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i installed mandrake 9.1 and i have been using it cause i cant install anything cept rpms and when there installed where are theey and how do i run them

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yeah like aim divx ect ect

edit: it dosntent see onboard sound either its on a pentium mmx 233mhz with 48MB of ram

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You will need X to run that sort of thing and I highly doubt that X will run on a computer that slow with that much RAM without going *ooohh god swap partition* :P

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X is your graphical environment....

Think of it like going from Dos into windows....

once you're in X open the binary in which you have

installed from wherever the file is installed to or use

a symbolic link... many programs can be started by

just typing something like 'gaim'...

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Different distros put things in different places to find where something is use;

 

whereis

 

example, whereis gaim

 

it will come up with a path similar to what VP said, the 'executable' is almost always in a bin folder somewhere.

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praise the lord it was in dir /usr/bin thank you i got aim running

 

edit: now what do i do with tar.gz files to getting them unpacked to getting installed and running.....

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