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Old 02-23-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
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*Help* linux uber newb....wmv playback and ati video driver issues


Hey, I extra new to linux. ive been having some problems with my ati video driver. i use KDe and it works fine, but the windows when first opened seem to glitch, like a scrambled scatter of colours, but only for an instant. any help?
- also, i added files backed up on CD from previous windows OS, videos are .wmv and cannot seem to get dragon or vlc to play video, but sound works and file plays.
--i added sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras..........was told on another forum that would work, but not only didnt display video but also produced no sound,???
---any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 02-23-2009, 05:21 PM   #2
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Go here: http://www.category5.tv/content/blogcategory/15/77/ go to the perfectbuntu section. Read what the script is about and what it does. If you're satisfied and want to use it, follow the instructions.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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version conflicts?

i use ubuntu 32-bit(although have amd64 dual) w/ KDe. the link was for 64bit and not for KDe specifically. will this work for my system and what exactly might i expect from this package? thanks again.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 05:52 PM   #4
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i use ubuntu 32-bit(although have amd64 dual) w/ KDe. the link was for 64bit and not for KDe specifically. will this work for my system and what exactly might i expect from this package? thanks again.
I'm sorry I missed you saying you use KDE. It's not for 64bit specifically, as long as the distro is a *buntu, it will work. The script will automate the adding of things like codecs, fonts, apps to make your *buntu more or less perfect for everyday use. When you run it, you get to choose what you would like install, once you have made your choice(s) the script will do its thing.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:06 PM   #5
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Haha, I feel bad for you. It must be frustrating. But Im 1 day newb. I go to the link downloaded, changed properties but im uncertain of how to run with terminal. i check the box, but OK button is not avaliable.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:09 PM   #6
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Haha, I feel bad for you. It must be frustrating. But Im 1 day newb. I go to the link downloaded, changed properties but im uncertain of how to run with terminal. i check the box, but OK button is not avaliable.
Once you are in the terminal type:
Code:
sudo ./name-of-script
then hit enter, input your password and you're off.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:18 PM   #7
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Thank you very much for the help. Very helpful, yet Im still lost. gnome-terminal (window) or ctrl+alt+F1 and use that screen. i tried sudo ./perfectubuntu in both, with no success. command file not found? file's saved on desktop. PS - Kde wont propose conflicts?
 
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Thank you very much for the help. Very helpful, yet Im still lost. gnome-terminal (window) or ctrl+alt+F1 and use that screen. i tried sudo ./perfectubuntu in both, with no success. command file not found? file's saved on desktop. PS - Kde wont propose conflicts?
Is it Kubuntu that you are using? Or just Ubuntu with the KDE desktop instead of the Gnome desktop?
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:26 PM   #9
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originally ubuntu, friend added KDe,....im assuming. didnt start with kubuntu. if this isnt what u need to know, where might i find the info?
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:31 PM   #10
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No that's fine, I was just making sure you are actually using a version of *buntu. Now that file you downloaded, I suspect you saved it to your desktop. I want you to right click the file, choose cut

then go to Places and click on Home Folder

when the window opens up, right click on a blank space and paste the file there.

Now go to Applications--> Accessories and click on Terminal.

Now type:
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sudo ./perfectbuntu
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:38 PM   #11
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If you ever need to know what *buntu you are running (or someone asks you) in a terminal type:
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lsb_release -a
If you (or someone else) wants to know what kernel version you are running type:
Code:
uname -a or uname -r
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:39 PM   #12
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LOL thank you! it started! so how come it didnt previously work when it was placed in desktop? i used gnome terminal, was that the problem as well? terminal was black rather than white. could i have also used ctrl alt f1, and sudo ./perfectbuntu there?...thanks again
 
Old 02-23-2009, 06:45 PM   #13
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It didn't work before because, when you start a terminal session it automatically starts up with you in your home folder. I could have just said type:
Code:
cd Desktop
then have you run the command, but you might as well put stuff in your home folder as that is your default location.

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could i have also used ctrl alt f1, and sudo ./perfectbuntu there?
No for the same reason as above.

Another tip, change your default download location in Firefox under Edit--> Preferences--> Main to your home folder.

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:59 PM   #14
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thank again so much, its doing its thing now. i wasnt sure what was good to install so i installed everything. would u mind if i added u to a friends list or contacts list, i have many questions and you're very helpful. im very new and confused, but windows has forced me to use another OS, and unfortunately its all very new to me. But either way, thank you for the help!
 
Old 02-23-2009, 07:04 PM   #15
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thank again so much, its doing its thing now. i wasnt sure what was good to install so i installed everything. would u mind if i added u to a friends list or contacts list, i have many questions and you're very helpful. im very new and confused, but windows has forced me to use another OS, and unfortunately its all very new to me. But either way, thank you for the help!
Sure you can add me, I'll help you whenever I can. But please use the main forum for posting your questions as there are other users that can assist you also.

The journey won't always be a smooth one, hang in there and you'll soon be helping newbies too.
 
  


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