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Shakie 03-08-2003 07:52 PM

Looking for a friend....
well, in a sense anyway.

I am going to install RedHat 8... again. And I am not gonna quit until I can atleast navigate and install things with no problems. I have tried before, but get discouraged because I am always trying to teach myself and have no one to turn to when something goes wrong.

If there is a "Linux Pro" out there that has time and patience for totally n00b questions... will you be my friend?


Ecniv 03-08-2003 07:55 PM

I am no where near a pro, but If you have questions feel free to post here. I know quite a bit and will answe whenever I can. I am checking every few min from 3pm-Midnight except for tue and sun, EST.


shan 03-09-2003 07:59 AM

Hell ya, I've formatted my laptop entirerly to RedHat 8, damn I'm lovin' it! :D I only have one issue, and that's my new Kodak CX4200 Digital Camera, there's no drivers out yet (at least that I can find) but other than that...Linux does more for me than XP ever did, plus I feel a little more comfortable when I leave my computer on when I'm connected to my cable modem :)

I may also be able to answer questions you may have...once again No Pro here, but I know enough to delete Windows completely, so that's gotta count for something. :D hahahha.

h4x0r 03-10-2003 01:07 AM

I will kinda be ure friend because I kinda know linux. But now Redhat though, Mandrake, but still the basics are the same. Just IM me if u want to talk, AIM: dryicerx

Shakie 03-10-2003 09:16 AM

Thanks for the replies everyone. As soon as I get it installed, the games will begin. lol.

Shakie 03-27-2003 10:49 PM

OK... guys... let the stupid questions roll... lol.

I installed RH 8.0 tonight. Here is what I need to know how to do so far:

Basic Terminal Commands
How to install stuff that is not RPM
Basic knowlege things that you think I should know.

Thanks. I know I am ignorant of Linux so let's keep the wise-cracks to a minimum... lol. =)

Shakie 03-27-2003 10:55 PM

Direct question:

I downloaded Yahoo! Messenger, it was an RPM (thank-goodness), I clicked it, it installed it.... now where the F&*K did it go? lol.

Shakie 03-27-2003 11:15 PM


Heh... well... I got ymessenger to install and can use it by running ymessenger in the run box, and thankfully it added it to my desktop.

But I still don't know where the damn thing is...

Seloce 03-28-2003 10:40 AM

you performed the install as the root user, correct?

Shakie 03-28-2003 01:44 PM


I don't stay logged on as root, I hear that that is bad practice, so I have a user name, and I installed it under that.

OK. My home directory is "/home/Guy" and somehow I found the Yahoo folder in "/home/Guy/.ymessenger" and I am guessing that that is the linux version of a hidden folder?

Is there anyway to see these without stumbling onto them?

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