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Re: newbie



You're not the only one, the man does not write standard English and does not yet know enough Linux
jargon. I know why  & how this happens but too complex too explain.

INTO -> bootup and have it work. For the moment I still am stuck in windows.
Gnome is default install, shows 5 icons in the bottom panel RH menu, mail, Office, .?...  I cannot get
to other packages like KDE, etc.  Since these funny package labels don't show what they do, I want to
look them all over and then decide which ones to use. Have a 5 gig Linux partition so can be a bit messy
for starters. Need guis to start with.

I write, learned academic stuff, poetry, non-standard science, philosophy, etc, email some, surf to
research. So that's a second order gaol. First comes getting RH working, so far not much success. Next,
since I want things the way I like them, I will see  how far I can get into Linux to modify things; did
that in DOS. Not too worked up about that. I theoretically grasp how PCs and programming works but have
been unable to learn actual programming.  Need to update 6.0 bugs, and update to 9.0 but no rush for
that.

I gather psyche likes it terse and to the point? Nice, if I knew how to start with.

Adrian.




----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Keating" <hosting j2solutions net>
To: <psyche-list redhat com>
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2003 3:25 AM
bject: Re: newbie


> On Wednesday 25 June 2003 15:16, afme ihug co nz wrote:
> > I looked at both urls
> > www.webmin.com The man knows how to write and put up a webpage. IF only one
> > could get that installed in linux, instead of windows which won't allow
> > that, and I cannot get INTO linux beyond gnome, so far. Consider the bugs,
> > fill in the search box when I don't even know what bugs to look at, also
> > looked at the list, I might as well be reading swahili. The bugs are topic
> > and task specific, which requires one already knows how Linux works and can
> > use it. Then some or other detail won't go as EXPECTED and one focusses on
> > solving that within one's grasp of the subject. It means one must at least
> > have some grasp to things. So far I have none. Now how can an expert make
> > it easy to understand to a newbie? Which inverts the issue as put up by the
> > next one.
>
> I'm seriously having a hard time understanding your English.  Webmin.com is a
> Linux application.  It installs very easily on Red Hat.  Download the .rpm
> file, and run: rpm -ivh webmin-version.arch.rpm.   (replace "version" and
> "arch" with the actual terms from the file you downloaded).
>
> I don't understand what you mean by "get INTO linux beyond gnome".  What is
> your goal?  How can we help you obtain your goal?
>
> What bugs are you talking about?  Where are you "filling in the search box"?
>
> What "list" are you looking at?
>
> If you don't know how to use Linux or how Linux works, why are you looking at
> bugs then?  Shouldn't you be concentrating on USING Linux rather than trying
> to read bug reports?
>
> Perhaps you should invest in some Using Linux type books.  There are plenty
> out there.  You should also visit http://www.linuxnewbie.org.  You should
> probably learn to walk before you run headlong into Linux.
>
> -- 
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