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    You log in as root by entering the command:
    su
    (then the root password, which you cannot see as it is typed)
    The $ prompt will change to a # prompt.
    It does not mean that you are at a "root directory", it means that you are su - superuser (root user).
    There are many sources of information on the internet for manuals and howtos. At the top of this page there is a link to Linux tutorials.
    You need to learn about urpmi and Easy URPMI. (Note the link at the top of this page). Using urpmi would take care of the unsatisfied dependencies.

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    already knew about entering the root... thanks for the other info... any oh\ther suggestions

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    Do like txlonghorn said and use urpmi. Just do
    Code:
    urpmi gaim
    as root. That'll install gaim, an open source AIM client that's a hell of a lot better than AOL's version. To start gaim just do
    Code:
    gaim
    from the command line as non-root user.

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    will it transfer files with aim users

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    urmpi won't work for you until you configure it.
    After you set your urpmi up, then entering the command they gave you will work
    rpm -i aim...xxx.rmp
    or urmpi gaim (even better)
    urpmi installs programs from ftp sources on the internet, but you have to find out what those sources are - that is what Easy urpmi is for.
    First do Easy urpmi and save the info that it gives you to a text file. All you need right now are three of them - main, contrib, and update
    Then, as root, enter the command:
    urpmu.removemedia -a
    Then copy the main ftp command that Easy urpmi gave you to the command line and enter
    Then do the same with the config and update commands
    Then have urpmi read the info on available programs by entering the command:
    urpmi.update -a
    That is a long download, so if your connection is slow, be prepared to wait.
    Then after the program information is downloaded, urpmi now will know where to look for gaim, so you can enter the command:
    urpmi gaim
    or you can use the Mandrake package update GUI to download and install programs.

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    thanks, Ill spend some time learning that...

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    urpmi works "out of the box" for packages included with Mandrake (gaim is included). I believe Kopete is installed by default in the Mandrake KDE install, so it's probably there already in the Internet section of the start menu.

    Here's a website that will help you out with configuring urpmi for additional software:
    http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/
    There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

    - Jeremy S. Anderson

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    THanks Flatline, I already hove kopete running but it does not show as transfer albe on aim for other people. As for the cite thanks it helps tons...

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    how can i use a file sharing program like ares/shareza... is there one for linux or should i use one of these and an emulator such as wine?

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    You could give Limewire a shot...

    http://www.limewire.com/english/content/home.shtml
    There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

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