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    Linux newbie help =/


    I'm new to linux.. infact i just installed it and well im wanting to installl wine and winex so that i may be able to run some of my games ect. Anyways i get this when i go to install anything... so far i know i get this message on .rpm .exe . run extensions.

    You can configure GNOME to associate apps. with file types......etc.


    I dont know what to do so any and all help will be greatly apreceated.

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    you have 2 options, one is to associate the command rpm -i with all .rpm, but this is simpler. first navigate to the directory that the rpm is in
    Code:
    cd /home/qub333/downloads
    then type
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    rpm -i <nameofrpm>
    you can use the tab key part way though typing the name to autocomplete it.
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    Your question is too broad to answer, you might get a book or reference from internet. If you have one specific problem during your practice that might easier to answer.

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    his problem is pretty explicit, he just hasnt associated any programs with the .rpm extention.
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    Alright im slowly but surely getting this figured out ... What do I need to type to run .exe programs with wine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UniX696
    Alright im slowly but surely getting this figured out ... What do I need to type to run .exe programs with wine?
    Open up a term and type:

    Code:
    wine notepad.exe
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    Thanks i figured that out now i have a new problem i need to install my video driver.


    Before beginning the driver installation, you should exit the X server.
    In addition you should set your default run level so you will boot to a
    vga console and not boot directly into X
    How will i do this?

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