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I orignally installed Mandrake 10 from 3 cds and recently updated from a magazine dvd to 10.1. Now if I try to install software and the system needs to access ...
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    Mandrake 10 to 10.1 update (newbie questions)


    I orignally installed Mandrake 10 from 3 cds and recently updated from a magazine dvd to 10.1. Now if I try to install software and the system needs to access the disk, it automatically opens the cd tray but asks for the the dvd to be inserted. I have tried loading the dvd in its drive but the system won't accept it - it just keeps asking for the DVD to be inserted, even after I have done so.

    Also, when I install software using an RPM how do I then get it to load under KDE? I can't figure out if it automatically appears on the menu system (and if so, where) or whether there is something extra I need to do.

    Apologies if these are really stupid questions!

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    Re: Mandrake 10 to 10.1 update (newbie questions)

    Quote Originally Posted by gododdin
    Also, when I install software using an RPM how do I then get it to load under KDE? I can't figure out if it automatically appears on the menu system (and if so, where) or whether there is something extra I need to do.
    I'm not sure about the first part of the question but, usualy the icon for the rpm, if it was a GUI, will apear on the menu, if it doesn't try typing the program name in terminal to get it to run;

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    Diolch yn fawr Dylunio! Thanks

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    Mandrake install media

    Did you try to rebuild the RPM database ?

    To do this select System/Configuration/Packaging/Software Media Manager
    from the taskbar.

    Good luck!

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    dear cbaurtx

    Thanks very much for that - I went into Software Media Manager as you suggested and sure enough the target for the DVD was cdrom1, so I just changed that to cdrom2 and voila!

    Thanks again
    Rhod Evans

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