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Post by Void Main » Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:33 pm

I gave you a list of things to do before you got sick. Did you get them done? Look back a few posts and you will see them.

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Fri Mar 24, 2006 11:14 pm

where do i go to find sumthin i downloaded?
i downloaded bittorrent and i cant find it anywhere! :x

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Post by Void Main » Sat Mar 25, 2006 12:03 pm

Before you worry about that I would suggest you do the steps I suggested earlier and then I'll show you a really easy way to install software.

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 3:10 pm

i dont want to set up a site anymore i already got one setup

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Post by Void Main » Sat Mar 25, 2006 5:18 pm

You still need to do #1 and #3, #1 is the tool to keep your system up to date and install software.

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:15 pm

can you help me with this? :oops:

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Post by Void Main » Sat Mar 25, 2006 6:29 pm

I already did help you for the first item on the 8th post down on the 2nd page of this thread. Which part are you having trouble with?

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:31 pm

Void Main wrote:Ok, first on my list of things is to install "apt" and "synaptic" and update your system. This will involve the command line (where I do *all* my work). First of all, who are you logged in as, root? Normally it isn't a good idea to log directly in as root but we'll overlook that for now. Assuming you are already logged in as root open up a shell. You can do this by right clicking on a blank spot on your desktop and click "Open Terminal" on your menu and it should have a root prompt in it (a "#" sign). Copy/paste these commands:

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# rpm -Uvh http://ftp.belnet.be/packages/dries.ulyssis.org/fedora/fc4/i386/RPMS.dries/apt-0.5.15cnc7-1.2.fc4.rf.i386.rpm
# apt-get update
# apt-get dist-upgrade
NOTE: There are only 3 commands above, that first line split because it's so long. Put it all on one line. Don't copy the "#", that's the prompt. The rest of the line is the command. You can copy and paste by selecting the line with your mouse (hold the left button and drag) and you can paste by clicking both left and right buttons simultaneously in the shell window. If you have a middle mouse button you can also just click that button instead of both left and right buttons.
dp o copy that exactly like it is except without the # in it?

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Post by Void Main » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:34 pm

Yes and that first line is really long just so you know if it broke into 2 lines because of the web page it should all be on one line (rpm -Uvh http://blahblah...).

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:47 pm

ok im gonna go do that
then how do i do # 3?

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:49 pm

hey void i have a question what do u like so much about linux?
there pretty much the same i think
mac r growing on me though i just got the ibook g4 not to long ago and love it

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 7:56 pm

i entered the stuff in the terminal but i dont know if it worked or not :? :x

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Post by Void Main » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:23 pm

nowingnoprayer941 wrote:hey void i have a question what do u like so much about linux?
It's the only operating system that *I* have control over. It's not proprietary, I have the source code to everything and I can customize it in any way I want, unlike any other OS (except for a couple of exceptions like *BSD). With proprietary operating systems and software you are a slave to the company that produces it.

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Post by nowingnoprayer941 » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:27 pm

nowingnoprayer941 wrote:i entered the stuff in the terminal but i dont know if it worked or not :? :x

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Post by Void Main » Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:30 pm

Did it give you any error messages? Did it look like it was downloading something from a few sites?

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