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  1. atif.muhammad macrumors member

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    #1
    are there any linux users on macrumors?

    any of you lot got KOffice? im having problems installing it.

    Linspire says im missing some dlcopiedl file or something like that.
    any help?
     
  2. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    #2
    You'll have to give us a little more info.

    When is the error ocurring? Under configure, make or make install?

    You have KDE installed? (You'll need the KDE libs to run KDE apps, which KOffice is.)

    Also what distro are you running? Many distros has package managers which can install apps for you (like apt-get, yum, urpmi)
     
  3. atif.muhammad thread starter macrumors member

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    the error occurs under configure.
    i think i got KDE installed. linspire only uses KDE i think.
    the other linux i got, allows you to choose, gnome or KDE
     
  4. Les Kern macrumors 68040

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    Nah, I us Shminux.
     
  5. atif.muhammad thread starter macrumors member

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    i re-formatted my linux partition and installed fedora core 1 on it last night. i've got koffice now but now i got another problem. my usb storage device doesnt work
     
  6. saabmp3 macrumors 6502a

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    I hate to sound like the mean person here, but, even with the VERY knowledgeable *nix users on here, going to a distro specific forum (or IRC channel, etc) is going to get your questions answered about 100x faster.

    Here's my advice:
    1)Linux isn't easy. Ask as many questions as you want to, but keep the stupid ones that you could have answered yourself (by looking up docs) cause it's going to get people to lose respect for you.

    2)I've always thought bouncing from distro to distro just to fix a simple problem is the wrong thing to do. They all have quirks which you need to LEARN, not ignore.

    3)KDE, Gnome are both VERY difficult programs (suites, etc) to setup correctly. There's going to be pain when using them. period.

    4)Be as specific as you can when asking questions. From what you've said here, an answer is gonna be hard to give.

    I dunno, I hope these points help you. I work with linux everyday and had to learn something things too.

    BEN
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    If you are pretty new to the *nix world, get a easy distro to install.

    I would reccomend that you try mandrake linux, it's almost as easy as macos/winblows.
    Yeah, Mandrake installer make you choose to install gnome/kde/etc.. it also includes KOfiffice and OpenOffice.

    About usb devices, you often need to have the connected at startup (atleast the first time, and they will be configured).

    What diskformat is it on the usb storage? look in the /proc/filessytem/ to see what diskformats your kernel supports. If it don't support it, you have to install/compile a new kernel with more filesystem support.
     
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    Nooooo! Not Bugdrake! :eek: (or Click-the-button-and-nothing-happens-drake if you prefer)
     
  9. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    I've used mandrake (9.1) and it was soo easy that it was almost scary, never had any troubles with it..
    Haven't tried any later verions of mandrake.

    For the moment i'm only using whitebox linux (at the university).
    And i'm running GNOME in x11 on my pwerbook.
     
  10. davecuse macrumors 6502

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    I'm a big SuSe fan, highly recommend it for anyone just getting into the linux environment. It's pretty easy to install and setup. Maybe I'm just a geek though. :cool:
     
  11. atif.muhammad thread starter macrumors member

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    i've tried inserting the flash drive when i switched the computer on, but when i logged on as root, nothing appeared on desktop

    ----
    i use fedora core 1
     
  12. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    have you tried to do this in xterm:
    mount -a

    and give us the output from
    cat /etc/fstab
    cat /proc/filessystems

    (not sure is i wrote them all right, but i think thats tha names and paths)
     
  13. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    And one more thing..
    I'd advise against logging in as root, unless you need to!!
    Most things can be used with sudo.
    Its very easy to screw things up when your logged in as root..
     
  14. atif.muhammad thread starter macrumors member

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    #14
    it worked!!!

    i managed to get it working finally!

    i went to some linuxforum.com or something.

    then i logged on as root,
    started up the terminal/console

    typed in:

    mount -t vfat /dev/sda1 /mnt/usbdisk

    it worked!

    im rather pleased.

    thanks all!
     
  15. atif.muhammad thread starter macrumors member

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    problem

    k, i got the usb disk working.

    fedora core 1 comes with an old version of koffice. i want to upgrade it to 1.3.4 release version.

    whenever i type in

    ./configure -prefix=/home/koffice

    a load of statements
    and it gets stuck at
    Finding dlcopiedl - dlcopiedl not found. make sure you have install KDE properly.

    i dont know what to do at this statement.
     
  16. monkeydo_jb macrumors 6502

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    #16

    I've never actually bothered installing KOffice.

    Are you opposed to trying Open Office?
     
  17. atif.muhammad thread starter macrumors member

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    yup

    OpenOffice is too slow and i have no idea how to use it.

    KOffice is much more appealing. plus im helping the KOffice team out through the mailing lists and at the moment, im brushing up on my knowledge of C++ so i can help with the source code as well and find some bugs
     
  18. jaromski macrumors regular

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    if you want to spend all your time configuring and/or debugging your machine, run linux.

    if you want to spend all your time combatting viruses, spyware, malware and/or being 0wned, run windows.

    if you want to spend your time productively using your machine to do work or play, use mac os x.

    that said, if you must run linux, opt for debian. only _true_ believers need apply.

    jaromski
     

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