Try the remote installation download from here:http://dev.virtuemart.net/cb/proj/doc/displayWikiDocument.do?doc_id=1619
I tried this method (after failing a download and install), and I receive the error "Unknown Archive Type". I too am fairly newb to Joomla, and I have installed dozens of modules without error or problem so far, but this one does not install at all. The upload file package seems to fail because of size (did not know about that until now) and the URL now says unknown type.
So, I consider myself a fairly smart person, but cannot make this work, so what am I missing here? How do I actually get this to work without having to installed individual components by hand and running some other scripts and complex actions just to make it work? Or is that simply not possible?
And could someone explain to me why this module of all the ones I have tried requires such hoop jumping? (Would that be hoopla jumping?) Just curious. Oh yea, my system info. Maybe something is wrong here?
Database Version: 5.0.45-Debian_1ubuntu3.1-log
Database Collation: utf8_general_ci
PHP Version: 5.2.3-1ubuntu6.3
Web Server: Apache/2.2.4 (Ubuntu)
Web Server to PHP interface: apache2handler
Joomla! Version: Joomla! 1.5.8 Production/Stable
Thanks in advance.