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    Installing Limewire on Mandriva 07


    How? I mean i installed the RPM, but it's not working, it will start up, but then it's just a blank open window

    I remember reading something about Java, Can anyone help?

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    you can install the lime wire but u need to do the following things to run lime wire

    you need to install the java from www.java.sun.com include the java run time environment...

    then only u can run the lime wire

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    Hi - Once you have Java running, and if you feel adventurous, you might also try Frostwire. It's the same as Limewire, but with a few extra features.
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    Tried FrostWire says I need to upgrade Java,

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    Quote Originally Posted by swannee
    Tried FrostWire says I need to upgrade Java,
    Best leave it then ... too much hassle.
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    frostwire comes with the latest version of pclos, but they used to include limewire, which WORKED...i installed pcos on my friends lenovo t30 and frostwire just doesnt seem to want to make a connection. seems cool at first, til it doesnt work...

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    and also if somebody could provide me some instruction on how to install limewire, i would appreciate it...i just installed mandriva on my system and havent been able to really playaround with it, but i switched because it seems to have a lot of support, which, being such a newbie, icould really benefit from. thanks!

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    Hi - fair point about Frostwire ....

    The best way to install Limewire is to set up some repositories using urpmi (you can use a terminal or the Mandriva Control Centre). Make sure you add 'contrib', which is just a directory full of rpms which didn't make it into the final release version of Mandy.

    Then become root and type urpmi limewire . It should install. To start it, type 'Limewire' inside a terminal (not as root!). It should add itself to your gui menu after you restart your box.

    That's the method I used the other day and it worked. Make sure you have the java repository set up too.

    Edit: I don't have any experience with Mandy 2007, but I assume the repositories are similar for apps?
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    i dont know...i still have to download the rpm onto my comp at my friends house because its definitely like 20 mb...so well see

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