I have some questions / problems and I need some help. I am trying to install Blender 2.23 on Mandrake 8.2. I Downloaded the linux-glib c2.1.2-i386.tar from upperfold. It extracted o.k., but now I don’t know how to get it working. My windows version is working fine.
I have known linux for several years, but I have been in Microsoft hell and never got to play with it. I have linux friends and I am part of a linux user group, but I don’t want to ask all the dumb questions in one location. Plus++, local linux geeks profess to help newbies, but “haven’t YOU read your RED HAT Bible cover to cover YET!”
It will take years for me to go it alone and my strengths lay with engineering animation. My focus is on building an engineering educational non-profit, which I believe will bring linux / blender more mainstream. What is needed in this open source struggle is content. I don’t want to see Microbucks, with its $40 billion (cash – not assets) warchest bury us with .NET, so help me if you can and if you care about what your doing.
:-? Will my blender work files in windows port to linux?
:-? Where can I get a HOW-TO, on application installs, that is simplistic?
:-? Would Red Hat 7.2 be a better choice for this install?
:-? What do you think of the Matrox G550 video card for linux?
:o I went back three pages in the forum and didn’t see any of these answered, so forgive me if the answer is under my nose. I just need the first question answered soon so I can get to work.