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Distribution: Mandrake 10.1 Well, I followed the instructions in the sticky and I was successful up until it came to typing in "tar - zxvf <filename>". In may case it ...
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    Need help with installing in general (I've read the sticky)


    Distribution: Mandrake 10.1

    Well, I followed the instructions in the sticky and I was successful up until it came to typing in "tar - zxvf <filename>". In may case it was "tar - zxvf amsn-0_83.tar.gz" When I pressed enter, I got this message:

    tar: You must specify one of the `-Acdtrux' options

    .. So what do I do? This happens for anything I try to install. ( I tried mozilla aswell)

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    Remove the space between - and z
    tar -xzvf or remove the "-" completely: tar xzvf
    I\'m so tired .....
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    The "'s were just to show what I had typed . I removed the space though and I think it worked


    edit: it did thanks. I feel like such a stupid n00b. I'll probobly be back for more help soon. Thanks


    edit again: Alright, so I got firefox opened now, how do I put it in Internet > Web Browsers ? or make a shortcut?

    Also, I still can't open amsn yet. It made the msn folder for me, but I double-clicked amsn and nothing happened. From what I've heard, shouldn't it have opened?

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    About the firefox icon:
    -right click on the little star button in the bottom left hand corner.
    -select "menu editor"
    -click on the "menus" tab
    -click on the "edit K menu" button
    -in the left window expand "internet" and highlight "web browsers"
    -click on add application and find the file that starts firefox (the file name is "firefox")
    -after you've done that click "save" at the top and that's it!

    Don't worry about the whole noob thing, i'm a noob and I find the people on this forum to be very helpfull.

    Thanks everyone,
    Nikosapi

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