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    I am so new to Linux, I still have the Umbilical Cord attached!!!!!!!!!!

    I just installed Mandriva 2006 on my computer. So far, like what I see. I don't have any programming knowledge, but I am trying to learn.

    I downloaded a solitaire game pack and I don't know what to do next. I double click on the executable, and I am asked what I want to use to open it with.
    I am from the Gates Generation. I have been using Windows (sorry for swearing on my first post) for 6 years now. I am used to this format and get confused rather easily. Please help this FAT32 kind of guy ease into the wonderful world of Linux.

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    Welcome to Linux and Linux Forums!

    I hate to break it to you, but this should probably go in the Mandriva or Linux Newbie section...

    Think of it this way: Now your post count will go up. =D

    Welcome again to the forums!
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    You could check out WINE.
    That should allow you to run a Windows .exe file.
    I have never used Wine, so I am not sure how this will work.
    http://winehq.org/
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    Is the download a Windows game pack, or is it designed to run on Linux? If it's for Windows, you might be able to run it under Wine. I have no experience with Wine so someone else will have to help with that:

    http://www.winehq.com/

    Edit: oops, budman7 was posting the same info at the same time.
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    Ideally software should come packaged in a file with an ".rpm" extension. I use the 'urpmi' command: "urpmi file.rpm".

    But you may appreciate 'rpmdrake' more. It's a graphical applications that also does the job. Try: Start -> System -> Configuration -> Packaging -> Install Software.

    But when you installed Mandriva, didn't you have the option to install games? You may already have lots of games installed. Try: Start -> More Applications -> Games.

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    update

    When I right click on the program, and click properties, I get this name "Patience_lin.tgz/SolitaireStudios-1.0(tar)"
    Does this help? I believe that this is compressed.
    So far, this is all I know.


    Thank you all for a speedy responce.

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    Hi bob2692005,
    Extract the compressed archive, by executing the following command : -
    $ tar -zxvf patience_lin.tgz
    Now change directory to patience_lin and then look for the binary executable file which I guess will be named solitare.

    If you find that then, you can start playing your game by either double-clicking on it or by running the follwing command in the terminal : -
    $ ./solitare
    (If it is named solitare. Hope this helps. )

    With Regards,
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    How do I do that?


    PLEASE BE PATIENT WITH ME, I'M NEW!!!!!!

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    Here's some commands to get you started:
    Code:
    cd <dir> - Changes directory to <dir>
    pwd - Print working directory
    ls - Lists files
    cp <src> <dst> - Copies <src> to <dst>
    mv <src> <dst> - Renames <src> to <dst>
    rm <file> - Removes <file>
    mkdir <dir> - Creates a directory <dir>
    rmdir <dir> - Removes a directory <dir>
    So, in short, use cd.
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    First of all start out easy, goto google.com and type RPM, go on there and find some rpm database sites and search for some cool rpms for Mandriva. Rpms are nice package tools for linux newbies and windows advocates, WINE is for running windows programs on linux as a wrapper and not full machine emulation.
    I used Mandrake back in 2000 so I dunno anything about it anymore, I just know its red hat based and rpms are the way to go for it.
    So just try that, expiriment around, failure can be the best discovery in linux, trust me. Open Source means non linear, windows is like a book read for you or watching a movie, u dont really get to use ur immagination.

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