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I have a netbook made by Skytex. When I use the add/remove program to install a program I click on the add button and the open file window opens up. The only files it will recognize are .info files. When I download a program that says it will run on Linux I can't seem to find any .info files. What am I doing wrong? I do extract the the downloaded program first. Please help.
You do not say anything about your package or distribution. Tell us what package are you trying to install and on what distribution? And are you connected to the internet while you are using this add/remove tool? You need to be on the internet for this.
And also have you tried to install the package using the package manager? If it is available in your distribution repos then your package manger should be able to install it without any issues.
Why are you guessing that OP is using RH based distribution? He may be using but may not be as well. And is not the add remove package tool used to install the packages from internet?
Thanks for replying. Bear with me. How do I get to the terminal? From what I have read, I need to click on applications and then terminal. I don't have anything that says applications. The top of my screen has tabs. They say internet, work, play, settings, and others. None of the icons in those tabs say applications or terminal.
if you are saying about add/remove application, you must include your OS distribution. Because different linux distributions uses different package manager, so you must say about your OS configuration.
Well, I don't know what OS distribution it is. Where do I find that? I have tried installing flash player and wine. I download them, unpack them with a program on there called Sky Tar. Then I use the program called Software Installer to install it. When that program opens up it says add/remove at the top. I click on the add button and it shows a window to pick a file. The only files it will recognize is *.info files. I am connected to the internet while I am doing this. This is my first experience with Linux so I appologize if I don't know what I am doing.