Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1

    help me ?? in solving these troubles ????

    i have installed Linux Mandriva 2010 for the first time ,
    and i face a lot of problems as the drivers for sound and video
    and internet , althought i have sound but id does nor work with all movies and flashes . and video it seems ok but needs better driver \
    and the net does not work ?????

    1- CPU=intel core 2 duo quad 2.4
    cache = 8MB
    Ram=3 GB
    HDD= 1.5 Tb
    PCI-e = Ge force 9800 GT
    MB = Gigabyte (( EP45-UD3P ))

    does Microsoft office programs work and can be installed on Mandriva 2010 such as office 2007, PowerPoint , ......

    and what about the other programs such as ,
    photoshop, premiere CS 4, Canopus edius 5, realplayer,..................... etc .

  2. #2
    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Seattle, WA, USA
    I usually recommend that you don't use Mandriva, because I've had problems with it in the past. For a very first distro, you might be better off using a distro like Ubuntu, which is very user-friendly, and which has very good hardware detection:
    Ubuntu Home Page | Ubuntu

    As for your second question, you cannot run Windows programs on Linux. For Office, we use a software suite called - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

    For other programs, you can use this alternatives table:
    The Linux Alternative Project -

  3. #3
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    To run Windows programs, there are two approaches. One is to run them with Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator -Wine). Not all programs will work with that, though many do. I run PhotoShop 7 and CS2, and I understand that some versions of MS Office will run that way. The other approach is to actually run Windows in a virtual machine, such as VirtualBox, VMware, Xen, KVM, Qemu, etc. I use VirtualBox (from Sun/Oracle - free versions are available) for Windows programs that won't run under Wine.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts