Hi, I'm new to the forums as well as linux in general. I am running Mandriva 10.1 (The Download Version), which apparently doens't come equipped with standard plugins such as: Flash, Shockwave, RM, etc. I have tried to install these plugins using guides, but have been unsuccessful. Also, I am having trouble installing programs such as Limewire and mplayer. If anyone could help me through these problems, I would really appreciate it. I'm also experiencing some hardware problems related to video,; I don't think I'm getting full performace. I'm running on a AMD 64 laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon 9700, so I should have no problems with graphics applications, games, etc....but I still am. If someone could also help me on locating a driver and how to install I would be forever grateful.