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  1. I would go with the "newest" version...Currently it's 10.1, but like mentioned above, it's still in testing phase. I don't know if 10.0 supports 64 bit processors though...Anybody confirm?
  2. Could it be that your route shows as your router? You have it listed in your resolv.conf as You may want to check that out. It seems as though everything else is in order, although I'm not a networking guru.
  3. Good info. I've often wondered what /proc was (I knew it meant processes), but never explored it. This little tip helped out a bunch.
  4. How about beginning to learn about how things work. Getting to know how things work, makes it easier to manage your own system, and makes (at least me) appreciate my system more. Links like this are very useful as a reference, or general knowledge. It has helped me out a bunch. :D
  5. I support Firefox...It's my favorite for Linux & Windoze too.
  6. Configure panel => Layout => Appearance => Advanced Options =>Applet Handles (choose hide to get rid of them...). Hope that helps...
  7. A tar file is a zipped archive file that you need to extract to install. A RPM file (Redhat Package Manager) is an executable file that you can just click and install. Since you have a tar.gz file, if my instructions aren't easy enough for you to follow, I would google tar and see if there's any better explanation online somewhere. Sometimes you can also open tar files with konquerer to view the contents inside. I would do that, and look for a readme file. Normally readme files tell you exactly how to install your file.
  8. It seems to me that anybody with a little experience with Linux, and a boot disk could change a root password, and get into anything they wanted on your pc....There's gotta be more security than that.
  9. Thanks, Kastorff. Glad to see you here...
  10. mtaylor57

    New to linux

    You should also add in if you've got DHCP or static IP, and if you're behind a router, or connecting straight through...
  11. I have run different distros on different laptops for a while now (I'm actually posting from a MDK 10 laptop). Suppossedly HP/Compaq is selling a Laptop with Linux pre-installed now...Maybe I can find an article...
  12. Go into your GUI, open up konquerer, and find your file where it's extracted. Double click on the firefox.sh file. It should run for you there...
  13. I'm running MDK 10 official on a Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop at work. It's a PIII 550, and it works flawlessly (so far). I have 2 comps at home (SuSE 9.0 pro, and WinXP Pro on a P4, and a P3). Trying to dump Windoze, but wifey won't do it. I have gotten her to use Firefox though. It's a step in the right direction.
  14. What type of file is it? If it's a RPM, then you can just double click it...If it's a tar.gz (or similar) you will have to extract, etc. from the command line. tar -zxvf yourFileName.tar.gz cd /into new directory created ./configure make make install make clean I would do some research first before trying this if you haven't done it before. Check and see if there's a readme file with the drivers. That's ususlly your best bet if there's any particular install instructions. Good luck.
  15. Isn't there a dMSN also? I just use Kopete, or GAIM...
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