the command line.

    Open up a terminal, and type:
    rpm -Uvh <filename>
    where <filename> is the name of the rpm file....
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    but only for your enemy\"
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    Thanks alot for your help!
    [gloworange]Die, or surrender, either way won\'t work.[/gloworange]
    [shadow]HuntX7[/shadow]

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    Thanks alot for your help!
    [gloworange]Die, or surrender, either way won\'t work.[/gloworange]
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