Step by step, please

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by Christine, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Christine

    Christine New Member

    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.

    Error(s) reported:
    ...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,
    Chris :confused:
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

  3. Christine

    Christine New Member

    Media database

    I guess I want to update my media database?? Geez. Sorry that I am so cryptic, but I am not sure what I need. I cannot play games on Mandriva because I do not have whatever it needs. Let me know how I can be more specific. Thank you.
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    What is a media database?

    Did you take a look at the links I posted? Maybe they contain what you're looking for.

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