I am so new to Linux, I don't know where to start, much less understand what I am reading about Linux.
I have been accustomed to Microsoft since its inception, but because of all the flaws and problems of this operating system, I have been told by my sister to use Linux when I want to go onto the internet.
I had a friend of hers put together a computer for me that includes a partition for Microsoft, and another partition for Linux Mandriva Spring 2007. I have a 22 inch monitor that only Linux Mandriva seems to recognize, so that is why the techie installed Mandriva. This techie is so far above my knowledge of this operating system, that I can't understand some of his instructions.
My problem with Mandriva seems to stem from not having all the 'codecs' that I need. My goal is to be able to know and use Linux Mandriva as well as I know how to use Microsoft, which is not on a techie level.
I attempted to install some plugins for Mandriva and I received an error page as described below:
Installation failed, some files are missing:
You may want to update your media database.
...retrieving failed: curl failed: exited with 19
I have no idea what to do. I truly hope you can help me with this matter. Let me know what I need to do, please.
Thank you for any help,